The circulatory system serves as the body’s transportation system by carrying oxygen and nutrients to every cell in the body. With hair, the hair follicles are enveloped in a network of blood vessels that transport nutrients necessary for cellular life that makes hair growth possible. As long as the follicles are surrounded by blood vessels the hair will continue to grow, once the blood vessels collapse, the hair goes from the growth phase Anagen, to the next phase of hair cycle. During the Anagen phase cells are constantly dividing and replicating which requires a lot of energy and nutrients. If the hair follicle doesn’t have a constant supply of nutrients, the hairs that fall out during the resting phase of the hair cycle ( telogen phase) may not be replaced with new hair. How to improve blood circulation in your scalp: Scalp massage
Massage your scalp twice a day for about 1-2 minutes. Place your fingertips in your scalp and massage in circular motion. For optimum results use a scalp massager. Yoga Using yoga poses to rush blood to your scalp is a very effective way to improve your scalp’s circulation. Laying on your back face the wall with your body as close to the wall as possible, place your legs straight on the wall without bending your knees. Rest your hands next to your body with your palms facing up, remain in this position for five to then minutes.
Also: downward-facing dog pose, triangle pose. Hair growth serums Hair growth serums are specifically designed to promote hair growth. These products are formulated with ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help maintain optimum scalp conditions and usually contain essential oils or other ingredients that promote blood circulation. Washing your hair regularly Even though the growing activity happens inside of the hair follicle ( which we don’t have direct access to) keeping your scalp clean and free of product build up will help your scalp’s circulation. Clogged pores can obstruct blood flow under the skin. Washing your hair regularly will prevent this from happening. Your lifestyle and sebum production will determine how often you should be washing your hair. If you workout regularly or have oily scalp you should be washing your hair at least 2 times a week. If you are not as active and your scalp is dry then every 4-5 days would be ideal. Using a clarifying shampoo at least once a month to remove dead skin cells and product build up will help keep your scalp healthy and balanced.
Eating a balanced diet
Your diet is the key factor for your hair growth. An unbalanced diet can deprive your scalp from essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it needs to produce new hair. The hair follicles are constantly replacing and creating new hair from nutrients in the body. There are certain nutrients like vitamin B3 that can improve blood flow and reduce inflammation. Foods like avocado, fish, chicken and peanuts are rich in vitamin B3. Hair growth is a constant process of cells division and replication and we are responsible to provide our bodies with the nutrients it needs to grow and produce hair. The circulatory system is in charged of carrying these nutrients and oxygen to our scalp through the capillaries blood vessels. Even though genetics play a role in hair growth, there are others steps you can take to boost and stimulate your scalp's health that will ultimately promote healthy hair growth.