By Terez Howard
I have a confession. I don’t always listen to my consultant. *GASP!
I actually hate to admit that because I really respect what my Sisterlocks consultant has to say. I realize and appreciate that her knowledge on Sisterlocks far exceeds my own. She’s seen a variety of hair types and knows the best route to take with hair.
But once, I veered from her advice.
Working out with Sisterlocks
I try to stay in shape with a combination of running, walking, Pilates and weight lifting. I get very sweaty. New Sisterlocks don’t do well with excessive wetness. So, my consultant suggested I loosely cornrow or flat twist my hair. I faithfully did so for about three months into my journey.
I work out five days per week, and that cornrow/twisting routine got old. I decided that I was going to be lazy and not do it. I instead put a headband around my hair to keep it off my sweaty neck. My hair didn’t seem to suffer.
The next retightening came along, and I asked my consultant if I still needed to cornrow or twist when I exercised. “Oh, no,” she said. She told me that it would suffice to wear a headband or pull my hair back loosely with a hair tie… exactly what I was doing!
I don’t recommend it
I don’t recommend veering off your consultant’s course. That said, you know YOUR hair. If you make a mistake with it, you will have to pay for it. If you do something and it works, well, it works. Whatever your choice, it’s your hair.