Have you been noticing unexplained damage, dullness, or color fading to your hair? Does it seem like you are using more shampoo and conditioner than before? It could be a clear sign that your water supply has a hard water issue. Hard water can have a negative effect on the quality of your hair. We’re here to help you understand what this means for your hair and offer some solutions!
What is Hard Water?
Hard water is defined as any type of tap water with high mineral content. The hardness of the minerals in the water can vary and usually comes from either calcium and magnesium ions or other elements such as sodium. These minerals are often called scale and can cause many problems with plumbing, clothing washing machines, dishwashers, and showers.
Hard Water Issues For Your Hair
Hard water can have a damaging effect on the quality of your hair. It is caused by minerals in the water that make the water less soluble to substances such as soap, causing them to precipitate out. The minerals react with soap to form scum that clogs pores on skin and hair follicles. This causes damage to both skin and hair follicles, leading to dry, brittle strands or discolored locks.
How Can You Fix This?
To get rid of your hard water situation, it’s essential to get a water softener installed in your home. A water softener system reduces the “hardness,” or amount of minerals in the water. A water softener typically uses sodium or potassium ions to replace calcium and magnesium ions, which creates the “hardness.” It will help make your hair and skin softer. You’ll feel silky smooth and clean in no time.
Contact us For All Your Water Treatment and Filtration Needs
If you notice a strange taste in your water or contaminants, Easterday-Wilson Water Services can help. We treat countless water quality problems and eliminate common water contaminants on a daily basis. Call us at 301-831-5170 for additional information and schedule your free water evaluation today.