Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 46 of 46

Thread: Hard water waxiness - how to get rid of it

  1. #41
    Member rosenester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2021
    Posts
    423
    Length
    -/28/31
    Type
    2b/F/ii/iii

    Default Re: Hard water waxiness - how to get rid of it

    Quote Originally Posted by Nox_Inber View Post
    For what it's worth, some people do just fine in hard water. I am one of those unlucky ones where no amount of hard water shampoo or acid rinses would help. Citric acid for the rinse out came the closest but it still wasn't enough. My hair kept breaking off, scalp and face continually broke out. I eventually bought a Showerstick water softener and it helped immensely. It's somewhat expensive but if all else fails, it is a good last resort.
    Thanks! The rent is very affordable, so I may be willing to get a softener if necessary. Iíll be waiting the first 2 washes to see how it goes before changing my routine. I experimented for an entire year to find shampoo and conditioner bars that worked for me, and stocked up on themÖ I really just want to be able to keep using them & my bleach damage is finally under control and my hair isnít breaking off from that anymore so trying to avoid unnecessary damage
    * 26 in~mid-back * 28 in~waist * 31 in~hip *

  2. #42
    Member Nox_Inber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2019
    Location
    The Mountains
    Posts
    806
    Length
    SL/WL/TBL
    Type
    1c/2a/M/C/ii

    Default Re: Hard water waxiness - how to get rid of it

    Quote Originally Posted by rosenester View Post
    Thanks! The rent is very affordable, so I may be willing to get a softener if necessary. Iíll be waiting the first 2 washes to see how it goes before changing my routine. I experimented for an entire year to find shampoo and conditioner bars that worked for me, and stocked up on themÖ I really just want to be able to keep using them & my bleach damage is finally under control and my hair isnít breaking off from that anymore so trying to avoid unnecessary damage
    https://watersticks.com/product/showerstick/
    There's the link if you need it It says on sale but I think it's one of those infinitely on sale items, I paid around $270 with tax and shipping I believe. Certainly not over $300 and that was probably a year ago! I never tried shampoo bars again once I got the softener but my normal routine started working (as compared to my boyfriend's house with phenomenally soft water) so I'm pretty sure shampoo bars will work well with that too
    Lady Kaname, Daywalker of the Chaos Realm in the Order of the Long Hair Knights

  3. #43
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,396
    Length
    20/APL/BSL
    Type
    1b/1c/F/ii

    Default Re: Hard water waxiness - how to get rid of it

    Hi there, it's me, Desdemona, the originator of Miracle Water. I came back to see if anyone was still using it and wanted to clear up a few things that have come up in the thread as to the original intent of Miracle Water. Some of you have successfully changed the recipe and adapted it for your own use which is awesome, though!

    First of all, the very small amount of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid, not food-based Vitamin C like Acerola) is not to soften water, it is there to deactivate chlorine or chloramines, both of which were big problems in the water where I lived at the time. There is no reason to increase the amount of Vitamin C in the recipe and doing so could damage your hair. If you don't have chlorine/chloramine in your water, skip the Vitamin C.

    It is the Citric Acid in the recipe that softens water. It is not strong enough to remove existing hard water build-up in the hair by itself. It is not supposed to be an "acid rinse" even though it is acidic. It's for wetting and rinsing the hair. I don't recommend increasing the amount of Citric Acid either.

    Miracle Water is fine to use with things that remove minerals, such as chelating shampoos. Really, it's just a way to get your water softer and remove the chlorine, that's it.

    I take little containers of Vitamin C and citric acid with me when we travel. It has worked in all locales which is not a scientific study but I haven't seen any reason to change the recipe. There could be places in the world that have water so hard that it just won't work as designed.

    Hope you are all doing well, I do see a few remaining familiar heads of gorgeous hair here!

  4. #44
    Member Sea_Otter spins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2022
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    38
    Type
    2b/M/C/iii

    Default Re: Hard water waxiness - how to get rid of it

    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    White vinegar rinses helped me when I stayed in a hard water area. I did use shampoo in addition, however.
    Same here. I did one weekly when I lived in a house that had a well and hard water.

  5. #45

    Default Re: Hard water waxiness - how to get rid of it

    Once I relocated to the new city and the water was hard. Soon My hair started falling and due to the hardness I was a very dry scalp and it started causing dandruff. So what I did do to fight this situation?


    I started washing my hair weekly two times by drinking filtered water and I find some homemade remedies fir dandruff and hair thinning. These two things helped me a lot.
    Hope it will help in your concern as well.

  6. #46
    Member SnailFarts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Colorado, USA
    Age
    30
    Posts
    44
    Length
    Ear/TBL/HL
    Type
    1a/1b/F/i/ii

    Default Re: Hard water waxiness - how to get rid of it

    Quote Originally Posted by Desdemona View Post
    Hi there, it's me, Desdemona, the originator of Miracle Water.
    Hello! It's nice to "meet" the inventor of such a famous recipe! I was wondering what you think about people doing diluted vinegar rinses instead of miracle water. Does vinegar even do anything against hard water? And how does citric acid counteract hard water?

    Thanks!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •