Not only does water hydrate the rest of your body it also feeds your hair follicles and brings in nutrients. When hair follicles don’t get enough water this can result in dry hair and discourage hair growth. For this reason, you must drink enough water to keep your body and hair hydrated. Everyone’s water intake varies, generally, it has been said that one should take in eight glasses of water a day. But it does vary from person to person, especially if you lose water throughout the day from exercise and sweating.
Another way to help add nutrients in addition to the water is to infuse your water with fruits and vegetables. Here is a list of things you can infuse into your water and the benefits that provide:
- Strawberries - are rich in antioxidants that assist in collagen production and iron absorption
- Pineapple - moisturizes the scalp and promotes scalp oil production
- Apples - contain vitamins C, A, and B2 that help activate hair growth and reduce dandruff
- Cucumber - sulfur, and potassium which prevent hair loss promotes