How Does Hard Water Damage Hair?

Posted by Pam Brauer on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 3:33pm.


Hard water makes the scales stand up on your single strand of hair, looking jagged and unsmooth under a microscope, this causes your hair to feel rough and tangled. Therefore, making it more difficult to completely rinse out all of the soap. Not to mention the soap is less effective in very hard water because it reacts with the excess minerals to form calcium or magnesium salts.

How Can We Prevent/ Treat this? 


Shampoo & Conditioner 

A clarifying shampoo works WONDERS. After one use it strips the build up of minerals, soap scum, and other hair product build up like hair spray, shine spray, serums and detanglers.


Using a shampoo and conditioner that is designed for hard water will help prevent these scummy build ups and keep your hair in it’s deserving healthy, soft, and shiny condition

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

Total hair detox! Shampoo as you normally would, rinse, then douse hair in apple cider vinegar combined with distilled water. Let it sit for a few minutes then rinse, then condition! This will improve your hairs bounce and shine!


Restore hydration! Simply Apply a dime sized to damp hair post-shower, you can apply either to your ends or all over but be mindful not to overdo it near your roots or you’ll create unwanted greasiness.

TIP: Do not style your hair with excessive heat after applying oils, Blow drying on a low heat is safe, but REMEMBER the oils will heat up your hair TEN times quicker than it would without it. So please, don’t deep fry your hair!



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