The SlickFit Story So Far (video)
Hi! I'm Lee-Ann
- SlickFit Founder
The SlickFit Story So Far (article format - approx. 10min read)
As a busy Physio student at the time (circa 2017) still trying to stay healthy, I kept noticing that I was either skipping the gym because of my hair, or over-manipulating my hair to go to the gym, and sometimes just neglecting both altogether!
I didn't feel confident to go and have a session with my "struggle styles" and in-the-process-of-looking-like-something-later, or straight up messy, wash day overdue styles, on show. And don't let my curls have been poppin' that day! I definitely didn't want to have to force them into some kind of tight bun, or go lie them down on somebody's foot-scented mat to stretch (some of the many things that would go through my mind! Relatable?)
So since I couldn’t find a stylish, effective solution out there to stop me from needing to choose between my hairstyle and hitting the gym, especially with my own injuries to stay on top of, I started developing something of my own. And thus, SlickFit was born:
A UK-based athletic headwear & apparel brand, revolutionising the way we balance our hair x fitness needs.
Now don't get me wrong, it's been a long, failure-filled journey like any other worth doing. But there have of course been many milestones and mini wins too, from handmaking the turbans and bonnets myself in my living room, after learning to sew of course (thanks cuzzy!) and selling these out, to later being recognised with a Business Award (2019). And now scaling things up so I'm able to reach more people.
It hasn't happened overnight by a long shot, but this journey has taught me that true quality and innovation can’t be rushed. Plus there was the whole, frontline working through a global pandemic (including 6 months in ITU might I add, whew!)
... But I’m proud to finally be able to share my secret to slaying your hair AND your fitness goals with the world. My SlickFit keeps me right from leg day to wash day and everything in between.
So no more you choosing between a gorgeous twist out or that workout either. Do Both! Grab yours now.
Through SlickFit, I’d love to continue to introduce fresh and innovative designs, build a SlickFit Community and continue to encourage more people to get and stay active.
It isn’t easy, but it doesn’t take a health professional to know that looking after our mind and body is so important. And what better way to do so than through exercise? My hope is that with your new favourite gym buddy, and our hair no longer a barrier to participation, you find that extra motivation to strive towards being your best you. I know my SlickFit comes in super handy for me all the time… and if it works for me and many others like me, something tells me it'll help you too! 😊
The SlickFit Journey in a few Pictures
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I bought two for the gym and they kept me cool and comfortable so I started wearing them all the time and bought another one for my day to day
The quality of the products is top . As a fitness trainer I like to workout with hats so I got the slickfit hat, very comfortable and smooth. If you looking for a hat hurry and get yours
I Think the quality of the hat was very good and the fabric and material brilliant
Really love the top knot turban with the satin undercap. It is very easy to put on as the knot is already done and it stays in place whilst running. The turban perfectly covers all my hair so I can feel confident that I can go about being active without having to worry about my hair being on show.
As a PT and athlete I feel like this product was made for me! Lovely material. So quick and convenient whilst in between hair styles z
This t shirt was quite comfortable, felt good against my skin as well. I wore it for the entire day and had no issues with feeling sweaty, even though I was moving around a lot. I washed it and as promised it really does live up to the description as being quick drying. I will certainly be buying this product again and great value for giving as presents, with the Christmas season approaching.
Really loved how light it felt against my skin - this is worth a second mention
I love this cap! Fits comfortably and keeps my hair nice and neat especially considering I have twists I wouldn’t usually put anything on my head but I feel confident and comfortable wearing this on my head
This is my go to everyday hat, whether it's in the gym or anytime I'm on the move. It keeps my hair presentable when it's freshly done and helps me control it when its not!
I am really enjoying this product...very versatile and excellent quality. Now I no longer have to struggle to achieve that "top knot" effect. Easy to put on..Wear it out and about.. for shopping, taking walks .... and receive lots of compliments.
Would make ideal gifts as protects the hair,whether natural, having extensions/weaves or relaxed. For those concerned about going to the gym this is ideal for that...worth it.
Also wear the satin undercap to bed, hair feels soft..👏👏👏
Would definitely recommend this...and there are colour choices too....I will be ordering the other 2 colours as will look good whatever I choose to do.
This is my go to work out top now. I can breath in it without feeling restricted during a heavy squat or deadlift even with my weight belt on! Great customer service and I like the brand 👍🏾
Love the t-shirt and all the gear they have at slick fit !! Definitely going back for more
The Top-Knot Turban has been such a life saver. Recently I’ve been traveling and needed a way to keep my hair together while in the plane and buses. Maybe it’s just the old soul in me but the idea of wearing a bonnet out in public is a huge no-no! The Top-Knot Turban allowed me to keep my hair slick slick and in check while also providing me with the comfort of knowing I look good. Lol. It’s such a cute accessory! I was also a little nervous at first as my head is on the larger side of things 😂, but it is adjustable and I was able to adjust it to my comfort while also being able to rock the big knot look. I love it so much and I can’t wait to buy it and all the other colors. 100000% recommend.
T-shirt is durable, high quality and comes out fitted. Easily my go-to gym top
I just played a round of golf whilst wearing my satin-lined sports cap and I'm happy with the outcome. When I took my hat off after the round my canerows looked like I'd been wearing my durag the whole time. My regular hat usually snags a bit and can leave my hair looking frizzy after a few hours.
I purchased the Athletic Top-Knot Turban with satin undercap as a gift for a friend who Ioved the gym and was complaining about her hair. Says she loves it.
Delivery was faster than expected and product was well packaged.