Why the water you wash your hair in matters
There is nothing like the sensation of relaxing into a deep, hot bubble bath.
But did you know that the water in your tub might be the cause of your bad hair days? This time we’re here to make a splash by giving you the lowdown on the impact that hard water has on your barnet.
Read on to find out more about how the water you wash your hair affects your hair.
Tap water contains chemicals like calcium carbonate (which can create horrid odours), impurities and sediment. This is what can make the water you are drinking unpleasant to drink.
These are what make the water ‘hard’ and cause limescale build-ups and other damage to your household appliances.
We know the damage that the chemicals and impurities in tap water cause to items like your kettle and washing machine.
So, it isn’t surprising that we have now put 2 and 2 together to realise that tap water could be damaging our hair as well.
Alternatives to the tap
While Sam McKnight advocates using mineral water instead because hard water, “Makes [hair] appear both brittle and dull, we recognise that this is quite a costly way to keep clean. Mind you using mineral water is a lot cheaper than washing your hair in champagne, which is what Oscar Blandi promoted in 2014. The results are in on washing your hair in champagne and it is said to be incredible.
However, that is a very costly and wasteful habit. Whereas simply washing your hair with filtered water will give your hair some help when it comes to looking its best.
No champagne showers
Hard water hair is often dry and straw-like due to excess minerals in your tap water sticking to your hair. There’s been a lot of research into this topic with Trichologist Dr Bessam Farjo confirming that tap water is bad for your hair and the health of your scalp.
He has said that “There’s certainly evidence that shows environmental pollutants, including toxins such as free radicals found in hard tap water, will make susceptible hairs fall out more quickly.”
People who have tested the theory about hard water being bad for your hair have all been incredibly impressed by the results – whether they have been rinsing their hair in mineral water or champagne.
The good news is that Total Soft Water can help you save money on making your hair look brilliant without resorting to champagne or bottled water.
By having one of our water filters fitted to your taps you will purify the water coming into your home. We have a wide range of water purifiers available.
All of our water filters remove the nasties that can come out of the tap along with your water – meaning that your locks will soon be living their best life.
For help on the best water purifier for you and your mane call Total Soft Water on 01462 455772 today.
We are always on hand to discuss any issues relating to your home’s water.
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