You may be damaging your hair and consequently throwing a lot of money away unknowingly.
You buy the best products for your hair, creams, moisturizers, shampoos, masks, shades, go to the beauty salon every week, but even so, you are not satisfied with the aesthetics and health of the hair. What is going on?
The answer may lie in the water. We are concerned with filtering the water we drink; we look for filters that remove impurities and chlorine, but have you ever thought about the quality of water you use in your shower?
Chlorine and the Shower
Chlorine is a significant substance in water treatment. It is one of the main actives present in the water cleaning process, through which its high disinfectant power, bacteria, and other contaminants are eliminated, thus leaving behind drinkable water.
However, chlorine needs to be removed before human consumption, as it can bring numerous health problems, ranging from allergies too, in more extreme cases, cancer.
As we mentioned before, we worry a lot about chlorine intake, but did you know that it is much more harmful to the body through skin absorption and inhalation? When we take a hot shower, the pores of our skin relax, and thus they open up.
Chlorine takes advantage of this gap that water has created and penetrates the deeper layers of the skin tissue. The process is pretty much the same with our hair; the hot water relaxes, and chlorine penetrates the keratin giving it a dry, lifeless look.
Another problem with chlorine in the shower is its evaporation. Are you one of those people who love a hot shower, filling the whole bathroom with steam? If so, you are increasing the risk, because it is not only water that evaporates, but chlorine also gasifies and enters your body through the airways, causing many lung and respiratory problems.
However, even if your shower is cold, neither the skin, as a natural shield, nor the hair can prevent chlorine from entering. Also, chlorine, being bactericidal, eliminates the good bacterial flora of our body. And, of course, it affects your aesthetic treatments. That is why we say that the best cosmetics is no use if they are not combined with good water.
HOW TO REMOVE CHLORINE FROM THE SKIN AND HAIR?
We have seen already how harmful chlorine can be to the health and aesthetics of skin and hair, but how can we decrease the effects of chlorine from the moment we come in contact with it?
First, you should look for shampoos and conditioners that bring repair benefits to your hair, give preference to those that bring keratin in their formulation, which is the most present protein in hair. In addition to this feature, products need to be produced with a focus on hair protection, as one of the most noticeable unpleasant effects of chlorine is the destruction of natural hair protection. Another important tip is hydration. Whenever you think your hair and skin are dry from chlorine, use moisturizing creams (remember to consult a dermatologist to find out which one is right for you) on both hair and skin, which will restore its protection, shine, and healthy look.
Another tip is to avoid astringent products as they will accelerate and increase the effects of removing the protective film from your hair and the natural protection of facial and body skin.
THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION
It is no use trying to remedy the problem after it has happened. The tips we gave on how to mitigate the effects will help but don't solve the problem. To truly solve this problem, you need to remove chlorine from the shower altogether, but how to do that? The answer is a shower filter, the Shower Care.
Shower Care has a unique technology that filters bath water through chemical processes that transform up to 100% of chlorine into non-harmful substances and removes heavy metals, making your bath much healthier, avoiding all the harms we have already mentioned.
It is installed in the pipe before the water reaches the shower, works at temperatures up to 149 °F (which is far above what our body tolerates), does not compromise the water flow, meaning, your shower will maintain the same force and amount of water coming out. In addition to these advantages, it has a higher efficiency than activated carbon, for example, as it has a longer life span.
The effects of it are felt in the first showers. You will notice that your hair and skin will be softer, shinier, and healthier. In the long run, you will experience a decrease in both skin and respiratory allergic cases, better lung capacity, and, of course, more quality of life for you and your loved ones.