This review was two years in the making so at least I can safely say I have thoroughly reviewed this shower filter :)
Price: $22-$35 (price varies depending on where you purchased it. I purchased mine for $25 but it is currently listed on Amazon.com for $22)
Promises: "With the powerful filtration system of the Culligan Level 2 Wall-Mount Showerhead, you can reduce the chemicals in your water for a cleaner shower and softer skin. Featuring an anti-clog rubber spray nozzle and sleek chrome finish, this showerhead offers the choice of five spray settings. The Culligan Wall-Mount Showerhead provides filtration against sulfur, chlorine, and scale for up to 10,000 gallons of water, and it meets NSF standards for water safety. Reduces Chlorine and Scale Buildup for a Softer Shower The Culligan Level 2 Wall-Mount Showerhead offers a refreshing shower experience by reducing harsh chlorine levels and damaging scale buildup. The filtration system removes up to 99 percent of chlorine, as well as the impurities within water that can damage hair follicles and result in dry, itchy scalp. Additionally, by reducing the amount of scale (a hard, filmy residue created by minerals in water), the showerhead is able to give you more of the hydrating nourishment your skin and scalp need. Five Spray Settings to Suit Your Mood -- In addition to offering a cleaner, more nourishing shower, this showerhead offers five spray settings to suit your mood. Choose from a full-body spray for maximum water coverage, to an invigorating pulse for a relaxing muscle massage."
My Assessment: Moving from a soft water area to a moderately hard water area took a toll on my hair and skin. Prior to installing this showerhead, the hard water in my apartment would make my skin very dry and itchy and the minerals in the water would cling to my hair. Over time, the mineral build up would prevents conditioners and moisturizers from penetrating into my hair making my hair dry and dull. I started using this showerhead in March, 2012, and it has been a life saver. After showers my skin is no longer dry (and if I use a good moisturizing soap, I'm able to skip lotion afterwards) and my moisturizers and conditioners no longer have to try to fit their way through mineral build up. I still use a chelating shampoo (Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo) to remove minerals (and product build up) that may still cling to my hair but my hair feels worlds better than when I used to wash my hair with hard water.
Installing this showerhead was very easy to do and took about 5 minutes from start to end. Check out my full post on how I installed it here.
The showerhead filters water for six months (or 10,000 gallons) before it needs to be changed. Thankfully Amazon's nifty "Subscribe & Save" feature helps me stay on top of buying a replacement filter every six months by automatically deducting the cost of the replacement filter from my account (at a discounted price courtesy of the "Subscribe & Save" feature) and shipping it out to me. The price tends to fluxate a bit (as all Amazon items do over time) but I've paid between $9-$12) for the filters over the last 2 years.
Lastly, this showerhead is backed by the manufacturer's limited five-year warranty but over the last 2 years I haven't had any issues with it.
Have you tried this filtered showerhead? Or another brand?
Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”