Over 85% of the population in the U.S., according to the Water Quality Association, are bathing with hard water. While hard water is fine for drinking; it can cause many problems for your hair, scalp and skin. There are many elements found in hard water that can cause problems for your hair – The worst of these elements is Chlorine.
One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to combat the effects of hard water is to install a shower filtration system. A filtered shower can effectively filter out up to 99% of the chlorine and other harmful substances in the hard water and balance the PH level – leaving you with clean, fresh water to wash your hair and skin.
How Chlorine Affects Hair:
• Can cause hair to feel gummy when wet and straw-like when dry.
• Can damage the cuticle and proteins of the hair.
• Chlorine can cause hair to feel dry.
• Can cause hair to become brittle and take away shine
• Can cause air and sun to oxidize hair causing discoloration or darkening of hair color.
Chlorine not only has the above effects on hair and skin but it also attracts other minerals onto the hair, causing the worst effects of those minerals. Among those minerals are Iron, which can cause blonde hair to turn orange and cause dark hair to turn a darker tint, and Copper, which can cause blonde hair to turn greenish and also causes dryness.
Shower filters will fit on to most shower heads and are very easy to install. Many come with a multi-spray setting shower head, helping you to eliminate chlorine from your water while still enjoying the stress-reducing benefits of a relaxing shower. These filters also eliminate dirt and sediments. Installing a shower filter is a wise and easy step to take in protecting and prolonging the life and beauty of your hair or hair system!
Remember…Beauty Begins Within