Can Hard Water Cause Hair Loss?

We all know the minerals in hard water can cause dry hair and frizz, but will hard water cause hair loss, too? The higher the concentration of calcium and magnesium in your water supply the harder the water (USGS). And if these minerals have the ability to irritate our skin, create soap scum buildup, and clog our pipes, causing household appliances to wear down and work less efficiently over time, just imagine the destruction it can do to our hair, too.

Hard water can cause hair loss in terms of making hair strands more brittle and thinner, so they break off easier. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, humans shred an average of 50-100 strands of hair a day, so it’s not unusual to notice hair left in your comb, on the floor, or in the shower after a wash. However, if you start to notice that your hair feels greasy, gets tangled easily, and looks frizzy, you might be losing more than the average 100 strands per day.

Hard Water and Hair Loss

When hard water comes into contact with shampoo products, it causes minerals to build up on your scalp. This blocks moisture from getting to the sculpt area and prevents hair from absorbing the essential nutrients it needs for healthy texture and growth.

Ever wonder why your hair still feels greasy after a shower? That’s because hard water makes shampoos and other cleaning products, like soap, less effective, which means even after a thorough washing, you’re still carrying around dirt, oils, and minerals in your hair, which can weigh it down and dull its color.

How Can You Protect Your Hair from Hard Water?

Though there are specialty hair masks and organic products on the market that claim to work better in hard water, it’s best to fix the source of the issue. Investing in a home water softening solution can immediately improve the quality of your hair, your skin, and your household appliances.

How Water Softeners Works

Home water softeners actively work to remove calcium and magnesium from your water supply: “When hard water passes through the softening system’s resin bed, the calcium and magnesium (hardness) ions are removed through an ion exchange process, so only softened water passes through to your home,” (Kinetico Water Systems).

After using softer water, you’ll instantly notice a difference in the quality and health of your hair and spend less time dealing with unwanted tangles and dry, brittle strands that break off too easily.

Softer Hair Needs a Softer Water Solution

Say goodbye to bad hair days for good. Contact Aquarius Water Conditioning for a free water analysis today! Our team will help you find the right Kinetico water softening solution for your home, cabin, or condo, so you enjoy the benefits of softer water 24/7, 365 days a year.

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