ALERT!!! MOISTURE + HAIR= LIFEEE!! We hear all the time how important moisture
is for hair, but we take it for granted. Well ladies and gentlemen… you cannot grow or train your waves / hair
in a dry desert land! Moisture is needed to properly grow and maintain anything, including hair! Adding and keeping moisture in your hair keeps hair hydrated, manageable and healthy. A common misconception is by adding oils to your hair, you are moisturizing the hair. Unfortunately, oils do not moisturize! This applies to wavers and short hair naturalistas too.
Here are a few recommendations on hydrating your hair:
1. Drink enough water. Thought this recommendation is often taken for granted, it is a crucial means by which wave/curl hydration can be achieved. The daily-recommended water intake, according to the National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine, is 2.7 liters (91 ounces) for women and 3.7 liters (125 ounces) for men. This includes water from beverages, as well as food. If your body is dehydrated, your hair will lack moisture.2. Use products that not only add moisture
, but keep moisture in your hair. Avocado oil, castor oil, and murumuru butter are all excellent ingredients for retaining moisture. Purchasing products that have these ingredients wouldn’t be a bad idea.3. Make deep conditioning a weekly part of your hair care routine! Fellas, this one goes out to you! You are not any less masculine if you deep-condition your hair. Deep conditioning can greatly assists with hydrating the hair and providing your mane with the essential nutrients and vitamins the hair needs.4. Wash your hair
regularly. This prevents product build-up, and sweat and dirt accumulation. It also prevents environmental element build-up. A clean head of hair is the perfect environment for optimal moisturizing and optimal hydration to occur.So, whether you are looking to grow, train or moisturize your curl or wave pattern adding a moisturizing routine to your regiment is pivotal! Don’t forget to moisturize, moisturize…. moisturize!