UGH, faded highlights.

Did you know that hard water in your shower can cause faded highlights and green hair?

let's cover the basics

WHAT IS HARD WATER?

Hard water is water that contains high amounts of minerals. These minerals offer great nutritional value to a healthy diet, but they can be very problematic for your hair and skin.


Copper in your shower water is likely wreaking havoc to your colored hair. A natural oxidizing mineral found in areas with hard water and your home's piping system, copper can cause hair discoloration. This means green tints, brassy shades, and faded highlights. 

WHAT IS CHLORINE?

Do your eyes sting after you jump into the pool? That's chlorine. Its commonly used in our pool. piping systems to get rid of icky stuff like bacteria, pathogens, algae, odors, mold, and viruses.

WHAT CAUSED MY HAIR COLOR TO CHANGE?

When chlorine combines with copper, a process known as oxidization is exposed to your hair shaft's protein. The process deposits the green color and leaves behind a tinted shade. Copper oxidation occurs to all types of hair, but unfortunately, it's a lot more obvious on blondes. 


Even if you don't live in a hard water area, the mineral could still be affecting your hair. Most of our home's piping systems are made of copper, which could release mineral deposits in your shower. 

WHAT CAN I DO TO FIX/PREVENT IT?

Allure Magazine recommends the first step is to get a shower filter. "Hard water with high levels of copper, and chlorine to kill the copper, is a threat to blondes. And even if your water isn't especially hard, copper piping could contribute to mineral deposits, so step one to preventing green hair is installing a shower filter."


Allure also recommends to wet your hair before getting in the pool."If you jump into the pool with dry hair, it's going to suck up the chlorine-and-copper water as fast as possible. Wet it before you go in to prevent that." 


Thirdly, "unhealthy hair—either from hot tools, exposure to the sun, or coloring—will have the highest degree of green coloration because the protective cuticle is damaged and more copper can get absorbed into the hair shaft. Staying on top of hydration (think weekly deep conditioning) definitely helps."  


Lastly, if your hair did turn green, you should visit a salon ASAP. Allure explains, "The good news is your hair didn't actually change color. That green you're seeing is actually just an oxidized mineral buildup. Copper, magnesium, and chlorine bind to the proteins on the surface of the hair shaft. But don't reach for a purifying shampoo—not only will it not remove the grassy tinge, it might actually strip hair dye. Instead."

KLEAN CAN HELP

The first step of every shower routine should start with quality water.


By reducing your hair's exposure to mineral contents, chlorine and other impurities in your shower, KLEAN Shower Filter protects your hair from discoloration.

BACKED BY SCIENCE

  • Certified filter media by the National Sanitary Foundation in the USA. 

  • Kinetic Degradation Fluxion helps transform chemicals and metal ions into harmless substances.

  • Independently lab tested in Germany

  • Kinetic Degradation Fluxion meets EPA and FDA standards and is 100% safe for your shower.

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  • INGREDIENTS
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  • PRODUCT DETAILS

Each KLEAN Capsule contains:

Calcium Sulfite: removes up to 98% of chlorine. 

KDF 55: transforms residual chlorine, other chemicals, and metal ions into harmless substances. 

Granular Activated Carbon: helps remove THMs, odor, organic materials, and bacteria. 

Ceramic Beads: balances your shower water’s pH level. 

Stainless Mesh: removes medium sized sediments in your shower.

  • Change the capsules every 3-4 months or after 13,000 liters of water (whichever comes first) for optimal results. 
  • Replacement should not exceed 6 months for hygienic reasons.How long each KLEAN capsule lasts depends on different factors. The optimal performance varies on the level of Free Chlorine, pH balance, how hard your water is, how often you shower, etc. 
  • Consider replacement if you notice a significant reduction in water flow. Decreased water flow is not a deficiency in KLEAN, but a sign of increased sediments in the tap water.

Filter Case Material: Aluminum 
Capsule Case Material: ABS Recyclable Plastic 
Filter Dimensions: 65.5mm X 180mm 
Capsule Dimensions: 50mm X 115mm 
Product Weight: 450 grams 
Entry and Exit Valve: 1/2" thread 
Flow Rate: 8 liters per minute