Products I Love: Sprite Shower Filter

Ever since landing on Hong Kong soil, my hair and scalp have turned into quite an unfortunate place. Itchy, flakey, dry … yuck.  Every time I washed and dried it, the roots would feel oily and the ends brittle, and my poor little head would get itchy and flakey quite quickly.

So a couple of months ago, I decided to figure out the problem.  Why on earth do I have dandruff!?!?  Not cool.  Most research I did pointed to deficiencies in diet, but with all of the positive diet changes I’ve made lately, my instinct told me this wasn’t it.  And if it wasn’t my diet, than it must be the water.  There weren’t too many other possibilities.  Knowing how much our tap water had changed once we put a filter on it, I decided my skin and hair were just as important as my insides and deserved some better treatment.  If I didn’t want to drink the water, why would I want to bathe in it?

After a little internet research, and suffering through several phone calls with barely-English-speaking chinese sales people (bless them), I finally found the filter I was looking for: the Sprite Perma-Seal.  The reviews looked good, it would fit on a hand-held shower handle, and it was something I could find in Hong Kong, albeit in Sheung Wan, but hey, at least it was somewhere in this country!  (Wing On Department Store for those of you interested)

So it’s been about a month of using it, and I only have very positive reviews.  The dandruff is gone, the itchiness is waaaay better, my hair feels lighter and softer, and my skin doesn’t feel nearly as dry.  And a double bonus, my hubby can now drink the water while showering when he’s thirsty after exercise.  So benefits for everyone!  Ha!


A bit about the filter:

  • About $500 HKD ($65 USD)
  • Effective for 1 year
  • Effective in hot water
  • Super easy installation
  • Removes: free chlorine, combined chlorine, hydrogen sulfide (rotten egg smell), iron oxide (rust water), dirt, sediment, odors, plus its pH balanced


So if you’re battling with a bit of dandruff, itchy scalp, dry skin or just want to drink your shower water, check out the Sprite, yo!

3 responses

  1. Lisa, what do you use for shampoo? I have completely quit using shampoo, and that cleared up a lot of the dandruff and itchiness issues I had (diet played a role, too, of course!). I just rinse my hair with water now.

    Darah has longer hair and she uses a baking soda concoction on her hair in lieu of shampoo. Seems to do the trick for her!

  2. yep, just baking soda mixed with water for me. about a teaspoon of soda to a 1/4 cup of water. no lather to it, but work it through the roots of your hair and viola: cheap and natural shampoo! 🙂 bonus: since i’ve been using it, i actually need to wash it less frequently… only about 2 times a week for the soda mixture… other times, it’s just a water rinse and done!

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