I have a problem… and I feel like I can confide in you guys because I know I’m not the only
one battling with this issue. Recently, it was brought to my attention by my friends that I’m
addicted to drinking juice. I know.. I know it sounds crazy but, I didn’t really realize that I was
until I tried to eliminate juice from my diet and add water; and I couldn’t see it through. Either
I “accidentally” drank it without realizing it, or I came up with some excuse of me being sick,
and needing Orange Juice to make me feel better. Whatever it was, I always found a way of
getting out of drinking water and I definitely experienced the consequences. By drinking so
much juice, I realized my skin began breaking out and my hair was becoming dry and brittle.
In an effort to change my regimen, I have increased my water intake and decreased my juice
intake, and I definitely see signs of improvement in my skin and hair. Water has a huge
impact on the health of our hair and skin. As women we need to make sure that we are
consuming the recommended amounts of water per day, so that we can lead healthy lives.
Have you experienced and improvement in your hair and skin with drinking water?
Water makes up approximately one fourth of the weight of a strand of hair and when hair has the proper amount of water, it will respond by being supple, and shiny.
Drink a minimum of 8 to 10 glasses (8 ounce serving) of water a day to get gleaming healthy tresses.
Dehydration Directly Impacts Hair Growth
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 consistent and/or healthy hair growth.
You can be sucking down fistfuls of hair vitamins and related hair growth supplements, but if you’re not downing enough H2O to meet your body’s daily minimal needs, the cells which drive hair growth will not reproduce and your hair will become parched. It’s natural growth cycle may slow down or even stop completely.
On a regular day, the average human body loses 2 to 3 quarts of water. While water is lost through sweat, urine and other waste removal processes, it’s also lost in a number of other ways. Human skin has a high concentration of water which is constantly evaporating in tiny air-borne droplets.
Women were advised to consume 2.2 liters or approximately 9 cups of total beverages a day.
Healthy Hair From The Inside Out
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 which is deprived of proper daily water supplies may stop growing completely.
The roots of the hair are the means by which water is transported from the body. Roots soak up what water they can and provide hydration to the rest of the hair.
Human hair is an appendage of the skin. The actual hair we can see flowing from the roots consists of keratin, which is a protein in the skin.
All hair grows directly from the roots, which is situated deep in a layer of skin known as the dermis. Hair roots may extend quite deeply into the skin.
Hair, which has its base inside the skin, contains cells which are nourished by water and blood from inside the body. As a result, these nurtured cells divide and grow hair.
Benefits Of Water For Your Hair
Water is life. It’s the natural regulator of all physiological functions.
How does water regulate all physical functions? By controlling the following body functions:
- Cellular Activity – Water is the key source of energy for every single cell of the body including the cells which drive hair growth and overall health.
- Generating electrical and magnetic energy – Water provides the core power to sustain life through hydrolysis.
- Activates all the nerve endings & sensors in scalp & skin – The scalp and roots of the hair have many photosensitive and energy-sensitive nerve endings which receive and transmit signals. Water energizes the nerve endings so they are more responsive, thus enhancing the natural vitality of the skin and hair roots.
- Flushes free radicals – Water acts as an antioxidant by flushing free radicals out through the kidneys. This is the basic way the human brain cells eliminate excess hydrogen ions produced by hydrolysis and maintain an alkaline environment.