If hard water can have damaging effects on household appliances, clothes and skin, imagine the damage it can have on your hair. The high amounts of mineral content in hard water, like calcium and magnesium, can make it difficult for soaps and shampoos to dissolve.
Compare that to soft water, which contains low concentrations of minerals and is a safe and effective solution to improve your water quality. Here are some tips to help heal your hair.
The Effects of Hard Water on Hair
If your hair is feeling dull and dehydrated, hard water could be the culprit. Scale is a mineral buildup from hard water that reduces the effects of shampoo and can leave behind a film on your hair. This can also lead to hair issues like a dry and itchy scalp, hair thinning and hair loss.
If your hair is color-treated, the mix of chemicals and hard water can lead to warped hair tones and color fade. Damage to your hair is unfortunate – but not irreversible. There are some remedies to fixing your locks.
Dry Hair Remedies
If you have hard water, there are ways to save your hair with demineralizing shampoos and hair clarifiers. These types of hair rinsing agents remove the buildup of products that hard water can’t. Shower filters can also serve as an alternative to water softeners, which reduce limescale and chlorine from hard water.
The long-term solution would be to install a water softener & chlorine filtration. These systems will reduce the mineral and chlorine content throughout your home’s water supply.
Water softeners do more than just help your hair and skin! Those are only a couple of the advantages of having soft water.
Because soap is more effective in soft water, you’ll need less soap and detergent when doing the dishes or washing your clothes, saving you money.
It makes general household cleaning faster and easier too as you won’t have to scrub soap scum off the shower or clean deposits left on your pots and pans.
If you’d like to know more about what a water softener can do for your home, or if you’re ready to make the change to soft water, contact us today.