HARD WATER EFFECTS ON HAIR: WHAT IS THAT BLACK ‘GUNK’ ON MY SHOWER HEAD?

Hair looking dull and lackluster? Color turning wonky? Texture turning into a dehydrated, tangled mess of straw-like strands? 

Have you considered washing your hair with bottled water?

Kidding… well, kind of. Suggested by a famous Celebrity Stylist (with a certain royal icon as a client), the idea is that bottled water is purer than whatever you have on tap in your house. There is some truth in that because water from your shower head or faucet can contain silty, sludgy minerals that build up and wreak havoc on your hair.

WHAT *IS* THAT BUILDUP ON YOUR SHOWER HEAD AND FAUCETS?!
Those black bits are the result of having minerals in your water (aka, hard water). When exposed to oxygen, the minerals oxidize and turn into silty buildup. But don’t worry! They’re not hazardous to your health. But is hard water bad for hair? Yep. Those minerals are unkind to your hair and can cause a myriad of hair probs, from distorted color, to blocked hair follicles, to preventing your products from working effectively.


When there’s a high concentration of these minerals in your water, it’s called hard water because it literally leaves behind residues that harden and can become encrusted on everything. The color of this buildup varies depending on the kind of minerals that exist in your water. And the impact on your hair will vary based on the minerals.

BLACK BUILDUP
Aka Manganese Buildup in Shower and Hair
Impact on Hair: Turns fair hair shades orange and darker hair shades red. It can also excessively dehydrate your hair and make your texture frizzy.

 

 

REDDISH BUILDUP
Aka Iron Buildup in Shower and Hair
Impact on Hair: Turns fair hair shades orange and darker hair shades red. It can also excessively dehydrate your hair and make your texture frizzy.

 

 

GREEN/BLUE BUILDUP
Aka Copper Buildup in Shower and Hair
Impact on Hair: Chemically reacts when exposed to chlorine, turning light hair shades green. It can also interfere with color processing by accelerating developers, which can damage hair and deliver unexpected results.

 

WHITE BUILDUP
Aka Calcium Buildup in Shower and Hair
Impact on Hair: Hardens and encrusts hair, resulting in strands that are weighed down, spring-less curls, dandruff conditions, clogged hair follicles (preventing healthy hair growth), breakage and dehydration.

 

HOW TO REVERSE THE EFFECTS OF HARD WATER ON HAIR? 
Dream Filter Pre-Shampoo Mineral Remover was developed specifically to act like a magnet to attract and entrap any kind of mineral – manganese, iron, copper, calcium – so it can be easily rinsed off. Simply spray it evenly throughout your hair, wait 3 minutes and shampoo as normal. Your hair will instantly feel lighter, color will look brighter and your texture will be soft and silky. 


It’s the perfect healthy foundation for hitting your hair goals!

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