AM I HYDRATING MY HAIR THOROUGHLY OR OFTEN ENOUGH?
What’s the leading cause of breakage? Dry hair. If your hair is dry your ends are much more prone to breaking off, inhibiting your ability retain length. It’s important to note that the only thing that moisturizes your hair is water. Not oils, not products, but water. Those other things help to lock the water into your hair shaft, thereby preserving your hydration, but water itself is the only thing that can add moisture to your hair. In fact, if you are excessive with your use of heavy oils, you may be clogging up your hair shaft and preventing your hair from soaking in moisture even when you wet it. You should be thoroughly hydrating your hair on wash day, but it’s critical to continue to add hydration—or water—to your hair throughout the week. You can simply spray your hair with a spray bottle or a water and conditioner mixture to rehydrate and seal your hair in between styling days. Also, be advised that any product that claims to add moisture should have water as the primary ingredient.