You want to have best quality water when you drink – and when you shower – right? This requires you to use filtration systems to rid your water of all the contaminants, and soften it effectively.
But you’ll need the best water softener shower head if you don’t install an entire water softener system in your home.
With the small upfront cost for these showerheads, they’re often the better choice when compared to a whole-house system. You’ll also enjoy softer, smoother skin, and shiny, vibrant hair that may otherwise be damaged by the chlorine in your water.
We’ve rounded out the top five best water softener showerhead units of 2016, and the first one comes from Culligan.
1. Culligan WSH-C125 Review
An Amazon best-seller, I have personally owned this unit since 2012, and I couldn’t be happier. Simple to install, you’ll enjoy a modern look and the ability to choose between five different spray setting. The exceptional massage setting easily eliminates tension and pain.
The filter will reduce 99% of all chlorine, sulfur odors and scale.
The rubber nozzle allows for clog reduction, or elimination in this case, and there is a 10,000-gallon filter capacity. You won’t need any tools to install this unit, and everything is included with the unit, including the tape that you place over the shower arm to reduce any leaking from occurring.
This unit offers:
- Installation within minutes
- Five-year warranty
- Five spray settings
- Anti-clog spray nozzle
The manufacturer even includes the Teflon tape you need to operate your water softener filter.
Click here to learn more about the Culligan WSH-C125.
2. ZenFresh Filtration Shower Head Review
The ZenFresh is a little different than our number one choice because this unit offers a filtered body spray and purifies water through the usage of mineralized spheres. These spheres act as a filtration system that will remove the impurities from the water, and this will lead to you experiencing:
- Less dry skin
- Healthier hair
- Less odors from your shower water
The showerhead easily attaches to your existing unit, and it will not cause any water pressure loss. This is just the head of the shower, and you will need to attach it to your hose, which takes just minutes.
What’s the catch?
You have to purchase a new unit if you want to replace the beads, according to the manufacturer.
If it weren’t for this slight inconvenience, this model may have been listed as the number one choice on our list. With a small introductory price, this isn’t a much of a concern, as you’ll be spending just as much your replacements as you would on filters anyway.
3. Culligan HSH-C135 Review
Another great showerhead offered by Culligan. This unit is much like our first choice with its anti-clog rubber nozzle, easy installation and filter life of 10,000 gallons of water (six months). You’ll also be able to choose between five different spray settings, and this unit reduces chlorine and scale for softer, purer water.
The main difference is that this unit is a handheld showerhead.
If you’re the type of person that wants to be able to use their handheld showerhead, this unit is for you. The first unit that we mention is for a static showerhead, but this one can be used for your handheld showerhead so that you can enjoy soft water at all times. If you have a dog, or the kids where you need to be able to move the showerhead around, this is the perfect choice for you.
4. Cedar & Citrus CC22000002 Review
Cedar and Citrus offers an SPA showerhead filter and water softener that is the most affordable unit on our list. You’ll be able to purchase this potent water softener for less than $25, and it’s very effective at removing chlorine, bad odors and sediment.
This unit can be installed without the use of tools, and you’ll tighten it by hand.
The best part is that you’ll be able to remove the filter cartridge without having to discard the housing. This means that you’ll be helping the environment a little bit more, and it makes life a lot easier when it comes time to change your filter.
Filtration last for up to one year, and there’s something special about this unit: it’s able to work effectively even with hot water up to 212°F.
Many filters cannot filter water this hot.
Two issues that people mention is that the unit is a down flow unit which means that it is not operate to its full efficiency, and this unit is not contained activated carbon which reduces breathable contaminants in the air.
But, for the price, these are small design flaws that can easily be overlooked.
5. Aquasana AQ-4100 Review
The final item on our list is the AQ-4100 – an exceptional unit by all means. Why did this unit come in at the bottom of our list? There is a slight leaking issue. It’s not much of a concern, but the unit does leak slightly where the filter meets. I found that correcting this issue requires an extra washer, but it’s something to mention if you’re the type of person that would be irked by small leaks.
But, this unit seems to do everything else just perfectly.
You’ll find that the AQ-4100 only needs to have its filtered replaced after 6 months or 10,000 gallons of usage, and you’ll still be able to enjoy a strong water flow of 2.5gpm.
This unit will remove up to 90% of chlorine, and you’ll also benefit from the filtration system balancing the pH in your water (perfect for women that get dry skin or hair). Utilizing a coconut shell and carbon, the AQ-4100 will remove all of the containments in the air and is very eco-friendly.