Questions about washing your hair in hard water.

Is it necessary to buy a chelating shampoo if I use an apple cider vinegar rinse every couple of weeks? And when rinsing my hair after using the ACV rinse should I use distilled water instead of the hard water that comes out of my shower?
May I suggest getting a shower head with a filter? That is what I did and it has made a world of difference. This is the one I have:

April Shower APHH Handheld Shower Head and Filter Includes Pulse Massage

texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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Is that shower head easy to install and remove? Reason I'm asking is because I live in an apartment and will be moving in a couple of months. Thanks for the advice
I echo the shower head filter. Ir is nit difficult to remove. It attached to the existing showerhead. Hard to explain, but it will look like a showerhead attached to a showerhead. You change the filter every 6 months. Made all the difference in how my skin and hair felt.


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Is that shower head easy to install and remove? Reason I'm asking is because I live in an apartment and will be moving in a couple of months. Thanks for the advice
Originally Posted by Nessa31787
Yes, it is very easy to install. I have moved from one apartment to another with it. You replace your current shower head with this handheld shower head. It attaches to the pipe.

texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
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Hmmmm I bought a shower filter and it hasn't made any difference in my hair or akin :-/ I'm actually pretty disappointed
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
To answer your original question, the general consensus is that ACV will clarify to an extent. However, longterm, frequent use of strong acids can degrade the hair so be careful.
I agree with the shower filter reccs, I got one shortly after going CG, I can't say I noticed a huge difference either sKorpio but I feel better knowing its there. Make sure you get one labeled for the issue you're having. To be honest I'm not sure the little showerhead models are going to be able to soften water very much. But reducing chlorine and metals should help some.
2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012

This is what I'm happiest with right now.
Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
RO: SS Caitlin's co
Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
glycerin, honey, oils & butters Protein!
Hmmmm I bought a shower filter and it hasn't made any difference in my hair or akin :-/ I'm actually pretty disappointed
Originally Posted by sKorpio1190
I am sorry yours hasn't worked well for you. Not all if them are created alike.

texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
.




To answer your original question, the general consensus is that ACV will clarify to an extent. However, longterm, frequent use of strong acids can degrade the hair so be careful.
I agree with the shower filter reccs, I got one shortly after going CG, I can't say I noticed a huge difference either sKorpio but I feel better knowing its there. Make sure you get one labeled for the issue you're having. To be honest I'm not sure the little showerhead models are going to be able to soften water very much. But reducing chlorine and metals should help some.
Originally Posted by Lynaea
Mine reduces chlorine too. The only difference I noticed is that the water smells and tastes different
Medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
To answer your original question, the general consensus is that ACV will clarify to an extent. However, longterm, frequent use of strong acids can degrade the hair so be careful.
I agree with the shower filter reccs, I got one shortly after going CG, I can't say I noticed a huge difference either sKorpio but I feel better knowing its there. Make sure you get one labeled for the issue you're having. To be honest I'm not sure the little showerhead models are going to be able to soften water very much. But reducing chlorine and metals should help some.
Originally Posted by Lynaea
Mine reduces chlorine too. The only difference I noticed is that the water smells and tastes different
Originally Posted by sKorpio1190
They don't soften the water.

texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
.




Thanks for the advice everyone. I got one today and am having my husband install it. I'm excited 😃

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