How Shower Filters Can Decrease Your Risk of Hair Loss – As Seen On (Yes) Oprah

by admin on May 15, 2014

Dr. Oz Demonstrates Culligan Shower Water Filter[This year’s April showers are starting to result in May flowers throughout the country.  But can April showers, if filtered, also results in May follicles?

Find out by revisiting this post from last year where Dr. Oz talks about the potential of shower filters to prevent hair loss.]

A few years back, Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” talked about the importance of shower filters, as they relate to hair loss prevention.

Now, if you’re like me, the very mention of Dr. Oz’s segments on Oprah probably sends your eyes into an automatic roll.  It’s not that Dr. Oz doesn’t know his stuff – it’s the very notion of the ‘celebrity doctor’ that makes me wonder whose best interests are at heart.

That said, we’re talking about hair loss here.  To me, both the viewer/patient and the doctor/celebrity seem to have a vested interest in a positive and accurate outcome and diagnosis.  So paint me intrigued.

While many think hair loss is mainly a problem with men, Dr. Oz asserts that 40 percent of women are among those that suffer. “You’ve got to treat [your hair] like fine silk that got wet,” Dr. Oz said on the show. “If you’re blow-drying or are too rough with silk, it begins to fray. [Like silk] Your hair has to be dealt with extraordinarily gently.”

And when it comes to treating your hair gently, shower filters, Dr. Oz argues, represent one of your strongest weapons.

To Oprah’s audience, Dr. Oz demonstrated the value of shower filters, describing one key benefit as it relates to your hair: reducing contaminants from your shower.  And the biggest contaminant as it relates to hair loss is chlorine.  While chlorine will serve its purpose in killing bacteria in municipal water before it even comes even close to your faucet, it will oftentimes have the side effect of drying out your skin and hair.  For those susceptible to hair loss, this can be the final nail in the baldness coffin.

The shower filter demonstrated by Dr. Oz above is the Culligan WSH-C125 Wall-mount Showerhead with Shower Filter, a product my company is proud to offer, along with the Sprite SL-CM-M Slim Line Universal Shower Filter System, pictured to the left.  Both shower filters are quick and easy to install, and will near instantaneously reduce the levels of chlorine that can dry you out.  Not to mention reduce the clean chemical smell that you are likely far too accustomed to, if you pour your water from a municipal source.

Sprite SL-CM-M Slim Line Universal Shower Filter SystemAgain, I cannot state strongly enough how skeptical I am of TV doctors – and even most hair loss claims.  For full disclosure, I am also not a man that suffers from hair loss, so I am not a direct hit for this segment in terms of targeting.

But I do know just a little something about water, city and well, and what contaminants are lurking in each.  I also know just enough of the science behind what these contaminants can do.  And for me, this segment on – yes – the Oprah Winfrey show – checks out as a reference that I would not hesitate to pass along to any friend or colleague.

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rickdouglas85 August 26, 2013 at 11:49 am

I'm not surprised! In some areas, the water that comes out of the shower head is pretty low quality. With a better head that filters that gunk out, you can help protect against things like male pattern baldness, itchy skin, things like that!


Audrey Woods May 24, 2014 at 8:42 am

I used this and I must say that it is great thing.


Mike Yanke May 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Thanks, Audrey – we agree!


Nathan June 8, 2014 at 9:23 am

Wow, I guess this shouldn’t be too surprising but it is. I do not know how we are such an advanced country but we allow so many toxins in our water supply.

Imagine living next to a hydraulic fracturing location, that filter would be doing even more for you.

Hopefully the EPA will do something soon to keep our water supply safer.


lenny July 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

Hi I was wondering where can you get the water filter
Thank you


Mike Yanke July 16, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Hi Lenny –

You can purchase the shower filter shared in this post at the URL below:

Thanks for connecting!


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