I keep/carry a 32oz bottle which I fill with water 2-3 times a day. When I down my bottle of water 2x, I know that I’ve consumed the recommended amount of water for the day. I have to drink a bit more then 64oz of water to stay properly hydrated to sustain my breast milk supply.
I hardly ever drink anything but water when I’m at work or home, but when I go out to eat I will have a diet Coke and sometimes with breakfast I will have some apple juice. In the morning before work, I usually have a small coffee with cream. Oh and I HATE lemon water!!!!
But I do digress…
The human body is generally composed of approximately 60-80% water. When deprived of adequate water to sustain cell health and reproduction, the body becomes dehydrated, which directly impacts hair growth. So If I don’t drink water my hair could stop growing???
If you are not downing enough H2O to meet your body’s daily minimal levels, your cells that drive hair growth will not even reproduce and your hair will become parched.
Like skin, hair needs lubrication from the inside out. If your hair roots are deficient in adequate water levels your tresses will eventually become dry, brittle and may stop growing at your maximum genetic rate. Even worse, hair that is deprived of proper daily water supplies may stop growing completely.
Water is transported from the roots of your hair to the tips. Your roots soak up the water inside your skin and hydrates the rest of your hair. So that’s why my hair is soooo soft all the time…
I’d love to hear from those of you who drink water, the impact it has on your hair. I challenge those of you that DON’T drink water regularly, to start drinking water more often and then share with me (as a comment or as an email) how the increase in water has effected your journey. Of course you will have to give it time to show results, but this is a journey and not a race.
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Jenell Stewart, formally known as BlakIzBeautyful is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kinky Curly Coily Me. Jenell has a MS in special education and dedicates her time to educating and uplifting women with kinky, curly, coily hair. She big chopped on March 26, 2010 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.View all Jenell posts.