Top of Mind
By Crown Affair
What’s one of the best things you can do to keep your body, skin, and hair it’s healthiest? Stay hydrated. Water makes up more than half of the human body, and plays such a crucial role in your overall health. To put the importance of hydration into perspective, consider this - humans can survive up to six weeks without food, but we can only live for one week without water.
Water is the main property in our blood, carrying nutrients to our cells and organs, and it’s key to cleansing our system. Water is essential to the functioning of all five senses, it helps us get enough oxygen to breathe, and regulates our body temperature. Hydration helps us keep our moods in-check and maintain steady energy levels. On the other hand, dehydration leads to improper bodily function which can cause rapid breathing, shock, dizziness, and even confusion. When you’re dehydrated, your body will naturally redirect moisture to other vital functions, compromising your hair’s hydration. This lack of moisture can impede hair growth and cause your strands to become brittle, frail, or develop split ends.
Hydration is paramount to our well-being. Beyond drinking water, you can also eat water-rich foods such as watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, and lettuce. If you’re recovering from a virus or just did an intense workout, your body needs to replenish electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and chloride. We encourage you to integrate a hydration practice into your daily rituals. Start your mornings off by swapping your caffeinated coffee for a decaffeinated alternative. Enjoy a fresh salad of vegetables packed with high water content. Purchase a high-quality, reusable water bottle that you can easily bring along with you as you move through your day. Wind down in the evening with a cup of hot water and freshly squeezed lemon.
Mark Adams, Glass of Water (1979)