Today, I am going to review the Aroma Sense Q Vitamin C Shower Filter Shower Head. This is the most reviewed shower filter on MyWaterFilter.com.au. This is also the shower filter that I use so I am going to share from my own perspective. But I am also going to share particular reviews our customers have shared based on the following areas:
- Contaminant removal and what effect this has on your hair and skin.
- Shower experience. This is where we talk about water pressure, the softness of the spray, how it looks in the shower, and the scents available to create a really great shower experience.
- Water usage and its water-saving capabilities.
- Installation and the design of the product. I will go through all the parts and how it goes together.
- Finally, I’ll talk about the different models, the cost, and the cartridge life.
Contaminant RemovalI have personally tested this product with a chlorine test kit and this product does the job. But for those who don’t have a chlorine test kit, the question I like to ask is: Am I itchy and scratching because of the chlorine and its by-products in the water? And with this product, you will not itch and scratch. I am one of those persons that itches and scratches if I don’t have a shower filter. I didn’t realise at first that I was doing it but then I would notice the marks on my body later on. Be aware of that.
What does this shower filter mean for your hair?We have had customers come to us and say, “if it wasn’t for your vitamin c products, my hair turns green from the chlorine”. There is no doubt that chlorine damages your hair. You only have to go swimming in a chlorinated pool to know this. Your hair gets stiff and dry and it ruins any professional treatments you have had. How does this shower filter solve this? With Vitamin C. Vitamin C has been proven to neutralise chlorine in the water.
The real value for your hairThe real value comes from saving time and money in the maintenance of your hair. You will wash left often, use less product and if you get your hair professionally done, your hair will be in better condition before you go and your treatment will last longer. How can this be? Well if you treat your hair with chlorine once or twice a day, your hair is going to be more damaged than if you don’t. My partner is from Colombia and in Colombia, they do not dose their water with as much chlorine as we do here in Australia. The downside for them is that they can’t drink the water out of the tap. When she arrived, she and all her Colombian friends would complain about their hair and skin and how fast it dried out and got damaged compared to in Colombia. Chlorine damages your hair because chlorine is an extremely powerful chemical disinfectant that is used to kill living things, and your hair is no different.
What about your skin?Your skin is no different. Treating your skin with chlorine will dry and damage your skin. By neutralising the chlorine with the Aroma Sense Shower Filter, your skin will be smoother, softer, and more hydrated. You will use less skin product and your skin will stay softer for longer.
The Shower Experience of the Aroma Sense Vitamin C Shower FilterWe have used a lot of shower filters at My Water Filter and this is unlike any other shower filter I have used before. It is due to the patented triangle spray plate that creates this incredibly nice cylinder-like stream that wraps around your body. It’s very soft when it hits your body and is incomparable to most of the standard showerheads I’ve tried. This probably has something to do with the water spray pressure is up to 3 times greater than a normal shower and that one of the intentions of designers of this shower filter is to generate the same negative ions of a waterfall. I don’t know much about these negative ions and it doesn’t really matter because it does create a wonderful shower experience
Adding scents to your Shower Experience (and removing that Chlorine smell)This shower filter also has one other experience in the shower and that is it has different scents. It comes with the option of different scents and they even offer an assorted pack so you can decide what you like. Out of the box, there are 2 options: Lemon which is the most popular and unscented for those who react to the oils in the scented vitamin C. Some people are very sensitive to the oils that make up the scents and if that is you, you can still use this product with an unscented cartridge and still get all the benefits of this shower filter.
Water Usage and SavingFrom a water usage point of view, it is a 3-star WELS water rating product, water efficiency labeling scheme, and compared to the average nonrated shower head, for a family of 4, it will save up to 36000 Litres of water and save you about $100 as well.
InstallationThe Aroma Sense Q Shower Head is very easy to install. We have an installation video which is less than 5 minutes and really anyone can do this. If you are not the type of person to install a shower filter, then a friend or family member will easily be able to help you out. I am not really a super handy person and I can do it and actually, my sister is handier than I and she can easily do it without any assistance. Here is a video with Rod showing step by step how to install the Aroma Sense Q: https://vimeo.com/video/224484254
The Parts and the Design of the Aroma Shower
Drill Free Wall Connector and Shower HoseThese only come with the full set version of the product, I recommend this version to save any hassles unless you are 100% sure about the strength of your holder on your shower rail. For the shower filter itself, it is made of 8 parts including the cartridge and I'll go through each one of those now.
The HandleThe handle holds the cartridge and the cartridge needs to go in a certain way and its got in and out written on it so you will always get it right.
The CartridgeThe end that has the opening in it is at the base of the handle where the hose connects so the water goes straight into the cartridge. The cartridge actually has a very cool screw feature on the end to open for more V-C or tighten for less. This will make it last a shorter or longer time. You can just use a 5 or 10 cent coin to do that. I suggest you start it at the lowest and have a play with it and see how it feels and then adjust as necessary. I found the lowest opening removed all the chlorine where I am. I used a chlorine test kit to check for myself because I have one but it’s not necessary.
The Connection between the Shower Handle and the Shower HeadThe head of the shower filter has a really chunky thread on it making it very easy to take on and off to check the cartridge use. On first thought, I would have thought that would have been a downside of this product to not see the cartridge but because the thread is so good it doesn’t feel that way and actually looks better because it's has that full stainless steel look.
The patented spray plateThe whole Shower Filter is not made of stainless steel or metal except for the patented plate which sits on the very outer of the shower head. The Shower Filter is very durable and long-lasting. This is really good if you are in a hard water area and it gets stained and blocked by hard water because this product comes up good after you can soak it in vinegar and give it a good clean. Hard water will block up most things. I don’t live in a really hard water area but unless you are on rainwater it is likely you will get some stains.
Inside the Shower HeadInside the shower head is the o-ring, then the micro fabric filter to block any sediment, then prior to that is the antibacterial balls. The antibacterial balls will stop any bacteria build up inside your shower head.
The PriceFor a product that delivers on its promise when it comes to contamination removal and over-delivers on the shower experience, this product is well priced. It is a bit of a life-changing experience once you have one so the cost is not really thought of after the fact unlike some other shower filters out there. To see the latest price, head over to the product page on MyWaterFilter.com.au
The price to replace the cartridgesThe cartridges last around 3-4 months which means a cartridge pack lasts nearly a year. The cartridge pack prices are very reasonable for a shower filter and you can see the latest prices of the cartridges here.
When would you consider getting one of these shower filters?
- If you itch and scratch in the shower.
- If you have hair or skin problems.
- If you want to save money on hair and skin products and treatments.
- If you don’t like your current shower head (even if you already have a whole house water filter).