Dealing With Hair Issues Caused By Hard Water

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Even if your home's tap water is safe for drinking, cooking, and washing it can still pose problems for your appliances, clothes, and even your skin. When the water in your area is hard, meaning it has high levels of magnesium and calcium, mineral buildup can cause your appliances to work less efficiently and also result in dingy-looking clothes. In addition, the hard water may impact the health of your hair. The following primer can help you detect the signs of hair issues caused by hard water and how to remedy the problems.

Hard Water Hair Issues

If you have always had healthy hair but then move to an area with hard water, you will begin to notice changes in how your mane looks and feels. Hard water will cause mineral deposits to build up on your hair that are not easy to remove. This makes hair harder to manage and leads to a myriad of issues including:

  • Dryness and dullness

  • Split ends

  • Tangles and knots

  • Frizziness

  • Dandruff

  • Eczema

These issues may cause your hair to break off. Your hair will also seem to grow at a slower rate because the breakage will prevent you from retaining length.

The best way to nip these issues in the bud is to simply call a water softener installation company for help. However, until you have a water purification system installed, there are other ways to help your hair regain its health.

Use a clarifying shampoo to help remove and prevent mineral build up when you wash your hair. This type of shampoo will completely strip the minerals from your strands. However, clarifying shampoos also deplete your hair of moisture so follow your wash with a moisturizing deep conditioner or some type of hydrating hair masque.

You can also use a homemade apple cider vinegar rinse to remove mineral build up from your hair. Simply make a mixture of 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water to rinse your hair after you use shampoo.

Regardless of the technique you use to clarify and condition your hair, you should also follow up the treatment with a leave in conditioner to help seal the moisture in your hair and give your tresses some shine.

Home Water Supply Solutions

Using clarifying shampoos and rinses should only be temporary solutions for your hair problems caused by hard water. For a long term remedy, you should have water filters installed on your faucets or invest in a whole house filtration system. The solution you choose will depend on your budget and the quality of your tap water.

The water purification company can test your water quality for you and use the results to help you determine what type of filtration system is best for your situation. For more information about water filtration, contact companies like Water-Pro.

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