Is hard water harming your hair and skin? If you have dry, limp, or brittle hair, or if you are suffering from patchy dry skin, your water might actually be to blame. Other signs of hard water are spotty dishes and buildup on your tub and shower. It happens as the result of mineral deposits in your water. I avoid these issues by using a water softening system, which is a lifesaver for my skin and hair.
About Hard Water
Hard water occurs when rainwater passes through the earth and picks up materials such as calcium and magnesium that can leave deposits, clog pipes, and damage appliances. Those same deposits end up on you hair, skin, and dishes. Here is a glass of mine that got hard water spots when we failed to promptly refill our water softener with Morton Salt. If you have hard water, these same deposits can really do a number on your hair and skin.
Some of the problems cause by hard water include:
- Dry, brittle hair that feels like straw
- Frizzy hair
- Limp and dull hair
- Product build up in hair from products not rinsing out cleanly
- Dry, patchy skin
- Aggravation of conditions such as eczema
- Spotty dishes
- Rough clothing
- Buildup on showers and tubs
- Clogged pipes
- Damages to appliances
Back when I lived in Nebraska, I was constantly battling all of these things because I had hard water and no water softening system. When I moved to Illinois and had a water softening system I quickly learned what I had been missing out on. My skin and hair improved greatly simply by having soft water. I now live in an area with very hard water. I can tell when our water softener needs more Morton Salt added because my hair will start getting dry and limp. Our water softening system and Morton Salt has truly been a lifesaver for my beauty routine.
The Easy Hard Water Fix
Fortunately, fixing hard water issues is quite easy. Installing a water softening system in your home and filling it with Morton Salt will take care of the problem. The Sat comes in 40 pound bags and are easy to pour pellets.
If you are concerned abut the cost of a system, it is actually more expensive to forgo one since soft water will prolong the life of your pipes, appliances, and dishes. It also will make your beauty routine much easier and allow you to use less harsh shampoos and skin products. It also is incredibly easy to use a water softening system and the bags of Morton Salt that are used to fill it are very affordable. Below is a video I made about our system, how easy it is to use, and why I love it.
Find Out if You Have Hard Water
Aside from the symptoms of hard water such as spotty dishes, you can easily test your water for hardness for free. Simply go to the Morton Salt Website and fill out a form for a free test strip. Then you can test your water and see if you need a water softening system.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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