Is Hard Water Damaging Your Skin And Hair?

After trying countless hair & skin treatments to save your stressed-out strands and dry skin, is there no improvement? Showering in hard water could be to blame.

What is hard water? 
More than 60% of people in the UK receive hard water in their homes every day. They use it for cooking, daily chores and showering. What isn’t common knowledge is that this water holds a high value of dissolved minerals, mainly magnesium and calcium, some going over 200 mg of calcium carbonate per litre.

Water is naturally soft but gets contaminated and chemically impure when it comes in contact with the ground. The waters of South East England and London have the highest levels of hard water. 

Whether or not you have hard water ultimately comes down to where you live. Hard water is measured in parts per million (PPM) i.e., how many particles of hardness are dissolved in per million water particles. You can use the map above to check how hard the water in your area is.

How is it affecting you?

Every year it causes up to 1.5mm of limescale build-up on the top layers of your taps, as well as the insides of your pipes. It blocks shower heads, decreasing the flow. It also causes stains in your bathtubs, sinks and other surfaces. 

These deposits stay behind on your skin after a shower and can contribute to skin damage, dryness and conditions like eczema. Your hair can lose its lustre and strength and lead to breakage. Along with causing hair issues, hard water can lead to a dry and itchy scalp. 

Simple water softening solution 

Are you looking to bring damaged hair and skin back to life? The good news is that you can fix this problem without packing up and moving. 

Installing a water softening shower head with a built-in filtration system is an affordable solution. Showery shower heads will help to remove impurities so that you can avoid the harmful effects of hard water. Much like filters used for drinking water, our shower heads contain either mineral stones or cotton filters that will clear out fluoride, chlorine, and other hard water toxins evident in UK water.

Replacing your current shower head with a Showery shower head is a piece of cake. Simply unscrew your outdated shower head and twist in your new shower head. You’ll have healthier skin and hair in no time.

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