The human hair follicle is a complex structure, and hair growth is also a complex biological process to comprehend. If you have felt helpless and hopeless due to hair loss, the good news is that you can try to increase hair growth from the root cause – the scalp. Besides needing special proteins that directly attach to the follicles as a shield and block any further damage, you also need good blood flow in the scalp to support the growth.
The hair receives the nutrients it needs to grow via the bloodstream. So, if you can increase the supply of blood to your hair follicles, you’ll be able to increase the supply of nutrients to your hair. An increase in blood flow to the scalp also helps to prevent dandruff, psoriasis and other scalp problems that affect the growth of healthy, strong hair.
The lower part of the hair follicle consists of hair papilla, hair matrix, hair shaft, inner root sheath, and outer root sheath. Hair papilla is located in papilla-like projections of the hair follicle’s lower dermis, the source of hair growth. The matrix wraps around the papilla and provides the capillaries access to nutrients. Therefore, improvement of blood circulation in the scalp can have a very close relationship with healthy hair. We have some tips to help you increase blood circulation to your scalp.
We tend to sweat when we exercise. Through sweat, the toxins and waste substances in the body are flushed out from the skin pores, while opening the pores at the same time. Similarly, when we sweat from the scalp, hair follicles can be unclogged, which gives enough space for the new hair to grow. Moderate to high-level cardio exercises such as brisk walking, running, cycling, dance or any other sports are good for your body and hair. Interestingly, breathing exercise and inversion yoga postures like the head stand, shoulder stand, downward facing dog stretch and sun salutation are even considered to be highly beneficial for healthy hair growth. The inversion pose work by increasing blood flow to your scalp and head area, supplying essential ingredients for hair growth.
2. Take cold showers
Higher temperatures do increase blood flow but colder water causes the body to increase capillary size in an attempt to warm you up. Your skin glows after that from the increase in blood flow, similar to a sauna therapy when you stay in the sauna followed by a cold shower. Depending on the hair concerns and type, a conditioner or a hair mask with cooler water can be used to help increase blood circulation to the scalp as well.
3. Do scalp massages
Scalp massages can help to create a good environment for hair growth through promoting blood circulation to the hair follicles, which means healthier hair growing out of your scalp. The health of the scalp is vital to the health of the hair, and scalp massages help to remove dead skin cells from the scalp. It can be very beneficial to those who suffer from scalp conditions such as dandruff. However, its effectiveness is highly dependent on the application of the appropriate creams and products prior to the massage. For individuals with dandruff, using masks containing an exfoliant such as salicylic acid, as well as soothing agents like aloe vera extract will be helpful. On the other hand, zinc can be beneficial for those with oily scalps as it helps to regulate sebum production. The use of steam can also increase the effectiveness of a scalp massage.
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