Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Water - Drink Your Way to Healthy Hair
I must admit, I am not getting my recommended 60+ ounces each day. I do pretty well, but I’m not all the way there yet. I am usually somewhere within the 32-40 ounces range. This is not including when I work out. I don’t count my working out water intake, because all I’m doing is trying to replenish whatever I’m sweating. To me that doesn’t count towards general daily water intake.
Let's talk water and hair for a minute.... Do your tresses always appear dry despite all your attempts at moisturizing? It might be because you are not drinking enough water. When you don’t intake enough water, your body becomes dehydrated. This will impact your hair too curlfriends!
I’m going to start a 6 week challenge, which will encourage me to boost my water intake from my normal 32-40 ounces to 60-70 ounces per day (excluding working out of course). Not just for my hair health, but overall health. I invite you to join me on this challenge so we can all reap the benefits together!
The target is to drink ½ your body weight in ounces each day. For example, if you are 128lbs you should be drinking 64 ounces per day. In general 64 ounces is a really good target, regardless of weight (in my extremely unprofessional opinion). My suggestion for achieving 64 ounces:
16 ounces before breakfast
16 ounces before/with lunch
16 ounces before/with snack
8 ounces before/with dinner
8 ounces when taking daily vitamins
Let’s challenge ourselves to complete this daily. Our bodies and hair will thank us for it! Happy Drinking!