Water is the ultimate hair moisturizer, and when your hair is freshly washed, conditioned and detangled it’s a good practice to spray your hair with a water based moisturizer before adding heavier cream based styling products, to seal in all that moisture.
Certain hairstyles help you to retain moisture even on dry hair, and may only need water to upkeep the style – think plaits, twists and pinned up-do’s in the summer. The inner core of your hair may retain some moisture when you do these styles on wet or damp hair, and a little spritz to the exterior will easily refresh the style.
My relaxed and straight-styled sisters, water is your friend too – just not when externally applied to the hair. Make sure you’re drinking enough to give your hair and body the internal moisture it needs. Use light, creamy hair products where water is the first ingredient to add and seal in that external moisture.