Is your beautiful hair color losing its tones? Or maybe you’re hair has been quickly becoming dry and damaged. If you’ve tried all types of hair products and you find that nothing is restoring your hair’s health and shine you could be dealing with a much bigger issue. Believe it or not, hard water is a commonly overlooked issue that can have a major impact on how your hair looks and feel.
What Is Hard Water?
More than eighty percent of the homes in the country have hard water. While hard water is safe for consumption it can be present problems for your skin, hair, and scalp. Hard water is water that has a high mineral content due to minerals like calcium and magnesium accumulating during the cycle. It typically develops when the water supply deposits through limestone and chalk.
How Hard Water Affect Your Hair
There is no evidence that hard water can be harmful to one’s health but you’ll more than likely notice that your hair feels different when you wash your hair in it. Often, the minerals in hard water mix in with the products you use to wash your hair and it leaves behind a salt based film. This film can be detrimental to the health of your hair because it blocks conditioner from penetrating your hair follicles. This leaves your hair feeling dry, dull and more susceptible to breakage. Over time breakage can lead to thinning.
The mineral build up in hard water also interferes with color treated hair. The ion deposits from the calcium salts alter the hair color.
What should you do if your hair has become damaged by hard water?
How to Save Your Hair From Hard Water
Applying a water filter to your shower head or sink is the easiest and simplest solution to preventing hard water from damaging your hair. A filter can greatly reduce limescale, chlorine and other harsh chemicals.
Using a clarifying shampoo on your wash days also help combat the minerals from building up in your hair. Clarifying shampoo thoroughly cleans your tresses and adds shine and body. If your hair has been feeling dry consider using our hair growth oil for added moisture.
Be sure to stick with a consistent hair care regimen that includes hair vitamin. Hair Intensity’s hair vitamins are formulated with the nutrients your hair needs to grow strong and healthy.