Posted by Alexandria Carroll on May 22nd 2017
How is that possible, right? Well, we are always damaging our hair, whether it is bleaching and heat tools, but how do you explain the dullness, fade, dehydration and limpness of your hair! Well the answer is your water supply. So what does your water supply have to do with your hair? Well you need water to wash out your hair, and hard water actually makes it harder to wash out your hair.
According to Health Guidance’s website, about 85% of residents in the United States have to wash their hair in hard water. Hard water makes hair harder to control no matter what hair products you use. This makes your hair less manageable which means it will need to be washed more. According to Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve website, each hair shaft is made up of little scales, very similar to shingles on a roof. These little scales tend to stand up due to hard water. When they are standing up it actually makes your hair feel very rough and very tangly. When your hair is both tangly and rough, the soap doesn’t wash out that great. Soap actually reacts with the excess minerals to form calcium or magnesium salts, which make the rinse less effective in your hair. Calcium and magnesium are not soluble in water which can leave the soap film in your hair. So in other words you are not completely rinsing out the soap from your hair. Your hair will get completely different results when the water is soft because it leaves far less insoluble deposits on the hair.
Minerals and their Effects
Calcium makes your hair seem heavy. It is also hard to rinse out, which is why scalps often seem flaky. The flakes are actually calcium slowly becoming unstuck from your scalp.
Iron leave your hair feeling brittle and dry. This is when split ends appear. This requires a lot more maintenance on your hair, because you are now trimming it more.
Discoloration comes from copper, which stripes the color from your hair.
Magnesium seems to combine all the problems of the others. It leaves your hair feeling dry and takes away the shine.
What Treatment to Use
There are many treatments that could be used on your hair, and many claim to work! Instead of hassling with trying to figure out which product works best with your hair, why not eliminate the problem all together? It only takes a few hours maybe less to install a whole house water softener system depending on if you home is pre plumbed for it!
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