How Fitness and Health Boost Your Hair Game

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At Hair Management, nestled in the heart of Nuffield Health Warwick, we’re all about making sure you look and feel fabulous. While we can work wonders on your hair, did you know that your fitness and health routines also play a significant role in maintaining those luscious locks?

Let’s dive into some tips, tricks, and stylish solutions for your hair as you power through your workouts…

 

Glowing Hair Starts with a Healthy Body

You’ve heard it before: what’s good for your body is good for your hair. But believe us when we say, great hair really does come within. Here’s why:

  1. Increased Blood Flow: Regular exercise boosts blood circulation, ensuring that your hair follicles receive more oxygen and nutrients. This enhanced blood flow can help stimulate hair growth and maintain healthy hair.
  2. Reduced Stress Levels: Stress is a notorious hair villain, often leading to hair loss or thinning. Exercise is a fantastic stress-buster, releasing endorphins that help you relax and keep stress at bay, which in turn helps in maintaining your hair’s health.
  3. Balanced Hormones: Hormonal imbalances can lead to various hair issues, including hair loss. Regular physical activity helps regulate hormones, promoting a healthier scalp and stronger hair growth.
  4. Improved Nutrient Absorption: A healthy diet packed with vitamins and minerals is crucial for hair health. Exercise aids in better digestion and nutrient absorption, ensuring that your hair gets all the essential nutrients it needs to thrive.

 

 

The Power of a Healthy Diet

Couple your workouts with a nutritious diet, and your hair will thank you! Here are some superfoods to incorporate into your meals for hair health:

  • Protein: Hair is made of keratin, a type of protein. Ensure you’re eating enough lean meats, eggs, legumes, and nuts.
  • Vitamins and Minerals: Vitamins A, C, D, and E, along with zinc, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids, are essential for hair health. Load up on fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains.
  • Hydration: Water is your hair’s best friend. Staying hydrated helps keep your scalp healthy and your hair hydrated from within.

 

 

Sweat-Proof Hairstyles

We all know the incredible benefits of a good workout session – from boosting our mood to keeping us in tip-top shape. But let’s face it, managing our hair before, during, and after exercise can sometimes be a bit of a challenge.

So let’s talk about hairstyles that stay put and look great, no matter how intense your workout gets. Here are a few of our top picks:

  1. The High Ponytail: This classic keeps your hair out of your face and off your neck. For extra hold, secure it with a couple of bobby pins at the base and a spritz of hairspray for extra hold. Meg recommends L’anza Dramatic F/X as a firm hairspray.
  2. Braids, Braids, Braids: Whether you go for a single braid, French braids, or boxer braids, these styles are perfect for keeping your hair neat and tangle-free. Why not head to Hair Management before your workout so we can braid your hair before you break a sweat?
  3. Messy Bun: Embrace the chic, effortlessly messy look. It’s quick, easy, and keeps your hair from bouncing around.
  4. Headbands: These accessories are lifesavers for short hair or bangs. They absorb sweat so help to avoid moist, greasy roots post-workout.
  5. Low Twists: For a more elegant look, try twisting your hair into a low bun or chignon. It’s secure and stylish. It can also give a soft gentle wave once taken out.

 

Stay Swim-Proof

Swimming can be a great low impact exercise for your health – but has a pretty bad impact on your hair, particularly on your colour. But with right haircare, you can keep it healthy and vibrant.

Here’s how:

  • swim cap Wear a hat: Wear a swim cap for the ultimate protection against the harsh pool chemicals. The added bonus is that your hair stays dry, so you don’t have to wash your hair after your swim!
  • Condition, condition!: Before diving in, smother your hair in a super-rich conditioner which will create a barrier against chlorine or saltwater. We would strongly suggest L’Anza Trauma Treatment, or L’Anza Healing Colour Care Trauma Treatment Restorative Conditioner for coloured hair.
  • Treatment: After your swim, rinse your hair thoroughly and treat it to a deep conditioning session to restore moisture. Hair masks are a great way to reverse the signs of any damage caused by pool water. The Moroccanoil Hydrating Mask is a quick five-minute treatment that contains all the goodness your hair needs to repair, injecting moisture and boosting shine. 

 

Post-Workout Hair Care

Sweat can be harsh on your hair and scalp, but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with some post-workout hair care tips:

  • Rinse and Refresh: If you don’t have time for a full wash, a quick root rinse can help remove sweat and refresh your scalp. Dry shampoo is also a great option for absorbing oil and adding volume. Meg recommends the award-winning Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo – perfect for removing oil, build-up and odour.
  • Hydrate: Just like your body needs hydration, so does your hair. Use a leave-in conditioner or serum such as the iconic Moroocanoil Treatment. It offers multiple hair benefits including detangling, conditioning and boosting hair shine. It can also speed up your drying time!
  • Gentle Drying: Avoid rough towel drying. Instead, gently squeeze out excess water and use a microfiber towel to reduce frizz and breakage.
  • Style: The L’Anza Dry Texture Spray is a great post-workout styling product. This lightweight spray helps eliminate frizz and flyaways caused by perspiration, itdetangles and injects texture and volume to short or long hair. Maximum styling with minimal effort!

 

The Nuffield Health Advantage

Being a part of the Nuffield Health family means you have access to a range of fantastic benefits that go beyond just a workout. You can take advantage of a wide range of health and wellness resources that are available including swimming, beauty treatments and personal training. From expert fitness advice, to personalised skincare recommendations, you’ve got a whole team supporting your journey to health and beauty.

What’s more is Nuffield members receive 5% off all services at Hair Management. The perfect combination of health and wellbeing under one roof.

So, are you ready to boost your hair and fitness game? Book an appointment with us at Hair Management and let’s keep those locks in top shape while you achieve your fitness goals. You can swing by the salon, call us on 01926 426675, or book an appointment online here.