Benefits of Soft Water for Your Hair and Skin

Posted on August 13th, 2019 by Dean's Plumbing

Close up of a woman washing her hair while showering in the morning.

Not only does Minnesota’s hard water take a toll on your appliances, but it also takes a toll on your skin and hair. Hard water contains dissolved minerals that have harsh effects on our hair and skin. By adding a water softener system, your skin and hair will get the treatment they need.

How Hard Water Affects Your Skin and Hair

From dry ends in the winter to uncontrollable frizz in the summer, it can be hard to pin down the cause of your hair troubles. The hardness of your home’s water, however, has one of the largest impacts on your shower experience.

The mineral builds up in hard water can make it difficult to form a sudsy lather when shampooing and conditioning your hair. If you notice a lack of suds, your water is probably hard.

Treating Hair and Skin After Hard Water Exposure

Homeowners with hard water may notice their hair feeling filmy or straw-like, and may find it difficult to keep up with their hair color. This is because the excess minerals combine with shampoos to for a curd-like substance that sticks to your hair — very similar to the soap scum on your shower walls. Washing your hair more frequently as a solution will only dry your hair out more and prevent the natural formation of oils which help to add moisture to your hair follicles. 

If you struggle with hard water hair or skin, there are a few options:

  • Use a clarifying shampoo
  • Moisturize your skin after washing
  • Use less soap
  • Protect your hair and skin with a water softener

For the best hair and skincare results, a water softener is your best bet.

Smooth Hair and Skin is Possible With a Water Softener System

With a water softener, your hair will feel shiny and more manageable. Water softeners work to remove calcium and magnesium from your water supply. Once your water is mineral-free, you won’t need to use so much soap and rinse multiple times to achieve optimal results. Your hair’s pH level will also be balanced, leaving you with silkier hair after every wash.

Additionally, your skin will be healthier and smoother. Soft water removes pore-clogging soap scum residue that occurs with hard water. You can eliminate purchasing expensive washes, lotions, and creams to reverse the effects of having hard water. Instead, you can enjoy soft, clean skin.

Call Us Today to Add a Water Softener To Your Home!

Reap the benefits of soft water by calling Dean’s expert water softener installers today! We can help your hair and skin to enjoy the softer side of water. With over 35 years of professional plumbing and installation experience for the Twin Cities, MN metro area and surrounding suburbs, we’ll get the job done right and quickly. Contact us to install your water conditioning system today! 

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