Why 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.