What a Trainer & Nutritionist Does to Keep Her Curls in Tip-Top Shape
As a holistic nutritionist, personal trainer, and creative strategist, Kara Griffin spends her days helping her clients feel amazing. We asked the Los Angeles-based wellness pro about her favorite workout, and how she cares for her curly hair.
What’s your approach to fitness and wellness?
The thing that I believe in most is that we should eat, move, and live for how we want to feel. What we’re putting our body will have a direct effect on what we feel. Stick to whole foods, clean ingredients—as simple and delicious as you can make them.
In terms of fitness, do what you’re drawn to: movements that make you feel strong, positive, vibrant, and more confident. Whatever that might be, whether it’s yoga or swim or Pilates, do that because you will keep coming back to it, and that’s what will keep you feeling good.
How do you like to work out?
One of my favorite workouts is rebounding. I work on small trampolines to get a combined cardio and muscle sculpting workout. It gets your heartrate up, but without the impact on your joints. And because you’re bouncing on a dynamic surface, you’re basically toning from the bellybutton down.
How do you typically style your hair?
I like to keep it really simple. After I use the Advanced Climate Control shampoo and conditioner, I’ll leave a little bit of the conditioner in, and then towel dry. I use the Heat & Humidity Gel, and when my hair is almost dry, I add a little bit of the Featherlight Styling Cream. This gives my curls shape and definition, and my hair can bounce back from being in a messy bun after I work out.
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