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    How to Solve Hard Water Hair Issues

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    Get Shine, Body, Softness and Color Back Into Your Hair!

    Is your hair looking lusterless? Is the color looking dull, especially throughout the top of the head? Does your hair seem to be lacking the body, shine and softness it once had? The culprit more than likely may be your water.

    If you have hard water and especially if you live in a rural area, using well water, you are probably unaware of how much better your hair can look and feel! Some tell-tale signs of hard water are; a rust or green color around the drains of the bathtub and needing to use lots of soap to get a lather.

    If you aren’t in the market for installing a water-softener in your home, you can try some quick and easy solutions that will bring more life and vibrancy to your hair and also prep the hair to receive color processes more effectively. My best recommendation is to purchase a shower head filter. I bought one a few months ago and it’s been the best and easiest fix for hard water that I’ve done for my hair. I could feel the results immediately and it was quick and easy to install, I love it. They are suppose to be good for about 6 months before needing a replacement filter. It was cheap and easy to install. I wrote an article about it at the time. I haven’t needed to put in the replacement filter yet. I’m sure my hair will let me know when it’s time to replace.

    Using a clarifying shampoo is another great way to strip off built up product as well as some minerals from the hair. The effects are immediate. Your hair will feel softer and look fuller and shinier.

    • How often should you use a clarifier? ~~ You could try once every two weeks to start and increase it if it feels like it’s still stripping the hair of residue. If you use lots of product, once a week might do well. If you use it too often it will dry the hair. Be sure to condition afterwards.

    Another remedy is to use an apple cider vinegar and water mixture as your final rinse. You can fill a spray bottle with it, but this takes a long time to saturate the hair. Better idea might be to mix up a gallon of the concoction and use it in the sink by soaking your hair in it. This way you’ll have it ready for use when needed. Here is an article that explains the mixture and links to a site on how to make your own herbal vinegar rinses.

    Before a color service it’s important to have your hair clean of product and minerals. If you think your hair could use more than what a clarifier can do for you, check out a product called “Quicken” by Malibu. Apply the crystals before the color service and they will remove the deposits hard water has left on the hair.


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    Hard Water Hair, Use Less Shampoo

    Hard Water Hair

    Hard Water Hair? Don’t Miss This!

    I hate to admit how long I’ve been struggling with the results of hard water hair. Let’s just say, it’s been longer than need be. My hubby and I couldn’t come to an agreement to install a water softener after our last move, so I pretty much resolved my routine to moisturizers, clarifying shampoos and vinegar rinses to rid the savages of hard water. But that’s not enough!

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    There is a much better solution and I’m here to verify to it’s effectiveness! I’m not sure where I first read about it but thank you, thank you, whoever you are, my skin and hair feel softer and smoother already!

    A simple enough invention, the shower head filter, so why haven’t I heard of it before? It’s an attachment that you can install within minutes and feel the results from almost immediately. I could feel the difference by my second shower. My hair and skin feel much softer and much less dry. The filter reduces the effects of chlorine on the skin and hair. It also reduces any chlorine odor, rust and sediment from the water.

    I found one, a GE SmartWater Shower Filter, at our local Home Depot store for just $20.00. I only paid about $10.00 for the replacement filter, which only needs replacing every 6 months. This is the only brand that Home Depot carried. Some units will sell a shower head along with the filter which costs more, but you don’t need if you like your shower head.

    If you aren’t aware of the difference that softened water can do for your skin and hair, you probably won’t miss it. But, if you have hard water and want to treat yourself, try a shower head filter. You’ll also find you will use less shampoo and get more lather with softened water.


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