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Puertoricangirl 11-09-2013 05:06 PM

Hard water really makes a difference :(
 
I just found out recently that I have hard water. I use and love an acv/water mix for chelating and did that today with amazing results! I just let it dry without rinsing it out and my curls are happy again!

The hard water makes my hair limp, thinner looking, and stringy :( so my question is how often can I use it? I wish I could use it everyday! It stinks but is darn worth it to bring my curls back to life!

Puertoricangirl 11-09-2013 05:12 PM

Can hard water cause tangles too?

Puertoricangirl 11-11-2013 10:14 AM

I hear crickets chirping lol...anyone?

SereneCurls 11-11-2013 10:53 AM

I think if the minerals from hard water build up on the hair, the buildup can cause tangles. I'm pretty sure this is what happened to me when I lived in an old dorm during university. Lol

sixelamy 11-11-2013 11:30 AM

I bought a cheap shower filter, it was like $20. It helped a lot and can attach to your showerhead. Also, I clarify a couple times a month and it works wonders. Highly recommend both!

Puertoricangirl 11-11-2013 12:14 PM

Ok thank you so much for answering guys 😊 my husband and I are going to buy the PUR water filtering system and I was going to use the water in a bowl after washing. Would that be good?

Puertoricangirl 11-11-2013 12:15 PM

And during washing that will be the only water that touches my hair from then on! Lol

SereneCurls 11-11-2013 02:08 PM

I hope that works well, be sure to update us. :) As for shower filters, I've always been curious about their effect on the water pressure.

Puertoricangirl 11-11-2013 05:41 PM

Ok I will update when I get it SereneCurls :)

Jas76 11-11-2013 09:44 PM

Hard water is the pits!! I want to out in a filter for both minerals and chlorine, but I've yet to do it.

I mix some ACV with my RO, and that seems to help a lot.

Good luck!! KUP!

Puertoricangirl 11-11-2013 11:09 PM

I agree Jas76 it sucks!!! It even makes my hair flat and when I use regular water I get so much volume, definition, very little to no frizz, bounce, shine...everything! With the hard water I was using all my techniques like plopping, styling upside down, scrunching with a t-shirt, shuffling lightly at the scalp and pineappling but nothing changed it! I am definitely getting a water filter system soon! For now I'm using a shower cap here and washing my hair at my parent's. Lol

I mean c'mon I have 3rd day hair and it looks amazing! I can't stop looking and taking pictures of it! Lol

Puertoricangirl 11-11-2013 11:10 PM

By the way Jas what is an RO?

SereneCurls 11-12-2013 07:38 AM

Rinse out conditioner. :)

Puertoricangirl 11-12-2013 11:09 AM

Oh ok thank you serene curls my RO is what I use for co washing :) V05 clarifying kiwi and lime conditioner but now I'm scared to use it because of the cancer warning :/

Krullenbol 11-12-2013 01:45 PM

Luckily we don't have hard water here :)

Puertoricangirl 11-12-2013 03:58 PM

Lucky!

wavydaze 11-12-2013 07:41 PM

Would something like a Brita filter take out the minerals? I'm wondering if you could filter a bunch of water into a small basin and just use that to wash and rinse your hair? Is that what you mean about the Pur filter?

Puertoricangirl 11-12-2013 08:33 PM

Yes that's what I'm going to do with the PUR :)

Krullenbol 11-13-2013 12:09 PM

There is quite a difference though, when I used to live in the states, I did use hard water and it made my hair dryer than it already is and I feel like it seperates the curls

Puertoricangirl 11-13-2013 12:28 PM

Yea I think it separates mine too


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