June 26, 2017 2 min read

Is Your Home Water Causing Hair Loss

Have you noticed your hair feeling a little dry, brittle or have you seen a some extra hair around the drain after your shower? Does your hair seem to remain just as dry, or even worse, no matter how many different shampoos and conditioners you try? Well, the real reason for your distressed hair might be right over your head … literally.

Why does it matter?

Hard water has a high mineral content, such as magnesium and calcium, unlike soft water that does not. While hard water is to blame for dingy looking clothes, dishes with spots and residue, and bathtubs with lots of film, do you know that hard water may also cause hair thinning and actual hair loss?

It is believed that hard water, causes excessive dryness, breakage and eventually overall hair thinning and even hair loss. While there has been no formal scientific research regarding the connection of hard water and hair loss, anecdotal evidence shows that there is a link. Many experts believe that hard water leaves a mineral residue on the hair which makes the hair appear thin, dull and lifeless which can be mistaken for hair loss.

Can I do anything to help?

Laser energy as contained in the HairMax laser devices are the only FDA Cleared non-drug treatment for male and female pattern baldness and overall hair thinning. The lasers stimulate energy production in the hair follicle which may have been weakened by the excess minerals of hard water. Lasers also increase blood to the hair follicle to deliver cellular nutrition and remove harmful wastes. The results in stronger, thicker and healthier hair.

So, the next time you notice hard water, making your clothes look dingy, remember that hard water can also damage hair and even cause hair loss. If this is happening to you, take a look at the HairMax laser devices, which can help to reverse the damage done by hard water.

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