Is your hair rough even after applying a strong conditioner? If you crave silky curls or straights, the answer may be in your water, not the product you use. Taking a shower in hard or soft water can make all the difference.
How to get Soft Water for caring may Hair?
Soft water and hair:
In India and around the world many households use hard water. Water in the hills and adjoining areas is particularly hard due to its high mineral content. In these areas, the erosion of rocks due to rivers adds calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. This increases the levels of calcium and magnesium in the water supply, making it more difficult.
Hard water dries hair. Soft water does not have this drying effect.
In other words, moving from a place with hard water to a place with soft water will soften the hair after washing. But this is not possible that you move out of area just because of hardness of water.
Hard water dries hair:
Many people find that hair when washed with hard water, they look strangely greasy and supple, but the roots are coarse and dry. This is because the calcium and magnesium contained in hard water accumulate in the roots and scalp when washing hair. These minerals form a coating on the hair shaft and prevent shampoos and conditioners from penetrating the hair cuticle.
Laundry detergent is also attacked by hard water as it prevents it from producing the thick foam needed to completely clean the hair. The roots of your hair becomes dry and brittle, and the body of your hair accumulates natural oils that make them greasy. Styling is also an issue if your hair is clogged with minerals from hard water. If you use a straightener or curling iron, they may not work so well.
Expensive products cannot solve the problem:
Many people buy expensive products such as clear shampoo to counter the effects of hard water. With these products, excess oil can clog your hair as minerals build up from hard water and your hair can no longer absorb shampoos and conditioners. After that, the hair becomes dull and loses its natural and healthy glow.
One suggestion was to rinse the hair with bottled water or rainwater after washing the hair. This is not a long-term solution as it can be very costly and time consuming. The use of bottled water also means a significant amount of waste from PET bottles.
How to Soften Hard Water for Shampoo?
If you live in an area with hard water, it seems that you have no choice but to live with the harmful effects it has on your hair- But how to soften hard water to wash your hair?
A water softener removes the minerals that hardens the surrounding water. Ion exchange resins combine calcium and magnesium, leaving pure soft water in your home. Soft water changes the texture of hair by removing calcium from the water supply, making it soft and shiny. Soft water also saves money, as shampoos and conditioners create richer, thicker foam. This makes it easier to clean the hair follicles when washing, reducing the number of products used. Water softeners help remove harsh minerals from the water supply and improve the softness of hair and skin.
Book a demo with one of our experts today at Netsol Water to find out in details about the working of Water Softeners.