The Physical Effects of Showering in Unfiltered Water

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The Effects of Showering with Unfiltered Water on Your Hair, Skin and Nails

Many people are making the switch to filtered drinking water - and for good reason. Filtered water tastes fresher and cleaner, contains fewer contaminants and impurities, and is a budget-friendly alternative to bottled water.

But what many people don’t realize is that showering and bathing with filtered water can also give your hair and skin a big boost.

This is because unfiltered water can contain minerals and chemicals that dry out nails, leave hair looking dull and lifeless, and irritate skin. Let’s take a look at some of the ways showering and bathing with filtered water can benefit your hair, skin, and nails.


Does your hair always seem dull and lifeless, no matter what products you try? It might be because you’re showering with unfiltered water.

Mineral buildup and chemicals like chlorine can strip your hair and scalp of natural oils, leaving you with dry, dull, frizzy locks. It can also prevent hair products like shampoo and conditioners from working as effectively, literally washing your money down the drain.

If you have color-treated hair, chlorine and minerals can also cause pigment to break down more quickly. Showering with filtered water can help preserve your hair color and keep it looking vibrant.

Showering with filtered water can also help alleviate symptoms of dandruff and eczema, making it a great choice for people prone to scalp sensitivity.


You’ve likely experienced the discomfort of dry, itchy skin after taking a dip in a swimming pool or enjoying a long, hot shower - especially if you have sensitive skin. The culprit? Chlorine.

Chlorine is a chemical that is commonly added to public water systems to help kill bacteria and microorganisms. However, high levels of chlorine can wreak havoc on your skin.

Chlorine dehydrates your skin and can cause inflammation and irritation. In some people, it can also exacerbate eczema and other skin conditions.


If your nails always seem to be dry and brittle, unfiltered water may be to blame. Over time, minerals like calcium and magnesium in unfiltered water can break down the layers of keratin that form your nails, leaving them dry and more susceptible to breakage. Filtering these minerals from your water helps ensure that your nails stay strong and moisturized.

What To Do

The good news is that minimizing exposure to harsh chemicals and minerals in tap water is easier than ever.

A whole house water filtration system allows you to enjoy filtered water for drinking or washing from any tap in your home. If you’re looking for a more focused or smaller-scale solution, you can also opt for a shower filter, which is an easy and affordable way to enjoy filtered water every time you shower.

Treat your hair, skin and nails to a spa-like experience every time you shower with one of our trusted water filtration solutions.

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