- Try a pH-balanced Apple Cider Vinegar mixture. WHAT? Believe it or not, ACV rinses can remove some of these deposits due to the acidity of the ACV. In this case, chemistry takes over, for brevity, let's just say the deposits "prefer" to be dissolved in the ACV as opposed to sticking to your hair.
What about Philadelphia City Water? When I tested the water, it had a hardness of 120 ppm, it's not awful, but it's definitely hard water. I plan to use soft water in the future.
ADDED BONUS: When I checked with one of my colleagues (a true expert on water) on this topic, she mentioned that if my goal is to moisturize my hair that I should start on the INSIDE. She suggested drinking 2 teaspoons of oil -without hydrogenated fat - every day (Ex. Olive, almond, avocado).