I was curious to see if anyone else had experience with how the quality of their water effects their hairloss.
I just moved back home where the water is very hard, and I've started shedding like crazy. My stepmom suggested it might be our water. When she travels, she notices her skin and hair are much better. We have a lot of scale....
I bought a "point-of-use" filtered shower head that claims to reduce scale (they don't all claim to do that. I have well water so I don't think chlorine is a problem but they all seem to filter that). The reviews (it was amazon) on the model I got were pretty extensive... 80-some people gave it a 5-star review. A few stated that it helped their hairloss, though I don't remember reading any from people who were suffering from MPB.
It seems like our water should be the first thing we look at. Wouldn't it make sense that chlorine and heavy metals and scale and other noxious chemicals could be responsible for causing our scalps to produce more oil and clog hair follicles? Or causing irritation that causes otherwise healthy hairs to shed?
Anyone else notice a difference in their hair that seems to be water-dependent?