I have heard that soft water feels different, even slimy in the beginning, is this true?
Soft water does feel a bit different. But that’s the way it should be. Soft water does not contain the two minerals that contribute most to hardness: calcium and magnesium. These minerals adhere to your skin, stripping it of its natural oils. It is often necessary to make some adjustments to your routines after installing a water softener, such as using about half your usual measurement of soaps, detergents and shampoos. If soft water is difficult to get used to, hard water can be blended back in and gradually reduced.