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3 Hair Treatment Tips for Dealing with Hard Water

Unruly hair that is rough to the touch and never boasts a shiny appearance is often one of the first signs that you have hard water in your home. Hard water is water that has high concentrations of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium, and the Central Texas region is known for having some of the highest water hardness levels in the nation. Hard water does not rinse easily from hair, and it can also form a chemical bond with shampoo and soap that can leave a scaly residue on your hair after washing. This residue can also interfere with the moisturizing effects of hair conditioners, thus leaving your hair dry and prone to breakage.

If you’re experiencing these problems with your hair, there are a few home remedies you can try, many of them time-consuming and potentially expensive.

Use a Clarifying Shampoo

There are different types of clarifying shampoos on the market, but most of them come with a high price tag. They are specially formulated to cleanse away hair product buildup, and they can sometimes help reduce the soap scum that clings to hair washed in hard water. However, they can also be drying and cause fading of color-treated hair. Experts generally recommend that use of a clarifying shampoo be limited to once a week.

Mix Your Own Natural Hair Rinse

You can also rinse your hair after washing with a natural concoction of apple cider vinegar or citrus juice and purified water. This can also have a drying effect, so you may wish to limit the number of times you use this mixture on your hair.

Apply a Leave-In Conditioner to Your Hair

Many people use a leave-in conditioner to try to add moisture to their hair. Again, however, this is not an everyday solution. These types of conditioners can build up on your hair and irritate your scalp.

Do these tips sound tedious? A better solution is to banish hard water from your home for good with a professionally installed water conditioning system from Sweetwater Home Services. Our highly effective and long-lasting water softener will not only make the effects of hard water on your hair a thing of the past but also eliminate the other adverse effects of hard water in your home. Do you live in Austin, San Antonio, or the Rio Grande Valley? If so, contact us today and we’ll be happy to schedule a free water test and consultation at your home whenever you’re ready.

  • 1724 Cheddar Loop Road Austin, Texas 78728
  • Phone: 512-837-2488
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  • Phone: 210-650-4000
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    Weslaco, Texas 78599
  • Phone: 956-421-3444


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