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    Water quality/water filters/water softeners & hairloss

    Hey everyone,

    I was curious to see if anyone else had experience with how the quality of their water effects their hairloss.

    I just moved back home where the water is very hard, and I've started shedding like crazy. My stepmom suggested it might be our water. When she travels, she notices her skin and hair are much better. We have a lot of scale....

    I bought a "point-of-use" filtered shower head that claims to reduce scale (they don't all claim to do that. I have well water so I don't think chlorine is a problem but they all seem to filter that). The reviews (it was amazon) on the model I got were pretty extensive... 80-some people gave it a 5-star review. A few stated that it helped their hairloss, though I don't remember reading any from people who were suffering from MPB.

    It seems like our water should be the first thing we look at. Wouldn't it make sense that chlorine and heavy metals and scale and other noxious chemicals could be responsible for causing our scalps to produce more oil and clog hair follicles? Or causing irritation that causes otherwise healthy hairs to shed?

    Anyone else notice a difference in their hair that seems to be water-dependent?

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    Re: Water quality/water filters/water softeners & hairloss

    Yes, the quality of shower water can be a hair loss factor IMO. It's not a major factor, but it would be a good idea to get a filtered shower head even if you don't have hair loss. It should not be priority though.

    Which filtered shower head did you buy?

    Was it this one?:
    Culligan WSH-C125 Wall-Mount 10,000 Gallon Capacity Filtered Showerhead


    Quote Originally Posted by Cookworm
    We've been using this filter for three months now, and it works wonderfully. Simply screw it on the pipe, and you're ready to go. The head is not too big, not too small, and the different settings are useful. There has been no noticeable change in water pressure. Other things I noticed when we started using the filter-

    1. My eyes don't turn itchy and red when I take a shower anymore.
    2. Gradually, my hair has stopped falling. ( I was having trouble with hairloss and the doctor could not find any reason for it. Now I think it was the chlorine.)

    The original cartridge has lasted us for three months (with two people using it daily) and I just bought a replacement on Amazon.
    Quote Originally Posted by Neelima Ramisetti
    This product is very reliable and does everything that it promises. We have very hard water in San Diego and my hair had to bear the brunt of it. But once I started using this filter , my hair is getting back to normal , no more dry and frizzy hair. My hair loss issues have also stopped. This even increased the flow of water than my previous old shower head. Definitely recommend this item.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kumar Khatwani
    The installation was quick and easy. The water pressure is better than the regular shower head.

    I felt the difference in water quality and odor and I noticed my hair fall has reduced drastically in couple of weeks. Worth buying it compared to other shower filters in terms of price and quality.
    Their hair loss seems to have happened because of water quality but nothing regarding genetics.

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    Re: Water quality/water filters/water softeners & hairloss

    Don't think it's that much of an issue honestly.

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    Re: Water quality/water filters/water softeners & hairloss

    Hi all, Drinking water filters can actually save you money because you won't have to buy any more plastic material water wines. No more having to lug cases of water from the store into your home. You can have pure clean strained water running right out of your kitchen faucet.I use metal wines to bring my strained water with wherever I go. I have been using the same three wines for years all I have to do is wash them. I cannot imagine how many plastic material water wines I would have used. Thank you.

    discount filters

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    Sorry for the really old bump.

    I moved back home in September and immediately noticed a huge increase in the amount of hair I shed each day. I wasn't sure what to amount it to -- added stress, environment, or just pure chance -- but I decided to give a shower filter a try and the difference has been outstanding!

    It's only been a few months (started on October 23rd), but for the past week or so I swear I have not lost a single noticeable hair. By that I mean, not a single hair on the hand in the shower, or in the sink after combing rigorously.

    The only other things I've added over that time have been an olive oil/aloe vera shampoo I bought from Walmart and minox for the past month. I also pop an antihistamine in the morning, but I have been extremely inconsistent about that.

    I've been slowly losing my hair for 8 years now... so this feels pretty great. No regrowth at all to report but if I can maintain what I currently have for the rest of my life than I'll take it

    Just wanted to throw this out there. There's clearly no science behind my thought but its a one time $25 investment, so why not?

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    Be aware of the scams regarding water filters, if you're going to test the water, do it with a certified lab and not with a salesman..

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    Reverse osmosis, water softner and shower filters cured my alopecia areata, too may chemicals in water especially chlorine and flouride cause prostate enlargement, 95% disease is in water and food.

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    I recently fitted shower filter bought of eBay aswell as my whole house system is just softner and drinking is reverse osmosis I read you absorb more water during shower. Anyways it's cheap 25 pounds works great, must explain seasonal sheds= more added chlorine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resu View Post
    Be aware of the scams regarding water filters, if you're going to test the water, do it with a certified lab and not with a salesman..
    I am not sure if this is general advice or implying that I am a shower filter salesman... but just in case it is the latter, please be assured that I am not. I have two ancient accounts here (user ids aamiryou and bone1999) whose credentials I cannot remember, and a great job as a systems engineer that I would never trade for shower filter sales :-)

    Sorry if that comes across as defensive but I would understand the skepticism considering I made an account to post that. Though, in honesty, I probably would have pimped my brand and chosen a higher trafficked forum if I were looking for sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coreymatthews View Post
    I am not sure if this is general advice or implying that I am a shower filter salesman... but just in case it is the latter, please be assured that I am not. I have two ancient accounts here (user ids aamiryou and bone1999) whose credentials I cannot remember, and a great job as a systems engineer that I would never trade for shower filter sales :-)

    Sorry if that comes across as defensive but I would understand the skepticism considering I made an account to post that. Though, in honesty, I probably would have pimped my brand and chosen a higher trafficked forum if I were looking for sales.
    Mate I'm with you water systems do bloody work it cured my alopecia areata and those shower filters remove chlorine which damage the dam hair! Most people fail to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coreymatthews View Post
    I am not sure if this is general advice or implying that I am a shower filter salesman... but just in case it is the latter, please be assured that I am not. I have two ancient accounts here (user ids aamiryou and bone1999) whose credentials I cannot remember, and a great job as a systems engineer that I would never trade for shower filter sales :-)

    Sorry if that comes across as defensive but I would understand the skepticism considering I made an account to post that. Though, in honesty, I probably would have pimped my brand and chosen a higher trafficked forum if I were looking for sales.
    General advice, there are many scammers that use a few tricks to impress people to make it seem that the water is actually worse than it really is.

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