When we join the gym or start a new fitness class, we mostly have the goal of building strength and staying active, so we’re guessing your hair is not the first thing you thought could benefit from exercise. Of course, working out is important as part of a balanced lifestyle, but it will also give your hair an extra boost.
Exercising regularly not only helps to keep your body healthy, but it also promotes healthy hair growth. When we exercise blood circulation increases, allowing for more nutrients and oxygen to get to your scalp. The stimulated blood flow at the scalp will enrich your hair follicles with everything they need for added strength and health. By incorporating cardio exercises and yoga into your workout routine you could start to see improvements in the health of your hair, as well as long locks.
Several exercises release natural oils from the scalp and provide nourishment to the hair roots, thereby promoting healthy hair growth.
One of the major causes of hair loss is stress, and regular exercise can help to reduce stress levels. When we work out the production of endorphins is increased, a chemical that boosts your mood. With more endorphins, you’ll find it easier to sleep, and being well-rested will also help to reduce stress.
Balance & Nutrition
Health starts from the inside, so along with regular exercise, eating the right foods is essential for your hair health. Being deficient in vitamins can lead to brittle and dry strands. Iron and Omega-3 will give your follicles an extra boost to promote healthy hair growth. It is also important to ensure your scalp and hair are hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
Exercising doesn’t have to mean you have to spend hours in the gym. You can take a long walk, dance, cycle, or run – it’s all about finding an activity that you enjoy. All that time with your arms above your head when styling your hair should definitely be counted as a workout.