Black hair tends to be drier, therefore it craves water. Extra moisture can be added into the hair by washing the hair and using water-based hair products. It is water that helps to moisturise the hair and minimise breakage and damage to the hair. Moisture is essential to any healthy hair regimen and for length retention. A good way to maintain adequate moisture levels can be done by washing, deep conditioning and using water-based hair products on a consistent basis.