What's Wrong With The Showers Here?


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           After the first week of life in the East Halls some of the girls on my floor started to ask me if my hair felt different. It was an odd question but the more I thought about it, the more I noticed that my hair did feel different. It felt stiffer and more dry than usual and it got worse as the weeks went on. I also noticed that my skin was very dry and I was putting on more lotion than usual. At the fresh start event, I overheard two girls talking about the same problem so I asked them about it. One girl told me that the water here (that comes out of the showers) had too many minerals in it so it had to be counteracted with chemicals. I assume these chemicals are the root of the problem and are drying out our skin and hair. I went online to investigate and couldn't really find any real evidence. What I did find were many articles about different accidental times of contaminated water in this area. http://www.propublica.org/article/new-study-fluids-from-marcellus-shale-likely-seeping-into-pa-drinking-water

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           I am unsure if the if the information the girl told me about the minerals is accurate,  but I am sure that something is definitely wrong with the water here. I am also sure that there is nothing we can do to avoid the water here. Since we are obligated to shower, unless you don't which is fine too, I looked up possible solutions. I found 10 home remedies for dry hair Home Remedies

If you would rather just buy a product at CVS then here are the best products to get to rejuvenate dry and damaged hair. For Aussie products try the 3 minute miracle deep conditioner.

http://aussie.com/en_US/moist/deep-conditioner


For dry skin try http://www.clinique.com/product/1574/26651/3_step/Step_3_Moisturize/NEW-Dramatically-Different-Moisturizing-Lotion/index.tmpl?cm_mmc=google-_-General+Skincare%7CNon+Brand%7CPhrase%7CEC-_-DDML%2B%7CMoisturizer%7CDry%7CSPP-_-moisturizer%20for%20dry%20skin Good Luck!


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This blog is great! I think every girl (maybe even the guys) have noticed that the water here does ruin hair and sometimes skin too. I remember last year when I started to notice that my hair was a lot rougher than it used to be. It would also fall out more often. I did the same thing and asked my friends if they knew why this was happening. One of them even suggested that her skin was drying out and becoming "blotchy". Hopefully the products you suggested will help the fix damaged hair. I'm definitely going to try them out!

The water in Pennsylvania is under the category of Hard water which is basically water with a lot more minerals. I thought this article might really help, it tells you how to make hard water, soft and also products that protect your hair from hard water. (http://www.wikihow.com/Prevent-Hair-Loss-Due-to-Hard-Water) Since when were minerals bad for us right?

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