Hard Water & Your Hair



Water is known to be the best moisturizer for your hair and a needed necessity on your healthy hair journey. However, not all water may be good for your hair. I’m sure your’e thinking, “That does not even make sense, it’s just water.” Well, depending on where you live, you may experience the effects of hard water.

So What is Hard water?

Hard water contains high mineral deposits which can be seen with limestone deposits. The term “hard water” goes to describe how high the mineral content is in the water.

Quickest way to see if you have hard water in your area is to check your dishes and see if water spots are present.  Another telltale sign, is that you may notice your laundry feels itchy after washing and colors will appear less vibrant.

As you wash your hair with water that is hard, a high concentration of the minerals can be damaging to the hair.  You may notice your hair feeling dry and tangled no matter how much conditioner or deep conditioning you do.

If you are is affected by hard water in your area, here are some solutions to help minimize the harsh effects it has on your hair.

Water Filters

Water filters are known to soften the water and provide great effects for both your skin and hair. Best part is, any water filter is pretty cost efficient. They can be purchased from your local home improvement store or online at amazon. Personally, I bought mine recently online and it has worked wonders and was very easy to install.

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Chelating Shampoo

Using this type of shampoo helps with water that is hard as well. This shampoo alone works to help remove the hard mineral deposits that are on  your hair. Here are some great brands to try:

  1. Mizani Phormula-7 Neutralizing & Chelating Shampoo
  2. Malibu C Wellness Shampoo
  3. Ion Shampoo

Do you live in an area where the water is hard? What do you do to soften your water?

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Hi, my name is Erickah and I am the founder of Audacity to be You(nique). I have been on my hair journey since 2009, and what a ride it has been. My hair has been through many stages of relaxed, transitioning, to where I am currently - Natural. Being confident in your own skin is the message I like to promote. Ultimately, we should all love being you(nique).

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