H2O and your hair

Your hair gets thirst too

Just like a dry noodle snaps with the slightest touch, when your hair is dehydrated, it is more likely to break. Drink all the water you can 8 glasses a day, hydrate your hair follicles and simultaneously prevent unwanted breakage.

All about your roots

Think of your hair like plants, plants need water to grow and dry up without it, and so does your hair. The more water it gets, the more it grows! Your roots are the connection between your body and hair. To seal in that moisture get the Hair Rescue on.

Save your scalp!

Itching, dandruff, is a sign of hydration. It's super unpleasant. If it's really getting you down, go see a dermatologist. But honestly, you might want to keep a water diary to see if you're getting enough hydration. Once you know, you might start to see the difference. Even better, water keeps the scalp from becoming dry enough to start flaking. So while you drink water, make sure you moisturize using the LOC method. Have a look here to get more moisture.

Careful not to overdo it! Hair is porous, and studies show that too much water can cause hair damage like stretching and breaking. Too much water can cause the hair shaft to swell and cause damage. It is better to stick to the 8-glasses-a-day rule.

Hard Water Versus Soft Water: Effects on Skin & Hair

Hard water has a high mineral content, meaning it’s packed with minerals like calcium and magnesium. The only thing it’s not ideal for? Your hair and skin. Hard water can affect the skin on your scalp, too, causing dryness and that telltale itch.

As for your hair, it may feel like it does when you haven’t thoroughly rinsed out all of your shampoo. So, you might notice it feeling dull, limp, or super-dry (think straw-like) to the touch. If you can't explain super dry hair try a clarifying shampoo because these contain chelating agents, which bond to the excess minerals on the hair, allowing some of the mineral content from the water to be removed. However carefully with clarifying shampoos, these should be used sparingly.

Soft water, on the other hand, only has de-ionized sodium in it (sometimes it’s natural, and sometimes it’s the result of water treatment). Like hard water, it’s completely safe for drinking, bathing and cooking. And, unlike hard water, it’s actually kind of moisturizing. (Some even say that soft water gives skin and hair a slippery feel.)

But it’s possible to have too much of a good thing—and soft water may flatten your hair or give it a greasy texture. Soft water can make hair limp and lifeless. But it’s less damaging than hard water, and you can negate its effects by washing with a sulfate-free shampoo and lightweight conditioner.

If you're on your hair journey and have noticed that hard water might be an issue, grab a water filter for your showerhead. We suggest you use a pre-shampoo treatment to protect hair before it hits the water. Also, you might want to limit the number of washes (where possible). Whether you have hard water or soft water might not even be a concern to you. And, if you don’t notice any adverse effects, there’s no reason to treat it.

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