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Hard water is water that has a high content of mineral deposits. These are usually calcium, magnesium, and manganese. Hard water causes build-up on your hair and leads to flaking of the scalp, dryness, itchiness, and dandruff. It even affects how your hair feels after washing and can often be the cause for those ‘hard to detangle’ strands.

Hard water can even be one of the reasons for excessive hair fallout.

A majority of US municipal water is hard. The problem with hard water is that it also blocks your Hairprint Color Restorer from working and this is why we emphasize using the Chelating Shampoo before every Color Restorer application and in-between applications (every 10 days or so) to avoid mineral and product build-up. Not only will it make your coloring process easier, it will help all other products you love to use on your hair work better for you.

how to identify hard water 

- If you have sensitive skin you may notive hard water causing more breakouts
- your hair, skin and household washing products may not be working as well
- you find soap sediments around the sink and tub
- it is hard to get soaps to lather up properly
- the water tastes or smells a bit off
- appliances shelf life is reduced and you find frequently clogged drains
- stains around the house are hard to remove
- your clothes don’t wash properly even though you put them through the long & hot cycle
- there is a slightly filmy residue left on your hair and skin even after wash

some ways to reduce hard water exposure 

• Other than using the Chelating shampoo to reset your hair, you might also enjoy rinsing your hair out with distilled water as a final wash.

• Our favorite is mixing rose water in a ½ liter of distilled water and cleaning off hard water residue that way.

• Alternatively we also use a tea rinse made of boiled sage and rosemary leaves and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. We seep a handful of these herbs for ½ hour, let cool off, add the vinegar and use before and after conditioning the hair.

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