Good Hair Days Elsewhere
You know how sometimes you can go on vacation somewhere and you just feel like you're having the best hair days? For some reason, your hair is just shinier, more full, and actually looks good when you roll out of bed? Some of that could be attributed to your more relaxed state of mind, but there's definitely been a difference when we travel to places that have softer or more pure water. In fact, Southern California, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona are the places in the U.S. with the hardest water even though 85% of the country has hard water!
Hard Water May Be Causing Dull, Dry, Flaky Hair
Hard water is caused by the amount of mineral deposits in the municipal water supply, things like calcium, chlorine, and magnesium. If you've ever noticed a white buildup on your tiles, shower or faucet heads, those minerals are the culprits. Seeing that they can leave a crusty buildup on your bathroom fixtures means they're also leaving residue in your hair, especially when it mixes with your scalp's natural oils. Hard water can cause your hair to look dull, become dryer at the ends, and leave a gunky, flaky buildup on your scalp.
Shiny, Bouncy Hair Forever
What's a girl to do? Before you go out and buy a filtered shower head, the next time you shampoo your hair, concentrate the lather from Steam's Any Day Shampoo on your scalp for a few extra minutes before rinsing out your hair. The ginseng root extract, lemon peel extract, and citric acid in the shampoo will work to dissolve most of the hard water residue. After you've conditioned and rinsed your hair, put some hair oil on the ends. Of course, it never hurts to bring a refillable bottle of filtered water into the shower to rinse your hair with once in a while.
Since we're still celebrating National Water Quality Month, we're still donating 15% of each purchase of Steam products to Water.org!