A TRUE shower water softener that both softens AND filters the water!

Our portable Shower Water Softener is called the “ShowerStick”. It’s a true water “softener” since it removes hard water minerals (such as calcium, magnesium and iron) which are known to cause dry skin and hair. This means that the water from the ShowerStick shower water softener will test as soft water when using a hard water test kit. But the water from a shower water filter won’t test as soft since it isn’t capable of removing hard water minerals (see for yourself by using a hard water test kit). This is why many people who first try using a shower filter alone don’t end up happy with the results it gives. For a more in-depth explanation regarding why shower filters don’t soften water, please follow the link: Does a shower filter soften water? To get the best results, you need to soften the water. There are of course benefits to using a shower filter which is why we include a KDF filter (contains the most effective media there is to remove chlorine) in the ShowerStick shower water softener assembly. The KDF filter removes chlorine, microorganisms and heavy metals (for detailed information please visit the KDF Filter page). The water first goes through the KDF filter then flows through to the resin inside the ShowerStick shower water softener body to get softened. Not only does the KDF filter protect the resin from these contaminants but it also benefits your hair, skin and overall health. So with the ShowerStick shower water softener you’ll get the best of both worlds – soft AND clean filtered water to shower in!

Some of the effects of hard water on skin and hair:

  • Dull, dry ‘straw-like’, brittle, frizzy, lifeless and unmanageable hair
  • Hair loss, breakage and thinning
  • Hair color fading
  • Dry itchy skin (soft water is also great for dogs or other animals who suffer with skin diseases or disorders)
  • Skin issues such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and skin yeast infections
  • Soaps and shampoos don’t lather properly which causes you to use too much of them which contributes to more dried out skin and hair
  • Acne breakouts
  • Can cause blonde hair to turn red or orange
  • Soaps and shampoos leave residue on your skin and in your hair because they don’t dissolve easily in hard water
  • Flaky, itchy scalp (dandruff)

The ShowerStick
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  • Comes with all the necessary hardware to hook up to your 1/2″ NPT universal shower head wall pipe
  • The ShowerStick body is made of durable 3” PVC pipe
  • Dimensions of ShowerStick body: 4″ diameter (with end caps) x 19″ length
  • Fully assembled length from bottom tip of shower pipe to bottom of hose loop is 39″ (28″ to bottom of ShowerStick body)
  • Weight of ShowerStick when full of water with all additional parts is approximately 10 pounds
  • The life of the resin is approximately 10 years with proper maintenance (regenerate the resin as needed and replace the KDF filter yearly)
  • 2.0 GPM continuous flow
  • Available with regular resin or iron control resin (iron control resin is needed if you have well water or if you see a presence of iron in your water (an orange-brown residue around sink drains or toilets).


  • ShowerStick true water softener PVC body with softening resin inside
  • KDF filter
  • Handheld shower head and hose
  • Shower arm mount with Angle Connector attached
  • Hard water test kit
  • Regeneration port opening for easy regeneration of the resin


The ShowerStick hooks up to a standard 1/2” American shower pipe. Similar to whole house water softeners, the ShowerStick contains resin beads which soften water through a process called “ion exchange”. The resin beads attract hard water minerals such as calcium, magnesium and iron. As the minerals pass over the resin beads they stick to the surface of the beads which traps them inside the ShowerStick. After the resin beads collect all the minerals they can hold, the resin needs to be regenerated to flush out the hard water minerals the resin has collected. Regeneration is done by pouring a solution of salt (fine grain plain or iodized table salt) and water (mixed together in a one liter bottle) into the ShowerStick. On average, most of our customers determine they need to regenerate weekly. How often you need to regenerate depends on several factors such as the hardness of your water, the number of people who use the ShowerStick, how often each person showers, the duration of each shower and your water pressure. The hard water test kit (included) will help you determine how often you’ll need to regenerate.

Optional Accessories Purchased Separately:

Offset Connector»

May be needed if you have a stall shower with a center mounted single lever water control knob (as pictured) which the ShowerStick may hang down in front of. The ShowerStick when installed, will hang 41″ down from the tip of your shower pipe to the bottom of the shower hose loop (30″ to the bottom of the ShowerStick body). The Offset Connector will allow you to offset the ShowStick to either side of your water control knob. (You don’t need this in a tub shower because they have faucet controls mounted low enough to not interfere with the ShowerStick being able to hang unobstructed.) Includes a large suction cup to position the body of the ShowerStick to keep it hanging straight.

Flow Control Valve»

This is a great option if you have VERY HARD WATER and want to extend the interval between regenerating. The FLOW CONTROL VALVE allows you to reduce the soft water flow but still keeps you warm and comfortable while showering. Then you can return to full flow for rinsing without affecting the water temperature. (Vertical = full flow; horizontal = water trickle.) This will extend the number of days between regenerating which will save water and reduce water heating costs.


For written and VIDEO installation instructions for the ShowerStick and Optional Accessories: Click here»


For written and VIDEO instructions regarding how often regeneration is needed and how to regenerate: Click here»