Hard Water, Harsh Hair: Signs Of Hard Water On Hair + How To Fix It

Hard Water, Harsh Hair: Signs Of Hard Water On Hair + How To Fix It

Have you noticed that despite taking good care of your hair, it still feels lifeless, dull, and prone to breakage? If yes, chances are your hair is being affected by hard water. Hard water is essentially water that is high in minerals like calcium and magnesium. These minerals can wreak havoc on your hair, causing it to become dry, brittle, and unmanageable. In this blog post, we will discuss the signs of hard water on hair and provide tips on how to fix it and get your hair looking vibrant and healthy again.

Signs of Hard Water on Hair

Here is a list of the signs of hard water on your hair.

  • Dry, Tangled, and Dull Hair

One of the most noticeable signs of hard water on your hair is that it feels dry, tangled, and dull. Hard water minerals can cause your hair to become brittle and prone to breakage. These minerals create a film on your hair that leaves it looking dull and lifeless.

  • Itchy, Irritated Scalp

If you've been experiencing an itchy and irritated scalp even after using a good shampoo, then hard water could be the culprit. The minerals in hard water can dry out your scalp and cause irritation, leading to dandruff and other scalp problems. Using a gentle shampoo like our Coconut Shea Moisture Shampoo can help but you may also need to adjust your water source or add a water softener to your showerhead.

  • Difficulty Rinsing Shampoo and Conditioner Out

Another sign that you are dealing with hard water is the difficulty in rinsing shampoo and conditioner from your hair. Hard water minerals make it difficult to rinse out hair products completely which can leave your hair feeling greasy and weighed down.

  • Fading Hair Color

If you love coloring your hair, you may want to be cautious of hard water. The minerals in hard water can strip away hair color molecules, causing your color to fade faster than normal. If you're seeing color fading faster than normal, your hair is most likely affected by the hard water you’re using.

Fixing Hard Water Hair Damage

Fortunately, there are a few ways to fix hard water hair damage. You can install a water-softening shower head because it will help remove minerals from the water, making it easier on your hair and skin.  A deep conditioning treatment can also help to moisturize your hair and alleviate any dryness caused by hard water. Additionally, using a leave-in conditioner (Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner)  can help to protect your hair from future damage. 

Tips for Healthy Hair

Aside from fixing hard water damage, there are a few other things you can do to keep your hair healthy and shiny. First, make sure to wash your hair with lukewarm water rather than hot water. Hot water can strip away natural oils from your hair, leaving it dry and prone to damage. Also, limit your use of heat-styling tools because they can cause damage and breakage.

Hard Water Hair Damage Products to Use

Coconut Shea Moisture Shampoo

Coconut Shea Cleasning CoWash 

JojOba Monoi Deep Conditioner

Lavender Aloe Anti-Breakage Deep Conditioner

Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner

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