Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 by Melanie Jayjack
For naturally soft and conditioned hair, treating your water is important. The right water treatment system can leave you with soft water and smooth, manageable hair. Treated water requires minimal soap and rinses to achieve optimal results, meaning your hair will maintain its color and condition for much longer. Treated water also balances your hair’s pH level, so you’re left with silky smooth hair after every wash.
What Hard Water is Doing to Your Hair
Does your hair feel filmy or straw-like? Is your head always dry or itchy? This could be caused by hard water. Excess minerals in hard water combine with shampoo forming a layer of scum that could stick to your hair. Your initial reaction may be to wash your hair more frequently to remove the soapy residue from your hair; however, the more often you shampoo your hair in hard water, the less moisture can effectively enter the hair strands. This results in dry, coarse, and frizzy hair, and also dries out your scalp, causing dandruff.
You also may notice your hair has a harder time retaining color. The minerals in hard water deposit on the hair shaft, often causes colored hair to turn a brassy tone. Frequent washing may also cause the color to fade quickly as well.
Water treatment systems, like an Evolve Series® softener, works to remove calcium and magnesium in your home’s water supply, leaving you soft water and smooth hair.
With soft water comes soft skin. When a water softener works to remove hardness minerals like calcium and magnesium, you’ll be less likely to clog your pores and dry out your skin. You won’t be as itchy and irritated, and you’ll be more likely to have the beautiful, clear skin you want. Soft water makes it easy to form a sudsy lather, and it makes it easy to rinse the soap away. That means your soap works efficiently and you aren’t left with pore-clogging soap scum residue all over your body.
What Hard Water Does To Your Skin
Hard water is hard on your skin. Hard water's dissolved minerals make it harder for water to form a solution with soap, and it leaves behind a scummy residue that can build up on your skin. Instead of getting a nice lather, you’re leaving behind a residue that clogs your pores. Clogged pores can lead to breakouts and worsen skin conditions like acne or eczema. The natural oils your body produces are distributed through the pores of your skin. When those pores are clogged, the oil gets trapped and blemishes like pimples and zits form as well.
Hard water makes it difficult to get completely clean. Because of the fact you don’t get a good lather with hard water, you’ll find yourself using more soap to get clean, which only exacerbates the problem more.
Hard water may also be making your skin age faster. The scum in untreated water, like iron and magnesium, can cause damage to healthy skin cells and a breakdown of collagen, a structural protein that helps your skin look and feel firm and healthy. This accelerates the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Treating your home's hard water can give you the soft skin benefit of having soft water.
Drink more water! You've heard it or said it before. You and your family need to drink water in order to stay healthy. Perhaps you are achieving water intake goals by buying bottled water. What if you could stop buying bottled water and get even better water right from the tap?
Reverse osmosis drinking water systems are the ideal treatment to your family's drinking water. They provide you with clean, refreshing water right in your home. There is no need to be concerned about what it is in your water when it has the right treatment. Here are 11 things to be less worried about when you treat your drinking water with a Reverse Osmosis system. The UltroWater® systems are tested and certified for the reduction of the following contaminants:
Contact us today to find out more on how you can take care of your body with treated water.