Many naturalisters living in areas with hard water seem to have experienced a lot of using hard water in their hair care routines. The very high presence of minerals in hard water causes many problems with your hair with or without your awareness.
Ordinarily, our natural hair is dry, so you can imagine adding hard water to your hair. It is important to note that the high presence of minerals in this hard water is not too healthy for our hair.
Hard Water Leads To
- Clogging the hair follicles
- Hair tangling
- Excess dry hair and scalp
- Dull hair
- Hard hair
- Dandruff and itchy scalp
- Hair breakage and thinning of hair
Tips: In this regard, softening your hard water is best advised.
How To Identify Hard Water
- Hard water prevents soaps from suds and lather
- Hard water stains glass and tiles
- Hard water leaves residues on our bathtubs and sinks.
How To Soften Hard Water
To soften hard water before use goes a long way to save our hair from so much. There are many methods to soften hard water, but one simple method is boiling the water.
After boiling hard water for a few minutes, allow cooling. In some cases, you’ll notice some lime-like or shinny rusty-like particles on the surface of the water. Scoop off the top layers to eliminate those particles, and you will be left with soft freshwater.
Tips: Doing this will, however, increase the effectiveness of your hair care routine/regimen, leaving you with healthier natural hair.