The average human body is made up of approximately 60% of the life sustaining liquid that we call water. Our bodies crave it, and so does our hair. I try to drink as much water as possible, as I find it energizes and rejuvenates me throughout my day. Water is beneficial in that it flushes out toxins, allows internal hydration, aids in skin, nail and hair cell renewal and energizes our muscles.
I remember the days when I didn’t consume an adequate amount of water, I felt lethargic and sluggish. However I noticed a positive change in the growth, strength and overall health of my hair as I started to drink more water. Not only did I start drinking water more often (about 1.5 Liters a day) I also began to incorporate it into my haircare regimen as I would lightly spritz the ends of my hair with water daily and then apply a sealing oil to retain the added moisture. The amount of water you drink on a daily basis is up to your discretion, I just wanted to point out that on your journey to healthy, strong natural hair, incorporating more water into your diet is a must.
You can add a squeeze of lemon or lime zest to liven up the taste a bit, or just experience the refreshing, quenching taste of water without adding anything!
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Oh how I love coconut oil for my natural hair! I discovered the wonderful benefits of coconut oil later on in my transition to natural, chemical-free hair. I was looking for something to keep my hair moisturized, shiny, and soft, but without the feeling of weighing down my hair like some of the beneficial, yet heavier oils.
Check out the benefits of this beautiful oil which gives freshly washed hair a light but clean tropical smell.
Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E as well as vitamin K and also contains antifungal and antibacterial properties to improve scalp health, which ultimately improves the follicles and hair shaft. Coconut oil also acts as a sort of protein shield as it penetrates our hair shaft, preventing breakage. This is very important as the key to longer hair (if this is your goal) is to prevent breakage.
I have included a link for coconut oil at the end of this post for those who would like to begin incorporating this healing, effective and nutrient rich oil in their hair regimen. Please comment below and share your experiences with coconut oil. Thank you.
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