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Old 11-09-2013, 05:06 PM   #1
 
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Default 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!
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
 
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Can hard water cause tangles too?
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
 
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I hear crickets chirping lol...anyone?
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
 
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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
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:30 AM   #5
 
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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!
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:14 PM   #6
 
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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?
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Old 11-11-2013, 12:15 PM   #7
 
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And during washing that will be the only water that touches my hair from then on! Lol
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:08 PM   #8
 
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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.
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Old 11-11-2013, 05:41 PM   #9
 
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Ok I will update when I get it SereneCurls
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:44 PM   #10
 
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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!
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:09 PM   #11
 
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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
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:10 PM   #12
 
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By the way Jas what is an RO?
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:38 AM   #13
 
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Rinse out conditioner.
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:09 AM   #14
 
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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 :/
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:45 PM   #15
 
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Luckily we don't have hard water here
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:58 PM   #16
 
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Lucky!
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:41 PM   #17
 
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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?
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:33 PM   #18
 
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Yes that's what I'm going to do with the PUR
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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
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:28 PM   #20
 
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Yea I think it separates mine too
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