Improves skin conditions and hair

Hard water can be a factor in many skin conditions including eczema, psorasis and very dry skin.

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The Effect of Soft Water on Your Hair

The minerals in hard water cause your hair cuticles to stand up, which can make your hair feel rough and dry, it can also have an effect on treatments such as perms and dyes which fade faster, and you can be left with a flaky scalp and hair breakage.Softened water allows your body’s natural oils to keep your hair soft and shiny, without mineral build-up, it leaves no residue that will dry out the hair and cause an itchy scalp. So your hair is left feeling softer and healthier for longer.

Shaving with Softened Water

Hard water causes scum which can ruin the slickness of your shave, it can also aggravate problems such as razor burn, ingrowing hairs and general irritation. Softened water will give you more of a lather which makes it easier to remove hair with a more comfortable shave, and afterwards your skin will feel smoother and healthier.The lack of mineral build-up on the razor will also increase the lifespan of your blades and save you money on your shaving products as you will use less, with more lather.

Eczema and hard water, what’s the relationship?

After a two year study, Scientists at the University of Sheffield and King’s College London have found that hard water damages the skin, raising the risk of infection and potentially contributing to the development of eczema.

Minerals in hard water were shown to make skin more sensitive to irritation, but when researchers used a twin-tank water softener in their study they found that softened water could reduce these negative effects. It could even lower the risk of eczema developing in the first place. For people living with chronic skin conditions this research could be a game changer.

Eczema can be made worse and even caused by hard water?

With hard water you have to use more product to get a good lather, which can aggravate and irritate the skin. As well as being abrasive, hard water doesn’t necessarily wash all the residue off. This residue can be left on the skin which can worsen dry skin conditions.

The NHS website lists “water – especially hard, chalky water or heavy chlorinated water” as a common irritant of contact dermatitis.

A Minimax Water Softener will soften your water and alleviate the effect hard water has on the skin. The water is softened through the mains water supply, meaning your whole home is supplied with softened water. Products will lather better, so you will use fewer products and there will be no residue left on the skin. From your sink to shower, the water you use will be kinder to sensitive skin.

Our Customers

The water now tastes better...

A good investment for any household. The water now tastes better with tea and coffee flavours greatly enhanced. We use less detergent for clothes washing and less soap, shampoo and shaving cream. More importantly, the water pipes and storage tank will be completely descaled over time. The unit itself, uses no electricity and operates silently. It fits under the kitchen sink without taking up much room. The only item needed are replacement salt blocks which last a few weeks at a time but these are very easy to replace and the benefits gained are worthwhile. I would recommend it and its made in Britain!

British made with a 10 year warranty!

I've had a powered water softener for years, but replaced it when the control unit started leaking. To be honest I now think it wasn't working for some time. Within a week of installing the Minimax, my normally dry, brittle hair is calm and luxurious! The water doesn't 'taste weird' like it used to, and the idea that I do not have to even consider the unit's operation, let alone worry about it, is great. I did look around at other similar models, but I preferred the price of this one, and that its British made with the 10 year warranty. I couldn't see any additional benefit for a couple more £100s for the competitors' models.