The #1 Solution for Hard Water Hair Troubles – Kira the Cat

The #1 Solution for Hard Water Hair Troubles

Let's explore how water hardness in Australia can affect our hair health.

Shower head with hard water residuos
Hard water is water that contains high levels of minerals, particularly calcium carbonate and magnesium sulfate. While hard water doesn't pose any adverse health impacts, it can have noticeable effects on our hair:

  1. Difficult to Manage Hair: Hard water can make your hair more challenging to manage. It causes tangles and makes styling harder.
  2. Scalp Irritation: The minerals in hard water can irritate your scalp, leading to itching, flaking, and dandruff.
  3. Fading Hair Color: If you dye your hair, hard water can cause your hair color to fade more quickly.
  4. Heavy and Greasy Feel: Mineral build-up from hard water can make your hair feel heavy and greasy.
  5. Hair Strength and Breakage: According to an NCBI study, hard water decreases hair strength and increases hair breakage. When comparing hair treated with hard water versus deionized water (hard water with minerals removed), the texture of the hair is affected.
  6. Thinning Hair and Hair Loss: If not addressed early, the effects of hard water can lead to thinning hair on the crown and eventually contribute to hair loss.

Dealing with Hard Water

Dry Hair, trying to be combed

To protect your hair from the impact of hard water:

1. Clarifying Shampoos: Use clarifying shampoos occasionally to remove mineral buildup from your hair.

2. Deep Conditioning Treatments: Regular deep conditioning treatments can help maintain healthy hair despite exposure to hard water.

3. Filtered Shower heads: Invest in a filtered showerhead that reduces mineral deposits on your scalp and hair. Shop you shower filter here

Remember that while hard water may not directly harm your health, it's essential to be aware of its effects on your hair and take steps to mitigate them.