We’re definitely familiar with hair damage that comes from heat styling and the over processing of color. But what about the damage that can come from the water in your home? If you’re noticing that your color is fading fast or your hair won’t hold any moisture, it might be time to find a solution.
Hard Water vs. Soft Water
There are two different types of water, hard and soft. What type of water you have depends on if it has mineral deposits. Most of the US lives in hard water terrority (Southern California, Texas, Arizona) where there is a large amount of calcium or magnesium. You can find the softest water, where there is a lot of sodium, in New England, the Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii.
Water affects hair types differently. If you have damaged or coarse hair, soft water will work wonders on your locks. If you have fine or oily hair, hard water will help.
Water and Your Hair Color
Both types of water can affect your hair color. Due to a large number of minerals in hard water, it can cause your hair color to fade quicker and cause a brassy tone. Soft water will make your hair feel heavy and weighed down and make you feel like you need to wash your hair more. This will ultimately cause your color to fade as well. The only solution to this is to not wash your hair as often and use other substitutes like dry shampoo and color enhancing treatments.
What’s the Solution
To achieve your idea of “perfect hair,” you have to first recognize what kind of water you have and how it affects your hair type. If you have hard water you might want to only wash your hair when totally necessary. If you have soft water, you might want to skip the conditioner in your hair every once in a while. We also recommend investing in a shower head filter that can remove damaging minerals.
Has water ever affected your hair? Let us know in the comments below!