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    So.... the rain typically makes the garden and weeds grow like crazy. I just collected a cup of rain water as an experiment to spray on my hair and scalp. Should I add anything to it?
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    The only major differences between rain water and tap water is hardness and lack of chlorine. Spritzing your hair with rain water won't do anything to your growth rate.

    If you life in an area with hard water, you might be able to soften your hair with rain water, and maybe reduce shedding. But you'd have to wash with it.

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    Awww bummer. Well ill just use it as a homemade leave in base lol. Thank you youre all so knowledgeable
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    You could try a growth experiment in the conventional section I think. They've different challenges.

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    Ooh! It won't make it grow, but I would feel so feminine and glamorous washing with rain water

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    It won't make your hair grow faster, but it may be better for your hair's condition as you may be able to avoid some mineral build-up this way.

    Rain water is soft water and it's slightly more acidic than what we get from the tap, and you won't be exposed to chlorine in tap water...
    So if you have a good and very clean collection system for rainwater, I don't see why not!

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    The only thing that rain does for my hair is making it a 2b/2c






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    I don't think rain water will have much affect on hair one way or another, but your post did remind me of Dr. Strangelove, so thanks for the chuckle!

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    Interesting idea. I don't know anything factual about it but I'm reminded of an anecdote from my mother:

    She would regularly visit her grandparents during the summers. The lived deep in the woods on the Michigan/Canada border in a home that they themselves built. The home had some sort of stone or slate roof and along the edges of this house were barrels for collecting rainwater. She would wash her hair in this water and never saw it as shiny, healthy or brilliant as it was then.

    Rainwater? Maybe. Minerals from the roof? Possibly.
    Either way, I've always liked this story from her and the idea of rainwater rinses.
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    When I was a child my mother caught rain water to rinse our hair with.
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