When it comes to moisturizing your hair, water is your best friend, right? Well… here’s the thing, it can also be your worst enemy. WHAT?! Yes, tap water is not good for your hair and I’m going to tell you why. Tap water, is full of minerals and/or Chlorine, which can be damaging to those hair strands over time.
Depending on which state you live in, the amount of chlorine and minerals differ. In the USA, states that are known for hard water are Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Cali, Kansas, etc.
The softest water states are New York, Washington State, Oregon, Virginia, Colorado, Arkansas, and so on. If you are among the hard water states, or if you just rather be safe than sorry, there are some inexpensive ways to beat this tap water issue.
1. Invest in a shower head filter*
Most of us wash our hair in the shower, so this is definitely the way to go. Shower head filters filter out any overbearing minerals and magnesium* before it leaves your shower head to steal, kill, and destroy your hair and skin. A shower head filter can range in cost anywhere from $20-$200, well worth it for softer water.
If you’re among those who wash your hair in the sink, faucet filters are available for purchase as well.
How do I know if the shower head filter* I purchased is effective? Glad you asked!
First of all hard water only lathers soaps and shampoos moderately. Nice, soft water cleans your hair way more due to the generous suds it helps to produce, and we know the more suds, the more clean our hair and skin will be. The shower head or faucet filter is a simple fix.
2. Use distilled water
We all know that water is our hair’s best friend when it comes to moisturizing it, so when it’s time to spray your hair with water, pour some distilled water into your spray bottle instead of running to the sink to fill it. Even after washing your hair in plain tap water, you can do your last rinse with distilled water.