So I’ve packed up and moved in with my parents in the suburbs, this is temporary, just while magical life changing renovations are being done on my Parkdale Palace.
Here’s what I’ve learned during my stay in Ajax:
There is a reason Ajax is called “Ajax”: the water is most definitely filled with abrasive bleach which is only fit for filling public swimming pools. You cannot drink out of the tap, that’s apparently a Toronto luxury that I didn’t even know I had. Even more importantly, this stuff is wrecking my precious cheveux!
There may be people out there having bad hair days and blaming it on genetics, products or their skill level when it could actually be the water supply.Please don’t be a victim, you can fight back.
First some pros and cons:
Hard water cons:
Strips hair of moisture
Screws with your colour
Hard water pros:
Allows for better styling-I’ve upped the ante on my french rolls and buns and roller sets. There is no way I can just do a blow out, with hard water my hair looks too dry, but the dryness and weird chemical build up allows for so much volume and great braids and twists which are so hot right now. The glass is half full…of hard water.
Soft water cons:
Is almost too gentle, makes it difficult to wash product out of your hair.
It can leave your hair limp and difficult to style.
Soft water pros:
Gentler on your hair, therefore giving you healthier hair
Allows for soft pretty touchable hair
If you are having difficulty with your hair it may be worthwhile to find out what kind of water you have and buy the appropriate products to work with that type of water.
This morning I gave up on my Aveda and decided to try my Mom’s Biolage Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner: Voila! My hair is back to normal, I got to do a blow out and my hair looks soft, pretty and touchable.
It also got me thinking about vacations-the next time I go away I’m going to call the hotel and find out about what kind of water they have so I never have another bad hair day again.