Sunday, September 26, 2010
We recently had a major surgery here in our household and one of the things that was recommended to make things a little in regards to the issue of limited mobility was to attach a handheld showerhead to our shower (in conjunction with a shower chair). After doing some research I found that Aquasana (the maker of various water filters for the home) happened to carry a shower filter with handheld wand. Cindy over at Aquasana was incredibly sweet and generously provided me with an Aquasana Shower Filter with Handheld Wand ($104.95) to try out at home!
Here is some information about shower filtration from the Aquasana website: "The American Journal of Public Health links chlorine to 'significant increases in certain types of cancer, asthma and skin irritations...' and stated that 'up to two-thirds of the harmful exposure was due to skin absorption and inhalation of chlorine in shower water'.
Most people don't realize that tap water typically contains at or above the level of chlorine recommended for swimming pools. A warm shower opens up the pores of the skin and allows a high rate of absorption of chlorine and other chemicals. The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 20 times the concentration of chlorine and other synthetic chemicals as tap water, due to the fact that these chemicals vaporize at a much lower temperature and at a much faster rate than water. While over 98% of the water coming from the showerhead goes down the drain, 70% to 90% of the chemicals in the water vaporize before the water hits the shower floor.
Chlorine also strips the natural protective oils from skin and hair, causing excess drying and aging. Anyone who has ever gone swimming in a chlorinated pool can relate to the harsh drying effect that chlorine has on your skin and hair. Without the negative effects of chlorine and other chemicals found in tap water, your skin and hair retain moisture more effectively for a younger, healthier look and feel."
Awesome thing about this shower filter #2: The handheld wand has been extremely helpful and the quality of the spray is great. There are several pressure options so you can modify the spray for a more comfortable shower according to your personal preferences.
Awesome thing about this shower filter #3: The filter actually works! I had never used a shower filter before, but I absolutely love the results I am getting from this one. The filtered water smells better and has left my hair feeling noticeably softer, less dry and less brittle. I feel like with extended use of the filter my hair will be... magical. I have never really liked using a ton of hair products (serums, leave in conditioners, etc.) so the shower filter has been a great way to cut down/eliminate hair products and enhance the beauty of my hair naturally! My skin also feels less prone to irritation which is really great as well.
So far, I think the product would be well worth its price of the product for these results alone. Aquasana products do happen to carry a 60-day 100% money back guarantee, so even if you aren't sure about the results you'll be seeing and feeling, there is certainly no harm in giving the products a chance.
The shower filter alone (without the detachable wand) sells for $84.99 with replacement filter cartridges available for $52.50 (each filter lasts approx. 6 months). Aquasana also carries their own line of drinking water filters starting at $124.99 and whole house water filter systems starting at $999.00.
**I was provided with the product mentioned in this post free of charge. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post & was not obligated to give a positive review of the product. All opinions expressed here are mine. **