Reddit reviews: The best showerhead filters

We found 123 Reddit comments discussing the best showerhead filters. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 46 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Showerhead Filters:

u/BMacintosh984 · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Heya! So oddly enough, I was leaning toward getting a MBD mask. It seems to be one of the go to brands here, so I'll add it to my wish list. I'll likely just get the hydrating formula and go from there. As you said, I doubt that I'll be using it more than once every couple weeks. I'm also caving and leaning toward buying the Benton snail bee essence. It may be a while until I add it to the rotation, but I'm eager to give it a shot. My only experience with snail products was a Mizon snail gel and at the time, I was convinced that it broke me out. So with that, I'll keep my fingers crossed that the Benton works for me.

So I received the Thayer's toner, the Hada Labo, as well as the Innasfree gel cleanser. The Thayer's toner seems to sting for a quick second after application. It's alcohol free and to the best of my knowledge, it doesn't have any ingredients that should be doing this. There doesn't seem to be any lasting irritation being caused, so I'll have to keep my eye on it. While it may sting for a second, it does feel nice immediately after. As for the Hada Labo, I love it! A little seems to go a long way and their is a noticeable difference thus far. Why my usual gel moisturizer (Dr. Lin) does include Hyaluronic acid, nothing has locked in the moisture quite like this. So far it's as good as everyone says and I couldn't be more thankful. Now I tried the Innasfree cleanser for the first time last night and there's not much to report. The scent is a bit different, but who cares about that if it works. It also doesn't lather like my last 2nd cleanser, so that's going to take a bit to get used to. Other than that, things seem to be good and I can't wait to receive the rest of my shipments.

You mentioned that the Biore has a high alcohol percentage and that blew me away. I was so conscious about avoiding products with that issue and that's even more true when it comes to products applied to my face. In fact, I remember that being the reason as to why I bought the Elta md in the first place. So I'm leaning towards switching back to Elta permanently. I don't know about you, but sunscreens can be such a struggle. Finding one with the appropriate protection is a big deal, then you need one that works with your skin, then you have to find one that doesn't make you're face look greasy and shiny all day... ug... I know that's it's a staple when it comes to good skin and anti aging, but it's a step that I dread.

You've been such a great help! So if there's one thing that I can suggest, it would be to buy a humidifier for your bedroom. For me, it has been a huge help. My skin feels softer, heals faster, and my hair looks better than ever. I live in the Northeast/US, so the winters are dry and the summers are humid. While you may live in a mellow climate, your house will likely be using heat or A/C during the needed months. This can unknowingly put strain on your skin. So upon recommendation, I bought a humidifier. While it's not a cure-all, I have noticed a difference. This is what I have ( https://www.amazon.com/Humidifier-TaoTronics-Ultrasonic-Humidifiers-Protection/dp/B01GYMVKOM/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1485691053&sr=8-3&keywords=taotronics+humidifier+filter ) You may want to try a basic one at first. For me, this one has been great as it has an automatic setting that allows it to disperse moisture and read the room to give you an optimal environment. It also has a warm water feature that disperses heated water. While I didn't expect this to be the case, it actually helps heat up the room and therefore you end up cutting down on the heating bill during those PM hours. While i'm at it, I'd also suggest a water softener for your shower. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017QIT964/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Speaking for myself, these products have been a great addition to my routine. I already dish out far too much money on skincare products, so for me, this seems like a smarter investment that has lasting value. So since I can't offer too much advice that you're not already familiar with, this would be my recommendation to you... Not that you asked haha Alright! Thanks once again!

u/CriticalRestore · 3 pointsr/PaleolithicKetogenic

Thanks! Some of my reasons:

  • I don't enjoy showering nor taking the time to shower
  • the most important reason for showering, in my opinion, is removing smelly body odor, which I have extremely little of thanks to this diet
  • I heard that showering (especially with soap) can hamper vitamin D absorption from the sun
  • tap water in my area (and vastly through the United States) has unnatural added fluoride and chlorine, which is not good for skin, nor the body's beneficial bacteria
  • 10 minute shower could be equivalent to drinking 2 liters of tap water ( https://chriskresser.com/is-your-daily-shower-making-you-sick/ )
  • showering makes my beard look frizzy, even if I avoid washing it or directly rinsing it

    Now that I think of it, let me paste a response I typed two months ago via private message:

    I read that skin is our largest organ and quite permeable -- and that we can absorbs chemicals from a shower equivalent to drinking one or more liters of tap water. I researched if people actually reacted to fluoride or chlorine from showers and found a couple examples (usually skin related). I looked up water quality reports for multiple cities around Dallas, and found fluoride & chlorine was a bit high in my area. Read a book about acne and how the author discovered it was caused by excess fluoride. Read that showering might decrease vitamin D3 synthesis from sunlight (seriously not sure about this one). I saw one or two carnivore Youtubers talking about showering less and not having body order (one of them is Asra Conlu).

    I was doing everything in my power to reduce potentially toxic exposures. Based on the above, I figured the less showers, the better (and the shorter the better).

    No, I never heard Paleomedicina make any recommendations regarding showering.

    Totally not difficult at all to adjust to showering less. I never enjoyed showering that much; always just did it out of habit / necessity. There is much more freedom now. If I have a social event on the calendar, it's comforting to know that I can shower if I want, or I can totally be fine without showering. My body odor on the carnivore diet is drastically reduced. After ~5 days I can smell body order if I directly smell my armpits, bit it never smells bad. Sometimes it smells kind of good. Often it has a 'barnyard' smell -- kind of similar to some of the raw cream I've been eating.

    Here is the shower filter I'm using. I don't notice any difference using it, but I didn't expect to, considering how often I shower. https://www.amazon.com/Inline-Filter-Shower-Assembly-Sonaki/dp/B06XZKJ9CF

    I also posted the below reply on r/rawzerocarb. Oh, and my sister started raving a couple days ago about how much whiter my teeth were looking. I can't believe the results I'm getting by doing the exact opposite of what everyone recommends, LOL!!!

    " I'm only about 25% raw right now, but eat pretty clean carnivore with a 3:1 fat:protein ratio. Decided to go a month without any brushing or flossing as an experiment. I'm now at the end of month two. No bad breath (I can't smell any odor nor does anyone else)! No tooth problems! I am going to find a holistic dentist eventually though and get checked out (and maybe remove a root canal). I'm absolutely loving not brushing & flossing and probably won't go back to it unless it's proven necessary.

    I noticed maybe a small 50% increase in plaque / teeth 'roughness' after a week or two but it stabilized and didn't get worse. Then a friend told me about a book she read (Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox) and when she supplements with K2+D3 all her plaque comes off. This coincides with the book Cure Tooth Decay as well as Weston A Price's findings. I bought a bunch of Brie and Gouda two days ago for Vitamin K2. It's a bit early to say for sure, but my teeth are feeling pretty smooth right now.

    Also completely removed deodorant. Reduced showers to ~2x per week even though I sweat a lot (including 3 hour long workouts + daily sunbathing in Texas sun). I keep showering less and less often, but I just don't smell bad nor does anyone notice. I've basically eliminated my entire morning / evening hygiene routine saving me hours per week! Love it! "
u/KatieTheDinosaur · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

First, I'd recommend checking out r/SebDerm, there's a lot of great info there.

The exact cause of seborrheic dermatitis isn't yet known, so treating it is complicated. It may be the cause of a fungal infection or it may be genetic. You may want to consider seeing a dermatologist to help determine what is causing yours and the best treatment.

The two shampoos usually recommended are Head & Shoulders (like you're looking into) and Nizoral A-D. They each have different active ingredients; Head & Shoulders uses pyrithione zinc, while Nizoral A-D uses ketoconazole. Neither is inherently better, just be aware that you may have to try both to figure out what your skin needs.

How is your water at home? If you have hard water, that may be irritating your scalp as well. I went over this in an archived thread a while ago:

>Hard water is water that has higher mineral content. The usual suspects are calcium, magnesium, and sometimes iron. These minerals are present as cations (ions with fewer electrons than protons, giving it a positive charge), usually with a 2+ charge. That 2+ charge destroys the surfactant properties of soap, so rather than a soft lather, the soap forms a precipitate (soap scum).
>That soap scum that is difficult to wash off the sides of sinks and showers is also difficult to wash off your skin. The residue left behind can clog pores and irritate the skin. If your skin feels dry and itchy out of the shower, or generally dull, the hard water may be the cause. It also affects hair and scalp health. If your scalp feels dry and itchy, or like shampoos don't quite clean your roots, it's likely because of the soap scum buildup.
>If you're able to shower in an area with soft water, you can actually feel the difference. The water is almost slippery in comparison, and the soap feels lighter when you lather it. It also tastes a little sweeter, in my opinion.

Installing an entire water softener is often pricey, but there are decent filters that install in-line for your shower head that you can get for under $50.

There are also a number of home remedies that are recommended by users, but often have less research. It may be worth looking into as some people have success with these.

Anecdotally, a shower head filter was the best for me when I dealt with scalp irritation, this is the one I purchased. I can't say for sure that it was seborrheic dermatitis as I never went to a dermatologist, but the symptoms were very similar. Additionally, I use apple cider vinegar as a scalp treatment a couple times per week to give it a good cleanse. I dilute some and put it into a spray bottle, spray my scalp, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before showering. Sometimes I'll soak in a tub with some apple cider vinegar and that makes the skin on my body feel a bit exfoliated (ACV is acidic) and clears up any breakouts. u/PoopDoopTrixie wrote up an entertaining and informative review about apple cider vinegar baths.

Seborrheic dermatitis is often a long term problem, there isn't always a "cure". Similar to people who have sensitive skin or are acne prone, it's more about figuring out a routine that works for you. Hopefully this information is helpful, the best of luck to you!

u/IANALbutIAMAcat · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

Haha I had this exact issue after growing up in Memphis and moving to Tuscaloosa for school! Man I love Alabama, just not the water. I used this filter with a lot of success. I did a bunch of research on shower head filters and while this was a while back and I can't tell you all the words and such that I was reading, I learned that there are a few different types of water filters that are used for showers that just don't work cause the filter doesn't have the same effect with warm water as with cool. This filter is supposed to be the ideal filter type for showers and had the best ratings at the time for doing a good job and not costing a ton of money. Made a huge difference in my hair and skin.

Memphis really did spoil us! Haha

Edit: awww just saw your user name. Fuck the barn! Roll tide ;)

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I'm going to go for overkill on this. Also this is using mostly natural stuff save for the facial lotion.

First - In the shower hopefully you have a strong stream that will strip the oil off of your face (Use warm water, but not hot). Keep in mind this is a terrible idea unless you follow step three. That oil is there to protect your face and keep your skin healthy. Please do not use soap on your face, just blast the water into it until it feels not oily at all. If your shower head is too weak then get a better one or get an Oil-Free acne wash. DO THIS EVERY SHOWER! - Always follow with step three.

Second, mild facial peel once or twice a week - Skip ahead or cringe through until you get to the part that matters. Might irritate a little the first two or so times, but this shit is magical. This will remove lots of older skin. I did this until things got relatively clear; now with Steps 1&3 I once in awhile throw in some St. Ives apricot scrub.

Step Three - Put some damn face lotion on your damn face. FACE LOTION; not any old damn lotion. I have had good results from Up&Up which I think is Target brand, maybe not. Also Jergens "Natural Glow" FACIAL LOTION has been good to me during the months that have no sun. After step three you have an incredibly clean protective layer of oil/lipids on your face. Both of these have an SPF; I suggest some SPF.

So what is going on here? Let me explain some theory, long winded style, because I think you will appreciate understanding what is going on here.

Alright; so I'm sure you know the general reason for blackhead formation. Shit gets clogged up in your pores (dirt, skin cells, etc) and this basically turns the oil in your pore solid; (Hold on I got an awesome metaphor coming up) once clogged your pore tries to push out more oil and then you get a problem.

Here's the metaphor.

Alright you have some water, throw some dirt in there.........you got mud. Throw some more dirt in there, well now you just have some damp dirt. Add more water you got mud, add more water and you wash away all the dirt. Oil and water are like enemies, they don't want to mix, but they react with everything else just about the same. So basically, you have some oil. Throw dirt in there, eventually it turns solid (blackhead), throw oil (lotion) on there before it turns solid and it'll stay clean. This is the basis for The oil cleansing method. The first time I tried this I was so damn amazed.

So, in the shower you wash as much dirt and oil away as possible, this also gets rid of bacteria and other stuff that sticks to your face throughout the day. Then when you do step two you remove future cloggers and bring fresh skin to the surface. Step three you rehydrate your face and give it a healthy amount of oil. This oil keeps your face from trying to shove out more oil from your pores in a natural attempt to rehydrate.

This really improved my face. Also a showerhead with a filter can also work wonders on skin in general. This is because often times shower/tap water has chlorine and other skin dehydrators/irritants in it. It'll also make your hair much softer to get rid of the chlorine. Also I don't use shampoo and my hair freaking rocks as opposed to the days I did use shampoo.

As far as nose blackheads. Many people's nose pores are fairly large. So they will hold a lot of oil in them. These aren't necessarily blackheads. The test would be to squeeze them out. If they worm out without a dark tip then they are not blackheads. Also a lot of guys don't know about blackhead removers (the things with a loop on both ends, the other end is for whiteheads. I freaking loved mine before I hardly ever had to break it out.

u/ranalicious · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

This Culligan shower head is the one we use. It may be available in Target, and refills ($12 on Amazon) are supposed to last six months but we change it sooner since we know we have really hard water. I have taken a shower without this shower head a few times, and every time my hair feels more frizzy and my skin feels dry. We have noticed less breakouts and nicer skin overall when we use the filtered water. It may be a small investment, but having good water really makes your shampoo and conditioner work better, especially if you are paying for higher quality stuff! Best of luck :)

u/press_startover · 1 pointr/blackladies

I've tried a bunch of products from the companies you mentioned and many of their products have proteins. I forgot to add this article post to my first comment, it's really informative and so are the comments under the article.

I personally have problems even with aloe vera gel/extract and certain nut oils. Even avocado oil makes my hair brittle but I only really figured that out by trying the ingredients on their own. Every head of hair is different. Some people can tolerate certain proteins on a regular basis but not others.

More info about proteins in hair products: 1, 2

OMG if you have hard water, you NEED to get a shower filter. I really think it will help your hair alot. This is the one I used to use. It's pretty simple to hook up and it's easily available at Home Depot.

Oh if you tried grapeseed oil and your hair didn't like it, then definitely stick to argan oil! My hair loves Argan Oil too. It's a great one for protein sensitive and low porosity hair.

u/shartmonger · 2 pointsr/Plumbing

Looks like iron to me. CLR will probably fix it, but I'm not sure what it's called over there. It's a simple acid that removed minerals. Just soak the whole shower head in it.

Once you get the grout clean, seal it. If you know the exact grout used it will be helpful.

Lastly, you might try getting a shower head filter. Ugly, but works well. Makes your hair wash better as well.

Ideally you want to treat the water itself, but if you don't own the home that's probably not an option, and if you do it's not a quick and easy job, with the exception of a whole house filter that can usually be installed with simple hand tools, assuming it is a push-to-fit system and doesn't require soldering or anything exotic.

Do other parts of the house have this problem? If not, it may be the electric shower disintegrating, possibly because of acidic water.

Do you know what your pipes are made of?

u/jphx · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Recently did the same thing. I haven't quite got it figured out but it's getting better.

After I co-wash i do a ACV rinse then condition again. I also wash my hair with ION shampoo from sally's every other week. By far the most improvement I saw was when I bought a filter for my shower.

AquaBliss High Output Universal Shower Filter with Replaceable 3-Stage Filter Cartridge - Chrome https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G7AZB96/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_1FIkybPRD52SF

Super easy to install, just unscrew your shower head screw this on and then attach your shower head back on. No tools needed! It doesn't filter all the minerals out. They have ones that do but they are expensive and require a bit more work. This did help immensely though.

Like i said, my hair is nowhere near what it was when I moved to Florida 2 months ago but it a hell of a lot better than it was a week after I got down here. Before I installed the filter I was having a hard time combing my hair when it was completely saturated with conditioner.

Good luck!

Edit : Just re-read and saw your did try a new shower head. Damn.

u/slicist · 3 pointsr/HaircareScience

I'm thinking about trying an in-line shower water filter. Kind of like how you can buy custom showerheads, some of them come with filters. I have similar issues and after switching up my shampoos/cleansers and treatments I'm beginning to suspect the water more and more.

Here's an example of what I'm talking about (simple inline filter without the showerhead): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M03C6PO/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_gU0NybY67DNCN

Here's one that comes with its own shower head, or maybe it's built in: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014PVXU5G/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_lS0NybN5357QS
(Not sure this one is specifically for hard water, but with activated carbon I'm sure it's going to be doing some work)

Now these are just examples, perhaps good products but again I can't say because I haven't tried them or done my research. Google or Amazon search "shower hard water filter" and figure out what suits your needs. These products also seem to be decently inexpensive to boot. Worth a shot.

If you end up getting one, send me a review, I'd love to hear if it helped you out-- again, I'm in the same boat! :)

u/Anydudewilltellyou · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I applaud your desire, but 221 parts per million of total dissolved solids is actually pretty good. The World Health Organization says that water with a TDS (total dissolved solids) of 1,000 PPM is “acceptable” and under 600 PPM is “good.”

You can do all that you've researched. I have no idea how long you will get out of those filters. Gallons per year is going to determine their longevity; but I wouldn't be surprised if this costs several hundred dollars a year to maintain.

You'd be better off (read as cheaper) to install an R.O. system for drinking, but leave the rest of the house (dishwasher, clothes washer, and toilets) on city water. If you want a nice shower, look at the cartridges:


Seems like a lot of work for a few hundred parts per million; but of course it is entirely your call.

u/calypsoscombs · 1 pointr/NoPoo

Sure sounds like hard water. This is what you want OP. It's an inline shower filter. Affordable unit, economic filters and works a charm. I recommend it based on personal experience. I don't know if my link is the best price and you may be able to find a better version if you do some searching. Heres to happier hair!

u/applegoesdown · 3 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Toilet is easiest to address by installing something like this.


Shower is much more complex. While the biggest issue cant be easily fixed, if you replaced the pipe the attaches the shower head to the wall, you could gain some height. The one that you have installed drops probably 3 inches. There are other options that will save an inch or 2. You could try to get a device like this

which would allow you to move the shower head a bit to the left and up (looking at it from the direction of standing in the shower looking at the shower head) This sort of increases the head room.

And lastly, an option that I would not like is to switch to a hand held unit so you can detach to wash yoru hair, and use it mounted to wall to wash your body.

u/InkedAlchemist · 1 pointr/NoPoo

Here's the one I picked up. I researched for a while because there's so many options out there and I've been pretty satisfied with it. Both skin and hair wise.


I'm sure you'll find a technique that works for you. That's the thing with NP.. there's so many different variables going in, it's truly trial and error. Good luck!

u/mysteriousseal · 2 pointsr/SebDerm

Two other good options are just a basic Zinc Pyrithione shampoo (make sure it’s sulfate free) or sulfur soap. I found the Ketoconazole was just too much for my skin, and washing daily with a much milder soap helped a ton!

It’ll take time to heal - mine took almost two months! I also made sure to keep my shower water filtered in case I was getting buildup on my scalp.

Noble Formula 2% Pyrithione Zinc (ZnP) Original Emu Bar Soap, 3.25 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G7TUDA0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_LmVwDb22285HH

L'Oreal Paris EverFresh Antidandruff Sulfate Free Shampoo 8.5 fl. oz. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0OX4L7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_snVwDb68JX53X

AquaBliss High Output 12-Stage Shower Filter - Reduces Dry Itchy Skin, Dandruff, Eczema, and Dramatically Improves The Condition of Your Skin, Hair and Nails - Chrome (SF100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUBU0YC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_3oVwDb1JNRA1V

u/rathskellar · 21 pointsr/C_S_T

I get vitamin C powder in the bulk section at my local organic grocery store. You could probably find vitamin C powder on Amazon but you wouldn't need more than 100g. I have read that it only takes 1g of vitamin C powder to treat 100 gallons of water.

>Ascorbic Acid
One gram of ascorbic acid will neutralize 1 milligram per liter of chlorine per 100 gallons of water. The reaction is very fast. The chemical reaction (Tikkanen and others 2001) of ascorbic acid with chlorine is shown below:

>C5H5O5CH2OH + HOCL → C5H3O5CH2OH + HCl + H2O

>Ascorbic acid + Hypochlorous acid → Dehydroascorbic acid + Hydrochloric acid + water

Here's the shower filter I got. I also bought a water filter/purifier from the same company, Berkey recently. I was using my parent's well water and transporting 5-10gallons a week to my new place in Maryland where I just recently moved to. My dad lives on a farm in Virginia and I like the water there but my gf didn't. She, for some reason, thought it tasted weird. I thought it was fine because it was full of naturally occurring minerals (including a little bit of naturally occurring fluoride) but no chlorine like her tap water. She was drinking charcoal Brita filtered tap (charcoal filters only remove 50% of impurities) before I started dating her and the Berkey filter beats well water by a lot. And regular tap water doesn't even compare to well water or the purified water from the Berkey filter.

This is where we got ours. It's not cheap but it's an investment in your health. We got the Royal Berkey and the two extra fluoride filters because they filter out arsenic as well.

There are probably other water purifiers out there but this is is the one we got. So shop around if you feel like you need to.

You can use this website to see how contaminated your local city's tap water is. As well as what it's treated/contaminated with. I saw that and was immediately up for buying my own filter as my city was severely contaminated.

Your other option is to get 5 or 10 gallon jugs and going to your local organic grocery store and paying 40-80¢/gallon for reverse osmosis or deionized water. Then you'd have to add concentrated liquid minerals back into the water. I used to do this but the convenience of having my own filter at home and not having to lug heavy gallons of water back and forth was a no-brainer for me.

Edit: I thought I would need a fluoride shower filter because I was under the impression that fluoride, when heated up, would be in the steam of your shower but it's too heavy to be steam at low enough temperatures to comfortably take a shower and not scorch yourself. And it doesn't get absorbed through the skin either. However, chlorine does turn into steam and breathing it in is worse for you than it being absorbed in your skin or consumed in your water. So when you take a bath you can eliminate harmful chlorine, chloramine, and chloramide (new chlorine derivatives that are even more toxic but cheaper to produce and are more effective at killing bacteria) by adding vitamin C powder. And when showering with the chlorine filter you no longer breathe the toxic shit in.

u/Justsococo · 1 pointr/HaircareScience


Thank you! This is very helpful to know more about what my city is using, and very good advice to do more research on my part. :)

u/Meggie_B · 1 pointr/NoPoo

I have this shower head adapter and it works pretty well. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07P5LCJG5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Washing with soft water makes ALL the difference.

I use this dry shampoo because it doesn't have all the junk in it: https://dailydryshampoo.com/products/4-oz-dry-shampoo-deluxe-applicator

It seems pricey but it will last you for a long time and it's the best dry shampoo I have found to date. And I've tried a lot of them!

u/_ihavemanynames_ · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

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u/tylersuomi · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

If you wanna go above and beyond buy the Aroma Sense! Honestly the best shower head. Kinda spendy tho:(

Aroma Sense AS-OPUS AROMASENSE-01 Vitamin C Shower Head, Wall Fix https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HYOLNMO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1utVDbG863BWA

u/Nikki7692 · 8 pointsr/Hair

We have a similar issue at my house! My hair used to be gorgeous and this stupid well water destroyed it! I got “brita for the shower” that’s what I call it! It’s literally what it sounds like! It’s a filter for your water so all the crap that’s in your water goes through a filter and only clean water comes out! It’s about $50 for the head and $30 to replace the filter every 6 months! It’s been a big improvement! If money is an issue, I would suggest this! If it’s not, definitely get a water softener! It’ll be better long term!


u/secret_porn_acct · 242 pointsr/whatisthisthing

Thank you. Yes, it looks like it is this thing

A vitamin C declorinator filter or something.

u/Jamisbike · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You can buy a pelican water filter with vitamin c water filter attached. It's somewhat portable but it takes like 1 minute to attach.

UBS Vita Fresh Shower Filter, 16 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KEAMG0S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_haOvyb94MN80W

Pelican Water PSF-1W 3 Stage Premium Shower Filter with 5' Wand Combo, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AIOY810/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_LaOvybVM9NERB

They are two separate water filters, one is designated to filter the water from shìt and chlorine, the second, vitamin c is designed to filter the water from the remained chloramines, which are very hard to filter with charcoal filters. And they can be attached to each other.

u/salencioni · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

My spouse researches things super thoroughly before he buys anything and he ended up getting this one: CaptainEco 10-Stage Shower Filter with 2 Replacement Cartridges Universal Chrome Finish with Bonus Teflon tape SF001 module https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M03C6PO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_O7PbAbA4T2NFQ

u/ihatemyskinandlife · 1 pointr/eczema

Water Softener Shower Head - Hard... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L94O060?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share here is the amazon link! seriously look at the comments and stuff it’s pretty amazing

u/strawberrytoadstool · 5 pointsr/HaircareScience

Yeah I actually dealt with something very similar. I too have long, healthy, thick hair that became very dry and gross after moving somewhere with hard water. I recommend buying a water filter for hard water, I bought one from amazon for $25 .
You can also use an Apple cider vinegar rinse to help clarify your hair. I recommend using shampoos and conditioners that do not have silicones or sulfates, as silicones prevent moisture from entering your hair cuticles and sulfates are drying. I have been using indie shampoo and conditioner bars for years that don’t strip your hair of their natural oils. And try to wash your hair only twice a week. My hair feels pretty much normal now mostly because of the filter and the acv, but avoiding certain hair products is also important.

u/katieanyone · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My mom outside of Philly installed this one for her shower head. It definitely makes a difference, but the water is still pretty hard.

I believe that there are maps that show hard/soft water differences. It can vary from town to town as well.

u/OceanGoingSoul · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

Oh, bummer about the Malibu C! As for the filter, this is the one I bought: https://www.amazon.com/5-Stage-CaptainEcos-Advanced-Shower-Filter/dp/B01M03C6PO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1495210219&sr=8-3&keywords=shower+filter+5+stage

It comes with the actual filter attachment plus two filters and Teflon tape for only 30.00 USD. Definitely worth the buy. I hope this helps!

u/violetoctopus · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

Thank you!! I got an AquaBliss shower filter off of Amazon! It’s like $34.

u/bigDogsAreBest · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I just got one yesterday and love it! Could tell a difference immediately, my skin felt cleaner and my hair is much softer! http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002XISGC6

u/triciann · 3 pointsr/eczema

Sounds like an allergy to something you’re using in the shower or the water itself. Are you on well water? Or could be hard city water. Maybe try a shower filter like this: AquaBliss High Output 12-Stage Shower Filter - Reduces Dry Itchy Skin, Dandruff, Eczema, and Dramatically Improves The Condition of Your Skin, Hair and Nails - Chrome (SF100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUBU0YC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_d0eCDbMTT84Z9

u/rdobah · 1 pointr/japanlife

I don't have shower problems but I can definitely smell the chlorine when I shower. My mom however does have sensitive skin and used to scratch like crazy because of the water. I bought this a few years ago and she doesn't complain anymore. If you can't get this one, find another with decent reviews. Also you might want to get a water filter for your sink too.

Sprite HO2-WH-M Universal Shower Filter


u/HollaDude · 2 pointsr/HaircareScience

I use this one


It works really really well, although you do have to look up what kind of chlorine/flouride is in your city water. I think the info is in the reviews for the product but there's a certain kind that some cities use that pretty much no filter can filter out.

u/---moon--- · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Yeah mine is like this!

You replace the whole showerhead and there's a filter inside. This one is a "rain" style shower but obviously depending on the configuration of your bathroom you may want a different style (since the water on mine basically falls straight down).

Especially when I lived in a place with very hard water, I would get itchy legs after shaving and would see the effects in my hair. Oddly it has never bothered my face too much but I would imagine you can find something like this for your sink too!

u/ammolite · 2 pointsr/NoPoo

You can get an in-shower water softener that screws-on between your showerhead and the pipe coming out of your wall. The filters last ~6 months. It's fairly DIY item, and shouldn't violate any lease agreements (many people put their own showerheads on showers when they rent).

Here's one that I've heard is quite good for the price: http://www.amazon.com/Culligan-ISH-100-Inline-Shower-Filter/dp/B000MVYRWE/

u/ParanormalSpoon · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

just found a deal on a shower filter, but be warned it has no reviews.

THZY 13-Stage Shower Water Filter High Output head shower filter chlorine with 2 Filter Cartridge contain for [email protected]

IDK how good it is but it seems like a good deal to me.



u/Brak_attak · 1 pointr/NoPoo

Arizona here too. You may want to invest in a chlorine filter for your shower head, something like this is good: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BWIWYGC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_P9Qnzb05K3KR5 but double check how expensive replacement filters are. They highly chlorinate the water in the summer where I live and I was having similar problems a few years ago (same hair types and have lived in the same two places with the same weird curly to straight/wavy business). I also use Hairstory and my hair has been awesome since I switched to co washing (getting a water softener and whole house filtration made a huge difference too, even before I stopped using shampoo).

u/atropedy · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

You can buy a water softener that you attach to your showerhead. I used this one for a while when I lived in an apartment with super hard water and noticed a difference.

u/WorstDogEver · 3 pointsr/badwomensanatomy

Under $20! I got this cheap Sprite water filter because it fit my shower and they have it at my nearby Lowe's. There are tons of cheap well-reviewed ones on Amazon.

u/LevyWife · 2 pointsr/beauty

this one got really good reviews and it's on sale for less than $32. might actually try one myself!

u/Nam-Ereh-Won · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've got one of these on it. We get aquifer water here which has a ton of mineral deposits, so it's super hard. It doesn't work quite as well as a full water softening system, but the difference is certainly noticeable.

u/HobbitLass · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Something like this?

AquaBliss High Output 12-Stage Shower Filter - Reduces Dry Itchy Skin, Dandruff, Eczema, and Dramatically Improves The Condition of Your Skin, Hair and Nails - Chrome (SF100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUBU0YC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_IbFNBb23DGHGA

u/Moirraine · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I can tell you, if you add a shower water filter that removes ALL chlorine (!) ($20 at Home Depot or Lowes (not all) http://www.amazon.com/Sprite-SL-CM-Slim-Line-Universal-Shower/dp/B00154Z61I/ref=sr_1_3?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1371875913&sr=1-3&keywords=Sprite+slim ) and a mirror and your face will thank you!

u/apparently-so · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

If you want to try it, you could always try something like this.

u/apcolleen · 1 pointr/jacksonville

I live by Sandalwood (north of UNF) and I had to get a shower water filter because I live by the chlorination plant. I couldn't get my hair clean https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00154Z61I/ref=s9_al_bw_g60_i3

u/flhalfpint · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Sometimes there is still stuff in the water that bothers your skin. Shower water filters help get it out. We used this onea few years ago when we rented. It really made a difference with y hair and skin!

u/Sarahsaei754 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Culligan FM-25 Faucet Mount Filter with Advanced Water Filtration, Chrome Finish https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0064MKTE0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_lxHbMTdXgIXjt

CaptainEco 10-Stage Shower Filter with 2 Replacement Cartridges Universal Chrome https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M03C6PO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_2gOs6zFEljlNS

u/maryjean0524 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddictionUK

Here is the link for the one I bought on Amazon.

AquaBliss High Output 12-Stage... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUBU0YC?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/kellym2468 · 3 pointsr/askTO


My hair seems to be softer, and I can use whatever shower head I want.

u/ElectronGuru · 1 pointr/DIY

Have you looked at lower volume options like an osmosis filter or one of these?:

Multi-Stage Filter Cartridge

u/Carbon_FWB · 6 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

What you are feeling is soap scum.


Most liquid soap uses sodium lauryl sulfate "SLS" which doesn't react the same way.

Get a water softener. They even make ones that screw onto the showerhead, so perfect for renters. You just have to refill them more often.

u/llama-delrey · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

As long as you can detach the shower head from the spigot it should work! I have this filter and i attached a custom shower head to the end of it.

u/peach_head · 3 pointsr/femalehairadvice

CaptainEco 5-Stage Shower Filter with 2 Replacement Cartridge - High Output Universal to Remove Chlorine & Sediments to Purify Water Chrome Plated finish https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M03C6PO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_3RzTybFC84XDB

u/evetrapeze · 2 pointsr/Hair

Get a shower fiiter. AquaBliss High Output Universal Shower Replaceable Multi Stage Filter Cartridge-Chrome (SF220), 1 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G7AZB96/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NkACCbYYRBAW6 . Your municipal water might have changed. Give your hair a treatment to strip all the products from it.
I prefer the baking soda soak and wash. After thorough rinsing follow with Apple cider vinegar.

u/goulash47 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yes I did notice that even before rinsing my face/hair I felt my face was getting a bit tighter in the shower possibly from some of the steam from when the water was pointed at my body (and thus hotter), but not entirely sure.

The water does seem to be a bit hard, and I've tried using a Culligan water filter in the past, but it didn't seem to help (this was the water filter: filter)

u/Lutya · 1 pointr/HaircareScience

I bought this AquaBliss but I’m not sure it’s effective enough.

u/scotty-fitzgerald · 1 pointr/HaircareScience

Honestly, since you said this started when you moved I think this is all you need. Hard water can cause havoc on your hair: can lead to scalp buildup, dandruff, and hair loss. I think just making this small change will make a huge difference.

I also think you should go back to getting a trim every other month.

Lastly, don’t underestimate the impact biotin can have on your hair! I personally recommend biotin and ashwagandha. The later makes a huge difference on your stress levels, which leads to decreased cortisol production, which means less dandruff!

u/Mortelle · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

When I moved towns, I had an adverse reaction to the water. My hair was limp and always felt dirty, and my skin was breaking out and looked dull. Getting a shower filter really helped. Since nothing has changed but your locale, maybe it's related?

u/purplereign-0 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hello! I am dealing with something exactly the same right now. About a month and a half ago I purchased this shower head (recommended by my hair lady because my normally silly blonde hair has become straw and brassy):

AquaBliss High Output Revitalizing Shower Filter - Reduces Dry Itchy Skin, Dandruff, Eczema, and Dramatically Improves The Condition of Your Skin, Hair and Nails - Chrome (SF100) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MUBU0YC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ygW2Db0FRFT3P

That said, this didn’t help my skin. This shower head paired with Malibu C shampoo and conditioner helped my hair though. I am actually getting a whole resident water softener installed Wednesday because my skin cannot take it anymore. I was having horrible break outs, my face is constantly peeling and the derm told me I know have contact dermatitis from the water + using my regular skincare routine that contains actives. My skin was HORRIBLE and about 2 weeks ago I stopped getting my face wet in the shower and have only been washing my face with distilled water and using only a little moisturizer and rose water toner and very minimal concealer to let it heal. My guess is if you are also breaking out more frequently, you might have a damaged moisture barrier like me. :( such a pain in the ass but my skin is finally healing. I also purchased a water testing kit and it showed my water to be EXTREMELY hard (500 range). This might help verify if it is actually your water causing you problems, though I would bet money you are spot on.