Florida is a place of extremes: extreme heat, extreme humidity, and extremely harsh water. Many visitors and tourists from neighboring states have found that Florida’s water is especially harsh. That water in particular can wreak havoc on your hair and skin. Problems like dry skin, brittle hair and scalp can arise. Fortunately, there are easy solutions to these problems. You can combat dry scalp with Davines purifying shampoo and mask. First, it’s important to understand that the problem is coming from your water.

What is Hard Water?

If you have showered at a hotel or house, you might have noticed that your hair and skin feel different. The tap water that comes out of a shower head combined with the types of hair care products you are using determine your hair’s health. Tap water in Florida has something that is known as “hard water”.

Hard water contains high levels of minerals that include calcium and magnesium. Water picks up these minerals as it travels through limestone, sand and soil. Water is classified as “hard” or “soft”. “Soft water” is the opposite of “hard water” and it contains lower levels of minerals like calcium or magnesium. Florida’s land has a large amount of limestone and most of the groundwater in Florida contains between 121 and 180 milligrams per liter of hard minerals.

Hard vs Soft Water refers to the mineral content in the water. Hard water has detrimental effects on the hair.  

The Effects of Florida Water on Hair and Skin

If you live in the Sunshine State, then you have noticed how horrible the water tastes and feels on your body. Hard water will cause your skin to become dry and your hair to become lackluster. The harsh water will accelerate skin issues such as eczema and hair issues such as dandruff. Here are some of the few hair issues that can arise from hard water:

  • Dandruff
  • Dry, Rough Hair
  • Dull, Straw-Like Hair
  • Scalp Dryness and Itchy Scalp
  • Hair Fall

Dandruff

Dealing with Dandruff is a reality, even in the Florida humidity. That is due to hard water. Fun Fact, the shampoo that you are using will not lather properly because of the minerals in the hard water. You might end up using more shampoo than necessary to get a proper lather. Additionally, the minerals combined with your hair’s natural oils can leave a greasy feeling on your scalp.

Dry, Rough Hair

The minerals in hard water end up damaging your hair while you are trying to wash it. As a result, your hair feels rough and tangled. Water makes the “scales” of your hair stand up. This makes it difficult to rinse out all of the shampoo or conditioner from your hair. As a result, your hair feels dry and rough.

Dull, Straw-Like Hair

Hard water will also make your hair feel dull and straw-like, almost “crunchy” in a way. It can leave hair feeling dull and lifeless. Even after you rinse out your shampoo and conditioner, the minerals from the hard water are still there. Minerals end up getting trapped in the pores of your scalp and it takes more water to wash it out.

Scalp Dryness and Itchy Scalp

Hard water makes it difficult to rinse out the soap scum from your hair. In turn, it causes the soap scum to stick to your scalp which is what leads to extreme dryness and itchiness.

Hair Fall

Yes, you read that correctly. Hard water makes your hair weak and brittle, which eventually leads to hair falling out. Metals and minerals in hard water such as copper, calcium and magnesium are bad for your hair. A high concentration of these minerals leads to scalp-related problems.

How To Protect Your Skin and Hair From hard Water

If you live in Florida, there is a high chance that you have hard water. If you are curious, there are DIY tests and tools that you can use to measure your water. You can also hire a professional to test your water as well. Hard water is one of the biggest issues that most homeowners have with water quality. Here is what you can do to protect your skin and hair from hard water:

  • Get a water softener
  • Install a shower filter
  • Rinse hair with bottled water
  • Use a purifying/clarifying shampoo
  • Get a leave-in conditioner or mask

Ideally, the best options would be to get a shower filter and use a leave-in conditioner or hair mask. We love this shower filter from Amazon. For haircare, we recommend a couple of products from Davines.

Combat Dry Scalp With Davines Purifying Shampoo and Mask

Davines is a hair care company founded in Parma, Italy in 1983. Since then, they have created quality, and sustainable haircare and skincare lines. Davines is a beloved product by haircare professionals around the world.

We recommend the Davines Purifying Shampoo if you are dealing with dandruff and dry scalp as a result of hard water. This shampoo is purifying, anti-dandruff and adds a hint of shine to your hair. It is formulated for dry scalps with dry or greasy dandruff. “Purifying” means that it fights microbial attacks and dandruff, as well as establishing a healthy environment for hair growth.

Davines The Restless Circle is going to strengthen your hair and protect it from breakage. It is anti-breakage, hydrating, and helps with combing. The Restless Circle is for those who want to take care of hair while carrying out other activities.

Vinaccia Hair Goddess now carries products from Davines. She is one of the only retail sellers of Davines products in Florida. Don’t forget to stock up on the Davines shampoo and mask at your next hair appointment.

The weather in Florida might be mild, but your hair still needs some TLC.  Look no further. Jenn Lenos is known as one of the best hair dressers and hair colorists in Orlando, FL. It makes a difference when you visit a professional hair dresser like Jenn at Vinaccia Hair Goddess. Jenn has recently relocated her salon, which is now at on 601-A S, N New York Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Ready to transform your hair’s look, feel and vitality? Schedule an appointment today. Call Jenn at 407.900.3656 or set one up here.