pH Changed with Water Filter

GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
So what do these have in common? I'll explain later...

My husband did a water test on water from the shower and the kitchen. The results were:
Kitchen
Nitrate/0-5
Chlorine/0-.5
pH/9

Shower (has filter)

Nitrate/0
Chlorine/0
pH/6-6.5

Nitrite, Alkalinity, Copper and Iron were the same, even with the filter.

I found two substances that have a pH of 9: baking soda and toothpaste. Perhaps this is why my hair is overly porous? I certainly wouldn't use baking soda every time I shampooed or cowash my hair. Toothpaste is alkaline in order to kill the bacteria in your mouth. It was interesting to see that baking soda and it had the same ph.

About two weeks ago, I used distilled water on my hair to see if it made a difference: it did! My scalp didn't itch and my hair did not have a residue when I used the CO method. The conditioner I used was EO Lavender and Aloe.

The real test will be the shower filter: I have yet to shampoo my hair with the water coming from it. I hope with these initial results, my hair and scalp will respond as it did to the distilled water.
Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
 *This list is not exhaustive...
CoWash: various
DT: various
Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
Spritz/Sealant:not now
*experimenting and loving it!

Comments

  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    It is interesting that the PH changed that much.
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    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    How did your hair respond? I believe your hair will respond nicely. My hair and skin did after I started using a shower filter. Best investment I have made in a long time.
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  • MagooMagoo Posts: 2,173Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    What filter do you ladies use? I think our water is affecting my already porous hair even more.
    3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
    Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

    Experimenting with BRHG

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  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    sagehen wrote: »
    How did your hair respond? I believe your hair will respond nicely. My hair and skin did after I started using a shower filter. Best investment I have made in a long time.

    So far, my hair is responding positively! I'm even able to use the "conditioner only" method recommended by Terri LaFlesh.
    Magoo wrote: »
    What filter do you ladies use? I think our water is affecting my already porous hair even more.

    I'm not sure of the name, but my husband bought it from Home Depot. The company that makes the filter is called Sprite (really!).
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!
  • GettinControlGettinControl Posts: 828Registered Users
    Is this the one you're referring to?

    c5efd46b-f604-4c76-b81d-f8c422630c0b_300.jpg

    If so, I have tried it and it didn't work for me but I tried it with hard to very hard water.
    3a/b medium/coarse combo(w/some fine strands), normal porosity, normal elasticity(strong)
    Komaza analysis 2015: medium to coarse combo(some fine strands), normal porosity, strong elasticity, healthy hair
    Goosefootprints 2013: moderately coarse with some medium; low porosity at roots, normal thru shaft, porous ends, normal elasticity
  • GreatcurlsGreatcurls Posts: 1,784Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Is this the one you're referring to?

    c5efd46b-f604-4c76-b81d-f8c422630c0b_300.jpg

    If so, I have tried it and it didn't work for me but I tried it with hard to very hard water.

    Yes
    Mod CG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
     *This list is not exhaustive...
    CoWash: various
    DT: various
    Leave-in: 100% Mafura butter, Shima Hair Leave-in 
    Stylers: MoroccanOil Curl Defining Cream, various
    Spritz/Sealant:not now
    *experimenting and loving it!

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