W A T E R
Water is the number one moisturizer for Natural Hair. It is essential to the health and well-being of it. Natural hair LOVES it. It CRAVES it. Despite this necessity there are many black women who almost run from it.
When I was relaxed it was a well known fact even at my tender age of thirteen that water was the big bad enemy. You wore a shower cap in the shower and in the tub. You wore swim caps the minimal times you went to an actual pool or water park. You ducked, dodged, all out ran your ass out of the rain because you didn’t want your hair to ‘turn’. Being relaxed as opposed to pressing helped, but who wanted to have to wash, roll your hair and then sit under a dryer for an hour? Water made our hair time consuming and a real headache. We couldn’t have been more wrong.
My hair has water ran through it about five or six times a week. I can’t get enough of it. I can get away with second day hair by spraying a little water on it. I wouldn’t have been able to survive first going Natural if I hadn’t used water to help moisturize my hair throughout the day. Not sure if I was battling dryness initially but whatever the issue, water aided in keeping my hair healthy and beautiful. It refreshes my hair and as my hair drinks in that binary compound it smiles back at me by curls springing back into action with softness.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I am well aware of all the other nutrients and oils our Natural hair needs, but one cannot give enough credit to the healthiness of our hair due to the first basic compound necessary when a black woman decides to become Natural…..WATER.
I raise my glass to you water as your raise my Natural hair to an elevation I never knew I could achieve.
Keep water in your hair’s diet Naturals,