Hair Quickie: Your tap water could be stripping your hair of the moisture it needs to stay healthy. Pure water has a PH balance of 7, however, the water supply in many areas do not match this number. The mineral deposits that can be left behind on tresses will not only cause them to be drier than the desert, but this dryness could then lead to breakage. Testing your water with PH Balance strips can help you gauge what type of water may be affecting your hair. Now, please note your water may not be the culprit behind your hair’s dryness. Nevertheless, knowledge and prevention is the best way to grow and maintain the length of your hair.