Hair Hydration

October 14, 2020

Hair Hydration

The Importance of Hydration for Healthy Hair

When we talk about the importance of hydration for your hair, what you put on your body is equally as important as what you put in your body! Nobody likes dull, dry hair. Don’t worry… do you think we would let your hair suffer? Happy, healthy hair is only a few tips (and sips) away.

 

We’re here to spill all the secrets on your hydration needs.

 

Self-Hydration = Healthy Skin & Thriving Hair

If you thought you could pick up a bottle of Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner and call it a day (…and when you do, it best be Yarok’s Feed Your Hydration ;)…) think again! While using a hydrating hair formula is key, you must also consider the amount of fluid you’re consuming.

Your body requires sufficient daily water intake in order to function properly. After all, your body is roughly 60% water! (1) Without adequate water intake, you run the risk of dehydration. When you’re dehydrated, everything from your energy to your mood, digestion, skin, and hair is affected! For the sake of your friends and family... let's keep you hydrated, shall we?

 

So, how much water should you drink per day?

As a general rule of thumb, calculate your baseline level by diving half your body weight and drinking that in fluid oz per day. For example, if you’re 120 lbs., you would divide this number by 2. This means you should drink around 620 fluid oz. of water per day. Of course, this is a rough estimate. If you’re active or sweating, you will need to increase your water intake even more! The American College of Sports Medicine (2) recommends adding an extra 12 oz of water per day for every 30 minutes of exercise! 

 

Tired of drinking water? Eat these hydrating foods instead!

Not only are fruits and veggies packed with vitamins and nutrients, but they have some of the highest concentrations of water! Yes, you can snack your way to healthy hair. 

 

Top Hydrating Foods + Water Content

  • Cucumber: 96.7%
  • Iceberg lettuce: 95.6%
  • Celery: 95.4%
  • Radish: 95.3%
  • Tomato: 94.5%
  • Green pepper: 93.9%
  • Strawberry, spinach, star fruit, cauliflower, watermelon: 91 – 92%
  • Broccoli, grapefruit, baby carrots, cantaloupe: 90 – 91%

Now that you understand the importance of internal hydration for healthy skin and hair, let’s talk about external factors! Beautiful hair takes work. In order to achieve the locks of your dreams, be mindful of the products you use on your hair, how you style your hair, and daily factors that may impact your hair’s moisture levels. Try these hair hydration tips!

 

Yarok’s Hair Hydration Tips

 

Moisturize with Shampoo and Conditioner: 

Use a moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner Formula (we just so happen to know the best formula around… Yarok’s Feed Your Moisture!) Our Feed Your Moisture products are made with ingredients like Argan, Coconut and Hemp Seed Oil to nourish and hydrate your hair with earth's most nourishing ingredients. 

 

Heat Protection:

Protect your hair from the heat when washing and styling (avoid excess use of blow dryers or hot styling tools, and beware of hot water when washing) If you are using hot styling tools, use a heat protectant like 

 

Cover Up!

Planning on spending extra time outside? Wear a hat to avoid excess sun exposure! To ensure your hair receives the ultimate protection, apply Yarok's Feed Your Sunshine Hair Serum to protect your hair from the damaging effects of the sun. 

 

Leave in Conditioner:

Treat your hair with Yarok’s Feed Your Ends. This leave-in conditioner and heat protector is made with jojoba oil and beetroot water to moisturize hair & scalp, while ingredients like Jojoba and Primrose condition and nourish. Use on wet to detangle or dry hair to revive dry ends!

 

Hydrate

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate ... did we mention, hydrate? Make sure you're meeting your daily hydration needs

 

Hair Treatment

Give your hair a spa day! Yarok’s Feed Your Moisture Masque  made with Organic Coco Crème, Aloe Vera Gel and Fresh Wild Harvested Seaweed Extract is the perfect deep conditioning mask to restore dry, damaged hair and lock in moisture. To achieve ultra hydrated locks, use twice per week.

 

Schedule a Regular Trim

Ohh the importance of hair maintenance! It’s time to actually listen to your stylist and schedule the trim you know you’re overdue for. By keeping up with your hair maintenance, you help encourage new hair growth by trimming away split ends and dead hair.

 

Healthy Diet 

Eat a nutrient rich diet. Yes, when you nourish your body, you nourish your hair! Want to know the best foods for healthy hair? Read our blog: Hair Nutrition 101 to learn more

 

Let's Get Personal... 

Do you want to have products recommended specifically for you? Do you need a personal touch? Schedule a one-on-one consultation (via video call or in person at our Yarok SOHO storefront) with Yarok founder and Celebrity Stylist Mordechai Alvow! 

 To book a 15 minute consultation or learn more, email orders@yarokhair.com

 

References:
1. The National Academies Press. (2005). Dietary Reference Intakes for Water, Potassium, Sodium, Chloride, and Sulfate. https://www.nap.edu/read/10925/chapter/6#74
2. Roy, Brad A. Ph.D., FACSM, FACHE Exercise and Fluid Replacement: Brought to you by the American College of Sports Medicine www.acsm.org, ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal: July/August 2013 - Volume 17 - Issue 4 - p 3 doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e318296bc4b




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