Tips // Good Circulation and Healthy Hair
Published 12/12/19, 2:20 PM by Fleur Scalp Care
Good Circulation & Healthy Hair
Healthy hair begins at the roots with a healthy scalp. One of the most underrated factors is having a good circulation at the scalp. Good circulation ensures that our scalp derives and delivers the necessary nutrients to our hair follicles, thus promoting healthier hair growth.
Numerous studies have shown the close relationship between a good circulation and healthy hair growth and decrease in hair loss.
Our Hair Anatomy
Our hair has a natural cycle of three phases (anagen, catagen and telogen). Anagen is the growth stage of the hair cycle, the stage where a healthy transportation system for oxygen and nutrients is needed to be delivered to the hair follicles for it to do its work. You can read more about how our hair works here.
How to Improve Good Circulation in the Scalp
There are many quick ways to improve the circulation on our scalp, just a few easy lifestyle changes might just do the trick.
Spend an extra minute or two in the shower next time and gently massage your scalp as you wash your hair. This can help to stimulate your scalp cells and improve blood circulation. Or you can also try out our Scalp Spa Therapy and let the professionals do it for you!
Brushing Your Hair
Just like a scalp massage, brushing your hair (with the right brush) can stimulate and improve circulation in our scalp. Just be sure to choose a suitable brush and brush gently so as not to damage the scalp.
Deep Cleansing Your Scalp
Buildup occurs on our scalp over time, from our sweat, dirt and product buildup. This can sometimes obstruct the flow and circulation. Having a good hair care routine and periodic deep cleansing can help remove this buildup and improve circulation.
A good session of sweating it out definitely helps with the overall circulation in your body, and it's the same for your scalp. Studies have shown that the stress hormone; cortisol can affect the function and regulation of hair follicle growth. Exercise reduces this stress hormone fantastically and it can be as easy as a yoga breathing exercise.
A good circulation is only half way there, you will still need a well-balanced diet with all the necessary nutrients and minerals to be delivered to your hair follicles. A balanced intake of proteins, iron, zinc, vitamin A, B, C, D & E can help with healthy hair growth.