Think of your hair as a plant. A plant that’s well watered grows and flourishes while one’s that’s deprived of water dries out and breaks off easily. Likewise your hair will dry up and snap like dry noodles when you deny it water.
For healthy hair, you need a perfect combination of internal hydration and external hydration. Here’s why water is so important for your 4c hair.
Water contains minerals and vitamins essential for hair health and growth.
Enough water intake enables your body to carry out its essential processes. Thus, you enable the body and your hair to perform at their peak by maintaining proper hydration. That means your hair will grow instead of getting dry and brittle.
How Much Water Should You Be Drinking To Maintain Hair Health?
You’ve probably heard that you should be drinking around 8 glasses of water a day, but that’s just a rough guideline. The amount of water you should be taking varies with factors like weight, body activity, environment, and special factors like illnesses or health conditions. Experts generally advise that men should be having about 3.7 liters of water a day whereas women should be consuming about 2.7 liters daily.
While it may be inconveniencing having to use the bathroom constantly, having enough water in your body is important for healthy hair growth.
Water is not an enemy to your natural hair. While it may make it shrink, having natural hair doesn’t mean that you have to run away from the slightest drop of water (like you’d do if you had relaxed hair).
Sprinkling your hair with some water from a spritz bottle can be a great way to revive your curls even after you’ve slept on them overnight. It also greatly eases combing.
However, make sure to follow up with sealant like a natural hair oil or butter to seal in the moisture from the water. The moisture may be lost in a matter of time and leave your hair feeling hard and dry if you don’t follow up with an oil or butter like argan, jojoba or shea butter. You can also try adding the natural oil to the water in your spray bottle to create a moisturizing hair spray.
If you’re looking for a product pre-packaged with all the hydrating ingredients you’d need to soften your hair and increase its shine, look no further than our Tsavorite Spritz Moisturizer. Infused with natural hydrants like guava leaves, nourishing ingredients like rosemary, and humectants like glycerin. It smells great too!
Water is your best friend when it comes to natural hair.
If you can consume sufficient water each day and feed your strands some water regularly, your hair will no doubt start to look and feel like the gel it really is.