I vaguely recall the issue of relaxed hair and water. It was a big NO NO! Sucked, because I have a pool. I waited until the weekend to swim. I waited until the weekend to sweat. That only gives me 2 days (which narrowed down to 1 day--not even consistently). That doesn't play well on the body. That spells out a sedentary life.
Now I know better. Even if I was relaxed, I would incorporate wash n go's in there somewhere. That would work best if I only tex-laxed (not relaxed bone straight). I would recommend that to everyone considering to relax their hair.
How this relates to my unprocessed hair is as follows: For my workout schedule (5x week) of intense cardio that brings with it much sweat, the following is noted:
I love to wear two strand twists (big or small). They allow me to wet my hair as needed. I just don't add any shampoo to it. I co-wash as needed. Problem solved. I can stretch my hair in the evening, and wear it down or bunned or whatever in the morning.
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- Bunned up
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If you're wearing a wash n go, just pin up your hair (LOOSELY) with a big scrunchy, so as not to disturb (stretch) the coil pattern. Wear a headband to catch the sweat. If you don't plan to rinse the hair, this style can be preserved.