Enjoy cleaner, healthier hair and skin simply by taking a shower. Paragon shower filter efficiently helps purify your shower water. Immediate results for, brighter hair, cleaner glowing skin. Chlorine, radon, heavy metals and odors are found in most water systems. When showering these damaging impurities are absorbed through your skin and enter your body they build up residue on hair and skin. Reduces the effects of water hardness. Easy to install. Paragon Shower Filter, try it for health, beauty and cleanliness.
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84%of customersrecommend this product103 of 123reviews
Are you having hair troubles? It might be hard water! Soon after I moved from my previous apartment, my hair slowly became oily, wouldn't lather & became brittle/thin. I tried everything: double shampooing, different shampoos, and even a clarifying shampoo. Nothing worked. This was my last resort - and it worked beautifully. The filter is a fantastic deal so I caved & bought it. It's easy to install (did it myself) and the water is so soft! My hair is back to being full, strong & shiny. It was the best decision- and such a steal at this price, too!! I bought 2 filter replacements at the same time & got free shipping! You won't be disappointed.
We have hard water and the Paragon filter works good. I didn't notice a huge change like if u had a water softener system but I have noticed my skin and hair are softer which was the purpose of getting the filter.
Pros: Easy to Use, very easy to install
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The Paragon Water Filter does what it's supposed to do!
I was looking for something to combat our hard water, which I've never measured but I can see the effects: poor lathering for soap, terrible water spots, clogged water appliances - you get the picture.
We're renting, so purchasing a water softener system was not an option. This shower attachment received excellent reviews - and it should.
It was quick to install, we haven't had any issues, and the price is great. Not sure how long the filter will last with our water quality - but with the replacements being so inexpensive, I'm not worried about it.
It should also be noted, because no one else commented (that I saw) that detectable shower heads work perfectly with this filter. It can be positioned to the side of the pipe so as not to interfere with a shower handle and it doesn't jut out - but rather back.
Excellent option for our situation.
Pros: Easy to Use, Convenient, Takes Less Space, Nice Design
We have very hard well water at our summer cabin, and my hair always loses its body and looks flat. I had gotten to the point where I would pour a pitcher of lake water over my hair after showering with the well water. This filter was very easy to install, and, while not a miracle cure, does lessen the effects of the hard water on my hair and it has some body again. The other difference I notice is that my eyes no longer sting when I get shower water in them. I wish I had found out about this years ago.
After moving into my new home, I noticed my skin and hair started to suffer from the poor water quality. I purchased this filter after reading the positive reviews. I'm glad I did! After using it only a week, my skin and hair improved drastically. BE ADVISED: When you install this filter for the first time and turn the water on, it will leak a fair amount of black carbon from the filter. Be ready to wash your shower after turning it on for the first time. Let it run for at least 5 minutes to rinse the excess carbon. After the initial use, the carbon will only be visible for a few seconds after you turn the shower on. After around a week, it will disappear altogether. Still a wonderful product! I have bright blonde hair and it did not stain my hair or skin at all.
I attempted to install this product and saw that there was a major leak in the plastic nozzle that where it connects to the shower plumbing. The threads were completely worn out and the product is unusable.
I installed the water filter on my shower and did everything correctly yet the filter still leaks water out of the sockets and it sprays everywhere. I've tightened it with a wrench, used more tape, and looked up remedies online, unfortunately I think the latch on the filter is cheap.
Easy to install and find replacement cartridges altho' I would like to buy from the store, not from the website and have to pay shipping. I understand (2013) the filter has been updated for softer skin and hair. For the reviews of leaking, only lately has the problem occurred after a year or so of use; however, when it happens, I turn off the shower and start it again and the leaking stops. I don't know if it filters enough of the minerals that cause hair color to fade and dull (calcium/magnesium) because it is not a water softener. Does remove chlorine effectively for an inexpensive filter.
The Paragon shower filter is great for hair and skin as others have mentioned. The cons is that it was heavy and although the selling point was that you wouldn't change the filter for 1 year, I am going to guess that the NJ water is a bit harsh so I needed to replace the filter within 3 months. It's a bit bulky in the shower if you don't have a lot of room.
Purchased a Paragon filter replacement on-line and when received noticed carbon particles littering the package. I installed the filter, ran water through it and noticed more particles on shower floor. I removed the filter and returned it to the nearest Home Depot for a full refund.
I am not as excited as I was at first. I'm going down to 3 stars from 4 b/c it is not a noticeable change anymore. I could tell a small difference at first but now nothing at all. I am having a water softener hooked up Monday and I can NOT wait. This filter is NOT a softener by any means. My skin is very dried out, lotions dont work, pores are clogged, skin & hair greasy and dirty feeling. Gross. It may still be helping somewhat but if so it is so miniscule that I can barely tell. Can't wait for CLEAN, SOFT water again! I would still recommend it if you are unable to get a softener just because I think it does help somewhat, just not nearly as much help as we needed!
Although we have a water softener to remove iron from our well water, we were still getting rust stains in the shower. My blonde colored hair was also turning dull and orange looking, even after a fresh color job from my hairdresser. Since installing this filter, the shower staining is non existent and my hair is no longer orange tinged. My hair has gone back to being a very shiny & soft colored blonde.
If you have iron in your well water, I would highly recommend this filter, especially if you have blonde highlights or blonde colored hair. I am a 50 year old woman & I installed these filters in our two showers by myself. It was easy. I also replaced my shower heads too. All you need is some plumbers tape, which comes with the unit, and pliers. Remember ladies (and some gents I suspect), counter-clockwise loosens and clockwise tightens.
I would also recommend that the filters be replaced every 3 months or so depending upon how many people are using that shower everyday. You can purchase replacement filters for these units for $9.96 from Home Depot versus $19.97 for an entire new unit. If you wait too long to replace the filters, you will probably find the inside of the unit, that holds the filter, covered in rust (iron) and probably the shower head as well. Depending on the amount of usage & iron in your water, you can decide whether to just replace the filter or the whole unit. Either way, it is easy to do.
My one negative is the fact that these units can only be purchased on-line. I would prefer to pick these up at my local Home Depot.
Takes out the minerals from my well water and leaves skin and hair soft. Installation was easy and I like the idea of a replacement filter. I purchased a replacement filter at the time of purchase so I would have it on hand.
Pros: Easy to Use, Convenient, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Light Weight
My wife was complaining of dry itchy skin. Our water hardness is 140+, I think normal would be 60-90. We considered going to a water softener thinking that would solve the problems, however that is a pretty expensive solution. So we decided to try a filter and see if it would make any difference. We installed the filter, literally took about 7-10 minutes and that was with a leak check. Instructions were easy to follow - really not much to it. We did go through the first filter in less than a month, this got me a little concerned. However, I can actually feel a difference in my skin. My wife skin irritation has subsided. I am very impressed. I did order an extra filter when we initially purchased the product. I know that my skin feels softer and after two months haven't seen any orange\brownish build up in the shower.
The hard water in my area is the worst. Cleaning and removing the hard water was pointless. The hard water build up was visible with in a day’s use. I purchased this product in hopes of minimizing if not eliminating the hard water build up on my glass shower doors. I was skeptical at first but it really works, it’s been almost 2 months and no hard water, amazing. I’m buying one for every shower in the home.
The water in our neck of the woods here in southeast Michigan contains a high level of chlorine. So much so, that simply turning on a faucet produces an odor similar to that of standing next to a hotel swimming pool. Due to this, we do not use tap water for cooking or drinking (strictly distilled water). We wanted something to minimize the chlorine in the shower water however, since chlorine is easily absorbed through the skin. I ran across the Paragon shower filter in a health magazine recently, which gave it a "great" rating amongst other contenders when considering performance and price (initial and long-term). I immediately did further research online and found similar reviews, then purchased the unit here at Home Depot's web site.
The unit was received quickly (Bravo Home Depot shipping!) and installation was very simple, taking less than ten minutes even with a detachable hand-held shower head.
We're very impressed with this filters performance. There was NO TRACE of the inundating chlorine smell in the shower water. Additionally, perhaps due to filtering other contaminants, there was a marked increase in the "cleaning action" (for lack of a better description) of soap and shampoo.
Considering price, including long-term cost for replacement filter elements, and the filters performance, we give the Paragon Shower Filter FIVE STARS.
I bought one for me and one for my mother. My mother had been having problems with rashes since moving into a house with city water instead of well water. I have very dry skin, and very hard water. The water filter was very simple to install and only took minutes. It works with our detachable shower heads and doesn't lower the shower head. But most important my hair and skin feel great and my mother's rash miraculously disappeared. Too bad she didn't get this before going to the dermatologist.