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    Default Help, my hair feels like scrub brush...

    I have really fine hair on my head. If someone across the room sneezes, my hair blows out of place, kind of fine.

    Lately, my hair feels like the bristles in a scrub brush. I'm thinking this condition is a result of the hard water and perhaps the chlorine in the pool as I do take a plunge 3 or 4 times a day. I have not been using any sort of conditioner on a regular basis so there should be no accumulated buildup from that. I do not use a hair dryer.

    I have used 1/3 cup of vinegar with 2/3 cup of water a few times and that seems to soften things up for a day or two then needs to be repeated. I'm not sure how often I can pour vinegar on my head before I eat my scalp away. When I do use a conditioner, it doesn't seem to help.

    Anyone have any ideas on the cause of the hair damage and a remedy? I'm a guy so have no formal training in hair care. I've always just shampooed and was on my way. I've been here for years and this is a somewhat recent development. If this is not a function of mineral buildup then it has to be dryness. I have not noticed any dandruff or scalp problems. Apart from the tactile roughness of the hair, I am not aware of any other effects.

    Hoping the ladies will have some ideas I can try to help identify the cause and then restore a more natural hair condition.

    Thx.

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    Hard to tell what may be causing this. Here are some thoughts.

    Sun will damage hair.
    Salt water will damage hair.
    Chlorine (pool water) will damage hair.
    Pollution will damage hair.
    Bad health can be reflected in hair.
    Air conditioning dries skin so must dry hair?
    I rinse my hair with fresh water immediately after coming out of the pool or the ocean, and I cover my hair with a hat whenever I go outside.
    Try to use a shampoo for damaged hair followed by a bit of conditioner.
    If that does not help after a couple of weeks, try baby shampoo.
    Sometimes when my hair gets very dry I use a bit of "oil of Morocco" which is Argan oil treatment... just a bit before going into harsh environment like pool or ocean.

    I dont have experience using vinegar on hair. I thought it would be drying?

    Let us know what worked!

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    Thx for the suggestions.

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    Shave it off!

    I've been bald for years. Nil maintenance and the chics love it!

    Downside is sunburn on my bonce when I forget my hat.

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    I have the exact same issues. I keep it fairly short and use a half decent 2 in 1. It seems to work. Thought of doing the bald thing but just can't bring myself to do it. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by melphis View Post
    I have the exact same issues. I keep it fairly short and use a half decent 2 in 1. It seems to work. Thought of doing the bald thing but just can't bring myself to do it. 
    I did the almost bald look for a few years, but finally went back to a longer haircut because all the girls told me I look better with hair.

    It's amazing how much cooler your head is without hair.

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    Look better with hair and with your clothes ON !!!

    hahaha

    and do up your fly !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    I did the almost bald look for a few years, but finally went back to a longer haircut because all the girls told me I look better with hair.

    It's amazing how much cooler your head is without hair.
    Been thinking about that JD....

    Bald head is Cooler , huh?
    Not according to the girls...

    Cooler as in ambient temperature... not as Steve McQueen

    hahaha

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    I found this old thread....

    I have VERY hard water.... hair, towels... everything suffers

    The vinegar & water thing works - I am doing it.

    Wash normally.... spray on the vinegar water mix
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    One do-it-yourself solution for protecting your hair against hard water is to use a vinegar rinse.Because vinegar is acidic, it works to remove the scaly buildup of minerals like magnesium and calcium from your hair. Distilled white vinegar will work; however, the preferred type for this rinse is apple cider vinegar.Jan 27, 2017
    4 WAYS TO SAVE YOUR HAIR FROM HARD WATER -
    https://www.atlanticbluewaterservice...ir-hard-water/
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    The vinegar / water mix is not strong

    Spray on and leave for a minute or two.... works fine
    White or Cider vinegar....
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    No harm to your hair that I can find

    Also works in the washing m/c.... add to the softener dispenser
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    How do I get rid of hard water build up in my hair?
    A vinegar rinse will not only remove buildup from your hair, but also provide bounce and shine! Mix 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 qt distilled water. First, shampoo your hair and rinse well. Apply the mixture, leave on for a few seconds, and rinse with cold water.
    Hair Care | Ways to Beat Hard Water | Free People
    https://www.freepeople.com/ways-to-b...rd-water-hair/

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    I solved the problem by getting a haircut that got rid of the damaged hair.

    I now us a Pantene brand shampoo with conditioner and have had no recurrence of the conditions described above.

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