If you find your hair is dry all the time and your skin feels itchy after showering it may not be due to the products you’re using, but actually, your water which is causing the issues.

Many people don’t realise how many issues hard water can cause. Not only does it cause buildup in your pipes and faucets and discoloration of your bathtubs and sinks, it can also damage your hair and skin.

Hard water isn’t bad for you, but it does have large amounts of minerals such as magnesium and calcium in it which can leave residue behind on anything it comes into contact with. This includes dishes, floors after cleaning and even your hair and skin after showering!

Using water filtration systems that use softeners such as block salt softeners is a great way to help reduce the number of minerals left in your water which can benefit you greatly.

Hard water can make it difficult for soap to lather and can make it less effective at cleaning your skin and hair as well as leaving residue behind which can cause your skin to itch and your hair to feel dry and brittle.

By softening your water you are ensuring that you can properly clean and take care of your hair and skin which can lead to better health.

When your skin becomes dry and irritated, it can overproduce natural oils which can lead to spots, clogged pores and other blemishes forming on the skin. Softer water doesn’t dry your skin out as much and therefore can prevent these breakouts.

As for your hair, having fewer mineral deposits in your hair can leave it feeling smoother and silkier. It also allows shampoo and conditioner to be more effective, leaving your hair properly cleaned and fresh after every wash.