Your water—and the minerals and other elements in it—has a big impact on your hair health. Chlorine is used to treat water in most Wisconsin cities to make it safe to drink. Unfortunately, too much chlorine can negatively affect your hair health by stripping natural oils that keep your hair smooth.
Water filtration systems remove chlorine and other minerals that impact your hair’s health.
To help you protect your hair from chlorine tap water and learn why water filtration is important, our team has some tips to keep your hair healthy.
1. Use Leave-In Conditioner and Hair Oil
Apply a leave-in conditioner or hair oil (such as coconut oil) to help protect your hair.
The deep conditioning will repel water, making it more difficult for your hair to absorb chlorine in the water.
2. Wear a Shower Cap or Reduce Hair Wash Frequency
If you notice your hair seems extra dry or frizzy with frequent washing, reduce the number of times you wash your hair each week.
Instead of washing your hair during your daily shower, switch to washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner two or three times a week so more of your natural oils remain. These natural oils will protect your hair from chlorine.
Wearing a swim cap is also helpful when you’re enjoying heavily chlorinated swimming pools in the summer months.
3. Invest in a Water Filtration System
The best way to keep your hair—and body, clothes, and appliances—as healthy as possible is to use clean, chlorine-free water.
Our advanced and efficient water filtration systems provide you with whole-house filtering for all your faucets, appliances, and showers to remove things like chlorine, sediment, iron, rust, and scale, which can damage your hair.
Water filtration systems ultimately pay for themselves by significantly extending the life of your appliances, reducing skin irritation and health issues, and saving you money on detergents, hair care, and other beauty products.
4. Keep Your Water Filtration System in Top Condition
If you already have a water filtration system in your Fox Cities home, the next important step is to make sure it’s working efficiently. Water softener and filtration systems have minimal maintenance needs, but these steps will help you ensure yours lasts its full 10-15-year lifetime.
Flush or regenerate your water softener
Aim to flush or regenerate your water softener every two weeks to remove the sediment from your system.
Minerals and other materials that your water softener filters from your water collects as sediment at the bottom of your system. Flushing it frequently helps ensure your water softener runs at peak performance.
Keep your salt filled
To ensure your water softener and filtration system is getting all of the chlorine and other minerals out of your water, keep your brine tank at least half filled with salt.
Add a reminder to your calendar or phone to check the tank monthly.
Schedule regular maintenance and filter changes
Your water softener needs regular maintenance and filter changes, just like your furnace.
Our team of plumbing service professionals at Watters Plumbing can change your filter and inspect your water filtration system for leaks to ensure you are getting optimal performance.
Contact the Professionals at Watters Plumbing Today to Protect Your Hair From Chlorine Tap Water Today!
If your hair is brittle, dry, or frizzy, contact the Fox Cities plumbing professionals at Watters Plumbing today! We can evaluate your water usage, share how you can protect your hair, skin, and scalp from chlorine tap water, and determine the best water filtration system for your home.