My hair and skin was getting dry. Drier than it’s ever been before. When you live in New York (or Adelaide for that matter), you understand how chemically-loaded the tap water is. It smells like a chlorinated pool. (As a side note, apparently Adelaide is one of the only ports in the world where ships refuse to take on water - it is that gross.)
Growing increasingly sick of dried out and broken hair, I started looking for methods I could employ to better the health of my scalp and skin. At first, I cut back the frequency with which I washed my hair. Being a daily gym-goer (and therefore daily sweater), I used to wash and blow-dry my hair daily. I put a stop to this habit about six months ago (and am now loving the shortened time it takes me to get ready every second day!)
The harshness of the New York water was still getting to me however. During the winter months, I even developed extreme dryness in between my fingers, something I had never had before. I think local sales of hand cream shot through the roof thanks to me.
I read a review on a blog recently about a water filter. A fellow blonde like myself was raving about the benefits of the water filter she had recently bought for her shower. She claimed that in the days leading up to its arrival, she had resorted to washing her hair in spring water, which was not only time consuming but incredibly expensive as well!
As soon as I read this, I was quick to jump on the Aquasana website. Aquasana offers several different varieties of shower filters, at very reasonable prices. They are super easy to install and make the world of difference.
So, what has changed? For a start, my hair is so soft now it feels like baby’s hair. It is healthier and I swear it has grown longer in the 3 weeks I have had the filter. My skin also feels better and a lot more moisturised. Even my boyfriend has noticed a difference in his hair and skin.
If you live in a city with harsh tap water, I cannot recommend a shower water filter highly enough. You will be reaping its benefits for years to come.