Thursday, August 30, 2007

Umm. I have a question.

Is it possible that the water in my new place makes my hair dry faster than it dried in my old place?

Seriously. I want to know.


Anonymous said...

Yes, absolutely. Plus, the humidity just dropped out of the air, so that will also affect how fast your hair drys.

Anastasia said...

Yeah, if you had softer water at the last place. Hard water tends to dry out your hair. Soft water tends to not do anything - in fact, although it's supposedly better for your skin, I can't stand soft water because it takes nearly five minutes to wash out shampoo. And even then, it never gets all of it. But yes, with soft water your hair is healthier and as such, takes longer to dry.

Jane Know said...

i was gonna say what anastasia said. but she explained it better, anyway.

like in hotels, i think they usually have "soft" feels like it takes forever to get the soap out of my hair in hotel showers.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said...

I'm gonna mix things up here, and for that I hope to be attacked.
my answer: NO.

Anonymous said...

-Hard water is water that contains an appreciative quantity of dissolved minerals (like calcium and magnesium)

-Soft water is treated water in which the only ion is sodium.

As rainwater falls, it is naturally soft. However, as water makes its way through the ground and into our waterways, it picks up minerals like chalk, lime and mostly calcium and magnesium. Since hard water contains essential minerals, it is sometimes the preferred drinking water, not only because of the health benefits, but also the flavor. On the other hand, soft water tastes salty and is sometimes not suitable for drinking. So why, then, do we soften our water?

When it boils down, the major difference between hard and soft water can best be seen while doing household chores. Hard water is to blame for dingy looking clothes, dishes with spots and residue and bathtubs with lots of film and soap scum. Even hair washed in hard water may feel sticky and look dull. Hard water can take a toll on household appliances as well, using up more energy. The elements of hard water are to blame for all of these negative factors, as soap is less effective due to its reaction to the magnesium and calcium. The lather is not as rich and bubbly.

Chore-doers will love using soft water, as tasks can actually be performed more efficiently with it. Soap will lather better and items will be left cleaner. Glasses will sparkle and hair will look healthy. The shower curtain will be scum-free. Clothes and skin are left softer. In addition to time, this can also save money, as less soap and detergents will be used. Since appliances have to work less hard, soft water can also prolong the life of washing machines, dishwaters and water heaters. Energy bills are noticeably lower when in households with water softeners. In a time of rising energy costs, this is something to think about.

Soft water is not, however, suggested for those with heart or circulatory problems, or others who may be on a low sodium diet. In the softening process, as minerals are removed, sodium content increases. Research shows that cardiovascular disease has the lowest risk in areas where water has the most mineral content.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said...

People who soften their water are the same as pedophiles and necrophiliacs. You could be with hard water. You just don't choose to! And you see rubber duckies as commodities, you sick fuck!

Fannie said...

hard water has a penis, soft water has a vagina and therefore, they belong together. why do you insist on neutering water?

by segregating water by hardness you are guilty of the same bigotry that kept our schools segregated.

furthermore, you probably take showers with your sister. doesn't SHE deserve showers too?

Grace said...

your insistence that hard water and soft water belong together just goes to prove that you are a dishonest lawyer, and are just secretly ashamed of your own personal aversion to hard water.


Dizzy said...

Yes! I don't know what your hair texture is like, but if you have hard water you have to avoid anything that is labeled "thickening." Use more product. Add a hair masque or some sort of deep, deep, deep conditioning treatment to your routine. And cream-based hair products work best. Gels tend to be too light to do anything. If you color your hair, the hard water will wash out the color quickly. And color-depositing shampoos can rough up the cuticle even more. So your hair can end up fried and brassy. Again, the solution is conditioning, and, if you can, wash it as infrequently as possible.

Ok. Maybe I spend too much time on things like this. But you said you wanted to know :)

Grace said...

Thanks Dizzy!!

I think I need you on my team. You're smart!!! Oh, and I like your blog.