The Importance of a Chlorine Shower Water Test

Explore why chlorine shower water testing matters, the benefits of Jolie Filtered Showerhead, FAQs, & more. Ensure clean water for a healthier you!

Chlorine is present in almost all local water supplies across the country. Chlorine is a chemical commonly used in water treatment facilities to disinfect and purify drinking water by killing harmful bacteria and pathogens. In measured and calculated doses, it is entirely safe for human consumption, but it can have unfortunate consequences as the result of repeat exposure in the shower. Primarily, repeat exposure to chlorine combined with high water temperature in your shower can cause skin dryness and irritation, as well as eye irritation if your eyes are exposed to it (think back to opening your eyes underwater in a swimming pool, and the discomfort and redness that came after). For those with conditions like asthma and eczema, chlorine can exacerbate symptoms and cause outbreaks. While chlorine serves an important role in water treatment, minimizing exposure to it in shower water through filtration or other means can help mitigate potential health risks.

Why Test Your Shower Water for Chlorine?

There are several benefits to staying on top of your chlorine content:

Health Protection: By monitoring chlorine levels in your shower water, you can ensure that it remains within safe limits to avoid potential health risks associated with chlorine exposure, such as skin and respiratory irritation.

Water Quality Assurance: Testing for chlorine helps to maintain water quality standards, ensuring that your shower water is free from harmful bacteria and pathogens that chlorine is intended to eliminate during water treatment.

Skin and Hair Care: Monitoring chlorine levels can help you determine if chlorine is contributing to issues like dryness, irritation, or damage to your skin and hair, allowing you to take appropriate measures to mitigate these effects.

Peace of Mind: Regular testing provides peace of mind knowing that your shower water is safe and healthy for you and your family to use, promoting overall well-being and comfort.

Overall, regularly testing your shower water for chlorine helps to safeguard your health, maintain water quality, and ensure a more enjoyable and beneficial showering experience. If you are unable to actively conduct quality tests on the water in your home, you can always request a free water report from Jolie.

Conducting a Chlorine Shower Water Test

Conducting a shower water chlorine test at home is relatively simple and can be done using chlorine test strips or kits, which are widely available at hardware stores, home improvement centers, or online retailers. Here’s a standard step-by-step guide on using one:

  1. Collect a water sample: Fill a clean container with water from your shower, ensuring that it is free from any additives or contaminants, like soap, household cleaners, or anything else that might’ve found its way in.
  1. Dip the test strip: Dip a chlorine test strip into the water sample, making sure to fully immerse the test area of the strip.
  1. Wait for the reaction: Allow the test strip to sit in the water for the specified amount of time, typically a few seconds to a minute, depending on the manufacturer's instructions.
  1. Compare the color: After the designated reaction time, compare the color of the test strip to the color chart provided with the test kit. The color change on the test trip indicates the concentration of chlorine in the water.
  1. Interpret the results: Based on the color comparison, determine the chlorine level in your shower water. Ideally, chlorine levels should be within the recommended range for safe and comfortable showering.

Chlorine testing is really as easy as a middle school science project. If you have any concerns about the chlorine content of your water, go grab a kit and try it out for yourself.

Introducing the Jolie Filtered Showerhead

Let’s say you got a high-than-average-or-expected result from your chlorine test. You’re probably going to start wondering if there’s anything to be done about it, considering the chlorine is coming directly from your municipal water supply. Thankfully the solution couldn’t be easier, at just a click away and a super-convenient subscription. The Jolie Filtered Showerhead is the #1 rated product in’s hair care category due to its incredible ability to filter out practically all impurities from your shower water, leaving you with water so pure, you’d think you got it straight out of a Disney movie. With a 2-step installation process and subscription filter replacement program that will save you money and brain power, the Jolie makes purifying the water that comes in contact with your body a total breeze. 

The Jolie filters out chlorine and other chemicals using two different filtration mediums rated for exactly that purpose: KDF-55 and Calcium Sulfate. KDF-55 are high-purity copper-zinc granules and designed specifically for removing chlorine and heavy metals at high pressure and higher temperatures. KDF-55 works by transforming chlorine into harmless chloride. We also rely on Calcium Sulfite for chlorine removal, specifically. Together, KDF-55 and Calcium Sulfite maximize the amount of chlorine that is removed.

Benefits of Using a Chlorine Shower Filter

Filtering chlorine from shower water can truly be a game-changer for your health and well-being. You probably don’t even notice the chlorine present in your water because you’ve never known another way—but imagine your first filtered shower where suddenly that invisible irritant is gone, and you’re left with a shower experience like you;ve never had before. With chlorine removed, say goodbye to dry, irritated skin and eyes, and hello to a shower experience that leaves you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world. But it's not just about the immediate effects—filtered water means healthier hair and scalp, with every strand feeling softer, smoother, and more luscious than ever before. And let's not forget about the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're showering in water that's purer, cleaner, and better for your overall well-being. Additionally, filtering your shower water for chlorine and impurities prevents those contaminants from entering your local water system. This means that prioritizing your personal health, comfort, and beauty with a Jolie Filtered Showerhead is also helping the environment in a small, incremental way that can build up over time.

Prioritize Your Health with Chlorine Shower Water Testing and Filtration

The nature of this whole water treatment conversation is that some people have less chlorine in their water than others, so they may not be feeling its effects as greatly. Regardless, the effects of chlorine can build and compound over time, so any person with any level of chlorine in their water can benefit from filtering it out before it has a chance to tamper with your personal temple. If you test your shower water for chlorine and it comes up positive, it’s time for you to take the plunge and invest in the sleekest, prettiest, and most effective filtered showerhead on the market: the Jolie Filtered Showerhead. Take action, reduce irritation, increase relaxation and rejuvenation, and make your hair and skin glow with the simple switch of a bathroom fixture. With various colors and a sleek design, the Jolie Filtered Showerhead will fit the aesthetic of any bathroom. Treat yourself today, because you deserve it.



What are the Potential Side Effects of Chlorine in Shower Water?

Dry skin, skin irritation, dry, brittle, lifeless hair that has been stripped of natural moisture, and the exacerbation of certain conditions like eczema or asthma.

How Long Does a Jolie Filtered Showerhead Last?

With proper care, forever! The filters, however, need to be changed every 3 months to maintain the effectiveness of your showerhead.

Can the Jolie Filtered Showerhead Remove Other Contaminants Besides Chlorine?

Absolutely! The Jolie filters hard water minerals, chemicals, dissolved solids, and more.

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