Greetings Chicas/Chicos..I pray all is well with everyone.Soooo..this may be or may be not new to some of you..using, yes 'Rainwater' to wash your hair..So to combat any reservations about it, although you should always use precaution and take the necessary steps to properly sterilize, I just want to fill you all in on the benefits of using this free natural goody to keep your tresses beautiful and soft....so, let's just take a look at the benefits of rain water.
RAIN WATER...WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
- Rain water is soft water..
- Washes better than hard water (ground water found in many of the homes in the center of the US)
- Rain water doesn't leave soap scum as hard water (ground water)
- Lathers better than hard water.
- Rain water still has chemicals in it, but it will not contain the heavier chemicals found in hard water.
- Leaves hair extremely soft and silky
- Saves you money and saves water
- Almost neutral in PH, free of salts and minerals and if collected properly free of natural and man made contaminants.
- EPA (environmental protection agency) and other tests continue to prove that 100% rainwater is often safer to drink being free of contaminants common to ground water.
- The best water for your flowers and garden.
TAP WATER..WHAT'S THE PROBLEM??
- Tap water is laden with chlorine.
- Chlorine is a toxic chemical that is used to kill viruses and bacteria found in ground water. Chlorine is harmful to you when you drink it and when it is absorbed into our skin and inhaled into your lungs when you shower. It has been estimated that the “shower steam” in your bathroom can contain up to 100 times the amount of chlorine than the water, because chlorine evaporates out of water at a relatively low temperature. If you bathe or shower in unfiltered tap water you are inhaling and absorbing chlorine into your body.
· Respiratory Conditions (nose, throat, lungs, sinuses): Asthma, bronchitis
· Hair: Dry, brittle
· Skin: Dry, flaking, dandruff, itching, rashes (especially with infants and children)
· Eye conditions
RAIN WATER...THINGS TO REMEMBER..
- If you are going to drink rainwater, be sure to use the proper equipment first: roof washer (to remove debris from your roof where rain water, ozone treatment, sediment and carbon filters, and UV sterilization.
- If you live in an area that is susceptible to acid rain, avoid rainwater for your hair.
RAINWATER...HOW TO STERILIZE PROPERLY
- Filter rainwater with either a strong paper towel, coffee filter or a cloth towel to remove debris
- In a clean pot, bring collected rain water to a boil and allow to boil for at least 1 to 2 minutes.
- Allow water to cool at room temperature (Do not add cool water nor ice to speed up the cooling process)
- Take your cool boiled water and pour into a filter container (I use a Brita pitcher)
- Disinfect water once you have run it through the filter with either Iodine or a natural antibacterial antiviral such as Tea Tree Oil (10 drops per a Brita Container). Use of Iodine laced water should be avoided by pregnant women and people who have thyroid conditions.
Areas in the US that are most affected by Acid Rain:
- New York, especially
- Northeastern states
- Eastern States heading northward
My Results after my filtered, boiled, filtered, sterilized collected rainwater
Disclaimer: Use of this info is in no way a replacement of medical advice. Please use all information with precaution.