Can exercise cause more hair growth?

Ok, so we can’t actually say that exercise makes your hair grow more. But we assure that we didn’t trick you into thinking that it does because exercise DOES help with healthy hair growth and also a healthy head of hair.

But it doesn’t cause it directly. Rather, it’s the total body result of exercise that contributes to great looking hair.

What we need to understand is that the normal hair growth process can be inhibited by mental and physical health problems (the most common one is stress). We all know that exercising helps to reduce stress. In this case, this is what regular exercise can do for your body and hair:

Improved health
Exercise benefits the entire body as it strengthens your cardiovascular system and reduces the risk of some medical conditions (diabetes, heart disease and hormonal changes due to stress and menopause) all these can affect hair growth. .
Basically: Healthy body = healthy hair, glowing skin and strong nails.

Reduces stress
Exercise helps to reduce stress and guess what? Hair is affected by stress.
When we are stressed, our bodies produce cortisone which is a stress hormone that can cause hair loss. Exercising on the other hand produces serotonin, a hormone that helps to reduce stress.
Hence the less stressed we are, the healthier our hair will be.

Cell regeneration
The production of new cells in our bodies increase and there’s a slower breakdown of proteins when we sleep. This means regular exercise helps us sleep better which promotes better and more efficient cell renewal and ultimately a nice head of healthy hair.

Happy nourished follicles
Each hair follicle and root contains blood vessels that supplies the hair with oxygen and nutrients to enable healthy growth.
Working out increases blood circulation and body temperature. As more blood flows throughout the body, more nutrients and oxygen are supplied to the scalp, thus improving hair growth.

How much exercise do you need to do?
The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate cardio exercise a week, or at least 75 minutes of vigorous cardio exercise a week to maintain a healthy heart and veins.

If this sounds too much for you, start small: even a 15 minute brisk walk around your block or neighbourhood three to four times a week will be beneficial.

Remember that any type of exercise that elevates your heart rate and makes you break a sweat will optimise circulation and reduce inflammation.
It’s the easiest, cheapest and the most convenient remedy to look and feel great!

Our range or safe and natural shampoos and conditioners will help to supplement your current exercise regime to give you great looking and healthy hair. They won’t only wash the sweat and grime out, they’re filled with antioxidants and minerals that will treat your scalp and moisturise your hair.
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