5 Ways You Can Avoid Hair Damage By Tap Water

88300420Why distilled water? Distilled water is actually water that has gone through a process of being purified completely. It is boiled and filtered to strip the water of any contaminants, pollution, bacteria, or natural minerals. Using distilled water to add to certain hair products can stop the spoiling of them. Distilled water comes by the gallon, so stock up.

3. Try a chelating shampoo

Guess what? There is are shampoos out there that fights hard water! The term is chelating. These types of shampoos remove the harsh minerals the hard water may place in your hair.

You can also find these shampoos sulfate free and color safe for those of us that care about that sort of thing.

4. Rinse your hair with an Apple Cider Vinegar rinse

The ACV rinse is 1/2 distilled water and 1/2 organic (unfiltered) apple cider vinegar. The most popular brand of apple cider vinegar used is the Bragg brand. This rinse is known for giving the hair shine, healing the scalp, and removing build up of any hair products or dandruff.

This rinse definitely removes the build up of minerals in the hair and all you have to do it mix the water and ACV and put it into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture directly to your scalp and hair, massage it in and leave it in for 30 minutes or more. Don’t worry the smell will go away after washing it out and for a deeper condition.


 5. Rinse your hair with organic rose water.

The benefits of rose water are great, get ready for shiny, stronger hair! Rose water can be purchased at the store but it can be on the expensive side so, why not make your own? It’s easy.

Buy some organic roses, pull apart the petals, wash them and boil in water on a low setting for 15 minutes. Let it cool, and strain out the withered petals. Put the liquid in a cute, little spray bottle or container for daily conditioning and moisture. We would suggest keeping the mix in the fridge to make sure it stays fresh and you can make a new batch as often as you like.

Rose water will keep your hair healthy and smelling great; Oh, and be very careful of the bees, honey, because they are gonna smell you coming!

Over time, constantly using hard tap water can lead to damaged, dry hair due to the heavy build up of minerals and chemicals. Our hair is already affected by outside elements like pollution, the sun, the wind, so taking necessary steps to eliminate any other environmental causes for damage can be beneficial.

The less exposure to these things, the more chances of your hair being healthy and happy. Have you discovered any ways of avoiding tap water or have you noticed any changes in your hair over the years due to tap water? Comment below

Originally posted 2014-06-18 15:00:41.

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About Mykel Trent


Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

About Mykel Trent


Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

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DA White

Will do mk the rose water!!–got roses in the garden!!

BlackHairInformation.com

It’s great! I use the shop bought version to make my homemade concoctions smell lovely!

marissa

I am definitely going to try this. I do love this blogsite. I get so much great info and advice. Keep up the great work!!

S'ambrosia

This is such a right on time post. I recently moved to Kenya from Kansas and I’ve been having the hardest time figuring out why my hair is acting up. Where I live we don’t drink the tap water because it has high concentrations of iodine in it. I wash my hair in the water though, never thought anything of it. But recently I’ve noticed that my hair dries out fast, and it’s just not taking products well. I think it might be the water, but I’m not sure. My husband isn’t too keen on the fact that I want to use distilled water on my hair because we can’t afford it (I wash my hair too often and I have a lot of hair), but ACV rinses might work. I used to do them in the States and my hair liked them. I’ll just have to see where I can find some here! Do you think boiling water would help? This is a pretty long winded post, but for real, I’ve been thinking about how to combat the water issue and this really helped me. Thanks!

Bettina
Bettina

The one thing I don’t have to worry about here… our water is so soft until soap bubbles in the soap dish just sitting next to a turned on faucet. What we have to worry about is rinsing. Because everything suds so easy in our soft water you have to rinse forever to get all the suds off your body and out of your hair.

Anais Owens

There is only ONE thing that I disagree about this post. It’s the fact that the more suds you see means that your hair is cleaner. I thought that we natural ladies had debunked that myth with the rise in co-washing, mud washes, etc. Just because you see a ton of suds doesn’t mean that your hair is cleaner. It might means that it’s DRYER, not cleaner. I don’t agree with washing your hair with regular conditioner, though. But if we truly believed that suds were what made our hair cleaner, then no one would doing these light co-washes that have a small amount of suds. Just saying.

Everything else is on point, however! I used to use distilled water on my hair until I could no longer afford it, as one person above mentioned. lol