What to Do About Hard Water Buildup in Hair

Do you wash your hair endlessly only to find that you can’t remove hard water hair buildup? It often impacts the texture, weight, and overall manageability of your hair. Even worse, it doesn’t seem to get any better with clarifying shampoos and treatments. If this sounds familiar, you may have a hard water issue. Don’t stress, though, because Indy Soft Water provides tips for what to do about hard water buildup in hair in this post.

What to Do About Hard Water Buildup in Hair

What’s in a Name?

Why do they call it hard water, anyway? Hard water has magnesium and calcium in it. These elements are the culprits behind hard water build-up that occurs in sinks, shower walls, glass doors, and you guessed it—hair. You also see these mineral remnants on dishes, especially glass. It’s often hard water that causes the spots and calcium deposits on drinking glasses in the dishwasher. They can even impact clothes.

Hard Water Hair Buildup

People with hard water often feel the biggest impact on their har. When you consider that hard water leaves mineral deposits that you can see and feel on other objects, you can imagine what they do to hair. Specifically, hair often feels like it has a residue, it feels heavier and is less manageable. Over time, it can cause hair damage. It also impacts soap’s ability to lather and clean the body.

How To Address Hard Water 

There are several things you can do to address hard water and its impact on your hair. First, you can purchase a shower head that contains a filter. Showerhead filters are designed to block minerals and other elements from passing through. Instead, they allow cleaner water to pass through, which is much better for your shower, skin, and hair. 

If you’re concerned about hard water’s impact on everyone in the home, as well as bathroom fixtures, dishes, clothing, and more, we suggest getting a water softener. Today’s options include high-efficiency models and whole house water softeners. You can even rent a water softener for a while to decide what method works best for you and your home. 

To address hard water buildup in your hair, you can concoct a home remedy made of one teaspoon apple cider vinegar mixed with one cup of water. After shampooing, pour the mixture over your hair and massage it into your hair and scalp. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes before rinsing. The acidity of the apple cider vinegar helps to break down and dissolve the mineral compounds that leave hair feeling greasy. 

Get Rid of Hard Water for Good

You don’t have to compromise when it comes to your hair, your home appliances, or your health. Indy Soft Water specializes in soft water and home water treatment options for families all over Fishers, Carmel, and all of Hamilton County. Give us a call at (317) 228-9822 to speak to a professional or contact us online.

Source: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/beauty/a33436521/hard-water-hair-effects/