Most homes in Michigan have very hard water supplied by a local municipality. The magnesium and calcium in hard water create spots on dishes and form buildup on household plumbing fixtures. Indeed, hard water can also negatively impact your skin and hair. At AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, our team can install a water softener that produces soft water. Learn about the top 12 advantages of soft water so that your skin and hair can look and feel shiny and new.

1. Less Skin Irritation

If you tend to have itchy skin throughout the day, it might be because hard water is drying out your skin. As the human body’s largest organ, the skin is susceptible to irritation when it encounters minerals found in hard water. When our Michigan team installs a water softener, the soft water contains less calcium and magnesium. You might notice less skin irritation and fewer scratching episodes as you bathe and launder your clothes in softer water.

2. Reduced Dandruff

Dandruff is simply dried skin on the scalp. Hard water contributes to scalp irritation and more dandruff after you wash your hair. When AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical installs a water softener at your main water valve, the entire home has soft water.

Over time, you might notice less dandruff without any changes on your part. In truth, the soft water contributes to healthier scalp skin, leading to less dandruff. Although soft water isn’t entirely mineral-free, the lower particle numbers make a difference for your skin and hair.

3. Enhanced Skin Moisturizing

The weather in Farmington Hills, MI, can swing from bitterly cold to humid and hot. As a result, these temperature swings can negatively impact your skin. On dry days, you might repeatedly moisturize your skin, but nothing seems to absorb and soften the tissue. If your home has soft water, regular bathing contributes to balanced skin. Because the minerals aren’t influencing the skin’s pH and other factors, your body wash and lotions can absorb right into the skin.

4. Shiny and Full Hair

After using soft water at home, you may notice other changes in your hair. It might be shinier and fuller without any extra effort. This change is largely due to the mineral level differences.

Hard water prevents lather. Washing your hair with hard water means minerals latch onto the strands at the molecular level, making the hair appear limp and dull. By adding a home water softener, those minerals can’t attach to the hair like they did before. Bouncy, shiny, and clean hair is possible daily with a softening system installed by AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical.

5. Improved Skin

As you wash your face with hard water, the minerals leave behind a residue of calcium bicarbonate. It remains on the skin even after drying, which creates an imbalance. Over time, these residues clog the skin’s pores. The resulting condition is acne. Adding a water softener to your home makes fewer acne breakouts possible.

6. Minimal Soap Buildup on Skin

When you bathe with soft water, your soap lathers up better than in hard water. As you rinse your skin, the soap residue is easy to see as it sloughs off your body. Effectively, you have squeaky clean skin without excess residue.

In contrast, hard water prevents soap from lathering into rich bubbles. During the rinse, you might miss skin areas, which leads to soap buildup. In response, your skin deals with minerals, dryness, and irritation. Our plumbing team can install a water softening system in your home to solve these soap issues for the entire household.

7. Relief From Skin Sensitivities

Many people suffer from skin sensitivities, such as psoriasis or eczema. Although beauty products and air pollution can aggravate these conditions, hard water is also a culprit. Minerals left on the skin can irritate the tissue, leading to a flare-up.

At AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical, our team can install a system that provides soft water at every fixture. Soft water can contribute to fewer skin issues from bathing or washing your hands. Truthfully, mineral buildup on the skin is significant without a water softener.

8. Improved Hair and Scalp Oils

Minerals can remain in your hair and on your scalp. In turn, they attach to any scalp oils. Although you might wash your hair daily, these minerals can create an oil imbalance. Greasy hair is the result.

Switch to soft water at your Michigan home to feel the difference. After several days, your hair might feel less greasy than before. Effectively, fewer minerals in the water reduce the impact on the scalp’s delicate skin.

9. Enhanced Hair Color

Soft water is also gentler on hair color than hard water. Minerals latching onto the hair strands fade the color, resulting in a brassy appearance. Using a water softener in your home extends the life of any chemical treatment on the hair. Whether changing to a new color or getting a permanent color, shampooing with soft water will help these treatments last longer.

When applying nutrient-rich products on your hair with a hard-water rinse, minerals block nutrient absorption. As a result, the product’s efficacy falters with hard water. You may need to use it more often or with a greater volume of product. Soft water can be an overall solution for almost any hair product concerns.

10. Fewer Hair Products Needed

Lastly, a unique benefit of soft water is that it allows you to use less of your favorite hair products during your shower. Because of the reduced minerals in the water, your shampoo lathers up with only a small amount in your hand. In response, your hair reacts with the shampoo by sloughing off any built-up dirt or grease. You might also be able to reduce the number of hair products.

You could say goodbye to those specialty products because an average shampoo works well for your needs now. From shampoo to your favorite conditioner, these products might last longer than normal after AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical installs a water-softening system at your home.

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While we are experts in plumbing, our team can also service your home’s HVAC and electrical systems. Ask us about our water heater services, too! Because these major plumbing systems are critical to your quality of life, AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical can evaluate, quote, and service these components with expert skills. Keep your Farmington Hills home in prime shape with our team as your partners. Contact AJ Danboise Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical for a whole home water filtration quote today!

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