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Does the tap water here make your hair fall out more?


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Old 2nd October 2011, 10:42 AM
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Hey, soooo..... i know this is totally weird, but i HAVE to ask:

ive found that my hair here falls out alot more after i take a shower than it ever did before.

im born and raised in new york city and have been showering with tap water (does anyone really shower with evian?!?! dear god!!) but my hair hasnt ever fallen out the way it does here.

does anyone have any insight on this? experience? men and/or women??

and what can i do to make it stopppp!!!!!

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Old 2nd October 2011, 10:47 AM
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It's old age I'm afraid, you can't fight nature but the water is a convenient excuse, as it will be when youre no longer able to hide the wrinkles and sagging.

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It's old age I'm afraid, you can't fight nature but the water is a convenient excuse, as it will be when youre no longer able to hide the wrinkles and sagging.
haha i was afraid thats what it was but my denial tells me its not!

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Old 2nd October 2011, 11:04 AM
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haha i was afraid thats what it was but my denial tells me its not!
yes is very common, water here sucks.

go to Ace Hardware, they sell some filters for the shower. That should help.

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yes is very common, water here sucks.

go to Ace Hardware, they sell some filters for the shower. That should help.
ok so i'm not alone. i'll head over to Ace to check out this shower head filter situation-- thanks!

and yes, the water here is so harsh! it has really done a number on my hair and skin (not to mention my clothes after washing!) i now just dry-clean everything!!!

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My hair seems to grow a lot faster here than it did back in the cold & rainy UK.

Previously a 4-5 week gap between cuts was ok, now it's 3!

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Old 2nd October 2011, 11:21 AM
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ok so i'm not alone. i'll head over to Ace to check out this shower head filter situation-- thanks!

and yes, the water here is so harsh! it has really done a number on my hair and skin (not to mention my clothes after washing!) i now just dry-clean everything!!!
I think it normalizes after a while, but not sure if it's the same for everyone. After I'd a year / year and a half my hair did stop falling a little bit and also it started looking healthier again. But I did have horrible hair for a year or so even though I spent a little fortune in hair treatments.

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im going on over a year here now, and there is no signs of change-- maybe that extra half a year will give me the normalization im looking for??

as for the hair growth-- my hair definitely does GROW faster here (i think its the heat-- back in the States my hair always grew faster during the summer, although im not sure if its all psychological tied to urban myths) but the falling out--- ahhhhh! petrifying!

izzy, i see your small fortune on hair treatments, and raise you my own!

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The reason your hair falls more is due to the amounts of chlorine in the water... Chlorine also tends to early graying of your hair. Chlorine can leave your hair dry and brittle and make your skin flaky and itchy.

Most malls carry shower filters. Make sure that the filter is KDF media based as this is the only effective media for chlorine reduction. You would be able to feel the difference as your eyes will not burn when sprayed with water from filter. As the cartridge gets loaded with chlorine and becomes ineffective you would feel the water burn... recharge it with table salt.
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Its probably a combination of chlorine in the water and the very very hot glowing thing in the sky

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