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Did you know that water accounts for almost 25% of the weight of a single strand of hair? Yes, water is literally a key ingredient to rich, healthy hair. Because human bodies are made up of about 60% water, replenishing the water lost daily is imperative. We lose fluids naturally throughout the day. This can result in up to 1-2 litres of water or more for active women and men, especially after intense physical activity.
When it comes to our hair, water is a catalyst for growth. Water not only hydrates and replenishes the skin, but it also hydrates and replenishes the scalp and, as a result, your lovely locs. Water hydrates our scalp and supports hair growth from root to tip. The more hydrated you are, the healthier your scalp, which means you will be less likely to develop scalp issues like dryness, itchiness, or dandruff. And if that’s not enough, drinking water also helps to prevent nasty split ends and brittle hair.
Damage of dehydration
What happens when you don’t get enough water to your scalp? In very severe cases, dehydration can lead to a complete halt in hair growth. A hydrated scalp provides water to the roots of the hair, which are the only channels by which water is supplied to the hair from the body.
What is a quick way of giving your hair a hydration boost? Spray water directly to your locs and scalp.
Adding more water to your day
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While some people may find it difficult to incorporate more water into their daily routines, consider what you're eating instead. Could you easily replace that cooldrink or extra latte with water in the afternoon? This can not only help you save money, but it can also help you deal with that 3p.m. slump.
More water consumption improves brain function, memory, and energy levels. Dehydration, on the other hand, causes sleepiness and moodiness.
The benefits of drinking water are basically endless and the impact on your hair is undeniable so don’t slack on your hydration, especially in Summer!
To hydrated, healthy hair.