How to Increase Blood Circulation to the Scalp

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The top of your scalp is the most difficult place to maintain good blood circulation. It is the farthest point upward away from your heart. It is also the area that is not stimulated often. When your scalp does not have enough blood circulation, the roots of your hair don’t receive enough nutrients to support the strength and life of your hair follicle. Having an excellent blood flow to your scalp is vital in keeping your hair follicles healthy.

How to Increase Blood Circulation to the Scalp
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Things You'll Need

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Ginko biloba supplements
Step 1

Move your head below your heart every day. Lie on your bed with your head hanging over the side. Carefully bring your head close to the floor and count to 10 then slowly bring it back level with your body. Repeat this technique 5-8 times twice a day. Do not perform this technique if you have blood circulation problems or high blood pressure.

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Step 2

Apply four tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your scalp. Hard crystals can form from hair perspiration and sebum, a semi-fluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, keratin and cellular material. These crystals can plug your follicles causing the surrounding tissues to harden, restricting the blood flow to the follicles. Applying apple cider after shampooing can reduce these crystals.

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Step 3

Take an herbal supplement to help increase blood to your scalp. Take two ginko biloba capsules every day. This herb includes flavonoid glycosides and terpenoids, which increase the blood circulation to every part of your head. The recommended dosage is one 480 mg capsule once a day.

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Step 4

Massage your scalp for 10 minutes every day. A properly executed scalp massage can increase the blood circulation in your scalp and enrich your hair follicles with nutrients and oxygen. In addition, a scalp massage can strengthen your hair roots and improve the condition of your scalp. (See YouTube link under Resources for video.)

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Step 5

Perform inverted yoga postures. Inverted postures such as headstands can help increase the blood flow to your scalp controlling falling hair and stimulating hair growth. Additionally this posture can stimulate and nourish your pineal and pituitary glands. (See YouTube link under Resources for video.)

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Tips & Warnings

  • You must consult your physician before embarking on yoga exercises and herbal therapies.

References

  • "Medical Diagnosis and Treatment," Stephen J. McPhee, MD, Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2006
  • "The Book of Herbal Wisdom: Using Plants as Medicines," Matthew Wood, Publisher: North Atlantic Books, Sep 15, 1997
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