As a person who has to deal with hard water I keep an eye out for any washing tips. A couple times I've seen people say to use distilled, boiled, filtered water to soften hard water for washing your dreads. In those discussions it seems like people are saying just to use that water to mix with the backing soda. My question is - even if you mix your backing soda in now-soft-water, you still rinse it out with hard water coming out of the shower head. It seems like the rinse out is where the major issue is stemming from in the first place. I'm wondering if it really makes a difference trying to to soften the mix water, when the rinse water will still be hard.
updated by @premo: 01/13/15 09:55:45PM