Is your Tap Water Harming Your Hair? Here what you should do!

  • 13 November 2018

Interest in preventive healthcare has increased in the last couple of years and with this, people have started to look at the impact of tap water on the hair and skin both.

You don’t have to be a hydrologist or a water engineer to know that not all water is the same. It’s the most noticeable when you go on a vacation and hair feels different after washing it. Water can be harder in some places and the level of hardness - which is based on the amount of buildup of minerals in the water can make a city better for a wash, color and blowout than another.

What does hard water do to hair?

  1. Weakens the hair follicles leading them to a brittle state, breakage and hair fall.

  2. Hard water makes your strands more difficult to style.

  3. It makes hair feel less flexible.

  4. If you are doing a round brush blow dry, it doesn’t want to take the shape of a hairbrush.

Why is tap water not healthy for the hair?

Water damage causes a few issues. The excess minerals such as copper in the tap water leads to oxidative damage. However, according to experts offering hair fall treatment in gurgaon copper is essential for the formation of healthy hair. But the accumulation of excessive copper in hair fibers and oxidation leads to the breaking of bonds in the hair’s protein structure. This kind of damage leads to protein loss, which over time leaves the hair weaker and more breakage-prone and dull.

What can be done to change this?

The hair falls clinics have said that our bodies absorb 100 times more chlorine and chemicals in a 10 minute shower than from drinking the same unfiltered tap water. Without a proper filtration system, we are breathing in a significant amount of chlorine which are not only cosmetically damaging but also potentially dangerous to the health.

The best solution is to install a water filtration system at the point the water enters the home so that your shower water - as well as the water throughout the entire home - is filtered to remove the harsh chemicals. As chlorine is a leading cause of fatigue, showering in a filtered, chlorine free shower will result in higher energy levels and greater health. Your hair will also be able to preserve the natural moisturizing oils and become healthier and softer.

Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team India operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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