If you have tried varieties of herbal and natural kind of remedies for your hair care like hair oil and hair packs and yet facing hair breakage, again a dry hair problem then the problem might be in the water which you use for your washing. Many households in different regions use hard water for daily usage and this can lead to skin damage and hair damage. Hard water is really bad for hair and lead to premature greying. It can lead to roughness, dryness, breakage, dandruff, and so on. You can also look for hair care tips and tricks!
In this article I’m going to share with you the best natural water softener which turns hard water into soft. First let’s understand why hard water is bad for our health? Our hair PH level is inclined towards the acidic side which helps to prevent it from pollution and environmental damage. But hard water is alkaline in nature which when poured on the hair, hair strands or cuticle, disturb it’s PH level. And this lead to hair damage
Natural remedies- Hair wash hacks
- Epsom salt
Epsom salt softens the water, instantly. This is because of the positive charge of sodium in Epsom salt which balances the negative charge of Magnesium in both water and salt.
Add 1 or 2 tablespoons to the bucketful of water and use it after 10 minutes to wash your hair. Hard water makes soap lather very difficult and leaves a film of soap on the skin. Whereas, soft water makes soap lather easily and leaves no residue. Sodium-rich water feels smooth, making the bathing experience more comfortable and smooth.
3 Amazing hair rinse options
Apart from this natural water softener, I will also share 3 amazing hair rinse options which you can use at the last rinse hair wash. These rinses are acidic in nature, which will balance the PH level of hair after using hard water which is alkaline in nature. Simply understand that you pour this rinse starting from your root till the end of the strand.
- Lemon Rinse
Take one big cup of water, now add one tablespoon of lemon juice and stir it well. You don’t have to add too much lemon juice otherwise water will become extremely acidic. You can make more in quantity, depending upon your hair length. Simply pour this lemon water on your scalp as the last rinse of your hair wash. It will prevent damage from hard water and give you soft, manageable hair.
- Apple cider vinegar
Take one cup of water, in that add 1/2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar, mix it well and just use it as we did it with the lemon water. It is enriched with a good amount of acid level which curbs the alkaline damage of hard water.
- Black tea rinse
Tea is easily available in every household. In the pan, take approximately 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon full of the tea powder is that. Now boil it for 5-7 minutes on a medium flame. Once the water begins to boil, switch off the gas. Leave the black tea to cool for an hour, then strain it and use it to rinse your hair. Black tea also helps to darken the grey hair.
So make use of these wonderful remedies. Not only you will get soft water naturally, but you will also avoid all sorts of problems with hard water like premature greying, roughness, dryness, breakage or dandruff.
Other simple tips to avoid hair damages is to use natural or mild shampoo, avoid excessive water exposure, especially hot water exposure, oil your hair regularly, and gently towel dry your hair.