Water isn’t the same everywhere. In some areas the water supplied is hard. Hard water isn’t good for your hairs. It causes dry hairs, scalp-flaking, breakage and hair fall issues. And in such situation, no amount of conditioners or styling sprays can rescue you, as the root of the problem lies in your tap water. In fact, it tastes weird too.
What is hard water?
Hard water is something which has extremely high mineral content. It contains a high concentration of calcium, magnesium sometimes even bicarbonates and sulphates. Although it’s not considered as harmful for your health. But similarly, it can cause serious problems with your hair.
This happens because the water seeps through soil and rocks that are high in mineral content. You can determine hardwater by seeing how it responds to soap. If you need too much soap for it to lather, then the water is hard.
How it affects your hair
Hard water targets the hair shaft and makes the scale of the shaft stand up. The minerals present in the water weigh the hair down cause breakage.
Here are some ways to repair your hair from hard water
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
The acidity of the vinegar works to remove the buildup and balances the sebum secretion making it fresh, soft and shiny. It also balances the PH of your hair, smoothes down cuticles and leaves your hair soft and silky.
All you need is mix 1/2 a cup of apple cider vinegar with a 1 cup of freshwater and mix well. Then rinse your hair, using this mixture and wash it off with lukewarm water. In this way, vinegar can repair your hair from hard water.
A shower filter is a cheaper alternative to the water softener. It can considerably reduce limescale, chlorine, and many other chemicals from hard water. There are many different types of shower filter that you can attach to your shower unit.
Therefore, you can save your hair from hard water by using shower filter.
The most effective remedy for your hairs is using a natural clarifying shampoo. You can choose reetha or shikakai hair cleanser for your hairs. This all natural shampoo not only cleanses your scalp but also adds shine and bounce to the hairs.
Market bought shampoos can be harsh on your hairs, because of its chemical content. So while buying shampoo choose products with naturals and safer ingredients.
Giving your hair a boost of hydration is extremely necessary while repairing hard-water hair damage. Because it sucks the moisture out of your hair and no amount of hydrating shampoo or conditioner can retain back that hydration.
On the other hand, argan oil restores and adds moisture to the hairs. Just a add few drops on your hair or on the scalp. Just make sure you choose pure argan oil and not argan-infused oils.
So these were some ways to save your hair.