WATER & YOUR HAIR
Water can have various effects on the hair. From what type of water is used to wash it to the temperature it is set at. Water is essential for hair health, it helps your hair to remain healthy and lets our hair follicles produce stronger cells. The first step to healthy hair is making sure you drink plenty of water. When you wash your hair the best temperature is cold water . Cold water causes the follicles to close up keeping your hair smooth and sleek. If you were to use hot water it does the opposite to your hair causing it to be brittle and frizzy.
Did you know that your hair can absorb about 30%-50% of its weight in water? And this doesn’t even have to be in a shower/swimming. It can absorb water from the air, which is why on humid days your hair can be unmanageable: its continually absorbing water that affects its structure!
Another factor of water changing your hair is if your house water is chlorinated, mineralized or fluoridated, This is called Hard water The term "hard water" is used to describe water that has a high mineral content, usually calcium and magnesium but may also include bicarbonates and sulfates.
If you have copper piping in your house or use bore water these too are also classed as hard water.
Here are a few tips to help combat hard water usage and keep your hair healthy!