Shower filters are an excellent alternative in place of a water softener for treating the water in your shower. This option allows you to reduce the detrimental effects of hard water and chlorine on your hair and skin. Most of the harmful exposure to chlorine we deal with is from steam inhalation and skin absorption while in the shower. Effects of chlorine exposure are dry irritated skin, itchiness, and burning eyes. While chlorine is a great disinfectant it should be filtered by the time you use it for drinking or bathing. Protect your body from overexposure to chlorine and enhance the effectiveness of your soaps with a Tier1 shower filter.