• An Je

    Hello, thank you for your help. I just wanted to give you an update that I took the above things into consideration and had my doctors run the necessary tests – everything was normal. However, the answer to my hair loss was simple. I decided to take showers at a few frinds houses, and I only lost a few strands of hair while washing. In my own shower (on well water) I would loose hundreds while washing. I am thankful I have alot of hair otherwise I would look bald. I have been staying away from washing my hair in the well water and have had SIGNIFICANT results. My hair is thicker and healthier and I dont loose 20-30 hairs everytime I run my fingers through it, like I was before. I am so glad I caught this. It’s too bad I spent all this money on the tests, but I guess it’s better to know. I wanted to follow up in case there were any other young women going through what I went through. Stay away from the well water if your hair is falling out! I know there’s probably no scientific explanation for hair to fall out just from contacting the water (not an acumulative cause like metal poisioning or nitrates or something). Thanks for all your help! I am so glad I can keep my hair.

    • Bcbgirl77

      Wow this is so helpful…I just noticed I have several bald patches throughout my scalp and also have a well. Has your hair grown back or was it just thinning out? My dr states that I have Alopecia and my hair will grow back but, I’m not so sure. I guess my next step is to see a specialist.

      • Sacha Gardner2

        I am on a well also. Not only am I losing hair at a rapid pass, so are my kids who are 17 and 14. We are also losing hair all over our body. My daughter and I had thick hair before moving to this house, which h we have been told has iron bacteria. The well was shocked, but it isnt helping. It is very depressing

    • J in Ontario

      I concur with all of you. I moved into a house will well water (it actually turns my bathtub bright orange) and have had significant hair loss – and the hair still on my head has completely changed texture, it is brittle and so dry that I cannot get rid of the static (even in summer) and I haven’t used any electrical appliances on my hair in 4 months) and have cut off 6 inches. I will no longer drink it or wash my hair with it. I am washing with collected rain water or bottled water. I also bought a shower head on Amazon.com that filters out hard water but I am too afraid to trust it’s effectiveness so I am sticking with bottled water and rain water. I had a head of hair that frustrated hair dressers because it was always too thick like a mop, that is not the case now; I can feel my scalp easily when I run my fingers through my hair. This is an extremely frightening thing for women of all ages. So ignore the naysayers, their is definite truth to well water destroying your hair! AN JE, please tell us all that your hair did grow back, give us hope!

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  • Terriethomas893

    i never had problems with hair falling out, untill we moved to a new house with well water it has been tested and inspected by professional he detected bacteria he then used the required chemicals to make the well safe,i still dont drink it, i dont know what to do about my hair maybe wash it at my daughters house.Terrie Thomas     

  • KarenGenna

    I also have well water and am losing my hair too. I believe it is the fine minerals/bacteria in the water and every time you take a shower it is like “sandblasting” your scalp and skin. We have to chlorinate our well at least every six months. This helps temporarily and I can always tell when it is time to re-chlorinate. There are plenty of videos you can go to so you can do this yourself. It is time consuming and you are without water for 24 hours. We also installed a whole-house filter and have a filter on our shower head (which does restrict the water pressure in the shower). I know when I tell people my hair loss is due to my well water they think I am crazy, but I KNOW this is the cause.

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