When it comes to the health of your hair and skin, water is probably the last element you take into consideration.

It’s an integral part of nearly every grooming routine, but its power can be underestimated. Our focus is on the products we use with the water, like soaps, shampoos, facial washes and scrubs.

Unfortunately, while you’re busy testing out a new conditioner, you could be overlooking one of the most critical aspects of grooming success—your water.

Hard water, or water requiring some level of purification, can wreak havoc on your hair, skin, and overall grooming routine.

The buildup of minerals and chemicals found in some water supplies can actually prevent the ingredients in your products from functioning properly, as well as causing nasty buildup. And these negative effects don’t end with your grooming routine, either. Common household tasks like doing laundry, washing the dishes, and scrubbing the toilet are also affected by hard water.

Interested in learning more? Keep reading for three ways purified water can benefit your grooming routine.

 

  1. Say goodbye to dull, or lackluster hair.

When minerals like calcium and magnesium are left unfiltered from your water supply, the effects on your hair can be unpleasant.

The buildup from these minerals sits on the scalp and coats your hair, leaving it weighed down and hiding its natural beauty. Additionally, if you style or color your hair, hard water can alter or fade those treatments.

Purifying or softening your water enables your products to work efficiently and keeps your hair soft, shiny, and full of life.

 

  1. Avoid sticky residue from scalp to toes.

No one likes feeling grimy, especially right out of the shower.

But just like your hair, skin reacts negatively to hard water. Showering or washing with unfiltered water can leave behind a residue, often referred to as soap scum.

There are a few different reasons this can occur when dealing with hard water. It can be a result of the mineral buildup left behind in the water, but it can also be a film of soapy residue, left behind as a result of hard water’s inability to break down soap molecules.

When soap is unable to break down it takes more product to create a lather, and thus, more is left behind on the skin or hair. Purifying your water supply allows for thorough rinsing and no sticky buildup.

 

  1. Maintain moisture and reduce sensitivity.

Hard water is known for drying out the skin, which leads to a variety of discomforts.

If you’re experiencing itching, dandruff, redness, or sensitivity, there’s a good chance hard water is to blame.

Minerals left behind on the skin’s surface can clog pores, cause flakiness, and leave your skin feeling scaly to the touch. Softening your water keeps pores clear so your skin’s natural oils are able to function properly.

 

Have you noticed any of these symptoms in your daily grooming routine? If so, you may want to consider water softening or purification. Call our team at AquaPure Solutions or request a free water analysis today!