We’ve all probably had conversations about poor water quality and how it affects our hair and skin. A lot of research has been done globally on the effects of poor water on your hair and skin. These studies confirm that Chlorine and hard water are among the leading causes for hair loss, dry-skin, rashes and other dermatological conditions. We have only tried and changed our hair and skin care products.
But, what good are your shampoos and conditioners, when the water itself is bad?
Every time you shower, your hair and skin meet their worst enemies – chlorine and hard-water. Dermal absorption of Chlorine draws away moisture and oil naturally formed by skin cells. Hard-water salts block the pores in your skin, cutting off essential nourishment and moisture, leading to hair-fall, acne, and other dermatological complications.
Chlorine and hard water salts are among the leading causes for hair-loss. Chlorine draws away moisture from your skin and scalp leading to dryness, thinning, breakage and loss of hair. A 15-minute shower can absorb 40% more chlorine into your body than drinking 2 litres of the same water. This is because when you shower, heat opens your pores and allows the chlorine to seep into your skin – a process known as dermal absorption.
Why Is Hard Water not good For Your Hair?
Hard water contains minerals build up and weaken your hair. A couple of these are:
- Calcium: Makes the scalp flaky
- Magnesium: Takes away moisture and lustre from hair
- Iron: Makes hair brittle and causes split ends
What is The Result Of Hair damage From Hard Water?
- Hair loss
- Split ends
- Frizzy, unmanageable long hair
- Skin rashes, in certain cases even Eczema.
Can hard water cause hair fall?
A common cause of excessive hair fall that many people are unaware of is using hard water. The excessive amount of calcium and magnesium present in hard water lead to dandruff, dryness and hair loss. Hard water destroys the hair follicles making them dry, frizzy, and brittle leading to hair breakage and hair loss.
Ways To Tackle Hard Water Hair Loss?
- Use a Shower Filter For Hard Water-Recommended
- I personally recommend the water science It’s the cheapest, most cost effective way and has added health benefits apart from just reducing the effect of hard water.
There are many other ways like using structured water or salt therapy which reduces the hardness to some extent. however in today’s busy schedule no one has time to go for salt therapy.
you can also try clarifying hard water shampoo which prevents mineral or product buildup from creating problems like dryness, dandruff, and frizziness. Most clarifying shampoos contain Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) which helps to get rid of built-up mineral deposits in the hair.
let us know you views in comments below if you use any innovative solution for softening the hard water for bathing.