Say Goodbye to Limescale: Discover the Best Filtered Showerhead for Hard Water

Discover the ultimate solution to hard water problems in our guide to filtered showerheads for hard water. Goodbye limescale, hello healthier skin and hair.

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woman using filtered shower head for hard water 

The Science Behind Hard Water

Hard water, while generally considered to be harmless, can have a significant negative impact on your skin and hair care. Hard water is water that contains high levels of minerals, primarily calcium and magnesium, which are known to leave deposits in the home and on the body known as limescale (your tap water can also contain chlorine, which, while safe and effective at disinfecting your water, can have some not-so-great effects on your body). Regarding skin care, these factors can cause undesirable effects such as dryness, irritation, clogged pores, and premature aging. When it comes to hair, it can induce frizz, dullness, lifelessness, discoloration, and breakage. In essence, it strongly contributes to brittle, dead hair. Yikes.

The formation of limescale is a direct result of hard water usage in the home and can be found anywhere you might have running water. It’s all those little white spots in your kitchen sink, glassware, and shower or tub walls. It generally forms in three simple steps: 

1. Mineral Dissolution:Hard water flows through pipes and fixtures, like showerheads or faucets, and carries the previously mentioned dissolved minerals with it.

2. Deposition:As hard water flows over surfaces like tiles, glass, and faucets, it leaves behind small traces of these minerals.

3. Accumulation:Over time, these mineral deposits accumulate, forming a chalky, white substance known as limescale.

The Hidden Dangers of Limescale

This same process can be present in your body (gasp!), and as you can imagine, it’s no good for the radiant routines you work so hard to maintain. It can also be heavily detrimental to plumbing fixtures like your toilet, faucets, sinks, and showerheads. Limescale buildup can become so severe that it can cause clogged showerheads and faucets, resulting in reduced water flow and pressure and, eventually, greater mineral output in your day-to-day usage. As mentioned before, it can also significantly reduce the effectiveness of your self-care regimens, from moisturization to volume to color to overall hair and skin health. Enter Jolie.

limescale on isolated showerhead

Benefits of Showerhead Filters

Everyone has seen a Brita pitcher at some point in their lives. Whether your parents insisted on it or you saw one at a friend’s house during hot summer days in childhood, they were always around. They are incredibly effective at cleaning up and enhancing the taste of your drinking water but frustratingly inconvenient to refill constantly. The Jolie Filtered Showerhead works on the same basic principle as the Brita pitcher, but its filters are far more robust and more effective at cleaning your bathing water. This is due to its unique and beefed-up blend of copper, zinc, and calcium sulfate, unlike a traditional carbon filter. The result is water so pure that you could use it on a newborn. 

Legend has it that the River Styx actually flowed from a Jolie Filtered Showerhead and made Achilles’ skin completely impervious (except for that pesky ankle part, but we digress).

How to Choose the Right Filtered Showerhead

There are several highly-rated shower filters on the market, but none quite fit the moniker of the “total package” as well as the Jolie Showerhead. Already love your shower’s current flow rate and water pressure? Use a Jolie to take it to the next level! Our showerhead is guaranteed to maximize your flow rate and water pressure while making your water as pure as a glacier. 

As we mentioned before, there are also a handful of different filtration media types, the most common of which is a carbon filter (like in a Brita). The Jolie Showerhead uses a blend of copper, zinc, and calcium sulfate particles to filter your water even more efficiently than a Brita. 

Want to learn more? You can learn more about our best-in-class “KDF-55” filtering here.

shower head filters for hard water

Not to brag, but our showerhead is also extremely easy to install. It comes with everything you could need in the box that comes straight to your doorstep and handy step-by-step instructions that couldn’t be simpler. The maintenance can be easy, too - you just have to let us handle the filter replacements! With our subscription service, you’ll get a new filter cartridge every three months, so you’ll never forget when to change your filter. It’ll also save you a few bucks versus purchasing a new filter without the Jolie subscription. 

The Best Filtered Showerhead for Hard Water

Limescale is pretty nasty, both in terms of cleanliness and aesthetics. Bathroom cleaning products are specifically designed to tackle the hard stuff - pure grit and brawn alone just won’t cut it. That’s why you should plan your attack from the source by installing a Jolie Filtered Showerhead and prevent the buildup of the hard stuff on your skin, hair, and bathroom fixtures. Allow your aesthetically designed bathroom and meticulously crafted skincare routine to thrive and shine with Jolie!



What is the lifespan of a filtered showerhead?
Forever! But you will need to change the filter quarterly to ensure that sweet, pure water keeps flowing.

Can I install a filtered showerhead myself?
If you screw in a light bulb, you can install a Jolie Filtered Showerhead!

How often should I replace the filter cartridge?
Every three months, and with the help of our subscription service, you won’t need to think about reordering on time.

Do filtered showerheads work for all types of hard water?
Yes, they do, but be careful - if your water is particularly hard, you may need to change your filter more frequently

Has there been any testing on the Jolie Filtered Showerhead?
Absolutely! We are proud to boast that in laboratory trials, Jolie has shown its ability to enhance hair quality, reduce hair frizz, and extend the longevity of color-treated hair.