Not everyone is aware that the culprit behind their lackluster hair just might be from the hard water in their faucets! When I worked behind the chair, it was obvious and easy to feel hard water damage in a clients hair. Depending on the amount of build-up of minerals on the hair, it could feel crunchy, limp, or have a sort of eerie, false looking coating or shine.
The tell-tale signs of hard water hair damage is dry, dull, lifeless hair that won’t hold a curl and has lost it’s body and shine. Some women won’t realize that these things can simply be caused from their water. And, if that’s not awful enough, hard water is the culprit behind many heads of hair turning to a brassy orange, or to some sort of coppery shade that isn’t a hair color you want, believe me!
How do you know if hard water is the culprit?
I think it’s noticeable enough that something is happening to your hair, if you make a move from one residence with soft water to one with hard water or vice versa. But, the degrees of hardness or softness in the water happens on a scale, so it may take a while (or not) to notice the effects on your hair. But, in a short amount of time you’ll wonder what is happening to your hair when it won’t hold a curl or style and you’ve lost fullness, body and shine.
What can you do if hard water is ruining your hair?
The most effective answer is of course, to buy a shampoo and conditioner to help volumize and fortify you rhair. Keranique Shampoo and Keranique Volumizing conditioner is the perfect solution.
– Use it a few times over a week or so, initially. Always be sure to condition the hair after using a clarifying shampoo.
– Try (my favorite) Keranique Volumizing Lifting Spray. This is an amazing product and it’s easy to use at home. We use this and another form of the product in the salon as a treatment for volumizing and regrowing your hair. Even thinning hair.
-Try a filter attachment on your shower head. This IS an affordable way of softening your water that can be extremely helpful. I say CAN BE because it may not be as effective for all water hardness. I live in an area with hard water and this has been an easy fix for my hair. But our water is not so hard (as well water) that it would turn my hair brittle or orange. You can buy these type of screw on filters at your local hardware store for about $25 and they last for 6 months or more. Mine last 8 or 9 months before I feel my hair changing with the effects which for me it becomes dull and it’s harder to hold a style.