When you think about working out, you may think of all the benefits it has for your body, mind and skin but did you know that sweating it out can be great for your hair as well? Some of us might skip workouts because they don’t want to get their hair sweaty and have to re-do it! Your hair can get major benefits from exercise and here is why and how. Try these tips for healthier and prettier hair after your workout.
Intense cardio is an excellent way to get rid of the toxins in your body. The sebum in your hair is an oily, conditioning substance that is secreted by skin glands that help prevent hair from drying out. When you exercise and release toxins, it will help your hair stay moisturized and healthy.
In addition to some great cardio, use a steam room or sauna once a week to aid in the releasing of toxins and help create sebum in your hair. Many gyms offer free use to a sauna or steam room these days.
Don’t forget to stretch! When you stretch on a regular basis it helps you stay limber and healthy. This can also help improve your posture. Great posture will help you maintain healthier hair by allowing your blood to circulate more easily to the scalp. The blood flow helps give your hair cells nutrients and oxygen they need to have healthy and beautiful hair.
Try some yoga poses for healthier hair. Inverted poses or backbends increase the amount of blood flow to your scalp. It can also help release back and neck tension. This helps benefit hair because tight muscles in your neck and back can hurt the blood flow to your scalp. These poses can actually slow down hair loss over time. Yoga is great for stress and is a gentle exercise that pretty much anyone can try because of how much you can tweak the poses to make them work for you.
One of the best benefits of exercise that helps your hair is that stress can ruin your hair. It can cause unexpected hair loss. Stress causes a whole range of problems including hair loss and thinning of the hair. Exercise daily to reduce stress and keep your hair looking fresh and healthy. Regular cardio can also help balance your hormones. Hormones can also have a negative effect on your hair and cause thinning or hair loss.
Combine exercise with a healthy diet, seeing your stylist regularly for trims and using high-grade ingredient products that penetrate the hair and deliver nutrients and you will see beautiful locks in no time. My favorite exercises for healthier hair are yoga and stretching or intense cardio like running or cycling.
If you want to nix your workouts because you are afraid of how your hair will look after you sweat, forget your fears. If you don’t have time to wash, dry and style your hair after you workout, make sure you bring a dry shampoo in your gym bag. Simply spray the dry shampoo all over your hair, rub it in the roots and brush. Your hair should look great in a few minutes! Look up cute hairstyles that are pony tails or braids that can hide any grease or sweaty hair in a jiffy. Don’t let a little sweat ruin a perfectly good workout!
Did you know how much exercise benefits your hair? Have you noticed a difference in your hair when you started or ended an exercise routine? Do you agree or disagree with any of these benefits? Tell us your stories and comment below!