We all know that water can have a positive effect on our everyday lives. Have you ever questioned the difference between hard and soft water? Or the untold damage of hard water vs soft water on hair? Hard and Soft Water are determined by the minerals that are found within the waters content. Think of the South-West being more of a hard water source and East Coast, as well as Hawaii, being on the softer side.
The Affects Soft Water has on Hair
Soft water can be a natural occurrence or it’s produced through a system that has been treated. Meaning: they have taken out the mineral deposits in the water making it de-ionized. While both hard water and soft water are both safe for drinking and hygiene, soft water can make your skin and hair softer! Imagine yourself walking out of the shower and not having to completely lotion up all of your being to avoid irritated skin or not having to go through a whole bottle of Conditioner in a week to make sure your locks are silky smooth.
- Deionized Soft water can be moisturizing for both hair and body.
- For some, the Soft Water could be too much or become a bit of a “too good to be true” situation. Although, it’s definitely not as damaging as hard water, soft water can make thin hair tend to look a little greasy or even make your special volume shampoo, not so special.
The Affects Hard Water has on Hair
Hard water is jam packed with all sorts of minerals deposits. Although that sounds a tad negative, it’s not a problem nor a problem that can’t be fixed! Some minerals our hair, as well as our body, need in order to thrive! That being said, sometime a little can go a long way and with hard water there’s no escape from the “too much” unless you’re thinking about making the switch and having your water treated.
For some people, hard water can make their hair feel old and damaged… Dry, Damaged and Dull. The three D’s that hard water may have on your hair if your hair is not use to or simply hasn’t adapted to the minerals.
- Some minerals within hard water are beneficial and sometimes needed for our health, hair and body. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with hard water, it can just be a little harsh on the sensitive skin and hair.
- If you are one of those who continuously dye your hair or you have sensitive skin and cannot figure out why your skin is so dry, and your hair is flourishing with split ends… then Hard Water most likely isn’t your best option when maintaining the skin or hair’s appearance.
Some people claim they don’t or cannot tell the difference between hard and soft water, and that very well, might be so. Here at Clear Water Concepts we believe that the decision is ultimately up to you. Hard water vs Soft water on hair can be a hit or miss but here are several actions you can take regardless of the water you chose to shower in!