You know those terms that everyone is familiar with but that no one seems to know where they came from? We like to think hard water falls into that category of phantom terms. We’ve all heard of the horrors of hard water — dull, lifeless, filmy hair — but getting to the bottom of what it is can be a mystery for many. As it happens, a better understanding of this elusive curse can also better help us protect our precious locks. To keep your hair bouncy and bright, we want to shed light on this hair ruiner we call hard water, as well as the tricks to keep it at bay.
Hard water occurs when pure rainwater — soft water — accumulates minerals via soil, rocks and sand. It becomes infused with mineral salts like calcium and magnesium. Although not exactly harmful to our overall health, hard water can really do a number on our skin and hair.
Dull, limp hair
If you need to clean up your hair in a hurry and don’t have time to run for some clarifying shampoo, try rinsing with natural ingredients found in your pantry. Solutions like apple cider vinegar and lemon/lime juice are natural detoxifiers that reduce the buildup in your hair. All you have to do is mix of one tablespoon of either liquid with about three cups of water and distribute the mix throughout your whole head. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse out with water.
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