Why a Hard Water Filter for Your Shower Head is Important

Discover why a hard water filter is essential for your shower head. Experience the ultimate shower luxury with a Jolie Filtered Showerhead!

Have you ever heard about the surface tension of water? The idea is that the faster an object hits the surface of a body of water, the harder the water is. If you’ve ever gone cliff jumping, you know this to be true, because the higher up you dive, the harder the impact on your feet and arms. Well, this isn’t that hard water. The hard water in this article is far less fun. The hard water in this article refers to water that is loaded with dissolved minerals and solids that are invisible to the naked eye but absolutely present and disruptive for your body. While they are technically safe to consume in controlled quantities, hard water deposits can build up on your skin, scalp, and hair follicles and cause unwanted disturbances in the delicate balance of your body. But never fear, for the Jolie Filtered Showerhead is here.

The Basics of Hard Water

Hard water is water that contains high levels of dissolved minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium. These minerals are present in most water supplies, which is why water softeners/softening is such a big industry. These naturally present minerals can cause various issues such as limescale buildup in pipes and appliances, soap scum on surfaces, and reduced effectiveness of soaps and detergents. The same goes for your skin and hair—these buildups can form invisible layers on your skin, clogging your pores and reducing the effectiveness of your shower, your soaps, your lotions, creams, and serums. Have you ever noticed what appears to be a white, chalky, water drop shaped buildup on any of the fixtures in your bathroom? If the answer is yes, then it is likely that you have hard water. This is just a visual clue—if you have dry, irritated skin, brittle hair and even nails, and a flaky scalp that grows easily breakable, dead, shine-less hair, then these are further indications of the likelihood of hard water. 

The Need for a Hard Water Filter

Aside from building up on the surfaces of your body and your bathroom, hard water can leave deposits and buildups in your pipes leading to your showerhead, as well as the plethora of tiny holes that your shower water shoots out of. This can result in exponentially decreased water pressure over time, and will do nothing to filter out the minerals that continue to spout forth from your pipes. Using a filtered showerhead can result in less time removing limescale from your fixtures, better water pressure for your showers, and, most importantly, a pure, essential shower experience for you, your skin, and your hair. By making a simple equipment change in your bathroom, you can give your body all of the help it needs to regulate and radiate the parts of you that face the world every day.

Understanding the Jolie Filtered Showerhead

The Jolie Filtered Showerhead is a revolution in showering technology. Not only is it a hard water filter for your shower, it removes all kinds of other unspoken impurities from your water—all without sacrificing your water pressure. Using a proprietary and revolutionary blend of filtration mediums, the Jolie forces your water through its filter, trapping contaminants along the way while pushing pure water out the other end. Other impurities that are filtered out include chlorine and other chemicals that make their way into your local water supply, dissolved metals and solids including iron, and even pharmaceuticals that might find their way into city pipes.

Showering with a Jolie is like taking a bath in a sacred pool in your favorite fantasy movie. Its advanced filtration system ensures that you are giving your skin, scalp, and hair their best chance at utilizing your carefully selected self-care products after your shower, and gives you a level of cleanliness that you wouldn’t even recognize until you’ve experienced it for yourself. The Jolie has a sleek, fashionable design that is available in several colors to fit your bathroom aesthetic, too. By replacing the filter inside your Jolie Filtered Showerhead, you ensure long-lasting product life and effectiveness as well.

Do Shower Filters Really Work for Hard Water?

The short answer is, absolutely. Hard water is technically safe for human consumption, but Jolie Skin Co recognizes that it can be dramatically detrimental to your skin, hair, scalp, and self-care regimen, and are forging a new path in self-care that focuses on attacking the problem at the source. The source, of course, is contaminants in water that have been overlooked and ignored for decades—if you’ve never showered with a filtered showerhead before, the odds are that hard water buildup has been present on your body for your entire life. As previously mentioned, this can actually form a barrier on your skin that prevents your skincare products from working as effectively as they should. This means that the problem is twofold—the hard water itself leaves your skin dry and irritated, and then prevents all of your expensive products from doing anything about it in any kind of meaningful way.


In a robust clinical study of the effectiveness of the Jolie Filtered Showerhead, an independent lab found that, of 27 participants over the course of a 12 week study, 81% of the participants saw a noticeable decrease in hair shedding in the shower. This is because hard water buildup can accrue on and around your hair follicles, choking the life out of your roots and preventing your hair’s natural oils from protecting and nourishing your strands. Perhaps even more incredibly, 59% of the participants saw more than a 33% reduction in hair shedding, and an amazing 30% of participants saw a greater than 50% reduction. This is a science-backed, proven product, that leaves you with nothing to lose (except the minerals in your hard water).

Enhancing Your Shower Experience

There are a few other things you can do to help enhance your shower experience in addition to the inclusion of a Jolie Filtered Showerhead. Firstly, consider mild, holistic, natural soaps—we all reach for an affordable option in a pinch, but by spending the extra buck on a high quality, few-ingredient soap, you afford yourself a better chance at reducing your skin irritation and increasing your natural skin hydration. Of course, in order to continue receiving the benefits of the Jolie Filtered shower head, you will also need to change your filter regularly and on-time. This is made simple and cost-effective with the convenient subscription service Jolie provides—by signing up for the filter subscription, a fresh filter shows up at your door every three months for a reduced price that non-subscribers do not have access to. The final tip is a hard one for many of us to accept, but try it out and see if it helps: reduced shower temperature. Unfortunately, the thing that makes your shower most relaxing can actually be harmful to your skin—overly hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils and irritate it through excessive heat, leaving your skin vulnerable to outside irritation. And who knows? Maybe it doesn’t actually bother you. All we’re saying is give it a shot in conjunction with your sleek, shiny, sexy new Jolie Filtered Showerhead, and see how you feel.

Embrace the Joy of Pure Water

You already spend so much time and effort researching and trying out new products that work just for you. What if you could reduce that time and effort with a simple equipment swap? You could reduce your time in the bathroom getting ready every day, your impact on your wallet, and increase your overall ease of existence. Getting ready to face the world can be relaxing or taxing—by making the switch to the Jolie Filtered Showerhead, you are treating yourself to the purified shower experience that you deserve. 

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