Dry Hair and Hard Water

August 21, 2020

If hard water can have damaging effects on household appliances, clothes and skin, imagine the damage it can have on your hair. The high amounts of mineral content in hard water, like calcium and magnesium, can make it difficult for soaps and shampoos to dissolve.

Compare that to soft water, which contains low concentrations of ions and is a safe and effective solution to improve your water quality. Here are some tips to help heal your hair.

The Effects of Hard Water on Hair

If your hair is feeling dull and dehydrated, hard water could be the culprit. Scale is a mineral buildup from hard water that reduces the effects of shampoo and can leave behind a film on your hair. This 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.

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 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.

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Contact Kinetico today for a water evaluation and a long-term solution for all your hard water problems.

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