Why is it that sometimes soap doesn't lather up like it should?

  1. Anti-Valentine profile image94
    Anti-Valentineposted 5 years ago

    Why is it that sometimes soap doesn't lather up like it should?

    I notice this happens sometimes, especially in colder weather. Is it something to do with the temperature in general, the temperature of the water or the temperature of the skin?

  2. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 5 years ago

    Hello Anti-Valentine. A quick answer is if the water is soft or hard regarding the content of minerals. Ponder those who have water softeners and those who live in area with high mineral content. Just sharing I remember in West Virginia bathing with water with a high sulfur content. I don't remember the affect of the soap lather, yet I do remember the effect of the smell + giggle.

    Consider rain and the watershed principal regarding the source of the water. For instance here where I live in Escondido there is a reservoir for emergencies more or less, so not an everyday source for water. Our water is piped in from the Colorado river, which is a long way away from here. So, the advent of rain, the watershed principal, the time to pipe the water, and its arrival through the shower head is a product of time with the flow of events.

    The water changes at the source and what ever occurs at a water processing plant. Along the coast and on board ships there is a high content of salt, even though there is a desalination process. So the water if'n I remember correctly is harder with the content of salt. Note: With water softeners there is consideration of reverse osmosis.

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  3. Polushd profile image54
    Polushdposted 5 years ago

    It has to to with the PH balance. You might have very hard water, perhaps looking into a good water softener might be relevant. I know they run a bit pricey, but what they improve certainly earns back every dollar spent. I am pretty sure they're warranted too. People tend to glaze over the effects of hard water, I took pics of my brothers old apartment, in the bath tub, the faucet or spout where the water came out, had a giant hole, before the actual spout hole. The water had eaten giant holes in the metal over time, and the calcium build up was horrendous. Imagine what it's doing to our skin, scalp, teeth when we brush them. A great way to restore PH balance, if your face is showing signs of inconsistency, or hair has flakes, is buy adding white vinegar to your shampoo or conditioner. Or dabbing some on a cotton ball, then use it all over face.


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