7 Best Shower Head Filters for Hard Water 2020

Hard water contains contaminants and impurities that are harmful to your hair, skin, nails, and respiratory system.  Best Shower Head Filters for Hard Water

In fact, some people have reported developing eczema and even asthma because of constant exposure to hard water.

This is why you need to invest in the best shower head filters for hard water.

Reviews: 7 Best Shower Head Filters for Hard Water 2020

1. Berkey Shower Filter WITHOUT Showerhead – Our Top Pick

Our first review goes to the Berkey Shower Filter. Although it doesn’t come with a showerhead, it still was our best recommendation. For the showerhead, you can use the one you already have or buy their massage showerhead.

The shower filter eliminates almost all contaminants including heavy metals, hydrogen sulfide, and 95% chlorine.

How long will the cartridge last you? Well, it’s made to take you for up to 25,000 gallons which should last about a year.

The Berkey shower can be used for both hot and cold water and does not significantly reduce the water pressure.

What we also loved about this shower is that it comes with a back flush feature which collects all debris that accumulates. This prevents clogging.

Another plus is that it is super easy to install the Berkey shower filter. It will take you 5 minutes tops. You just screw it between the shower pipe and the showerhead and that’s all.

You can use a plumber’s tape just to be double sure it is properly sealed otherwise the threads are meant to be self-sealing.

Now, what we didn’t quite like about this shower filter is that it does not come with a warranty. Though compared to its outstanding performance in purifying hard water this shouldn’t deter you from buying it.

2. Culligan WSH-C125 Wall-Mounted Filtered Showerhead – Runner-Up

Our second pick was the Culligan WSH-C125 Filtered Showerhead. First and foremost, this filtered showerhead is NSF certified that means it is of a high standard.

Secondly, the Culligan WSH-C125 Filtered Showerhead has an anti-clog rubber spray to prevent your showerhead from clogging due to debris collected over time.

The filter can be used for at least 6 months, it holds a filtration capacity of 10,000 gallons. Aside from its large capacity, it is replaceable. This makes it one of the most economical shower filters for hard water.

It comes with a high-quality cartridge which is ideal for temperatures ranging between 40 to 120 degrees. What we liked about its cartridge is the fact that it comes with a 5-year warranty inclusive of the product.

As for installation, it’s pretty straight forward so you can DIY.

What sets the Culligan WSH-C125 Filtered Showerhead apart from the rest in the market is its five massage spray settings which you can change to your liking. In addition, it comes complete with a wall mounted showerhead, Teflon tape for easy installation and a reminder sticker.

You will also love the design and the chrome finishing of the showerhead. It blends so well with almost any décor. The only issue we found with this shower filter is the weight- it’s rather heavy for a showerhead.

3. AquaBliss High Output 12-Stage Shower Filter

The AquaBliss high output shower filter delivers what it promises without fail- fresh clean water that does not dry or flakes your skin.

With a 12 stage filtration process, you don’t expect to come across any contaminants or odor. If anything it restores water to its natural state- clean, fresh and with well-balanced minerals to make your hair, skin, and nails healthy.

Installation of this filtration system is super easy and there are no tools required. Just insert it between your new showerhead and the shower pipe. The good thing is it can be fitted to any type of shower- handheld, rain or fixed.

What we instantly noticed about this shower filter is the high-quality materials used to make it in addition to the hi-tech engineering and design. The filtration materials are pure and of very high grade.

The only limiting factor with this 12 stage shower filter is that it may alter the pressure of water obviously because of the many filtration stages.

4. AquaHomeGroup 12-Stage Shower Water Filter

The AquaHomeGroup 12-Stage Shower Water Filter is an improved version of previous models. This means its effectiveness in filtering out contaminants is way better than before.

This is because its filter has a surface area that is 8 times bigger than most shower filters.

It’s able to filter out odors, sediments, heavy metals, bacteria, algae, irritants and many other contaminants present in hard water. It also prides itself for being able to eliminate the stubborn chlorine, VOCs (Volatile organic compounds) among other impurities.

You will love that the filter can fit into any type of shower- handheld, rainfall showers, overhead and combo showers. As well, installing it is super quick and easy.

We were impressed that the filter comes with a pair of cartridges with each lasting about 6 months. Also, it comes with a Teflon tape for installation and 5 shower caps!

The AquaHomeGroup 12-Stage Shower Water Filter does not at all reduce the water pressure, unlike most shower filters in the market.

A point to note though before you start using this shower filter, make sure you let off some water to flow for about 7 minutes to prevent carbon dust build up.

5. Aquasana AQ-4100 Deluxe Shower Water Filter System

Lastly, we reviewed the  Aquasana AQ-4100 Deluxe Shower Water Filter. A very light and compact shower filter that is easy to install.

We were done in less than 5 minutes and we did not use any tool or the very well illustrated manual that comes with it. Aquasana AQ-4100 Deluxe Shower Water Filter is versatile, it can be fitted into any type of shower.

With the Aquasana AQ-4100 Deluxe Shower Water Filter, your water pressure is not affected. In fact, if your water pressure is usually low, the design of this filter significantly increases the water flow. In addition, the up-flow design prevents clogging.

Another great thing is that it balances the pH of the water, eliminates 90% of the chlorine, VOCs, impurities, and contaminants.

We loved that the filters are not only NSF certified but are also long lasting- you will only need two in a year. We also loved that it can be used with no showerhead at all. However, we noticed there may be some leakage from time to time.


Going by our review, a good shower filter must be able to eliminate almost all contaminants and impurities, soften the hard water and be easy to install. Your water should come out clean, odorless, fresh and silky smooth.

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