Hydration and Hair Health

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! We’ve all heard that time and time again. It’s healthy to replace much needed fluids when you exercise; it’s great for your skin; it helps with weight control; and so much more. We have also heard that it’s best to ingest at least eight glasses of water per day for optimal health. While many of us “hydrate” with fancy lattes and fruit smoothies, my bet would be that most of us probably don’t come close to the eight glasses of water per day rule. We may want to rethink that…

What you may not have heard is that water is the magic elixir for hair too! You heard right! Our body is made up of 60-80% water, so when hair doesn’t receive an adequate amount of water, cell health and reproduction is negatively affected. We can lose two to three quarts of water per day, and, put simply, we need to replace that for overall health, as well as hair health.

Water hydrates the body and helps to regulate the circulatory system. This, in turn, feeds the hair follicle which stimulates hair growth. Water also activates nerve endings in our scalp to enhance the natural vitality of hair roots. If your hair roots are deficient, your hair could become dry and brittle and your hair growth could even be minimized.

Here’s the good news: some suggest that only six eight ounce glasses of water per day could improve hair health. That might actually be do-able for many of us. It’s certainly worth striving toward. Remember, for gorgeous, healthy tresses…JUST ADD WATER!