When I was younger, I noticed that after a few days at our beach house my hair felt very dry. I chalked it up to different hair products, but even after using the same shampoo and conditioner, I didn’t notice a difference. My hair felt different, and when I told my mother, she explained that the water was different in the city than it was in the small rural town. I always thought that all water was the same, and when you take a shower to clean yourself, the water will wash away dirt and impurities. Well, I was WRONG! The water was actually ADDING impurities to my hair, such as chlorine.
Now that I know there is a difference between purified and unpurified water when it comes to my skin and hair, I found out there was something I could do about “fixing” the issue. We received the T3 Source Shower Head with Filter for review, and within minutes of receiving the shower head, we were able to have it fully installed! It was a simple unscrew the old and screw in the new! After a few weeks of trying out the new filtered shower head, the biggest difference we noticed was in my husband’s skin. He suffers from very dry skin, but doesn’t have any skin disorders such as eczema. He felt that the skin on his face was not as irritated after a shower. I also noticed that my daughter’s and my hair wasn’t as dry and we didn’t need to use conditioner everyday. I want to note that we didn’t notice a difference right away, and it did take about a week or more to notice a significant change.
It makes sense that by removing chlorine from the water would make a difference. Chlorinated pools are known to cause irritation and dry hair. My colorist told me that a chlorinated pool would make my highlights look brassy much quicker and suggested not to let my hair down in the pool. This is true for the chlorine our tap water is treated with – it will dry out your skin and hair, and change the color of dyed hair quicker.
So, you might be wondering what maintenance is like on such a showerhead… It is recommended that the filter is changed every 3 months, and the cost of TWO filters is $25 on Amazon. So, you would spend about $50 a year for chlorine free shower water! Think of how much you spend on anti-frizz products, moisturizers, and other products that promise to make your skin soft and your locks luscious. Just change your showerhead and everything else might clear up! There are two options – the showerhead or the hand held.