Showering is an essential part of the daily routine for all of us, unless, of course, you live in a cave, or your first and only name is Bigfoot. We shower to make sure we are clean and fresh for a new day, to go out on dates or to get rid of the grime, sweat, and dirt at the end of a long day at work or even after putting in a grueling shift at the gym. To some people, showering is therapeutic, helping them relax and let loose.
To improve the showering experience we invest in a myriad of accessories, including great-smelling shower gels,creams, and various other fittings and additions. The most important of these accessories is, of course, a shower head filter. Filters are products that utilize various water purification techniques to help improve the showering experience by cleaning ordinary shower water and turning it into higher quality pure water. Not only does it enhance the showering experience, but also eliminates pollutants from the water which are often harmful to our hair and skin.
The process of looking for the perfect shower head filter that is suited to your needs can be a tedious and exhausting affair. For this reason, we have tried to make that process easier and much more fun by taking a look at the popular products that are recognized by most customers.
The Top 5 Best Shower Filters 2017
To begin with, let’s take a look at the Aqua Elegante High Output Luxury Shower. This filter uses a carbon filter cartridge to make the water clean and soft. It is a high-quality water filtration system that is eco-friendly and removes heavy metals and chlorine from your shower water. It also efficiently eliminates bacteria and microorganisms that cause the growth of mold and fungi in your shower. The great thing is that it does all this without sacrificing water pressure.
The Aqua Elegante also comes in an easy “twist-on” design with clear, step-by-step instructions making it a walk in the park to install.
How does it accomplish all this, you ask? Simply: by having a very efficient filter media called the KDF-55.
Without going into the nerdy technicalities, the KDF-55 eliminates a bunch of dangerous water contaminants including herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals (lead and mercury), and a host of other impurities.
All this is packaged in a light and attractive shower head filter that comes with a “6 month or your money back” guarantee if you are unsatisfied with the product; so be sure to pay attention to whether your shower experience improves.
Another showerhead filter that is recognized by customers is the Jonathan Product Beauty Water Shower Purification System. This is a water purification system that uses a two-part process to eliminate synthetic chemicals and heavy metals from your shower water. This results in higher quality, pH balanced water which is healthier for your skin and hair.
Customer reviews, especially on Amazon, noted that showering under the Jonathan Product Beauty Water Shower Purification System considerably improved the shine and texture of their hair. They attributed this to the filter’s ability to remove all the elements that made the water hard, resulting in softer water that felt better on the skin and was kinder to their hair. Some customers noted that this particular shower head filter was recommended to them by five-star salons in their city.
We recommend the Jonathan Product Beauty water shower purification system for people who live in areas that have very hard water which ruins hair texture and shine.
The Cedar and Citrus spa water softener and filter is a firm favorite of many. The original name contains a bunch of letters and numbers (CC22000002) which makes it sound less like an easy to use shower accessory and more like a piece of classified space age technology. It is, however, very simple to use and installation can be done by hand with no special tools required.
This particular water purification system promises spa-quality showers from the comfort of your home by removing harmful impurities from the water resulting in softer water. It is another water filter which uses the KDF-55 activated carbon technology to effectively and efficiently remove chlorine and those dangerous heavy metals from your shower water. The cartridge works fine in relatively high temperatures of up to 212F.
A handy feature of the Cedar and Citrus is that you can remove and replace filter cartridge easily without having to discard or replace the housing. The cartridge replacement is only required once a year, with a cartridge typically lasting between 9 and 12 months.
We recommend the Cedar and Citrus for customers who do not generally like being bothered to constantly replace things in their house since it offers spa-quality showers with minimal replacements. The manufacturers recommend that should you not be using the shower for two weeks or more (in case you travel or take a vacation), you should remove the cartridge and put it in an airtight container for storage. This keeps your cartridge fresher for longer.
The New Wave Enviro Shower Filter System is another showerhead that uses the patented KDF-55 carbon filtration system. By now you have realized that the KDF-55’s activated carbon purification process is a favorite among shower head systems that aim to eliminate chlorine and those toxic heavy metals from your shower water.
This is a “one size fits all” for standard showers and requires no special tools or for you to change the plumbing when installing. A nifty feature of this product is that the manufacturers allow you to register the filter and remind you when you are due for a changing. We found that to be really clever and convenient; especially for those who tend to forget when to replace things around the house until it is too late.
A satisfied customer on Amazon recommended this shower head for people that suffer from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Atopic Dermatitis.
This is one product that offers a multiple setting high output massaging option. The name can be quite a mouthful, so we shortened it to simply the Sprite Universal. Unlike most of the other products, this one uses the patented Chlorgon non-carbon filter to efficiently eliminate chlorine from the water in your home for better quality water.
The Sprite Universal is also easy to install, easy to operate, reliable and with high structural integrity. This is also one of the few showerhead accessories that offers the “reversible filter cartridge” option. This simply means that you take a few seconds to open up the filter’s housing and flip the cartridge around, so as to maintain the freshness of the cartridge.
Customers recognized the Sprite Universal for its relatively smaller size compared to other products in its class available on the market. As well liked by the customers as this particular shower head filter is, it was discontinued by the manufacturer.
Going by the customer reviews and the product specifications, choosing a shower head filter from among the five above might prove a bit tricky. Our two favorites were the Cedar and Citrus spa water softener and the Aqua Elegante High Output Luxury Shower Filter. Their mix of quality, ease of installation and the end product were strong selling points. However, the Cedar and Citrus spa water softener beats the Aqua Elegante in how long the cartridge lasts. We hope that you pay attention to all the details before making the best decision that suits your needs.