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Is My Shower Damaging My Hair?

Shower Head with Hard Water

Have you noticed changes in your hair’s condition? Does your hair feel a certain way after you’ve washed it? You may think the issues you are having with your hair is due to your current hair care routine, but it is also essential to consider that it could be your water.

Hard water can wreak havoc on your hair, making it more likely to tangle, harder to style, dryer, and can also cause your dyed hair color to fade quicker due to mineral build-up.

What is Hard Water?

One of the most significant signs that you have hard water is soap scum build-up and white filmy mineral deposits on your faucet and showerhead. Hard water is when there are high levels of magnesium and calcium. Hard water doesn’t only affect your shower, skin, and hair, but it can also lead to scaly build-up in appliances such as your coffeemaker, dishwasher, and sink.

Soft Water Can Also Cause Issues

If you don’t have a build-up, but your water has a salty taste, you may have soft water. Butler customers could be having soft water issues due to a natural occurrence or because they have a water softener installed in their homes.

Although soft water doesn’t affect your hair as hard water does, it can present its own set of issues. With soft water, it can be more challenging to cleanse hair of hairspray, styling, products, and other build-up on the scalp. This can weigh the hair down and make it feel greasy.

Ways You Can Help Your Hair

If you have hard water, you can try using a clarifying shampoo once a month and also apply conditioner to your dry hair before it gets wets to help protect it. You may also consider purchasing a water filter for your shower or using natural rinses like apple cider vinegar.

Another great way to help combat hard water is to have a whole-house water softener to resolve the issue. At Aqua Solutions, we specialize in water softeners for out Butler customers, to help them filter out the calcium, magnesium, and small traces of iron from your water.

Contact us today to learn more about our water softener services.

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