You have your haircare regiment down to a science. You found your holy grail of products. But, no matter how many times you wash, your hair is dull and lifeless. The problem might not be your regiment… it could be the water. Hard water hair damage is something you might not be aware of.
WHAT'S IN OUR WATER?
You probably heard the news about lead in water and other pollutants. Unfortunately, our water infrastructure is aging. Because of this, even water from the purest springs end up leaching contaminants from those pipes as they come up into our faucets. I know what you're thinking and yes, there are things you can do to help minimize your exposure to these sediments. Hard water hair damage is no joke.
Using pure clean water would be a luxury for most of us curlies. But, I am not a Kardashian, therefore I don't have a team to keep my hair looking great. Because I am a normal person, I need to find a simple solution. Before I tell you about this nifty gadget I found, I’d like to first explore hard water a little bit and how it affects our hair.
HARD WATER - HAIR DAMAGE?
First of all, hard water is simply water that is hard to deal with. Now, this is important...a simple trick to know that you have hard water is by looking at your shower head. For example, if it gets clogged up, then most likely it’s the minerals in the water. So, according to the website how-to-purify-water.com, A geological survey of the US considers more than 85% of our water to be hard water with levels varying according to your area. Therefore, unfiltered well water is the worst because it contains all of the sediments and minerals from below the ground. (No this isn’t like a mineral spa.)
To sum up, the result of hard water hair damage is hair that ends up being dull looking , shampoo that is hard to lather and dry skin. And now you're thinking, what your water consists of....find out what kind of water is in your town here.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
I am a solutions kind of girl, rather than taking this information lightly, I decided I needed to do some digging and find out what I can do at home for a nominal cost. After much research, I learned all about a shower filter. These filters come in various forms of the filter itself, from those that you mount your own shower head too, to a shower head filter in one. I have the the filter which I use with my own shower head.
After easily mounting the filter to my shower head, I started to notice a difference in my skin and hair. Because I always want great hair, I basically take them everywhere I live, no matter the town.
Do you live where there is hard water that can cause hair damage? Do you have a shower filter? Let us know in the comments.