The Jolie Filtered Showerhead Transforms Everyday Showers Into Luxurious Spa-Like Ones

The cult-favorite showerhead removes chlorine, heavy metals and other contaminants from shower water to boost hair and skin, as well as overall well-being.

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Updated on September 11, 2023

I’ve worked in beauty editorial for over 10 years. At this point, I’ve tried hundreds of shampoos, conditioners, cleansers, moisturizers, serums and sunscreens. What I hadn’t tried yet, though, was a filtered showerhead. Sure, I’d heard of them — and even chatted with hairstylists and trichologists about their benefits in the past. Still, I remained attached to my magnetic 2-in-1 multifunction showerhead, but then I scrolled across Jolie's Filtered Showerhead ($165), and I was intrigued. Perhaps it was the more than 700 million views on TikTok that did it for me or maybe it was the fact that the showerhead is sold in a variety of sleek colorways. Either way, I just knew I had to get my hands on it to see what the hype was about.

What does the Jolie filtered showerhead remove?

The Jolie filtered showerhead is designed to remove chlorine, heavy metals and other contaminants, which are known to dry out skin and hair, alter hair color and even cause rashes, from your shower water. Thanks to the inclusion of KDF-55, Jolie claims the filtered showerhead works to rid shower water of chlorine, algae, iron and other bacteria, allowing it to surpass NSF-177 certifications, ultimately making it the most effective, let alone the most popular filtered showerhead on the market.

It comes with a filter intact; however, for optimal performance, you’re supposed to replace the filter every three months. Because of this, you can purchase the Jolie showerhead on its own or with a subscription for filter replacements. Logistics aside, the Jolie showerhead features a chic, modern silhouette that instantly elevates the appearance of your shower. Suffice to say, it upgrades your shower routine in more ways than one.

Pros

  • Easy installation
  • Stylish design, available in five finishes
  • No reduction in water pressure
  • Universal fit

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Not ideal configuration for washing pets

Do I need a filtered showerhead?

Compelling claims aside, it's important to note who and what types of homes actually need a filtered showerhead. According to certified trichologist and Advanced Trichology founder, William Gaunitz, FWTS, many people can benefit from a filtered showerhead. "Showerhead filters are most beneficial for individuals who have sensitive or dry skin, people with hair loss and people who have chemically processed hair," he says. Additionally, depending on where you live, you may be more at risk for chemical exposure through your water. "People who live in areas that have predominately hard water will benefit more from a showerhead filter by removing some of the larger materials like calcium that may dry out the skin and scalp," he reveals. This is notable because he points out that the chemicals in your water can not only penetrate the hair and skin but can be inhaled through shower steam, too.

Unsure if you live in an area with hard water? While mineral deposits on faucets are a telltale sign, you can also search your zip code on sites like Aquasure and HomeWater101.

How long does it take for a filtered showerhead to work?

Once a filtered showerhead is installed, it immediately begins purifying the water that passes through it. That said, it takes time to notice the enduring benefits of the high-tech shower accessory. "We used to use shower filters in our hair loss treatment practice many years ago, and people would say that they experienced benefits related to improved skin and hair quality within the first shower," Gaunitz shares.
Long-term, there could be a balancing of the skin and scalp as the filtered water decreases dryness and improves exfoliation and hydration."

In order to reap the most rewards from a filtered showerhead, Gaunitz says it's important to regularly change the filter. "Showerhead filters should be changed typically on average around every six months," he says. "However, for communities that have very hard water or higher levels of contaminants, this frequency may be closer to every three to four months."

What I Liked About the Jolie Filtered Showerhead

I ordered the Jolie showerhead in Modern Chrome. As much as I like the looks of the Brushed Gold and Brushed Steel iterations, I went with the option that best matched the rest of the fixtures in my bathroom. Where the base of the showerhead is high-shine chrome, the face of it is a matte charcoal color with a chrome logo in the middle. All in all, it’s a very nice-looking showerhead.

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It’s also easy to install. The Jolie showerhead comes in a square box filled with the head itself (with the filter already inserted), a small wrench, a teeny roll of plumber’s tape and a how-to guide. Normally, I’d call my dad to come walk me through such an installation, but Jolie made it so simple that I did it myself in no more than five minutes.

The Jolie showerhead doesn’t just offer great looks and easy installation, though. The water pressure and coverage area are spectacular. Before installing my new showerhead, I had a 2-in-1 multifunction showerhead that was pretty modern and featured adjustable sprays. I thought I was satisfied with it. In reality, I simply didn’t know what I was missing. The Jolie Filtered Showerhead may not allow me to get hands-on with my shower spray (which isn’t the best when it comes to washing my pup Cash), but it puts out such a strong, wide flow of water that it feels like I’m standing in a luxury walk-in rainfall hotel shower, not my own oversized stall situation. To say I’m a fan is an understatement.

What I Didn’t Like About the Jolie Filtered Showerhead

The only thing I don’t love about the Jolie showerhead is that I had trouble opening it to check for the filter. That’s more user error than product malfunction, though. In the instruction manual, it says to twist open the showerhead to get acquainted with the filter, but mine wouldn’t budge. Eventually, I realized I was pulling and twisting too hard, voiding my attempt as successful. When I eased my grip, it came open without a hitch. Just a word to the wise for those who, like me, might feel the need to put a little too much elbow grease into what’s meant to be a simple task.

Is the Jolie filtered showerhead worth it?

It’s too soon for me to say if the Jolie filtered showerhead is worth it from a skin and hair perspective — and that’s the main point of it. The brand offers a 60-day money-back guarantee to allow shoppers to fully experience and gauge its benefits. I’ve been using it for the past month, though, and I’ve experienced fewer breakouts in that time. (I have sensitive, combination skin with a proclivity for a period pimple or two but haven’t had any menstrual breakouts since swapping showerheads.) I also feel like my hair feels softer but I’m always testing so many new haircare products that it’s hard to say if it’s truly the showerhead.

Still, $165 for a beautiful, high-quality showerhead that makes a plain Jane shower feel like something out of the Four Seasons? I’m all for it.

Rebecca Norris is a freelance writer and former beauty editor with more than 10 years of experience. She's tested hundreds of haircare and skincare products.

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