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    Default Drinking water for healthier hair??

    Today I went to see my new French tutor and I happened to mention that I hardly drink any water (can't remember how that topic came up!) She said that she used to be the same way until a doctor said that dehydration can lead to a dry, itchy scalp because the body focuses on hydrating vital organs first and the less important areas (like the scalp) get shorted. That explanation seemed perfectly logical to me. Being a member of LHC, my mind automatically jumped to the implications this might have for hair. A dry scalp can't be good for hair growth and may even contribute to shedding! Is there any validity to this theory? I was wondering if anyone on here has experianced better hair health by drinking more water? If so, how much do you drink regularly?

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    Default Re: Drinking water for healthier hair??

    I always drink close to 2L a day, more in the hot weather. It makes no difference to my hair. My hair is always dry, grows extremely slowly & sheds a lot. I do always however have a problem free, healthy scalp.

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    Default Re: Drinking water for healthier hair??

    I don't know the specifics about hair, but drinking water is good for you in general.

    8 glasses a day, and all that. When I started drinking the right amount of water, the difference was amazing - more energy in general, my skin was fantastic, my hair did seem nicer. Of course, I've fallen off the wagon but I really should get back on it.

    I think the amount you are supposed to drink is 1.5 litres per day.
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    Remaining hydrated and balancing your electrolytes is extremely important to your overall health. And, your hair is a reflection of your health. I think it couldn't hurt you to add more water drinking to your life. Especially in summer when we all lose water from our bodies because we sweat more.


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    We need the 8 glasses of water each day because our modern food doesn't contain much water + we eat too much salt. At least that is what I've heard, raw foodies doesn't need to drink as much water.
    I drink quite a lot of water myself, otherwise I might even get a headache.

    Edit: I forgot to mention hair ^^ Yeah, overall good health leads often to healthy hair. So drinking water applies to this too.

    Lets see how long this little lump can get. Viva la natural!
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    Default Re: Drinking water for healthier hair??

    Water is needed but the impact of dry skin on hair growth I am not familiar with. Also, the eight glasses a day is a myth. Seven glasses or nine glasses isn't going to harm you. It's just a number.

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    Default Re: Drinking water for healthier hair??

    like mentioned drinking water is important for everything: for health, for skin hair and all that. I don´t like water, so I always take tea oder orange juice with water (half/half). It´s difficult for me to drink enough, but when I don´t I get headache and feel tired.

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    I'm a total believer in drinking water. (and yes, 8 glasses a day is just way too much unless you are doing a lot of sweating)
    But its like with nature. You want healthy plants/trees, you give them plenty of water. If they are hydrated enough they can fight off anything including bugs.
    Not enough water and the system shuts down and only hydrates the vital parts.

    The only time I think is ok not drinking water is if you drink lots of butter milk or regular milk. The fat usually breaks down in your body into water and calories anyway. So you get the water you need anyway. But then you really have to watch your regular calorie intake not to gain too much.

    Juice and soda give you way too much sugar so the hydration you gain from these is totally off balanced by the sugar.
    Thou small amounts of juice (the more pure the better) do have their own benefits.

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    Hasn`t helped me one bit.
    No difference in my skin, scalp, energy or hair. I wish It would though

    But I have health issues though, so I can only speak for my experience regarding increased waterintake having health issues. Should mention I have given it a looong time (years), so I know I have given it more than enough time to see any results.

    But I continue to do it out of habit.
    Stopped drinking as much as I usually do and didn`t feel any different at all. But still do it more out of habit than thirst, because I rarely get thirsty..

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    I noticed drinking 1.5 litres a day helped my hair and skin alot, shinier less dry hair.
    I need to get back into it, I just hate the taste of water. plus it's hard to drink when you're not thirsty, and to keep track.
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