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A few weeks ago I mentioned my issue with Hard Water and the effect it has been having on my hair. Since then, I swear it’s all I’ve been seeing everywhere I turn – how bad Hard Water is for your hair! (Side note, same issue with my clothes washing but I’ve sorted that with Soda Crystals!)
Here’s a quick rundown: hard water contains a bunch of minerals and it’s not good for your hair. You always hear people talking about ‘too much calcium’ in their water but there’s actually SO much more – Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Lead etc. The effects are many and varying – from dull and frizzy, to slimy and lank, even turning blonde hair green! For me it basically feels like no amount of treatments or conditioners are going to save my dull and dry hair (I don’t even mean my bleached ends, it’s on the roots too!)
So I’ve done some research and put together a list of tips and tricks to help tackle hair issues caused by Hard Water – now I just have to follow them!
Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
The amount of people who seem to live by this stuff! It seems like it can be used for just about anything. I’ve tried it for my hair and I actually noticed a difference! What I do is use a measuring cup in the shower. I shake in about 3-4 tablespoons of the vinegar and fill the rest up with water. After shampooing I pour the solution all over my scalp then massage it in. Rinse it out a few minutes later. Then apply your regular conditioner, and rinse with the same solution again.
Club Soda Rinse
Hard Water doesn’t always fully rinse shampoo and conditioner out of your hair, that’s how you can end up with hair that feels like it has product build up even though you’ve just washed it! Club Soda acts as a clarifying treatment for the hair – a rinse with Club Soda after shampooing and conditioning with leave you with perfectly soft and clean hair. And according to Dr. Oz, frizz free hair too 😉 (Jayz, take me about 30 bottles to rinse my hair)
This one is a stretch too far for me but look, if you’re desperate this one has reportedly worked for others. The low mineral quantities in bottled water make it perfect for washing hair. I mean the whole effort of this one is just too much for me though!
If your hard water is leaving mineral deposits in your hair (Blonde Hair turning green, hair feeling full of build up) then you need to be using a clarifying shampoo. If you can’t stretch to a salon brand just be sure to look for a shampoo that specifically says ‘Clarifying’ on it as I find nothing else will do!
Some highly recommended salon brands I’ve come across are the AlfaParf Purifying Shampoo and the Paul Mitchell Shampoo Two
So there you have it, those are the tips I’ve put together for anyone experiencing hair problems from hard water!
Thanks for reading! 🙂
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