Hard Water Effects on Hair and Skin

Hard Water Effects on Hair and Skin

As a homeowner, you’ll find that the quality of water coming out of your faucets can be a major concern. How do you know if your water is hard? Hard water contains high levels of certain minerals, and the hardness of your water will depend on where you live because each region can have different levels of hard water depending on its source and treatment. Although hard water is not harmful to your health overall, it can have a huge effect on your hair and skin. Here’s the scoop on what exactly hard water is, the impact it can have on your hair & body, and how to figure out if it’s time to fix it with a product specifically formulated to remove hard water minerals and more importantly, safe to use daily.

How Does Hard Water Affect My Hair?

The minerals present in hard water can make it difficult to achieve a thorough rinse, causing buildup in your hair, which can leave behind residue. You could wash your hair several times a day thinking it will fix the problem, but each time you leave the shower you will have the same result. In addition, pores will clog throwing the pH balance off and sometimes causing excessively oily hair.  The problem is coming from your water, not your rinse, lather, repeat routine. Look out for the following signs that hard water is affecting your hair:

  • Hair that feels filmy, straw-like dull and limp, and ultimately less pliable.
  • Color-treated hair that fades quickly, leading to more frequent color treatments and further damage to hair.
  • Residual shampoo in your hair.
  • Hair that’s hard to lather with shampoo.
  • Thinning hair and breakage caused by hard water.
  • Hair loss.

How Does Hard Water Affect My Skin?

The most common effect of hard water on your skin is dryness. Much like with your hair, hard water makes it difficult to rinse away soap from the surface of your skin, leaving your skin dry and potentially irritated, pores clogged, and pH balance thrown off. Furthermore, if you have sensitive skin, Psoriasis, or Eczema, hard water can make conditions worse by drying out your skin even more. When hard water comes in contact with your skin, some of those minerals that cause the hard water get left behind, absorbing a lot of the natural moisture and oils from your skin. This lack of moisture in your skin and high levels of hard minerals can also mess with the hydration and pH balance of your skin which could potentially cause breakouts. 


There is a shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion called TRISWIM. Originally formulated for swimmers, TRISWIM removes all the impurities whether it be Chlorine or hard water minerals. The best part is that it is gentle enough to use daily, as opposed to a clarifying shampoo that should only be used a couple times a month or else you will strip your hair. TRISWIM has the necessary formulations to remove Chlorine and hard water minerals while helping to soothe and rebuild with botanicals, vitamins, proteins and Keratin. The best part of all is that all 4 products smell so good that men, women, children of all ages love, love, love!

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