Water Softener Using Salt Vs. One Using No Salt

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Kinney1948
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I need to replace my water softener. I am debating buying one that uses salt and one that doesn't. I know both keeps pipes clean, but what about on hair and clothes? I use color on my hair and they recommend soft water? Would the one without salt work the same on my hair? Also, what about clothes? I have researched Pelican and Aquasana. Both are expensive. You mentioned another on at Lowes. Help!