We all want beautiful, soft, flowing hair and are willing to spend the money and time to make it happen. A recent survey showed that women spend, on average, $60 a month on hair care products and at least 30 minutes to get ready for a night out. Everyone wants to look their best, but your water may be ruining the effects of those products and extra time. Showering with hard water can make hair brittle. One of the water softener benefits is that it removes the minerals that can harm silky locks.
Hard Water and Its Effect on Hair
Hard water has high mineral content. In Arizona, we have hard water because of the higher mineral content in the ground water. When fresh water flows through lime stone and chalk deposits in the ground it picks up calcium and magnesium. Resulting in residue in the water which can build up in the home. This is usually the soap scum and lime scale found in sinks, faucets, and tubs.
What’s worse is that all the residue gathering in your bathroom and kitchens is also collecting in your hair. Yuck!
The residue builds a film hair and prevents moisture from entering. Making hair dry, brittle, dull, and tangled. Hair care products can counteract these effects, but only for so long. Keep hair healthier by washing with soft water.
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Water Softener Benefits for Hair
When washing with soft water, hair can absorb good minerals such as zinc rather than harsh minerals like magnesium. You may well be able to slash that hair-product budget when you install a water softener. Some women have said that water softener benefits include not only softer hair but no need for leave-in treatments or styling creams. The lack of hard minerals in your hair is just one of the water softener benefits. The need for extra products to hydrate and soften hair will be much smaller, and that’s pretty huge.
Water softener hair types depend on your hair type too. Women with finer hair have reported their hair feels greasier when washed with soft water because the minerals that used to dry out and volumize their hair are now gone. Whereas women with coarser, fuller hair see huge water softener benefits and save money on hydrating hair products.
Time to Get a Water Softener?
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports that 85% of the U.S. has hard water. And Arizona is one of the states hit the hardest! If your hair is suffering from hard water, you’re not alone, and there is a solution!
Contact Forrest Anderson to discuss your options for a water softener. You’ll be enjoying the benefits in your hair, on your skin, and around your home in no time!