Factual or Mythical Series: Water and Washing of Hair regularly dries out the Hair

That’s a myth. Water is the ultimate moisturizer. Our hair loves water. It’s our hair’s best friend.

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Have you heard about the new trend in the natural hair community? The water-only washing (WOW) method? I’ve never done this method but I’ve watched a video of Naptural85 talking about her experience with this method. This method is quite straightforward. There are many other videos on YouTube that explain this process, as well as show their results with this method.

Regular washing of hair does not dry out the natural oils but instead is a great source of moisture for the hair. It assists with dryness as opposed to promoting it. The issue begins when a sealant, such as a leave-in conditioner or a natural oil is not applied after washing. As a result, the water in the hair evaporates leaving us with dry hair. For textured hair it is recommended that we wash our hair once a week but this WOW method is done every day (can you keep up with that?). Clean hair is healthy hair. Remember: Water is the only true form of moisture, if water is not present, neither is moisture. -Reign Elle

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