Is Hard Water Making Your Hair Get Thinner?
Sometimes I think that I must have done something horrible in a past life, because I am hair-challenged. I have used minoxidil, at least four hundred types of shampoos, and finally, I gave up and got extensions. Then, low and behold, I learned that hard water stopped up hair follicles. Could merely changing a shower head help? That is one affordable solution.
Of course, genetics play a major part on what kind of hair you end up with. Take a look at old family photographs and see if you have any hair-fortunate ancestors. In that case, I emerge unlucky-although my daughter ended up with good hair.
So, what exactly is hard water? Should you turn it down if you are marooned on a desert island? No, definitely not. It is safe to drink. Hard water, which was not covered in my 4th grade science class, contains Calcium Carbonate and Magnesium Sulfate.
After struggling through chemistry during nursing school (I did end up with an A.) I vowed to forget every blasted thing that I had to learn. Of course, all of that studying, with the gears of my brain grinding and smoke flowing from my ears, made my brain retain some things, whether the rest of me liked it or not.
Calcium Carbonate and Magnesium Sulfate are salts. They are not like sea salt or table salt, but they can clog up the works with a nuclear effectiveness.
How do you know if you have hard water or soft water?
I suppose you could pay a professional a wad of cash, but here is a cheaper way. Take a look at your shower head. Is it filled with gunk? Do you have clean it with your favorite natural or chemical cleaner? If yes is the answer, you have hard water.
What Else Can a Hair-Challenged Person do?
The other day, the husband and I were at a very large mall, Plaza Las Americas in San Juan, Puerto Rico where we live. I stopped into Sephora, one of my favorite stores. There, I bought a dry conditioner from the company, named appropriately, Dry Bar. Along with that, I got a generous sample from that line, On The Rocks. No, it is not related to scotch on the rocks. It is a shampoo made with charcoal. The charcoal is supposed to unclog your hair follicles. In my case, I need to unclog a thousand of them.
Hair follicles are tiny openings on your scalp where hair pops out of. Of course, genetically speaking, I believe that I got short changed. Of course, one can’t be brilliant at everything!
My High School English Teacher thought that I was a good writer. At least, I will make you laugh.