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HARD WATER AND YOUR HAIR

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Water with high mineral deposits (aka “hard water”) can dry and tangle your tresses. I came across a site that gave some insightful info about hard water damage and how it makes the hair hard to manage:

What does hard water do?

  1. The calcium and magnesium in hard water coats and builds up on everything the water comes into contact with, including your hair and scalp.
  2. The buildup leaves hair coated and unmanageable, sometimes rough. The coating prevents conditioners from working directly on the hair strand.
  3. The minerals dry out the hair.

EEK! Doesn’t sound attractive huh?

But get this. Around 85% of American homes are believed to yield hard water!

So what can you do about it??

Some possible options:

1. Get a filtering unit for your shower

2. Use quality shampoos/conditioners that are highly moisturizing

3. Deep condition (get under a dryer for 10-20 minutes to maximize the treatment before washing the conditioner out of hair)

for more info check out the full article: http://naturalhair.dpsyko.net/when-water-isnt-such-a-good-thing/

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