5 Yoga and Diet Tips for Healthy Hair

5 Yoga and Diet Tips for Healthy Hair

Dreaming of luscious locks? Pollution, stress, diet, and genetics can often wreak havoc on your tresses, and you may have found that chemical treatments give you what you want – but only for a while. After treatment, your hair may, in fact, become of much poorer quality than before. 

Though composed of dead protein, hair is nourished by the scalp, and there are a number of yogic poses and diet patterns you can follow to ensure that your hair receives love and care from the root to the tips. Here are some tips that you can follow – 

Adho Mukha Savasana (Downward Dog)

An easy pose doable by beginners, this asana helps in circulation of blood to the head, stimulating the scalp and providing it with the nourishment it needs to grow thick, silky hair. Added benefits of the asana include helping cold, insomnia, and mental fatigue.

Pavanmukthasana (Wind Relieving Pose)

A great way to remove free radicals, toxins, and gas from the body, this asana promotes cleansing of the body, and thus prevents hair fall and poor hair growth by the way of these toxins. It is also a great asana for those who suffer from frequent digestive problems. 

Kapalbhati Pranayama

A breathing exercise that helps in oxygenating the brain and scalp, this practice helps in soothing the nervous system, reduces obesity and removes bodily toxins. Its bodily benefits are also known to reflect in the form of lesser hair fall.

Follow A Truly Balanced Diet

Rember your food pyramids? Healthy hair requires healthy building blocks, which come from the food you eat. Processed, junk food is likely to promote the growth of toxins. Instead, opt for homemade, healthy options rich in eggs, green leafy vegetables, citrus, and Omega-3 fatty acids, all of which will help both your skin and hair become better.

Diet Control is Important Too

Eating egg salads daily would be of no use if you keep negating the effect of the healthy things you put in your body. To achieve the balance required for healthy hair, you may have to cut out on a few items such as alcohol, sugar, and refined sugar (such as pasta, pastries, etc.). 

Remember, however, that control does not mean that you have to give up your indulgences completely. However, dry, brittle hair prone to breaking are sometimes also symptomatic of poor bodily health, even if there are no other symptoms present right now. Making dietary and exercise changes to improve your hair health can provide you with the added benefit of improving your overall health. Indeed, all the exercises and diet tips listed above carry other benefits too, such as reduced weight, more energy, and better organ functioning. These benefits and healthy hair feed into each other, giving you the best results. So do not be afraid of making positive changes, as you will surely see them in more than one sphere.

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