Distilled water is any water that has been boiled until it changes into steam. Once the steam is allowed to cool down and condenses into liquid form again, the result is a purified form called distilled water. By doing this, you are removing a number of microscopic contaminants, impurities, along with dissolved minerals such as calcium and iron. And these mineral deposits can damage the hair over time.
Distilled water is safe to drink, but it is often used for research where water purity is essential.
Are distilled water and Tap water the same?
No. Distilled water is pure water, where all contaminants, gases, chlorine, impurities and bacterias have been removed.
Cons of distilled water:
* Excess amounts of distilled water consumed by the body absorbs more carbon dioxide.
* Regular intake of distilled water causes rapid loss of electrolytes in the body which can lead to dehydration.
Pros of distilled water:
* Excellent source of water to create your own products to prevent or reduce the spoiling process, due to lack of contaminants normally found in regular tap water.
* Softens the hair, since it is known as the “soft water” due to the distillation process.
Tap water -
Tap water has chlorine added into it to make it alright for us to use and drink on a daily basis. The more chlorine that we use in our hair, the more damage we can get over time.
I personally use distilled water to create my moisturizing mist and anything else that I will spray in my hair. What about you do you notice the difference when you use distilled water vs tap water?