What is hard water? And what does hard water do to your hair? Here’s everything you need to know about hard water and its effects on your hair.
If your hair has been looking dull or you’ve noticed your color fading faster than usual, then it might have something to do with your shower more specifically, the hard water that’s running out of your showerhead. If you’re worried that hard water could be the culprit behind some of your hair issues, There are a few specific signs you’ll notice. Namely, that your hair looks dry after showering or that your hair color is fading quickly. Don’t be surprised if you also notice hair breakage or that your hair is difficult to lather with shampoo.
You can prevent further damage to hair by installing a filter system in your shower that will help filter out hard water minerals. A trip to the salon also never hurts. You can ask about clarifying treatments that help remove the orange and green tints that may be caused by hard water.
A solid pre shampoo also doesn’t hurt. Working as a sealant to ward off damaging hard water, pre-shampoo is great to add to any hair routine let alone one that includes rinsing in hard water.