Install a showerhead water filter. Showerhead water filters work just like drinking water filters by enhancing pH balance and filtering out unwanted chemicals. These filters are built into their own showerheads, so just be prepared to replace your entire showerhead. They vary in price depending on their various functions and designs.
Use a chelating shampoo (CAUTIOUSLY). Chelating shampoos are specifically designed to prevent and remove mineral buildup in your hair. A chelating agent will chemically bind to minerals, removing them before you even have a chance to notice that they’re there. Some shampoo companies throw around words like “clarifying,” “chelating,” and “neutralizing,” so to be sure you’re using the right product, look for one that has the ingredient EDTA. Because a chelating shampoo will strip your hair, they should only be used about every 6 months to a year or every 6 weeks if you notice build up on your hair or scalp, and should be followed with an intensely moisturizing conditioner (Rapunzel’s Protein Deep Conditioner).
Make an apple cider vinegar rinse. A vinegar rinse will not only remove buildup from your hair, but also give it bounce and shine! Mix 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 qt. of distilled water. First shampoo your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo (Rapunzel’s Hydrating & Detangling Shampoo) and rinse well. Apply the mixture, leave on for a few seconds, and rinse with cold water. There’s no need to condition afterwards. Due to the acidic nature of vinegar, use this rinse only once a week – perhaps alternating weeks with your chelating shampoo, if you choose to use one of those, as well.
Finish off with Rapunzel’s Hair Silk! Rapunzel’s Hair Silk is an amazing product that will make your hair the shiniest, most moisturized, and healthiest looking it has ever been. Hard water will dry out your dry hair and the Hair Silk will restore the moisture right away. Simply apply to damp hair after you get out of the shower and style as usual! You can apply to your ends only or all over, depending on how dry your hair is. Just be careful not to use too much (or any at all) by your roots, as this could cause your hair to appear greasy.