Our water here is terrible! It's very hard, and when you shower, you don't feel clean, and you get really
itchy. So, we opted to get a water softner. For the first year it was great, but when they came back to do a check, they said it was set wrong because it wasn't using much salt, even though it was working perfect for me. They said it was foolish to use it that way, because it wasn't working properly, even though it worked perfect for me. But ever since they changed it I just don't feel like I'm clean. I itch, my hair is always dull and flat, my skin burns, my hands are so dry that I've got some nasty skin splits on some of my fingers. Nothing I use for lotion helps. Between that, and the burning feeling, my hands are really miserable when I'm trying to sew. But, the good news for them is that it's using more salt! They said I'm using to much soap, but when I cut it down to just the bare minimum, that doesn't even help. I got ticked, and asked them if they'd like to come ration my soap for me, and give me what I'm allowed to use each day.
I should mention also, that I'm using all natural soap products, unscented, and with no drying ingredients.
I'm to the point that I'm thinking maybe my body just can't handle whatever process the water goes through to get softened with all that salt. I've had hubby bypass the softer, and we now have a whole house water filter system to see if that works for me.
I'm really curious to see if anyone else has this problem? If there are others who just can't seem to get along with soft water? Because the water softer people are sure doing their best to make me feel like an idiot!