The effects of hard water go beyond chalky faucet buildup, pipe damage and higher energy costs. The characteristics of your water can determine how well, or poorly, your shampoo and conditioning routine works. And that has an impact on both your hair and your wallet
The minerals found in hard water (calcium, magnesium and iron) can distress hair, making expensive products less effective and hair more difficult to manage. This results in less lathering, ineffective cleansing and the inability of conditioners to penetrate the hair follicles.
If you find you are using an extra pump of shampoo and conditioner just to get a little more foam or get that deep condition, you may be washing more than just hair products down the drain.
Price of Hard Water
When the cost of shampoo, conditioner and styling products isn’t feeling worth it because your hair is still dry, limp, dull or unmanageable, you may want to think about investing in a water softener. By using a water softener, a household can save an average of $450 over the course of a year on shampoo, detergent, soap, and other cleaning supplies.
Broken down, that’s an estimated 50 percent savings on costly products and salon visits.
Average Cost Savings Per Year on Products:
Shampoo – $75 Conditioner – $75 Styling Products – $150 Salon Visits – $125+
Could you be saving money? Find out be scheduling a free in home water test