Finally a natural hair post!
I think it’s very easy to underestimate the role of water, when it comes to natural hair and its overall health. Growing up, I absolutely hated drinking water. I would say that has changed over the last year or so. I have grown to appreciate it a lot more – if it’s really cold I can drink quite a lot of it. Lukewarm – it’s a struggle but I have come a long way. Here are the benefits of water for natural hair.
Back in the day I remember growing up around girls that thought NOT washing your hair was somehow a good thing (don’t ask) and they would prolong it for weeks and weeks. Let me tell you, it’s a myth! Our hair and scalp will ALWAYS prefer to be clean. A clean scalp is more likely to produce lovely hair. If you feel as though all washing your hair does is dry it out – you probably need to change your moisturising routine (let me know if you would want to read about mine) and the ingredients in your shampoo (sulphate shampoos are the most stripping and therefore the most drying). I’m not saying throw that shampoo away – just try using it less. Personally, I like to use sulphate shampoos for when I feel my hair is really dirty i.e. if I’ve used a lot of product during the week. Another thing to consider is whether or not you have hard water. You can find out with these. Hard water leaves minerals on the hair that can cause dryness and breakage. The pH of pure water is 7.
In my opinion, water is THE most moisturising thing for natural hair. However, it’s pretty useless if that moisture isn’t being SEALED in. As the water in our hair eventually dries up, it’s important that when we wash our hair, the water gets sealed in with a butter and/or an oil.
Drinking (last but not least)
Not only is water good directly on our hair, it’s also important that we drink enough. If you’re struggling with hair growth, one of the first things you need to ask yourself is – how much water am I drinking? If there is space for improvement, try reaching for more water. Dehydration impacts the health of your hair and skin. Just imagine never watering a plant…
Hope you enjoyed reading this post! Have a great week.