Dry Hair and Hard WaterAugust 21, 2020
Are you struggling with dry, brittle hair?
You’ve tried new shampoo and conditioners, added special hair treatments to your schedule, changed your diet and you even reduced the time and temperature of your shower. You have scheduled your days around trying to salvage your hair. But it is still dry, brittle, breaking and now you are even noticing that your hair color doesn’t last.
You have done everything and more to get lustrous, strong hair like you see on the commercials. But maybe it isn’t a hair product you need. Maybe it’s your water. You may very well be suffering from hard water.
Kinetico SA is the community’s leading expert in hard water solutions. We can help you understand just how much of an impact your water can have on your hair. Plus, we can provide the perfect solution to get your hair healhty again!
What is hard water?
San Antonio has some of the hardest water in the nation! The term “hard water” refers to an excess of minerals in your tap water. That is what causes white, crusty rings around faucets and water spots on your drinking glasses. Did you know it could also ruin appliances over time and build up in pipes? That is some serious stuff.
So, what do you think this is doing to your fragile hair? The high amounts of mineral content in hard water, like calcium and magnesium, can make it difficult for soaps and shampoos to dissolve. After washing your hair so many times, the buildup of leftover minerals creates a film on your locks. This is what causes your hair to become damaged. It prevents moisture from getting to your hair and results in dry, tangled and dull hair.
The Effects of Hard Water on Hair
If your hair is feeling dull and dehydrated, it’s likely that hard water could be the culprit. Hard water can also lead to hair issues like a dry and itchy scalp, hair thinning and hair loss. If your hair is color-treated, the mix of chemicals and hard water can lead to warped hair tones and color fade. Damage to your hair is unfortunate – but not irreversible. There are some remedies to fixing your locks.
Dry Hair Remedies
If you have hard water, there are ways to save your hair with demineralizing shampoos and hair clarifiers. These types of hair rinsing agents remove the buildup of products that hard water can’t. Shower filters can also serve as an alternative to water softeners, which reduce limescale and chlorine from hard water. Some people even consider collecting rainwater to rinse your hair, but that would make hair washing quite a chore.
The easiest way to deal with hard water hair is to fix the water itself. The long-term solution would be to install a water softener. Water softeners reduce the mineral content throughout your home’s water supply. An efficient water softener will save both your hair and your electricity bill.
Kinetico Water Softeners
Due to the incredibly hard water in south Texas, Kinetico specializes in products to help homeowners in San Antonio and the Hill Country. Kinetico systems use the kinetic force of moving water for power without electricity. This reliable technology runs quietly and efficiently to help your home and your hair.
Getting the right water softening system for your home is easy when you deal with the experts. Contact Kinetico today for a water evaluation and a long-term solution for all your hard water problems.