Installing a water softener for your home can provide you and your family with a ton of benefits. Among these is a potential boost for your hair and the hair of your entire family. If you're frustrated by the condition of your hair, it's possible that hard water is to blame. Here's what you should know.
As most people know, hard water makes it a lot more difficult to build up a lather in the shower. The extra minerals in the water don't cooperate with soap and can make it hard to get suds going. When this happens, you typically need to use more products in order to build up the same level of lather. But then you're stuck with the problem that you're more likely to have leftover soap residue in your hair that won't come out. This can lead to your hair looking limp and lifeless no matter how many products you use on it.
Another common problem with hair and hard water is that it can impact the color of your hair. This usually happens when you dye your hair. The minerals can interact with the chemicals used to dye your hair, which can result in your hair color slowly shifting from the color you intended to something else. Having hard water means that you may not only not get the color you wanted in the first place, but you may need to dye your hair a lot more often to maintain your results.
Last but not least, hard water can even impact the smell of your hair. There's no real danger to using hard water, but minerals do have a scent. You may notice that instead of a clean, refreshing scent of whatever shampoo that you use that you're instead left with an earthy, copper-like scent. This is likely due to the presence of iron in your water and isn't something you'll be able to get rid of by washing again, because you'll just be rinsing your hair with the same water supply as before.
Installing a water softener is the best thing you can do if you're having these problems and are tired of them. You'll save money elsewhere, too, by doing things like having to wash clothes just once to get them clean and by using less soap when washing dishes. But most of all, your hair will flourish because of it. Contact a plumber and start the ball rolling towards getting a home water softener today.