Monday, February 18, 2008
D.C. water is hard?
Since it was an extended weekend I decided to go home and rejuvenate. My rejuvenation process includes my own bed, a home cooked meal, a new york bagel, a shower without flip flops on, and the occasional haircut. Being the lazy person that I am, I never dry my hair with a blowdryer...I just let it air dry. But, for some reason, whenever I'm in D.C. , both my hair and my skin freak out. My hair splits faster than the flu virus infection and my skin breaks out even if I wash it three times a day. Finally, when I told my haircutter about my situation, she explained to me that the water in D.C. is apparently "hard" water. If you have ever felt when you got out of you shower that there was a layer of foil on your body, this is why. There are a lot more minerals in D.C. water than there are in most other water systems. So, I did some research and this is what I found.
According to washingtonpost.com, "Tap water tested at 18 locations across Washington by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group showed that 40 percent of the samples had concentrations of chlorine contaminants higher than federal safety limits."
So, how do you hard minerals affect your hair? I googled and found that...
"While hard water is fine for drinking, it can cause many problems for your hair, scalp and skin. These problems include:
-Hair feels dry Hair is resistant to color or perming Dandruff or eczema of the scalp Dry, flaky skin Thinning hair Colors fading too quickly Perms appearing to fall out Discoloration or darkening of hair
-Hair lacks body and shine"
So, as other bloggers on this site complain about Jst..I only have one solution to all this madness. Spend your Jst money on bottled water to wash your hair and face with.