We hate to burst your bubble, but we’re going to have to add one more detail to your list of to-dos for hair care: being conscious about the type of water in use.

Hard Water

Hard water is the most common type of water found in the United States. This water type is highly concentrated with calcium and magnesium. They make the hair appear dry, dull, and frizzy, causing the scalp to become itchy, flaky, and dry. Additionally, there may also be other minerals such as copper and iron, which tend to weigh the hair down. Hard water tends to strip out essential nutrients from the hair and makes it prone to breakage and fall out. Over time, your hair may become extremely thin and rough.

How to Counter Hard Water Supply?

An easy indication of a hard water supply is the constant struggle with getting shampoos and shower gels to lather. After the hard water has been washed in, you will need to travel the extra mile to replenish your hair’s natural moisture. Try to accumulate products (especially shampoos and conditioners) that rehydrate hair and have the ability to dissolve the mineral deposited on the hair shaft. The more chemically colored your hair is, the more susceptible it’s to damage from water types.

Soft Water

True to its name, soft water feels soft on the skin due to its low calcium and magnesium content. Unfortunately, this, too, can make the hair and skin feel slimy over time. A common complaint of those residing in soft water regions is their hair being too limp or lacking sufficient body. However, one significant advantage soft water has over hard water is that it allows the shampoo to lather a lot more — you’ll be able to get away with using a tiny amount to wash your hair in most cases.

How To Counter Soft Water Supply?

The good news is that you can counter the effect of soft water by using a volumizing product that has been formulated for soft water supply. However, you might have to lay low on your use of conditioner, as it may turn your hair excessively greasy. It’s good practice to make use of a clarifying hair treatment once every few weeks to remove any mineral build-up.

If your hair or micro bead extensions have become unmanageable, you can schedule an appointment with Hair Extensions of Houston. We’re a full-service salon providing hair extension installation, maintenance, and styling services that can help you restore your hair’s natural beauty.