A head full of flowing hair is a dream of every person but Hair loss is a very common problem nowadays. As per research one of every four people is suffering from hair loss. Losing hair not only affects your overall look but also have a great impact on your self-confidence. The reasons may be many like unhealthy lifestyle, lack of hair care, genitival problems (hormonal imbalance) , depression, stress , weak immune system and much more. These problems further escalate more problems among which hair loss is one of the major challenges that people are facing today.
We all are aware of the power of exercising. Some people have thought that sweating is not good for hair. But they are wrong. When you exercise you sweat and that unclogs your hair follicles. This gives enough space for the new hair to grow on the scalp. Exercising increases blood circulation to the scalp. The increased blood flow brings with it more oxygen and promotes healthy hair growth. So if you desire thick long hair then run, cycle, dance, do yoga, do aerobics or cardio.
Today we are going to discuss ten less known exercise which can do wonder for hair loss and hair re-growth to give you those long lustrous locks.
1. Yoga Asanas
Yoga is extremely good for promoting better hair. It not only reduces stress, increases blood circulation in scalp region but also gives you a better health and mind. Forward bending yoga asanas like Uttanasana increases blood and oxygen flow to the head. The yoga poses aids to switch the body nervous system which reduces stress which is one the major reason behind hair fall. Some of the yoga asanas like ut tan asana(forward bending pose), Vajrayana(kneel down position) and ar vang asana( the upright position somewhat similar to head stand or back bends) can prove out to be really helpful to get rid of hair fall.
It comprises of various body stretching exercises. It helps in relaxing body muscles and reducing acid in body cells thereby promoting hair growth. This reduces hair fall and also improves blood circulation promoting hair re-growth. Pullups, pushups, crunches, sit ups, squat jumps and much more are the various calisthenics practices you can do on regular basis for good hair.
3. Scalp relaxation
This is a scalp exercise which can do wonders in preventing hair loss and helps in resolving your scalp issues. This exercise relaxes your scalp to promote hair growth.
- Sit upright in a firm chair.
- Lift your arms and place your hands on the back of your scalp.
- Clasp your fingers and don’t join your thumbs.
- Without moving your fingers move your scalp slowly in upward and downward manner.
- Keep your scalp up and down moving 20 times.
- Stop and relax for 10 seconds and repeat this exercise 10 times.
This is a very interesting and innovative way to increase hair growth. It is the art of playing the pressure points on the fingers. People using acupuncture claim that there is almost 90-95% decrease in hair fall with the period of 15-20 days after the treatment. You can change the way your hair look in a month. It is a simple workout regime but requires a lot of technique.
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5. Head knock massage
This prevents hair loss and improves the overall hair health by increasing blood circulation to your hair follicles. Following are the steps to do it.
- Stand upright with your feet shoulder apart.
- Maintain a relaxed breathing throughout the workout as breathing is an essential component while exercising.
- Slowly lower your upper body by allowing your spine to bend.
- Bend your head till waist keeping your legs straight. Place your index finger knuckle on the scalp and slowly start tapping your scalp including front, back, sides and lobe area.
- Perform the knuckle massage for 30 seconds and then relax your body for 10 seconds and repeat.
6. Stomach exercise for hair fall
This hair growth exercise helps in providing strength to the stomach which plays a vital role in the growth of hair. If you have stomach problems then yes you may have slow hair growth or hair fall. This exercise will help in digestion and will give a push to alluring hair.
Neck and shoulder massaging also help in fighting hair loss. It increases the volume of your hair by reducing stress. Neck massage relaxes the muscles and the cells and helps in hair re-growth as well. This practice can be done on your own or with the help of someone. You can use olive oil or another essential oil for massage and can do a perfect head massage along with neck and shoulder.
Cardio leads to a lot of sweating which boosts the production of sebum that is known for helping in hair growth. It proves as a benediction for hair and prevents dandruff as well. Thinning hair is a sign of calcification (reduces blood flow and limits oxygen supply). This problem of calcification can be treated by doing cardio. Cardio includes cycling, aerobics, walking and running. In day to day life as well it is quite good for overall hair health.
9. Rubbing fingernails
Rubbing fingernails together can give you thick and dense hair. It is also claimed for hair re-growth. This practice is also called Balaam– ball means hair and yay am mean exercise. This exercise is done empty stomach or 2 hours after food. Fold your hands and rub the fingernails for 5-10 minutes daily excluding your thumb. This gives you a tingling sensation from fingers to going up to your scalp which stimulates energy and revitalizes the hair follicles to promote hair growth. You can do it wherever you want. This can be extremely helpful if done on a regular basis.
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Pranayama and other breathing exercises help to oxygenate body and scalp which leads to hair growth and healthy hair. Kapalbharti pranayama exercise is also a breathing exercise which stimulates the nervous system and removes toxins from the body.
- Sit in lotus pose with your legs folded.
- Breathe in softly and breath out forcibly. Repeat this for 5 minutes at a stretch.
- You can do it daily for 15-30 minutes as per your requirements.