#3. Use coconut water to hydrate your hair. Be sure to use coconut water that has no added flavors or preservatives and that preferably has not been pasteurized and is not from concentrate. Raw coconut water is best – but if it’s not available, be sure to closely examine your ingredient lists. Coconut water that is closest to its natural state (limited processing) has a ph of 5, which is pretty ideal for curly hair, which has a ph of 5.5. Don’t forget the amino acids and nutrients that exist in this amazing liquid that is frequently used by sports players/workout enthusiasts to hydrate their systems after intense physical exertion; it’s a perfect choice for hydrating hair, too.