Having a consistent workout routine is vital to maintaining your health. Whether you like to spend your free time at the gym or practicing yoga poses, exercise is a necessary form of self-care. But for many Black women, it can come at the expense of their self-image.

How Fitness Affects Black Hair

Hair is an important part of a woman’s identity, regardless of race. Throughout history, a woman’s hair was considered her crown and a symbol of femininity. And though perspectives surrounding hair have changed today, that doesn’t make it any less of a big deal.

Many active Black women find themselves in a unique position when it comes to maintaining their hair. Of course, daily exercise is important for leading a healthy lifestyle. But the sweat, dirt, and buildup that come with it can make managing your hair more challenging. And because washing Black hair every day may compromise its health, many Black women choose to forgo fitness altogether.

How Sunday II Sunday Is Changing the Game

Sunday II Sunday is a Black-owned hair health brand for active women. And its founder and CEO Keenan Beasley started the paraben-free company with Black women in mind.

When his niece, an Olympic swimmer, revealed her plans to quit swimming due to her struggle to maintain her hair, Beasley stepped in to help. He created Sunday II Sunday’s innovative product line for women who sweat. Each product supports your hair during the week until wash day, which typically falls on a Sunday for many Black women.

The inclusive brand formulates products for all hair types, from kinky to wavy to straight. But it’s especially beneficial for active Black women who may have a harder time styling their hair between workouts. With Sunday II Sunday, you can swim, bike, jog, and hike without worrying about your hair. Here are the six hair care routine steps you need to follow for healthy, happy hair as an active woman:

Edge Flourish Daily Nourishing Serum

 

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If you’re familiar with skincare, you’ve probably heard of serums. They’re all over social media, with many celebrities and social media influencers promoting their favorite ones to buy. And we understand why. Serums contain powerful, active ingredients that nourish the skin.

The same applies to hair serums. Hair serums are like superfoods for your scalp and hair. Made from a mixture of healthy ingredients, they’re a great way to promote a happy scalp.

 

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Start your week off the right way with Sunday II Sunday’s “Edge Flourish Daily Nourishing Serum.” The serum uses biotin to encourage growth at your edges, nape and crown. Just part your hair into sections and apply a thin layer of the serum, rubbing it in gently.

Root Refresh Micellar Rinse

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After working out, apply Sunday II Sunday’s “Root Refresh Micellar Rinse.” This rinse is not your run-of-the-mill hair rinse. Instead, it’s a dry shampoo that gently cleanses the scalp by removing sweat, oil and buildup for a refreshed scalp.

The post-workout spray also contains micellar water, an ingredient commonly found in makeup removers. Micellar water is a liquid solution made up of micelles which are tiny particles that trap and remove impurities from underneath the skin. And when combined with water and glycerin, it packs a powerful, cleansing and hydrating punch.

 

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Just spritz the rinse directly onto the scalp, massaging it in.

Revive Me Daily Moisturizing Spray

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Daily moisturizers aren’t just for your face. They’re important for your hair, too. Nothing feels worse than dry, brittle hair. Even worse, natural kinks and curls are prone to breakage when they’re not properly moisturized.

But for some women, maintaining hydrated hair throughout the week is a struggle. That’s where the “Revive Me Daily Moisturizing Spray” comes in. It’s Sunday II Sunday’s daily moisturizer, but for your hair. The water-based product contains ingredients like Argan and tea tree oil to soothe the scalp and reduce itching and dryness.

For the next part of your hair care routine, massage the spray onto the scalp. Then rake the product through your strands using your fingers, a comb or brush. The result should be refreshed and revived hair, with added definition and shine.

Soothe Me Daily Scalp Serum

 

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After moisturizing, apply the “Soothe Me Daily Scalp Serum” to the scalp. The serum features a unique blend of natural ingredients to soothe common scalp issues like tightness, redness and itching.

If you struggle with a dry and flaky scalp, the serum can help. Formulated with peppermint and botanical extracts, it stimulates the scalp to promote healing and restoration. And with consistent, daily use, many women report improved symptoms in just 28 days!

 

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Just apply a thin layer of the serum onto the scalp, massaging it into the problem areas. And that’s it! It’s the new and improved wash ‘n’ go that women of all hair types can do.

On wash day, go for their “Signature Scalp Balancing Wash System,” featuring three unique products.

Start by gently exfoliating the scalp with their “Scalp Balancing Scrub.” The scrub uses the enzymes in papaya extract to break down sweat, debris and buildup while salt gently buffs it all away.

 

 

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Next, lather up with their “Scalp Balancing Shampoo,” a sulfate-free shampoo that uses coconut juice and oil to promote a healthy, moisturizing scalp and hair.

Finally, it’s time to lock in that moisture with their “Replenishing Conditioner.” The silicone-free conditioner provides plenty of slip so you can easily detangle your delicate strands.

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