If you’re finding your skin is itchy, your hair is dry, or simply lacks luster, your water could be the root of your problem. Hard water—combined with the cold, dry air of winter—can wreak havoc on your skin and scalp. You could keep switching your moisturizers and hair products, but the best way to get rid of your dry/itchy skin and bad hair days is to install a water softener.
Hard Water and Your Hair and Skin
“Hard water is caused by a high concentration of dissolved minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium,” explains Christine Fletcher, president and founder of Secondwind Water Systems. These minerals build up on your hair, skin and scalp, causing dryness, itchiness and frizzy, unmanageable hair. If you color your hair, you’ll also find that your treatments don’t last as long as they should. This mineral buildup prevents your hair from being able to get the nutrients it needs from your shower water. The result? Kind of a perpetual bad hair day.
Other Signs of Hard Water
“Aside from taking a toll on your hair and skin, hard water causes many damaging effects on your home,” Fletcher adds. Look for these other signs of a hard water problem:
- Deposits on shower heads, faucets and fixtures
- Soap scum build-up in sinks, tubs, and showers
- Spotty dishes and glassware
- Weak water pressure
- Soapy film on skin after bathing
- Reduced effectiveness of soaps and detergents
- Dingy laundry
- Problems with your water-using appliances
Treating Hard Water in NH
The best way to get rid of your hard water—and bring some life back into your locks—is to install a water softening system. By washing and rinsing with soft water, the skin’s natural oils are allowed to work – reducing the need for lotions. We’ll design a water softening system that will fit your needs and budget, and put an end to your “hard water hair.” To learn more about Secondwind’s water softening systems call us at 603-641-5767 or contact us online.