Soft water will tame your tresses
Soft shower water will leave your hair more manageable because of the lack of mineral salts. Mineral salts are in hard water and they can tangle your hair. You may be on the hunt for the perfect product to fight those tangles and it just may be your water.
Hard water can also make your hair limp and dull by creating hair build-up because your hair products are working less effectively against the mineral deposits. Many naturals have learned to beat this problem by buying water filters or shower filters. If that’s not in the budget trying a vinegar rinse or a clarifying shampoo* every once in a while.
Drinking water sustains the necessary cell health for your hair
It’s no secret that our bodies are comprised of 60% to 80% water. If you are not drinking enough water (the rule is drinking about 8-oiunces of fluids a day) your body can become dehydrated and it will not be able to sustain cell health and reproduction.
This directly impacts hair growth or hair’s elasticity. Drinking water hydrates your cells and the lack of it can create dry and brittle hair. Not drinking enough water may even stop your hair from growing at your maximum genetic rate. Remember, dehydration has a direct impact on the growth of your hair.
Co-washing or (just water) can rejuvenate your hair / Makes hair easier to work with
This is my favorite reason and if you are a curly girl method follower or have to jump in the shower to rejuvenate your hair then you will agree. My hair LOVES water. I mean it loves it and if I need to rejuvenate my hair from a wash and go the best way to do it is getting it wet!
I love co-washing in-between washes but the main component is always water. Water brings my hair back to life and since it’s the best moisturizer I use it to my advantage. I also know that me parting and manipulating my hair while dry is a huge no no! I’m going to be breaking strands if I do that so allowing the water in the shower to tame my tresses before I start working with it keeps the breakage at bay.
There no better moisturizer, hair tamer or hair food better than water. It’s kind of a miracle liquid for hair and so essential in our daily lives that it just make sense to utilize it in your hair care regimen. Yes, water is where the relaxed and natural women need to come together because we all need it to sustain our lives and our hair.
Originally posted 2014-02-14 15:00:03.