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Fight the Effects of Hard Water on Your Hair

Hard water has the potential to degrade the effect of every moisture-boosting, softening, conditioning product you use on your hair. Full of mineral content as a result of passing through deposits of limestone and chalk, hard water can create dry, frizzy, limp hair.

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Soooo, using bottles water to shampoo probably isn’t in your budget, and water softeners can be a bit expensive, so keep reading to find out how you fight the effects of hard water on your hair.


  • Strip. Your hair, that is. Before you employe any anti-hard water methods you’ll want to make sure you remove as much of those pesky mineral deposits as possible. You can buy a clarifying/chelating shampoo, or do an extended ACV rinse.
  • Oily Pre-poo. If you’re already a pre-poo fan and usually choose coconut, grapeseed or jojoba oil, opt for a heavier oil like olive or JBCO to provide an extra layer of protection prior to shampooing.
  • Herbal rinse. Nourish your hair naturally with an herbal hair rinse. Hibiscus and lavender combat the effects of hard water as they soften, condition and smooth hair strands. Considering it takes as little as one tablespoon of herbs per rinse, this is a very budget-friendly option.

Depending on where you live, hard water is something you’ll be dealing with for a considerable length of time. Helping to figure out how to care for your hair without spending a ton of money is what we’re here to do, be sure to let us know how these tips help, and share with a friend!