Our recommended shower head filters
The Sprite Shower brand has a couple of filters, but the one that is supposed to be pretty good is the Sprite HOB-CM Brass Shower Filter.
It’s NSF Certified and will remove free chlorine, certain combined chlorine, sediment, iron* oxide, hydrogen sulfide and sediment. It’s made out of brass (a bonus) rather than plastic, and can filter up to 20,000 gallons of water. This should last you one year. After six months, make sure to flip the filter.
If you’re interested in looking at the vitamin C* filters, you should check out the UBS INC Luxury Vita-Fresh Shower Filter, which removes chlorine and chloramines (a combination of ammonia and chlorine…yuck!).
This is being more commonly used than free and combined chlorine in public water sanitation remedies. It neutralizes 99% of the chloramines and chlorine found in tap water.
Both of these shower heads can be found on Amazon for between $50-65. I have one in each of my bathrooms. Now, I just need filters for my bathroom sinks!
Restoring chlorine damaged hair
If you’re just now learning about the chlorine in your tap water and the damaging it’s causing to your hair, then you may see the problems its been causing your hair and want to repair it. After you have remedied your shower head with a filter, you can do the following 6 things to help restore the life to your hair:
1. Use clarifying shampoo* to get rid of the toxins in your hair. You want to allow your hair to soak in your shower head stream for about 10 minutes to allow it to naturally cleanse before shampooing. (You’ll smell the difference in your shower water right away!)
2. Use a protein treatment to help replenish your hair of the proteins that have been stripped.
4. Use leave-in conditioners each time you wash.
6. Be patient! It took time to damage your hair and so shall it take time to restore it.
So there you have it, if you’ve been wondering why your hair isn’t getting the results you want from the regimens you’ve been using, your shower could be the problem. Get a filter ASAP and let us know what changes you see in your hair!
Originally posted 2015-05-07 15:00:03.