Water Quality and Its Effect on Your Hair System
As a hair wearer, it’s likely that at some point you’ll experience dry hair in your system. Although numerous factors contribute to dryness, the quality of your water is one factor that is often overlooked.
High chlorine levels
We always recommend you take preventative measures to protect your hair if you plan to go swimming. This is because the chlorine in pools is very drying and damaging to your hair. What many people don’t realize is that in the United States, most of the treated water that flows into our homes contain as much or more chlorine than a swimming pool.
Conditioning isn't always enough
Because the hair in your system has been processed several times and isn’t naturally moisturized by scalp oils, it is even more susceptible to chlorine’s drying properties. Chlorine dehydrates hair by absorbing moisture and color, which leads to tangling, frizzing, and breakage.
Consequently, even if you're faithfully conditioning your hair and avoiding heat styling and harmful alcohols, the chlorinated water in your home may undo your efforts.
Installing a water filter
One of the best ways to prevent chlorine damage is to install a shower filter. This is an easy and inexpensive way to reduce or remove the chlorine in your water. There are various types of shower filters available on the market; make sure the one you choose filters out chlorine.