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5 Lifestyle Changes for Healthier Hair in 2015

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The new year is rapidly approaching, so you know what that means -- gym membership spikes, more crowded lots at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, and an onslaught of resolutions to to live a healthier, more positive life.

I'm rooting for ya, I am!
(Because in rooting for you, I'm rooting for me too.)

Getting healthy and focusing on a balanced lifestyle will most certainly bring about numerous benefits, especially for your hair. If you've been struggling with dryness, breakage, excessive shedding, or just lackluster tresses in general, it may be time to put the deep conditioner down and take a hard look at what you've been doing (or not doing) to your body, and how it impacts your hair.

So when you're making your new year's resolutions, keep these 5 lifestyle changes in mind, because they'll most certainly put you on the path to a healthy body and healthy hair!

Get Active
If you ever needed some extra gym motivation, here it is: regular exercise promotes healthy hair and growth. Between overbearing employers, holiday traffic (well in LA, everyday traffic), deadlines, moving and shaking, stress can be at an all-time this time of the year. Amongst other ailments, stress can cause breakage and hair fall -- with the body's natural release of the hormone cortisol. Increased stress and therefore increased cortisol levels contribute to hair loss. One sure-fire way to eliminate stress and regulate/decrease cortisol levels is through cardiovascular exercise 3 or 4 times a week. Exercise also increases serotonin levels in the brain -- making you more apt to feel upbeat and happy-go-lucky -- and therefore decreasing the release of stress-related hormones that can trigger hair loss. Lastly, exercise improves blood circulation. Good blood circulation is key in transporting vital nutrients that stimulate hair follicles for growth. So while you're getting your body right for Summer, your hair is getting right too!

Ready for the other 4 lifestyle changes? Head on over to NaturallyCurly.com to keep reading!

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