Hard water: a hair nightmare

Blaine and I have been living in our place for roughly five months now. We absolutely love it and are so fortunate to be able to have such a beautiful space to call our home.

Maybe about a month after moving in, I started noticing some issues with my brand-spanking new dishwasher. Quite a few dishes were coming out of the machine still dirty, even after rinsing them before they were loaded, and there was a bit of a white film on some of them, too.

Our plumber suggested getting our water tested, and, shockingly, it’s harder than morning wood. We’re going to get a water softener installed, but I could kick myself for being more attentive to the state of my dishes than the hair on my head.

My hair, along with Blaine’s, is resembling tumbleweeds a tad too closely for our liking. Blaine has mentioned a few times his hair seems dryer than normal, despite using moisturizing and good-quality products, and I’ve been noticing an increase in breakage and frizz near my scalp. My scalp has also been a little itchier as of late, and don’t ask me why, but it took me a little while to make the connection that our hair is suffering because of our hard water.

I tried doing a little bit of research on the topic but found it to be pretty confusing, so I reached out to my hairdresser who is an absolute God-sent and gave me some stellar advice and product recommendations. I’ve noticed my hair has been shedding more aggressively within the past few months, and I did read online hair loss can be caused by prolonged use of hard water, but my hairdresser said that may not be the case.

I’ll give you an update on our hair once we’ve started using the corrective products, but if you have hard water, do yourself a favour and pay better attention to your hair quality than Blaine and I have.

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