Adventures in Water :: Sprite Shower Filter
In my quest to live a full and healthy life, I started researching water filters. I started with the shower, since I drink bottled water mostly. I buy a case a week from Sam’s Club, so for now, that will have to do. I do plan to go greener and nix the bottles, but first the shower. When I get out of the shower, my skin always itches. I’m not sure if it is from the hot water or what’s in the water. I did find, however, during my research that soft water is better for your skin and hair. Most municipalities add chlorine to the water. So basically when you bathe, your using diluted pool water. Now, I know that chlorinated pool water dries my skin out. When I would get out of the pool as child, I would have an instant case of the ashies once it dried. I would also itch like crazy. Scratching, dry skin, ashiness…yeah, I would look like a bag of flour exploded on me. So I would imagine, that it is probably having a similar affect on me in the shower.
After doing a quick search on Google, I was able to determine that the water for my area did include chlorine. So I decided to search for a filter that I could attach to the shower head to filter out the chlorine. It seems that most of the filters that attach directly to a shower spout, primarily filter out chlorine. If you have a home that you own and are not renting, you can look into installing a soft water filtration system for your entire home. I do not fall into either of those categories, so I opted for a small shower unit. These shower units can range in price from $20.00 to $120.00. I chose a Sprite High Output Chlorine Shower Filter with Massaging Shower Head.
It cost me about $44.00 with shipping (I’m an Amazon Prime member). The installation is pretty simply, but my wimpy arms could not remove my old shower head. My boyfriend had it removed and the Sprite installed in all of 5 minutes. Thanks for making me look like even more of a wimp. Love ya! Anyway, I have been using it for about a week now and I really like it. I can’t say that I really saw a difference in my hair (I washed twice this week), but I don’t itch when I get out of the shower. Maybe with continued usage, I will see a difference in my hair as well. I like that this shower head has a massage feature. You just turn the dial on the shower head and you get three concentrated streams of water with a lot of water pressure. Another thing that I like is that I did not notice any difference in the water pressure with this unit attached. I am really picky about water pressure and this one is great.