All too often people consume too many caloric beverages in detriment of water which damages natural hair.
There are many advantages to drinking water. Low intake of water has a negative impact on hair which is already chronically dry.
- Water supports our body’s circulatory system. bringing an adequate amount of nutrients that feed the hair follicles.
- Low water intake affects our body’s cell formation, which then becomes dehydrated impacting healthy natural hair growth.
- Taking supplements for hair growth won’t work if sufficient amounts of water are not taken. Vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in it won’t reach the cells responsible for hair growth.
- By affecting the cells responsible for hair growth, the growth stage of the hair’s growth cycle can reduce in length/decelerate significantly.
- If natural hair roots don’t get enough water the hair becomes dull, dry, brittle and rough. In a way, it impacts the ‘DNA’ of your hair as it is connected to the cell formation of your hair.
Drinking water will improve natural hair growth, hair moisture and hair health. It also improves scalp conditions such as a dry, flaking scalp and even dandruff (this one among other approaches).
So,… if you want hair moisture and growth make sure you’re having your 8 glasses of water. It’s cheaper than any supplements you can take (not to mention some side effects you can have).
Having said all this, it obvious that drinking all the water in the world (please don’t try this! ) can’t protect your hair from bad hair care practices and bad product choices.
However, if you already have all this in place and would like a simple little tweak to improve your hair regimen start by cutting from your diet drinks that are high in sugar and calories (juice, energy drinks, sugary milk drinks, alcohol, etc)
If water is hard to drink have herbal teas (skip or go low on the sugar) or flavored water.
I hope this post has given you enough reasons to reach your daily water quota. I keep up with mine by having HUGE glasses of water with a spritz of lemon, how are you making sure you keep up with yours?