We all have heard it a million times over exercise is good for your health.  Your heart health, your mental health your any problem you have can be cured with exercise health.  But did you also know that exercise has a connection to your hair’s health? Just giving you another reason to stick to that resolution this year!


Maybe you did but didn’t know exactly how or what it did to said follicles. I repeat myself daily, usually more than once a day, in saying ” You want your hair to grow and stay healthy?  You need to take a multi, Omega and Biotin vitamins, drink water like its going outta style, nutritious diet and exercise.”  Most people do 2 out of 4.  Eh, not too shabby- but all are a must if you want fast results.

INCREASE SHINE – Lack of physical activity will definitely lead to brittle or lusterless hair.  If you spend endless amounts of time in front of your computer or boob TV and have a bad posture then not a strand will shine back at you.

Increase Flexibility – Exercise increases circulation in the body bring all the healthy, oxygenated blood to all your cells, organs, etc, INCLUDING your hair follicles.  YES the hair growing outta your head may be “dead” but that hair follicle is “alive” and needs nourishment!  So exercise! Especially concentrate on exercises that increase the flexibility of your neck and back. Vitamin-Rich Circulated Blood =nourishment of the hair follicles, resulting in hair that is healthier and more in volume.

NOTE: Boob Tube watching/ Sitting creates poor circulation for your head.

HAIR STRESS= HAIR LOSS – Poor circulation+age+STRESS=potent combination for hair loss.  Exercising helps you RELAX.  (This is what I meant when I said mental health earlier.) Hence, no stress.  Sooo…  you just lowered your chances of pulling out clumps of hair from the drain!

MEDICATIONS – This goes back to exercise being good for general health. Eating a nutritious diet, taking your vitamins, drinking water and exercising helps your hair grow, grow, grow and stay healthy and shiny; All things we love to see in hair.

BUT some medications have adverse effects like hair loss, brittle locks or dull strands soooo…  If you can “cure” yourself with a sometimes harder, but better than popping a pill everyday and definitely more rewarding lifestyle your hair will love you for it.  DISCLAIMER:  I’m not saying stops your meds!  Talk to your doctor about that and your hair concerns.

SIDE NOTE:  If you never took vitamins before and swear by Prenatal vitamins have you ever thought that maybe a regular one might have sufficed?  AND REMEMBER- before vitamins get to the hair it goes to organs first.  I believe those are a little more important than hair anyway, just a little.