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Hair Quality

Hard Water Vs Soft Water: The Quality Of Water Affects The Quality Of Your Hair!

Dr. Deepti Prasad
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Deepthi Prasad, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


Have you ever witnessed white stains on your bathroom tiles? Those are caused by hard water. Imagine the impact hard water can have on your hair. Scared? You should be. But it is not something we cannot tackle. If hard water is the villain causing wrecks on your hair, we have our hero, soft water, who will fight those hair damage. Today we will tell you how this water affects the quality of your hair.

What Is Hard Water?

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Packed with calcium and magnesium, hard water isn’t harmful for your health but can be a disaster for your hair health. It picks up these minerals while flowing through rocks and soil, causing deposits on your pipes, faucets, tiles, and hair!

What Is Soft Water?

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Soft water, on the other hand, is gentle and free from minerals. It does not cause any deposits on things present in the bathroom or your hair. Instead, it cleans your hair effectively, resulting in clean, refreshed, soft hair.

Now, the big question...

Does Water Quality Affect Your Hair Quality? How?

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YES! The water quality affects your hair quality big time. Here’s how:

Hard water woes: Packed with minerals, hard water can deposit magnesium and calcium on your strands. This makes your hair look dull, dry, and prone to damage. Hard water can also strip away the natural oil of your hair and lead to split ends and hair breakage.

Also Read : How Do I Minimize Wet Hair Breakage?

Soft Water Blessings: Soft magic is the magic elixir your scalp needs. As it rinses away effectively, it allows hair care products to work properly, resulting in soft, shiny, and smooth locks.

But if you are stuck with hard water at home, here's...

How To Repair Damaged Hair?

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  • Clarifying Shampoo: The mineral buildup caused by hard water on your hair can be removed with the help of clarifying shampoo. Introducing ThriveCo's Hair Healing Shampoo - a game-changer for those dealing with hard water issues. This revolutionary shampoo is powered by third-generation Hair Bonding Tech HYAPLEX, specially designed to restore and rejuvenate hair that has faced the challenges of hard water. It helps seal the cuticle to prevent moisture loss and reduce roughness. It also works at a molecular level to rebuild the broken bonds caused by various hair stresses. Use it regularly and say hello to healthy, shiny, flawless hair.

Also Read : Want The Healthiest Hair Ever? Hi, Healing Shampoo!

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  • Water softeners: Have you seen those Instagram reels where influencers install something on the tap? Those things are called water softeners,which convert hard water into soft water. If you can, invest in them as they will help improve your mane’s health.
  • Deep Conditioning: Treat your hair with a deep conditioning treatment to replenish moisture and repair hair damage.
  • Avoid heat styling: Dryers, curlers, and straighteners can damage your hair due to heat. So, try avoiding heat styling tools, and if you have to try using heat protectant spray first.

Also Read : This Is How Heating Tools Damage Your Hair!

  • Professional Help: Visit a dermatologist for tailored advice according to your hair condition.

So, there you have it—all about hard water and soft water. It’s time to switch up your hair care routine and flaunt healthy locks.


About Doctor :

Dr. Deepthi Prasad

Dr. Deepthi Prasad specializes in Dermatology, Cosmetology, and Aesthetic Dermatology and has been practicing for over 15 years. After completing MBBS from Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh in 2009, she earned a MD in Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy from Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad in 2014.



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