With winter on its way, and school starting back up, everyone deserves a fresh, new look for a brand new year. In Missoula, it’s not always simple to achieve that bright beauty.

The bad news is simply that Missoula has hard water. The good news is, there are solutions to overcoming the hideous hard water.

Kim DeAnda, a 12-time award-winning stylist at Tangles Hairstyling in Missoula, has several tips to help keep your hair looking healthy and beautiful, regardless of the harmful hard water.

  • 1

    Use a Water Softener


    Missoula's hard water can leave your hair feeling dry, brittle and lacking that shine that everyone desires. A water softener would be the best solution to this, but a shower head to filter your water also works well.

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  • 2

    Invest in Purifying Shampoo and Conditioner



    Proper shampoo and conditioner are key to defeating the hard water. Don’t be afraid to ask your stylist for a recommendation on what is best for you!

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  • 3

    Chemical Treatments to be used Wisely


    Overdoing chemical services is a no-no! Hair can't heal itself like bones can. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, or conditioner! Your stylist will guide you on what services you should or shouldn't do.

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  • 4

    Watch out for Hot Tools


    When using hot tools, start on a low temperature and work up if you need more heat. When it comes to hair, cooler is better!

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  • 5

    Apply Finishing Products


    Professional finishing products provide protection for hair. They are formulated to be water soluble and not build up on your hair.

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