Is Water the Culprit Behind Your Excessive Hair Fall?

By on January 12, 2014

So you are facing tremendous hair fall these days and simply don’t have any clue about its cause, right? Well, have you considered the water that you are using for washing your hair? If not then it is high time for you to give it a check. There is a variety of water and many of them can take a toll on our hair. Here is a brief about different sorts of water that can lead to hair fall:

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Very Hot Water: Many of us believe that using hot water during hair wash is beneficial for the overall health of our hair as it can keep the scalp and hair fibers cleansed thereby leading to less hair fall. Well, the truth is that the application of very hot water onto your hair can affect it badly. It rips off the natural moisture and other precious oils of hair fibers and makes them dry, coarse and fragile. It also damages the scalp, which results into severe itchiness and dandruff problem. All these increase the extent of hair fall instead of reducing it.

Hard Water: Rinsing hair with hard water can also promote hair fall. This type of water is known to have large amount of minerals like calcium, magnesium, silica, etc. dissolved in it, which snatch away the moisture present in the scalp and the hair strands. Thus, the scalp becomes excessive dry resulting into dandruff, while the hair follicles get obstructed causing dryness, weakening and breakage of hair.

Chlorine Water: Chlorine is mixed with water for keeping it disinfected from bacteria and other water-borne harmful microbes. But regular usage of this chlorine water for washing your hair can increase the dryness of your hair and make it brittle. Hence, it is another reason behind frequent hair fall.

Salt Water: Just like chlorine water, salt water also has a significant effect on our hair. It eliminates the moisture present in hair fibers and turns them into rough and fragile ones. It can even lead to permanent hair loss.

Desalinated Water: As the name implies, it is the water from which salt content is removed. But still, it is extremely bad for our hair as it contains lots of sodium and chlorine. These can damage the roots of the hair and make the shafts weak and easy to fall out.

Rain Water: Well, rain water is not as bad as other types of water that increase hair fall. But as the environment is getting highly polluted day by day, rainfall is also getting bad for our hair. It makes hair dry, frizzy and tangled, which eventually results into hair fall.

Groundwater: Rain water that leaches through the soil and is stored under the ground or in the fissures of rock formations is known as groundwater. While passing through the earth’s layers, several minerals as well as harmful chemicals are mixed with this water, which makes it damaging for our hair. Therefore, using groundwater for hair wash can add to the dryness and fall of hair largely.

So, are you going to change your water today?

Also Read – Hair Fall? – 7 Ways Eucalyptus Oil Can Help You Forget It Here

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Nilankeeta

Nilankeeta is an electronics & comm. engineer who switched to the field of writing to give her passion a go. She loves to share her knowledge, express her views and explore anything and everything that can feed her pen.

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