Hey folks, it’s Audrey!
Okay, so after finally finishing up the follow-up videos for this moisture series, I realized that it was waaaay too much info to put in one video. Way too much! No one wants to hear me drone on and on . . . and on . . . for 20 minutes straight- Right?? (I know I get antsy after 5 minutes or so!) So, for your sanity and mine, I split the video into the three main topics I wanted to focus on:
* water hardness
* water temperature
The series is 4 videos all together. Here’s Part I of the series, and I’ll link to others as I post them. Today, I’ll post the hardness video! Enjoy!
In Part II of “Moisture Basics: Water Problems” we cover hard water and how it affects the moisturization process. We answer questions like:
“What is hard water?”
“What makes water hard?”
“How does hard water affect our hair?”
“What can you do about water hardness?”
Hard water is definitely something to consider, especially if your regimen is textbook solid- yet you still struggle with dry, brittle hair. Hard water is basically water that contains a high mineral content. Minerals are good for us inside the body, but on the hair– not so much! These minerals can build up on the hair shaft and cause all kinds of problems with dryness and hair breakage. If your hair is color-treated or relaxed, you’ll really feel the pain. Conditioners and moisturizers –even the highest quality ones– struggle in hard water situations. On top of the tangles, dryness and breakage, hard water can cause even natural hair colors to fade. It’s bad. Fortunately, there are special shampoos out there that can provide some relief if you battle with hard water in your area!
You can read more about hard water in The Science of Black Hair book, pages 72-74. In the next part of this series, we will cover pH problems and what you need to look out for!
All the best!