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Water Quality Effects on Hair and Skin

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Believe it or not, your dry skin and itchy scalp might be caused by the quality of your home’s water! Hard water has a high mineral content. It is filled with minerals like calcium and magnesium. While hard water is totally safe for drinking, showering and cooking, it may be harming your skin and hair. The abundance of minerals and chemicals in hard water leaves behind buildup. They prevent your water from completely dissolving the chemicals that are in your soap and shampoo, leaving a residue on your skin and scalp.   This residue that remains on your skin can cause excessive skin dryness and irritation. It can also cause skin breakouts if your skin is sensitive. Your scalp will have residue too. This can cause a dry and itchy scalp and dandruff. Your hair may feel like it still has some shampoo or conditioner in it, even after you’ve continued to rinse it. Your hair can even look dull and feel super dry. If you color your hair, hard water can dull the color quickly, requiring m