You’ve been blaming dust, pollution, hair care products and styling tools for the rough and frizzy condition of your hair. While all these are partly responsible, the type of water you use to clean your tresses also plays a vital role. Hard water, which is majorly supplied to most of the places in India, not only affects your skin but also damages your hair.
What is hard water, you ask? Well, water that has a high level of minerals such as magnesium and calcium is considered to be hard. It causes wear and tear on your household appliances and utensils, so imagine what it might be doing to your hair and skin. Read on to find out all the effects of hard water.
Effects of hard water
Hard water makes it difficult to produce lather and achieve a thorough rinse; this leads to product build-up on your scalp. If your scalp is not clean, it can hamper your hair growth and also cause hair loss. Frequent hair wash won’t solve this problem either. Here are some other effects of using hard water on hair:
- Hair feels lifeless, dull and straw-like
- Colour fades quickly from colour-treated hair, leading to more frequent colour treatments
- Residual shampoo on the scalp
- Hair does not feel soft and shiny even after conditioning and masking
- Hair thinning and breakage
- Hair loss that is not related to any medical condition
How to reverse the effects of hard water on hair
Installing a water softening system in your house is one way to prevent your hair, skin, appliances and utensils from getting damaged. This system ensures the minerals are eliminated from the water before the water comes in contact with your hair and skin.
Replacing your shower head with a purifying one is a more affordable and easier way to prevent yourself from the harsh effects of hard water. This water softening shower head is easily available and needs to be replaced every six months.
Clarifying shampoos are designed to remove dirt, product residue and mineral build-up from hair, leaving it soft, shiny, clean and fresh. The Tresemme Purify And Replenish Deep Cleanse Shampoo is enriched with vitamin C to clarify and smoothen your hair with every wash.