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How Do You Remove Hard Water From Hair?

The term “hard water” refers to water that has a high concentration of dissolved minerals, usually calcium and magnesium. These minerals tend to bind with shampoo when you wash your hair with hard water, which creates a scaly residue that’s hard to rinse away. This residue can dull the natural shine in your hair as well as prevent the moisturizing ingredients in your hair products from doing their job. The result? Dry, brittle, and dull hair that’s prone to tangles and breakage.

There are many home remedies suggested as solutions for the problems caused by washing your hair in hard water, including rinsing it periodically in a homemade vinegar concoction or spending a lot of money on clarifying shampoos. Both of these solutions will create additional problems, as these treatments can also be hard on your hair.

The Best Solution for Hard Water in Your Home

The best way to tackle hard water woes in your home is to prevent them in the first place. Investing in a professionally installed water softening system that’s been proven to remove the dissolved minerals that cause dull, lifeless hair is the ideal solution. In fact, because hard water causes so many other problems unrelated to your hair, you’ll reap many additional rewards when you have an effective water softener installed, including:

  • Dishes that look cleaner after washing
  • Water-using appliances that may last longer because they won’t have to work as hard
  • Elimination of plumbing issues related to clogs formed by scaly hard-water buildup
  • Sinks, tubs, and other bathroom surfaces that are easier to clean because soap residue rinses away with little scrubbing

If you live in Austin, San Antonio, or another Central Texas community, you can turn to Sweetwater Home Services for expert installation of a high-performing water softener in your home. We’ll be glad to discuss the merits of our industry-leading systems and help you choose the best one for you. Contact us today to get started.

  • 1724 Cheddar Loop Road Austin, Texas 78728
  • Phone: 512-837-2488
  • 3300 Nacogdoches Road Suite 200 San Antonio, Texas 78217
  • Phone: 210-650-4000
  • 2709 Mid Valley Drive
    Weslaco, Texas 78599
  • Phone: 956-421-3444


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