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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88%of customersrecommend this product91 of 103reviews
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88%of customersrecommend this product91 of 103reviews
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.
Pros: Convenient, 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 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.
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.
The original filter that came with the product did not work very well. Good thing I bought another one as I swapped them out and it worked a lot better. The filter seems to not work as well with a hot shower. A warm shower it does work. My hair is softer however not as soft as if I were to shower elsewhere. I would recommend but feel that it isn't the final solution.
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.
My husband and I followed the instructions on installation and the filter would not stay on. We had to use gorilla tape because the tape that came with the filter was too thin and flimsy. I think I'm going to remove it altogether. I haven't noticed any change in my hair. It actually seems more dry.
Cons: Difficult to Install, no difference in hair texture. madr my highlights
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the part of the country where I live, the water is very hard. I decided to buy a shower water filter to eliminate it. I tried this model and ever since I installed it, it has been great. My skin isn't dry anymore, my hair dosen't have a dull color/look to it. Also, the water doesn't seem "heavy" anymore, probably due to how the hardness level has dramatically decreased. After two showers with the filter, I noticed a huge difference in my skin. This is an inexpensive model and I believe it does the job. Definitely reccommended!
I desperately needed a water filter! I have African American hair that was healthy, full, and rapidly grew when I lived in Colorado for 2 years with the mountain water. It grew so fast, I had to trim my bangs at least every week and it was long enough to put into a stubby ponytail. Within 2-3 months of moving back to California, my healthy hair slowed in growth, started thinning out, and breaking off at an unhealthy rate. I needed a shower filter that could make the shower water nearly as pure as mountain water. I received my filter towards the edge of July and have been using it since. My hair has gotten its natural curl back, it's much softer, it's started growing again, and it's less fragile now. I am extremely satisfied with my shower filter. I've also noticed that my skin is much softer and my acne has lessened. I would strongly recommend this to anyone who wants the harmful contents out of their shower water. I can't wait to see what my hair will look like a year from now!!
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Portable, Easy to Clean, Convenient, Takes Less Space, Light Weight
My water is hard water (smells like eggs) and leaves awful orange stains on the tub. The smell is gone as well as the orange hue. This product is cheap and effective. Will defiantly be purchasing another one.
I have purchased this shower water filter based on online research of different filtration systems. I also read some of the reviews on homedepot.com and decided to try out this Paragon filter.
Installation literally took less than five minutes and only required a wrench. The water quality is so much better now, and all the odors are gone from my city water! I wish I had purchased a shower filter much earlier, and I would recommend this one to anyone!