When I moved to London one of the greatest changes that I felt was the hardness of the water. And you are like…what? Yep true to that. My hair started thinning and falling in big meshes and my skin got really dry and flaky.
Although the World Health Organization states that hard water is not harmful to healthy people there is clearly an aesthetic aspect to it. Taps get limescaly, your kettle gets ruined as well as your hair, nails and skin.
These are the methods that I have been using to deal with hard water and so far, they have proven to be really helpful.
Scale builds up everywhere, as you might have noticed. Even in your scalp – yuck! Doing an acid rinse after shampooing helps removing the build-up percolates in the scalp, giving you hair a very soft and less dull (I wouldn’t go as far as shiny) look. Just add the juice of a lemon to a litre of water and let it sit in your hair for a couple of minutes before rinsing.
I have tried so many different multivitamins and hair ampoules that I was close to quitting. But these capsules work wonders – they have vitamin A, B and C and omegas 3 and 6. All natural things that have truly helped with the hair loss. Just two of these babies everyday in the morning and you are good to go!
When skin gets deprived of its natural oils it gets so dry that sometimes your legs have the appearance of cracks in the desert. Also, the itchiness is real, oh so real! I decided to give a try to this body butter because it has beta-carotene (a precursor to vitamin A) and shea butter (an occlusive that creates a barrier to moisture loss). I was expecting a fresh pressed juice kind of smell but it just smells like Nivea, although it absorbs way faster and is quite good!
If you want to get the full package, i.e. an extremely moisturising and smells-like-holiday product get this! I love it!!
In a more serious note, if you are suffering with extreme dry and itchy skin I recommend this. Urea is a big go-go for serious dryness.
I left this one for last because I couldn’t recommend this highly enough. Ever since I bought this shower filter everything started to get better, it was like the glue between all the methods that I was previously using. It is so easy to assemble and you only have to replace it approximately twice a year. I rave about this so much that a few people have already bought it on my advice.
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Hope this post was helpful to you. I gave my most truthful opinion on how to deal with hard water so please let me know yours on the comments below!HairHard waterNailsSkincare