So I'm one of the cool kids blogging for Austin's Do512Family.com now. One of the perks of working with them is the opportunity to partner with awesome Austin brands like Aquasana for reviews and giveaways.
Aquasana is an Austin-based company that makes drinking and shower water filtration products. Their filters reduce over 60 contaminants in your home's water including 97% of chlorine and synthetic chemicals! Now lets talk about chlorine for a minute. Anybody who spends any amount of time in a swimming pool knows that when you get out of the pool, your first order of business is to get to a shower to rinse the chlorine off before it dries out your hair and skin. If you don't have shower filters in your home, you're attempting to rinse off chlorine with chlorinated water. No bueno.
My five year old son has sensitive skin due to allergies and eczema. I have always had a shower filter in his bathroom to care for his delicate skin, but never considered it for myself and my husband. We don't have dry skin, but we use hair and body lotions to keep dryness at bay. With the Aquasana shower filter in our shower, I feel like my cleansers and hair conditioners can work their magic without combating chlorinated water. I have very short, very coarse natural hair and it's so much softer after I rinse my conditioner. Some days I don't even add a styling product to my hair before or after I pick it out. My conditioner actually performs! It's still hot and humid in Austin, and I have actually skipped body lotion in a pinch and not regretted it later. No ashy ankles! I have no shortage of hair and body moisture products, but now that I'm not using as much of them I won't be spending money replenishing my moisture stash anytime soon. The shower filter cleans 10,000 gallons of water. That's a lot of showers, y'all.
The filter is simple and quick to install. The one that I have and that one lucky winner will receive comes with a massaging shower head...massaging...shower head and what it lacks in sexiness, it more than makes up for in performance. Plus soft, MaSSAGED... hair and skin wins over a sleek shower head any day.