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Ever wonder why sometimes your colour doesn’t turn out exactly the way you wanted it to?

It turns out that water has a lot to do with it.

Sometimes colour fades fast, doesn’t look as good at home, particularly fast fading colours like reds and tricky colours like blondes. Hair colour loses its vibrance and shine a little too fast and blondes may turn “green” or “muddy”.

The very water we wash our hair in affects our hair in ways we wouldn’t think of.

Issues with water could be that it is too hard, the PH level and the chlorine level.

In fact, certain areas of Canada are known to have hard water!

  • Brandon, Manitoba
  • Calgary, Alberta
  • Kitchener, Ontario
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Yorkton, Saskatchewan

One of the issues with hard water is that it contains many minerals. Hard water bombards your hair with minerals, and if you wash your hair in hot water, your hair cuticles open up and the minerals penetrate through your hair.

There are at home tests that can be done to check the PH level of your water and to test how hard your water is.

Speak to your hairdresser to find out which shampoos can properly clean your hair.