Your Secret Weapon for Combating Dry Winter Skin and Brittle Hair

Dry winter skin and brittle hair can make the harsh, colder months feel unbearable. The worst part is that the water in your own home could be contributing to those problems and making them even worse. In this article, Culligan Water of St. Joseph will share with you the secret weapon to curing your winter skin woes and brittle hair nightmares. 

What Water Conditions Can Irritate Skin and Hair?

Just as every person’s skin and hair is different, so is every household’s water. One water condition that almost 85% of all homes in North America deal with is hard water. Hard water contains harsh minerals that can deeply affect and irritate your skin and hair. Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium in water. Calcium can have a particularly drying reaction that can remove moisture from your skin’s natural barrier. 

Not only can hard water directly affect your body but it can also have a negative effect on your regular cleaning rituals, leading to worsening skin and hair conditions. Hard water minerals have been known to react with fatty acids in soaps and shampoos to congeal and become less effective. Not only that, but this reaction results in chemicals leaving a residue on your skin that can cause skin irritation. Sometimes going as far as leading to acne and in some cases eczema or dermatitis. This irritation can also be common on scalps, leading to more itching and flaking. 

Hard water tends to have a higher pH level, which can disrupt the natural pH balance of your scalp and hair. This pH imbalance can strip away the hair’s natural oils, leading to dryness and frizz. The minerals in hard water create a barrier on the hair, making it more challenging for moisture to penetrate the shaft.

How Can I Combat Dry Winter Skin and Brittle Hair?

The real secret weapon for combating dry winter skin and brittle hair starts with fixing your hard water issues. One of the easiest ways to alleviate hard water issues in the home is with a water-softening system. A water softener is a system, that you can purchase or rent, that utilizes a process called “ion exchange” to remove dissolved hard water minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese. Many classic systems are designed with resin beads that capture the minerals and exchange them with a trace amount of sodium. 

With your water free from harsh minerals your water-using activities at home can be transformed. Hard water issues, skin irritations, and dull hair can be relieved with a water-softening system. Not only that, but soft water has been proven to enhance the efficiency of heating systems and appliances, contributing to lower energy costs.

The Aquasential Smart High-Efficiency Water Softener series offers efficient water-softening benefits with a slim system that is durable and customizable. The Culligan Smart HE Water Softener is a Consumers Digest Best Buy and its patented technologies are backed by one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. With the system’s unique Dial-A-Softness feature, you’re able to choose the softness level that your family desires. You can also remotely bypass your softener using the Culligan Connect App. Combined with our salt delivery services, you can rest assured that your water remains just as soft as the first day the system was installed. 

Connect with Culligan Water to Combat Skin and Hair Issues

If you’ve never owned a water-softening system before it may first seem overwhelming to find exactly what will fit your needs. That’s where Culligan Water of St. Joseph comes in! For more than 70 years, Culligan Water has been the expert in providing quality water solutions for unique residential water treatment needs. In servicing the St. Joseph area, our water quality experts have seen it all when it comes to hard water issues. Every household has different needs and different water issues to resolve. We treat every job with care and concern as if it were our own home. 

If you’ve never worked with Culligan Water before, start with a free in-home water quality test and consultation! Our free test will help identify any major water concerns your home may be facing and the free consultation can offer you customizable solutions to any water concerns or contaminants that show up on the water test. Consider testing your water today by contacting Culligan Water of St. Joseph. You can also call us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT at 816-239-2246.