Thursday, May 23, 2013

BJJ hair for Women III

I've blogged before about how I wear when I grapple, and how I went from having waist length hair to almost almost no hair at all over the course of my training, and how BJJ is brutal on hair.  You have to wash it constantly, and it gets pulled out, ripped and damaged pretty much the whole time you are grappling.

And while I have found the best way to keep MY hair our of my face and from getting stuck under people's butts and knees (Though its getting long, so I am going to have to figure something else out.) I hadn't yet figured out how to keep my hair from looking and feeling like I abuse it.

On top of abusing my hair in BJJ, I also abuse my hair off the mat.  I have curly awful unruly hair, and if I don't want to look like I am in a constant state of bedhead, I have to straighten my hair every time I wash it, and I bleach and recolor my hair every 4-6 weeks.  I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who is as mean to their hair as I am.

And after four years I have finally found a shampoo and conditioner that actually makes my hair feel and look less damaged than it is.   Honestly, I don't know if it actually does repair my hair, but it certainly feels like it does.  Plus, it smells good.

John Frieda Full Repair shampoo and conditioner is amazing.  

1 comment:

  1. Love this post. I have been all over the map from waist-length to jaw-length, curly to straight, and I'm back to just below shoulder-length, always in a ponytail, always losing handfuls every training session.

    I'll try this. I can also recommend Organix's "Keratin Oil 3 minute treatment" which isn't an oil, just a deep conditioner. You can't use it too often, the keratin will actually make your hair brittle if you overuse it. But it's pretty cheap ($5.75 at my grocery store.)