6 Shower Heads For Hard Water Your Hair & Skin Will Appreciate

It may be difficult to describe the sensation, but if you've ever showered in hard water, you'll know it. Hard water contains more calcium and magnesium than soft water and it can make it a royal pain to remove shampoo/soap — which is why finding the best shower heads for hard water is especially important.

Because of all of the minerals found in hard water, the effect it can have on your skin is far from pleasant. It takes more effort to rid your skin of soap, which means there's a greater chance that residue will be left behind after your shower. Of course, all of that nasty, scummy soap residue can actually clog your pores and lead to pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Who would have thought water could make you breakout?

And there's more. It's entirely possible that the minerals in hard water will strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and itchy. All of these impurities in the water can also form free radicals that can add to skin damage. All this from taking a shower — say it ain't so!

So, now that we have all of the sad facts about hard water and our skin, here's what we can do about it: purchase a water softener for the home and/or — a much cheaper, and more immediately gratifying solution: install one of these amazing shower heads that filters out minerals and impurities in hard water.


A Shower Head That Filters Minerals And Has Five Spray Settings

Culligan WSH-C125 Wall-Mounted Filtered Shower Head With Massage, $30, Amazon

This best-selling massage shower head offers five spray settings and successfully filters out sulfur, chlorine, and scale for a total of 10,000 gallons of water or roughly six months before the filter will need to be replaced. It even has a patented filter media bacteriostatic that controls the passing of bacteria in your water (which can make you rest easier while you're enjoying a long, luxurious hot shower).


A Triple Filter Handheld Shower Head With Colorful Stones

FlowTec Filtered Handheld Shower Head, $20, Amazon

The red geranium, gray tourmaline, and white medical stones in this triple filter handheld shower head don't just look interesting — they actually work to help reduce chlorine and other chemicals from drying out your skin and hair. The gray beads even help with the negative ion process that prevents hard water from wreaking havoc on your skin and your tub (which will see less rust). It comes with eight spray settings that include rainfall, mist, and pulsating massage.


The Filtered Shower Head That Can Save You Money

Barclay's Buys Filtered Shower Head, $20, Amazon

This filtered shower head removes 80-90 percent of chlorine and other dissolved solids that include lead. It has three spray settings and, thanks to its Micro-Hole Technology, will enhance your water pressure so that you may actually end up saving money on your water bill. Your skin and hair will look and feel softer and your wallet will be fatter — cheers to that.


A Shower Water Filter System That Uses Coconut Shells

Aquasana AQ-4100 Deluxe Shower Water Filter System With Adjustable Shower Head, $68, Amazon

This shower filter system with adjustable shower head easily attaches to you shower pipe and uses natural coconut shell and patented copper/zinc media to filter out over 90 percent of chlorine and other synthetic chemicals from shower water. It produces 2.5 gallons per minute of filtered water and only needs to be changed twice a year.


The Shower Head That Helps Prevent Hair Loss Caused By Chlorinated Water

Sakaika Filtered Shower Head, $14, Amazon

By removing up to 99.9 percent of chlorine, lead, calcium, magnesium, and iron from hard water, this filtered shower head helps revitalize dry hair and skin and can even help prevent hair loss caused by chlorine-treated water. This shower head has the ability to increase your water pressure and features three spray settings.


A Handheld Shower Head With Antibacterial Mineral Balls

Wow Your Home Filtered Handheld Shower Head, $11, Amazon

With four different spray settings, easy installation, and the promise of higher water pressure, this filtered handheld shower head is a great value. It also contains antibacterial mineral balls that purify water and help clear it of chlorine, heavy metals, and bacteria, giving you a cleaner showering experience and softer, healthier skin and hair.

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