So how do you get round this problem if it occurs, without ditching all the
advantages that having soft water provides in the home? Here are some tips
that will help.
Choose your products carefully. Use special volumising shampoos,
conditioners and styling products. Dry shampoo can act as an excellent
volumiser helping add texture and grip which make styling easier. For
extra lift, spray the underside of the hair shaft and at root level.
If you blow dry you hair after washing, use a round vent brush. This
should help it look more full bodied and vibrant.
Don’t use styling cream on your roots. This can increase the grease and
reduce lift from the hair root.
If you currently have a heavy conditioner, go for a lighter one instead. If a
greasy scalp persists, only apply the conditioner to the ends of your hair
rather than rubbing it right into your scalp.
Rinse your hair in approx 60ml (2 fl.oz) of lemon juice mixed with one
240ml (8 fl. oz) cup of warm water. Lemon juice acts as an astringent,
helping to shrink the pores and to reduce oily scalps. An added bonus of
this technique is that, if you are looking for natural highlights, lemon
juice can assist with this, because it will lighten your hair.
Finally, check your own shampooing technique. It can be easy to miss
areas of your hair, especially at the back if your hair is quite long. Make
sure you get product across all areas of your scalp, so that your hair has a
consistent look after washing.
If you do find that washing your hair in soft water is leaving your mane looking limp,
these tips should help wash away the problem. Happy hair washing!
If you are interested in having a soft water system installed in your property,