If your city has subpar water, you might be wondering how to deal with hard water on curly hair. Hard water isn’t necessarily bad for your health, although some experts claim that it can contribute to kidney stones.
Rather, it’s horrendous for performing tasks like washing your hair and face, doing laundry, and cleaning. Basically, all cleansing tasks.
Fortunately, it’s easy to make a comeback from hard water on bathroom fixtures and clothing. It won’t permanently wreck your new shirt.
Getting rid of calcium on hair, however… that’s another problem.
In this post, you’ll find out about hard water and some ways you can prevent or counteract the damage that hard water does to hair. If you want to know how to avoid breakage and hard water damage, read on!
Hard water is the common term for water that has a high mineral content. Minerals are necessary for the human body, but too many minerals can cause buildup in your home’s water pipes.
For most hard water cities, the minerals are calcium and magnesium, and they come from limestone and chalk deposits.
When water passes through the pipe, the buildup leaches into the water. This buildup causes the water to become hard, and makes it difficult to do everyday tasks, like washing your hair, body, clothing, dishes and shower doors.
Every city has a different level of mineral content, and some are much worse than others. If you’re doing everything you can to care for your hair, and it still breaks, it’s time to look at your water.
If you’re dealing with hard water right now, you probably have the following symptoms:
If it’s still too difficult to know for sure by looking at your hair, take a quick peek at your bathroom faucets, glass, and other surfaces.
Here are some telltale signs:
If you’re in a city that has hard water, you’re going to want to save your hair from the damage the minerals can cause.
Here are some steps you can take to prevent damage on your hair:
If you have hard water and your hair is breaking, just add a couple of the above items to your regimen and watch your hair flourish.
Remember, not everybody has the same water. A friend who lives in the next town over might think you’re overreacting because she doesn’t have a water issue at all.
And you might be seen as being a little eccentric for wanting to use bottled water on your hair. But if it helps give you long and healthy strands, then who cares what others think? It’s your hair, and you’re the one managing it!
I hope these methods for dealing with hard water on curly hair work for you. If you want to add some extra oomph into your hair care regimen, you need to come to my hair masterclass!