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Is Your Hair Dry Or Brittle No Matter How Much You Moisturize & Seal? Your Water Supply Could Be To Blame!

Posted on: August 14, 2012


 
Is Your Hair Dry Or Brittle No Matter How Much You Moisturize & Seal?
 
Your Water Supply Could Be To Blame! Here is a complete break down of what’s in your tap water! Chlorine, Silica, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, and Lead are the major ingredients in tap water! The best way to combat this problem will be to purchase a shower water filter!
 
Chlorine unlike the other elements listed above, chlorine is not a mineral but an oxidizer. Chlorine is put into drinking water and swimming pools to kill bacteria. In addition to the following effects chlorine has on hair, due to it’s oxidizing effects, chlorine also oxidizes minerals onto the hair causing worse effects of those minerals. Chlorine is a harsh oxidizer added to the water to kill bacteria also adversely effects hair. Active chlorine in the hair can cause hair to feel gummy when wet and straw-like when dry. Chlorine can damage the cuticle and proteins of the hair. As an oxidizer, chlorine can cause the air and sun to oxidize hair and worsen the conditions listed above. Chlorine can cause hair to feel dry. Chlorine can cause hair to become brittle. Chlorine can cause hair to lack shine.Hair feels dry Hair is resistant to color or perming Dandruff or eczema of the scalp Dry, flaky skin Thinning hair Colors fading too quickly Perms appearing to fall out Discoloration or darkening of hair Hair lacks body and shine Bleached & Color Treated hair becomes heavy, takes longer to dry, and lays flat on your head Silica causes many of the same effects on the hair as calcium.Silica causes hair to feel dry. Silica weighs hair down.
 
Silica can cause dandruff-like symptoms of flaking. Build up of silica can choke the hair follicle causing hair to fall out. Silica is a sand-like substance found in desert or volcanic areas. It is usually bound to calcium or magnesium and forms very hard, virtually insoluble deposits. If your source for water is coming from a treatment plant, calcium may have been added to your water.
 
Calcium is the mineral that determines hardness of water. Calcium leaves the hair feeling dry and weighted down. It can even cause a perm to appear relaxed. Calcium builds up on the scalp causing flaking of the scalp, giving the appearance of dandruff. Calcium can choke the hair at the mouth of the follicle causing the hair to break off, then coating the scalp, blocking further new hair growth.
 
Copper originates in water in three ways: It comes from the ground and is pumped into the water from a well. Particles of copper can come from copper piping. The corrosion caused by hard water lifts the copper particles off the pipes and deposits them into the water. Copper sulfates are added to swimming pools to control the growth of algae. Copper is often added to lakes that are a source of drinking water in the summer to kill algae. Copper discolors hair causing blonde hair to turn green and dark hair to tint darker. Copper can weigh hair down and cause dryness. Copper can inhibit the proper processing of perms, color and relaxers.
 
Magnesium usually found wherever calcium comes naturally from the ground, magnesium is abundant in the soil and is very much a part of the mineral complex associated with hard water. Magnesium causes hair to feel dry. Magnesium causes hair to appear weighted down. Magnesium can inhibit the proper processing of perms, color and relaxers. Magnesium causes hair to lack shine.
 
Iron is found in ground water from domestic wells and wells used by treatment plants as the source for local water. Iron leaves the hair feeling dry, brittle and weighted down. Iron can cause dark hair to tint darker and blonde hair to turn orange. Iron can block perms and color from properly processing. Lead can cause the hair to feel dry. Lead can prevent the proper processing of perms, color, and chemical relaxers.
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2 Responses to "Is Your Hair Dry Or Brittle No Matter How Much You Moisturize & Seal? Your Water Supply Could Be To Blame!"

How do you balance if out if you have these thing in your water?

Glad you asked. I will ass a post to answer your question!!!

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