Re: Trying to be green and frugal with hard water...Help!
Vinegar is your friend! Put some vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher before starting it, and it will drastically help the hard water issues.
Also, mix 1/2 and 1/2 ACV and use it as a soak/rinse for your hair, and it will help remove the extra gunk. I haven't done no-poo, but I still use the ACV rinse sometimes to help remove any buildup and prevent my scalp eczema flair ups.