What is water doing to your hair?

If you live in the capital it is very likely that you are familiar with what they call ‘hard water’. The stuff that generally makes itself known by clogging up your water laden equipment like kettles and shower heads, with white deposits that refuse to be removed.

What makes hard water ‘hard’ is its mineral content such as calcium, magnesium and manganese. The greater the presence of these minerals in the water, the harder the water will be. You can identify hard water by its reluctance to form a lather with soap. This problem doesn’t occur with soft water, it tends to lather easily. You can also note soft water by it’s appearance - you can visibly see bubbles.