A water softener is a device that, by mechanical or chemical means, treats water to reduce the content of mineral salts and their incrustations in water pipes and tanks. Water with a high content of calcium or magnesium salts (hard water) tends to form mineral incrustations on the walls of pipes. In some cases they block almost the entire pipe section.

The salts most often adhere to hot water pipes as well as to the surfaces of machines that work or produce hot water. An example of this is coffee machines and water heaters. Calcium and magnesium when adhering to heating elements form a layer that prevents the water from coming into contact with the elements, causing overheating and element breakage.

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Hard water, when it comes into contact with soap, reduces its capacity to create foam, forcing an increase in the time of use. Detergents are also affected, forcing them to use a higher concentration of the product to fulfill their washing mission.

Galvanic corrosion worsens in the presence of the ions of these metals. The walls of a heater corrode more quickly, forcing more frequent replacement of the sacrificial anodes.

Water hardness (the lime ions in the water) can be measured in French degrees, ºHf, so it is understood that it is soft water when we talk about 0ºHf to 12ºHf, from 18ºHf it is understood that the water is hard (with a lot of lime).

Buyers Guide

Annoying limescale deposits forms around the tap and the coffee machine requires descaling… a water softening system can help to prevent that.

What is the best water softening system for you? The most popular water softening systems can be found in the comparison table. Click here for the current top product. Any questions? This purchase guide provides you with the most important information.

What is a descaling system?

A descaling system prepares the water in your house and frees it of lime. If you have very hard water, you have a lot of calcium and magnesium compounds in your water. In other words, the water is healthy for drinking but leaves ugly white spots on the taps in the bathroom and the kitchen. The residues on taps and showerheads are difficult to remove with special cleaning agents and therefore annoy many homeowners. On the other hand, those who have soft water have less to struggle with these unsightly spots. Because of this, many are considering having a decalcification system installed in their house.

However, there are a few points to consider. Initially, the installation is only worthwhile in your own single-family house (or apartment building), since the systems are located directly on the Water connection installed become. This becomes relatively difficult with a rental apartment since many different parties are supplied via the pipe system. Besides, it is only worth buying if the water is “hard” and needs to be softened. You should also check how many liters of soft water you need each day. Depending on the size, the descaling system can provide different amounts of soft water, which should then also be removed. Otherwise, the purchase may not be worth it at all.

Is the Hard water harmful?

Hard water, is not harmful to health. Hard water is also no problem for the fittings in the bathroom or kitchen. If you have hard water, you often have to use vinegar essence or lime cleaners, but the white spots are not harmful. Hard water is no worse than soft water for hair and skin. Calcareous water often leaves residues in the hair that make the hair look dull and dull. If you want to counteract this, you should use a little more of the care product (e.g. shampoo) and rinse it out thoroughly and for a long time. This also removes limescale from the hair.

The most popular water softening systems in comparison

If you are tired of worrying about the annoying lime and its consequences, you should consider buying a water softener. Hard water has no negative effects on your health, but the consequences of hard water are far more serious for your household. If the obvious veil on your glasses is rather unpleasant, calcareous deposits in water pipes, washing machines, and dishwashers can be very damaged. This results in high repair costs and the lifespan of the devices are significantly reduced.

The subsequent installation of a water softening system can be a solution for this. Water softening systems work primarily with two different processes: water softening by cation exchange with salt and water softening by reverse osmosis without salt. Here you can find out what you should pay particular attention to when buying a water softening system.

Buying a water softening system is often useful

Many experts consider water softening systems to be useful if the hardness of the water in your household is significantly above the hardness of 7 ° dH. In order to bring hard water back to the optimum degree of hardness and to keep it long-term, it is necessary to connect a decalcification system that is suitable for the performance. An electronically controlled module will be connected to the main water pipe, which ensures the regulation of the desired water quality.

Rely on the right procedure

There are two methods on the market for descaling systems, but only one can be found to be helpful. According to scientific studies and Stiftung Warentest, the so-called physical process, which is supposed to change the structure of the lime crystals via magnetic or electrical fields, is to be regarded as doubtful. So far, no noteworthy results have been achieved with this method of water softening.
The second, effective method is called cation exchange. In this form of water softening, calcium and magnesium ions in the water are effectively removed – through so-called exchange resin. The ions are responsible for the lime production and can cause blockages especially in your water pipes. However, the reaction has no further effects on the remaining compounds in the water.

Over time, the exchange resin becomes saturated with the ions and has to be regenerated. This can be done by adding a saline solution. Overall, the form of water softening can be viewed as very gentle. The drinking quality of your water is not affected. Only the degree of hardness is reduced. In order for the replacement resin in your decalcification system to work optimally at all times, you must regularly refill the salt container.

Water softening systems: How to find your personal test winner

The decision for the best water softening system depends, among other things, on the degree of hardness, size, and possible additional costs. You decide which properties have priority with your test winner.

Degrees of hardness: soft, medium-hard to hard water

A large number of dissolved calcium and magnesium ions and other dissolved minerals are mainly responsible for the lime in the water. These minerals form residues from calcium carbonate and magnesium calcium carbonate – the visible lime that is deposited and is difficult to remove. Lime is only at a depositing temperature above 60 ° C. The hardness of the water is given in degrees of German hardness (° DH). A distinction is made between the following:

  • Soft water <8.4 ° DH
  • Medium-hard water 8.4 – 14 ° DH
  • Hard water> 14 ° dH

The ideal degree of hardness: 5 to 7 ° DH

You can inquire about the hardness of your drinking water from your local water supplier or determine it yourself using a test kit. The water softening system is set to this initial value, but should never completely soften the water. The goal is a degree of hardness of 5 to 7 ° dH.

Size: From small apartments to large houses

There are different water softening systems that are designed for a single apartment, for single-family houses and, of course, for entire apartment buildings. They also vary in the sizes of the water connection. This is usually 1 or 2 inches of pipe outside diameter. The correct size of the water softening system can be found out using a special computer. Correct design is very important to avoid unnecessary costs for salt, wastewater, and energy.

This is the best water softening system for apartment buildings:

Perla duplex soft water system

• suitable for max. 12 people
• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow 3.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 32 kg

Installation: Under the sink or on the main water pipe

A water softening system is either connected to the main water pipe in the basement or directly to the water connection under the sink in the kitchen. If the water softening system is to soften all the water in the house, it must be installed in one place before the water enters the main water pipe of the house. During installation, a power connection and access to the wastewater are usually required, since contaminated water must be disposed of when the system is being regenerated.

DVGW test: Exact examination of the water softening systems

The German Gas and Water Association (DVGW) test various materials and systems in the field of gas and water provision and has the status of an independent test center similar to the TÜV. Lifetime and user-friendliness are just as important in tests as the materials that have to meet high hygienic standards in the drinking water sector. An inspection of the water softening system by the DVGW means security for your purchase.

Possible additional costs: Higher costs for water, salt, and filters

Depending on the design of the system, you may have to expect somewhat higher water consumption and additional costs for salt or filters, which must be replaced at certain intervals. You should also follow the manufacturer’s recommendations and carry out appropriate maintenance. The overall operating costs are relatively low.

Salt: The right salt for the desired application

Ion exchanger water softeners regularly need salt to remove the bound lime from the resin of the ion exchanger. There are 3 types of salts that you can use:

  • Rock salt: Rock salt is very inexpensive and is particularly suitable for private households with lower usage rates. Due to its chemical composition, a minimal residue that can be deposited in the device always remains indissoluble in rock salt.
  • Solar salt: In the case of solar salt, the indissoluble components are even lower, which leads to its higher price.
  • Evaporated salt: Evaporated salt is completely soluble, which is why it is the most expensive. It is therefore recommended that salt is often required in large systems.

There are these differences in water softening systems

The benefits of soft water in the home are many. All devices and pipes are reliably protected against limescale and therefore have a longer service life. If electrical devices such as kettles, coffee machines, or water aerators are not calcified, they also require less energy. Incidentally, the cleaning effort also drops significantly since you no longer have to struggle with the annoying deposits.

Water softening systems have different functions. Basically, a distinction is made between water softening through cation exchange and reverse osmosis. The effectiveness of both methods has been scientifically proven. There is insufficient information about the actual effectiveness of water softening through electrical or magnetic fields.

Water softening through cation exchange

The water softener contains a resin, on the surface of which sodium ions are deposited. When the hard water is passed over this resin, the calcium and magnesium ions contained in the water displace the sodium ions from the surface and accumulate there: there is an exchange. When all the binding sites on the resin are occupied by calcium and magnesium ions, the resin is exhausted and can no longer soften the water.

This is the point in time when the plant goes into regeneration. The resin is rinsed with a salt solution, which displaces the calcium and magnesium ions from the resin and replenishes them with sodium ions. The salt solution with the calcium and magnesium ions is removed via the wastewater and the process cycle starts again.

These are the advantages of ion exchangers:

  • A reliable process with proven effectiveness.
  • No impairment of drinking water quality.
  • The entire water cycle of a house can easily be kept free of lime.

Unfortunately, these models also have disadvantages:

  • Salt must be added.
  • If the system is in the regeneration process, there is no soft water available, unless it has a second exchanger unit.
  • Water consumption will increase slightly.
  • Systems with high salt consumption cause additional costs.
  • The chemical processes can produce carbonic acid, which can cause long-term damage to the pipes.

This is the best ion exchange softening system:

Perla duplex soft water system

• suitable for max. 12 people
• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow 3.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 32 kg

Water softening through reverse osmosis

Reverse osmosis is a filtration process that can be used to filter out even the smallest suspended matter in water. The water is pressed through a semi-permeable membrane, which allows the water molecules to pass through, but traps other ingredients in the filter. The pollutants accumulate on one side of the membrane and are separated from the wastewater. On the other hand, this creates completely clean water. Reverse osmosis systems also use different pre-filter stages.

So that the water can diffuse through the dense membrane, a certain pressure is necessary, which is usually generated by the water pressure in the pipe. However, sometimes this pressure is not sufficient and a support pump must be used. The higher the pressure at the membrane, the better the filtered water will be demineralized.

Another factor for the purity of the water is the amount of wastewater with which the filter is rinsed. The better rinsing, the longer the durability and filter function of the membrane. Therefore, the biggest challenge facing manufacturers of reverse osmosis systems is finding a balance between wastewater costs and the filter effect.

The advantages of reverse osmosis are:

  • Not only lime but also other pollutants are removed.
  • The process works without salt.
  • Easy handling and installation.
  • Available as a small device that can be mounted under the sink.

Unfortunately, these models also have disadvantages :

  • For cost reasons, only use with drinking water makes sense.
  • The water consumption increases slightly due to the flushing of the membrane.
  • Filters have to be replaced after a certain time, the membrane is usually longer-lasting.

Comparison of water softening systems: This model suits you

The water softening system for the family homeowner

If you want to protect the pipes and electrical devices from limescale in your family home, a water softening system based on the cation exchanger principle is recommended. If the system is installed right from the start, you will reliably protect your property from limescale damage in the future. It is also no problem to retrofit your house later. It would be an advantage if the system were to regenerate every 3 to 4 days. In the case of a family home, it can be assumed that the system will have paid for itself within 7 to 10 years.

This is the best water softening system for single-family houses:

Perla duplex soft water system

• suitable for max. 12 people
• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow 3.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 32 kg

The water softening system for single households

For small apartments, water softening systems with salt are worthwhile, which are associated with very low purchase costs. The dimensions of the device are also an important factor in a small household. The easiest way to place it under the water connection in the sink. If the dishwasher and washing machine are also operated via this connection, these devices are also protected against limescale.
In principle, water softening systems based on the cation principle are suitable for smaller apartments, but systems based on the reverse osmosis principle are also possible. Note, however, that there is often not enough space under the sink. A connection to electricity and wastewater must also be nearby.

This is the best water softening system for homes

Judo
SOFTwell S

• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow rate 1.2 m³ / h
• Max. Flow rate 3.5 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 50 kg

Healthy water for toddlers, seniors, and health-conscious people

Drinking water in Germany is subject to very strict regulations, but ultimately only certain substances that can be found are searched for. If you want to be on the safe side and enjoy truly pollutant-free drinking water, you should opt for the reverse osmosis process.

Reverse osmosis is a very expensive process, but not only lime but also all other types of pollutants are reliably filtered out of the water. When you drink the water, you can be sure that you are drinking completely pure water. Pollutants that are not the focus of drinking water monitoring are also removed with this method.

Smart systems for technology enthusiasts

Smart technology is your hobbyhorse? – Then you certainly don’t want to cut back on your water softening system. Very high-quality water softening systems have a colored display that shows you the most important parameters.

Some plants come up with an intelligent system that adjusts the water consumption times to the regeneration times. With an Eco mode, you can also convert the system to, particularly energy-saving operation. Although these systems are more expensive to buy, you can save money by optimizing operating costs.

This is the best water softening system that can be controlled by an app
BWT
Perla duplex soft water system

• suitable for max. 12 people
• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow 3.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 32 kg

Water softening systems in the test: That’s what Stiftung Warentest & Co. say

The Stiftung Warentest has unfortunately not yet dealt with the subject of water softening systems, but some specialist magazines have dealt with individual softening systems. From there it should be emphasized that manufacturers such as BWT, Juno, and Grünbeck also produce good devices that are of interest to you. Some manufacturers also offer water softening systems using both recognized methods.

Water softening system: This is our buying tip

Grunbeck
softliQ: SD21

• suitable for max. 9 people
• Nominal flow 3.5 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 35 kg

Buy water softening systems cheaply: This is how much you have to spend

The price of a water softening system is not easy to determine because it always depends on the size of the system and the system behind it. It is therefore important to know in advance what water your household needs. Use an appropriate calculator to determine the size of the system.

Simple water softening systems: From 350 euros to 1,000 euros

You can get a simple water softening system with a cation exchanger for smaller households from around 350 euros. These are mainly ion exchangers, so you have to expect additional costs for salt. The simple devices still lack a little luxury, but you already get reliably soft water.

This is the best water softening system from 1,000 euros

Aquintos Water Treatment
MKC 40 TOP Line

• Ion exchange
• Max. Flow rate 1.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 50 kg

Medium-priced systems: From 1,000 euros to 2,000 euros

You have to budget around 1,000 euros for a good device for medium-sized households. For this, you get a solid system that you can enjoy for many years.

Smaller systems using the reverse osmosis process are somewhat more expensive. Here you should plan for a good entry-level device from as little as EUR 1,000. Larger plants using this method are correspondingly more expensive. However, the price can pay off, because you get healthy water from which most pollutants have already been filtered. You have never drunk so healthy before.

This is the best water softening system from 1,000 euros

Grunbeck
softliQ: SD21

• suitable for max. 9 people
• Nominal flow 3.5 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 35 kg

Premium class systems: From 2,000 euros

Plants from Grünbeck, for example, can cost between 2,000 and 3,000 euros. But you get high-quality water softening systems that make your life easier. Partly equipped with smart functions and provided with a colored display, you always have an overview of how the device works.

This is the best water softening system from 2,000 euros
BWT
Perla duplex soft water system

• suitable for max. 12 people
• Ion exchange
• Nominal flow 3.2 m³ / h
• Max. Regeneration salt supply 32 kg

A water softening system has many advantages

The use of a descaling system primarily serves to protect your drinking water pipes. Deposits of just two millimeters on the surface are enough to record a sharp increase in energy consumption. Even with this small thickness, your consumption can increase by up to 15 percent. The decision to buy a water softening system can prevent these deposits and thus additional costs.

Descaling your system with a water softening system protects your fittings from limescale. In this way, you can not only prevent unnecessary repairs or, in the worst case, even new acquisitions, but cost savings through water softening are also possible on many levels. If you reduce the level of hardness by around 3, you can expect annual savings of 62 to 84 euros per person. In a four-person household, that’s already well over 200 euros.

At the same time, they protect your fittings with inexpensive water softening systems and thus ensure a longer service life for your facility. Water softening system tests show that lime does not only damage the appearance of your fittings, the deposited lime also becomes a load test for the material over time.

Advantages and disadvantages in the overview

Advantages

• Your clothes will cuddle longer and have a longer lifespan
• Less limescale also means less cleaning work
• If your household appliances do not calcify, the energy requirement drops
• You can look forward to softer skin and smoother hair
• Maintenance of water pipes and pipes is rarely necessary

Disadvantages

• With decalcification, the carbon dioxide content of the water increases, which increases
• Long-term damage to water pipes can result

Conclusion: The best water softening system for you

After comparing the various water softening systems and their properties, you have a good overview of your purchase options. Analyze your requirements in advance to dimension the system correctly. Once these key data and the decision for a certain procedure have been made, you can make the right choice. The most relevant information is summarized here for a better overview:

• Lime causes a lot of damage to pipes and electrical equipment, so you need a water softening system
• Water softening systems with ion exchangers also require salt
• Water softening systems with reverse osmosis, on the other hand, do not require salt, but you need regular regeneration times for this
• A water hardness between 5 and 7 ° DH is ideal
• A water softening system for the entire house is usually located directly at the house water connection in the basement
• The reverse osmosis principle is particularly suitable for drinking water in the kitchen
• You can get simple water softening systems from around 350 euros
• Large water softening systems can cost over 2000 euros

After this purchase advice, you will hopefully know which water softening system best suits your household. Here you will find a small selection of recommended models.

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  • Intensive hydrating 1.5 percent Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum for face with Vitamin C moisturizes skin instantly for dewy glow and visibly plumped skin; Reduces wrinkles and boosts skin's radiance; Effective for all skin tones
  • Instant relief for dry skin; This hyaluronic acid moisturizer for face deeply hydrates skin immediately; In 1 week, visibly plumps for younger looking skin that feels firmer, more elastic and radiant; Skin looks and feels dewy instantly and overtime
  • Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a potent hydration-attracting molecule naturally found in the skin; This formulation combines low-molecular and high-molecular weight for multi-depth hydration; Vitamin C is a vital antioxidant known to boost skin's radiance
  • Lightweight gel serum absorbs fast with no tacky feel or leftover residue; Sheer finish on skin and wears well under makeup as a primer; Use before makeup for a dewy boost of hydration; The perfect base for your dewy makeup look
  • Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C for face and neck; Fragrance free, paraben free, mineral oil free, no synthetic dyes; Dermatologist tested; Suitable for every skin type: dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, sensitive skin and mature skin
 

Camco TastePure RV/Marine Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector | Protects Against Bacteria | Reduces Bad Taste, Odors, Chlorine and Sediment in Drinking Water (40043)

  • Safe Water Matters: GAC (Granular Activated Carbon) filtration greatly reduces bad taste, odor, chlorine, and sediment.; Large Capacity Filtration: Large capacity in line water filter lasts an average of 3 months
  • Multiple Uses: Can be attached to any standard gardening or water hose to provide healthier drinking water and cleaner water overall. Great for RVs, boats, campers, pets, gardening, and much more
  • 20-Micron Sediment Filter: Removes particles greater than 20 microns; Protects Against Bacteria: Premium KDF provides protection against bacteria growth while filter is stored or not in use
  • Includes: Flexible hose protector to reduce strain on connections while minimizing kinking
  • Compliant with all Federal and State Level Lead-Free Laws: CSA lead-free content certified to NSF/ANSI 372
 

Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda Detergent Booster & Household Cleaner, 55oz.

  • FOR CLEANER, WHITER, BRIGHTER LAUNDRY choose ARM & HAMMER Super Washing Soda—a natural detergent booster that increases your laundry detergentâ€s cleaning power.
  • IMPROVES LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT PERFORMANCE. Use this effective, natural laundry booster to improve liquid laundry performance by up to 15%.* You can also use it to make your own laundry detergent! (*For mustard and blood stains vs leading value detergent alone)
  • FRESHENS AND CLEANS ALL AROUND THE HOME. From appliances and upholstery to fine jewelry and water-softening, this washing powder tackles tough jobs with simple, pure ingredients—sodium carbonate and water.
  • EFFECTIVELY CLEANS HARD SURFACES INDOORS & OUTDOORS. Use this washing soda to clean hard surfaces indoors and outdoors all around your home, such as tile and grout, toilets, microwaves, sinks, stainless steel, bathtubs, refrigerators, outdoor furniture, garage floors, silver, and more!
  • CONTAINS NO FRAGRANCES & NO PHOSPHATES. Building off of our commitment to the environment that started more than 120 years ago, this simple two-ingredient formula of sodium carbonate and water is 100% fragrance-free and 100% phosphate-free. It delivers a clean you can trust without fragrances and harsh chemicals.
 

Downy Infusions Laundry Fabric Softener Liquid, Calm Scent, Lavender & Vanilla Bean, 166 Total Loads (Pack of 2)

  • Downy Infusions calm scent Liquid fabric enhancer transforms your laundry with the soothing scent of lavender and vanilla bean
  • Breathe Deep and let this relaxing, smooth scent of calm envelop you.Dye free
  • Scent boosting fabric softener freshens and softens for comfy, great-smelling clothes
  • Safe for all washing machines and a great COMPANION to your favorite detergent; just add a capful every load before adding your clothes
  • For even more tranquil scent, Use Downy Infusions calm In-Wash Scent Booster Beads and fabric softener dryer sheets
 

OxiClean White Revive Laundry Whitener Stain Remover, 5 Lbs

  • Includes: One 5 lb container of OxiClean White Revive Laundry Whitener and Stain Remover to maintain and revive dingy whites
  • Chlorine Bleach Alternative: OxiClean White Revive Laundry Whitener and Stain Remover for white clothes contains 40% more whitening power per load than chlorine bleach
  • Laundry Detergent Booster: Use with your regular detergent to gently lift away stains while brightening and restoring dingy whites
  • Add to Wash or Presoak: Add this whitener for clothes to every load of laundry or you can even dissolve in water to pre-soak
  • Chlorine-Free Clothes Whitener: Contains no chlorine bleach and is color safe; no chlorine smell or worrying about spills or splatters on colored clothing
 

Hydrating Argan Oil Hair Mask and Deep Conditioner By Arvazallia for Dry or Damaged Hair - 8.45 Oz

  • Professional Salon Treatment That Instantly Transforms The Texture of Your Hair Leaving it Soft, Silky, and Easier to Manage
  • Repairs, Restores, and Strengthens Weak, Damaged, and Overprocessed Hair To Restore a Healthy Look While Promoting Natural Hair Growth
  • Deeply Conditions, Detangles, Hydrates, and Revives Dull and Dry Hair Improving its Manageability and Elasticity and giving it a Beautiful Shine
  • Nourishes Hair with the Highest Quality Cosmetic Grade Argan Oil Rich in Essential Vitamins and Nutrients. Highly Effective All Hair Types including Permed, Natural, and Curly Hair. Sulfate Free and Paraben Free
  • A Member of the Arvazallia Advanced Hair Repair System and Specially Formulated to Enhance the Texture, Softness, Manageability, Shine, and Provide Additional Damage Restoration When Used Together With Other Arvazallia Professional Series Hair Treatment Products including the Arvazallia Premium Argan Oil Hair Treatment, Ultra Curl Defining Cream with Argan Oil Curl Cream, and the Advanced Hair Repair Moisturizing Shampoo and Daily Repair Conditioner
 

Gain Dryer Sheets Laundry Fabric Softener, Original Scent, 240 Count

  • Dryer sheets fight static in the dryer while adding the amazing Gain scent
  • Dryer sheets also help reduce wrinkles
  • Dryer Sheets; Fight Static
  • Wash your laundry with matching scents in Gain Laundry Detergent, Liquid Fabric Softener, and Scent Booster Beads then add dryer sheets to the dryer to keep your laundry smelling amazing even after six weeks
 

Marc Anthony Grow Long Biotin Leave In Conditioner Spray & Detangler for Shine, Breakage & Hair Growth– Vitamin E, Sulfate Free Anti Frizz Color Safe Deep Conditioner– Dry Damaged Curly Hair Product

  • Strengthening Leave-In Conditioner & Detangler: This sulfate free caffeine, biotin and ginseng infused leave-in conditioner infuses creamy, velvety moisture into dry, brittle hair to leave hair soft, silky, smooth and shiny
  • Nourishing Formula: Caffeine, Ginseng and Vitamin E nourish each strand to rapidly promote longer, stronger, healthier-looking hair, adding suppleness to combat breakage and split ends and encourage growth.Paraben free
  • Innovative Hair Care: Our products feature ingredients that hydrate, nourish, protect and replenish hair. We're constantly looking for innovative world class ingredients that help define each product
  • Salon Created: For over 20 years we've made professional haircare products to give hair what it truly needs with sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, moisturizers, Argan Oils, Shea Butters and more
  • Marc Anthony Products: From curly hair and frizz control products to hair thickening products for high volume and hold, we have the right salon quality products to help you care for your hair, your way
 

L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Iron Straight Heat Spray, 5.7 Ounce

  • Heat Protectant Spray: Get 3 day style with this lightweight heat protectant spray, specially formulated to offer 450 degree heat protection for any heat tool, calming frizz and sealing in shine
  • Thermal Protection: This lightweight spray blocks humidity to calm fly aways while conditioning for long lasting silky style; Spray it on damp or dry hair section by section as you style with your heat tool
  • Create Your Perfect Hairstyle: From classic sprays to the latest styling creams, we provide support for every hairstyle with products specially formulated for straightening, shine, volume, texture and curls. Aluminum-Free, Dye-Free
  • All Things Beauty: Keep your beauty stash stocked with the best; We have a variety of products to help you achieve any look, whether you need eye makeup for a killer cat eye or face makeup for a flawless complexion
  • L'Oreal Paris Beauty: A leading total beauty care company based in Paris, we offer innovative products and unique expertise from beauty experts in makeup, skin care, hair care, styling and hair color
 

The Honest Company Conditioning Detangler, Sweet Orange Vanilla, 4 Fl. Oz.

  • Detangles knots + leaves hair more manageable
  • Made without parabens, dyes, synthetic fragrances, silicones, sulfates, formaldehyde donors
  • Gentle for baby
  • Softens + Detangles
  • Naturally Derived Ingredients
  • Dermatologist-tested
 

Lee Beauty Professional Callus Remover Extra Strength Gel for Feet, at Home Pedicure Results, 8 Oz

  • Suggested Use: Follow instructions on the bottle, soak feet for a few minutes in hot water, towel dry then apply thick layer of gel to callused area, let sit for 5-10 minutes; Rinse off and follow with foot scrubber. For best results, try using the Lee Beauty Callus Remover and Rasp Kit!
  • The Lee Beauty Professional callus remover does not care how old and thick your calluses are; So extraordinary it will remove years off your feet by eliminating the rough and unsightly skin caused by calluses and corns without the hassle of other tools
  • Pedicured Feet at Home: Enjoy the convenience of a salon product in the comfort of your home
  • Maintain Your Pedicured Feet: Save time and money by maintaining your spa-fresh feet at home using the Lee Beauty Professional Callus Remover; Feel good knowing that you are not compromising on quality
  • Make Awful Feet a Thing of the Past: Numerous customers with physically demanding jobs rave about our callus removal system because it eliminates the toughest of calluses created by being on their feet for hours at a time
 

Pureology Hydrate Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner Bundle | For Dry, Color Treated Hair | Sulfate-Free | Vegan | Updated Packaging | 9 Fl. Oz.

  • Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner: Hydrate vegan shampoo and conditioner deeply hydrate and moisturize hair of all types and textures but ideal for normal to thick dry, color-treated and natural hair
  • Moisturizing Formula: These creamy, thick, moisturizing formulas soften and nourish; emollient Jojoba leaves hair feeling hydrated, Green Tea supports scalp health, and Sage stimulates follicles
  • Key Benefits: Moisturizes dry, damaged hair; not just safe for color-treated hair but actively protects hair color; hydrates all hair textures, softening hair and leaving it shiny and touchable
  • Suggested Use: Work a dime-sized amount of shampoo into a lather at the roots. Work down to ends. Rinse. Apply a dime-sized amount of conditioner to midlengths and ends. Wait 1-2 minutes. Rinse
  • Trusted by salons and professionals, Pureology's Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner formulas are sulfate-free, paraben-free, and vegan, and safe for color treated hair. Use with Superfood Treatment
 

Wool Dryer Balls - Natural Fabric Softener, Reusable, Reduces Clothing Wrinkles and Saves Drying Time. The Large Dryer Ball is a Better Alternative to Plastic Balls and Liquid Softener. (Pack of 6)

  • SUPERIOR QUALITY WOOL – 100% New Zealand premium wool with no synthetic fillers, rolled into tight, extra-large balls and felted for a natural, long lasting product.
  • REUSABLE FABRIC SOFTENER – Replace chemically infused dryer sheets and liquid fabric softeners with an eco-friendly and natural alternative that will last more than a thousand dryer loads.
  • SPEED UP DRYING TIME – As the dryer balls tumble around in the dryer, they lift and separate laundry allowing the hot air to circulate better and dry faster.
  • SAVE ENERGY COSTS – Reduce appliance usage and electricity bills by shortening drying time up to 25%
  • REDUCE STATIC CLING – Toss them into the dryer and your clothing will dry faster, fluffier and softer, with fewer wrinkles and less static cling.
 

Redken All Soft Conditioner | For Dry / Brittle Hair | Moisturizes & Provides Intense Softness | With Argan Oil | 33.8 Fl Oz

  • Redken professional salon conditioner formulated with Argan Oil that softens and moisturizes and conditions hair from root to tip. Leaves hair silky soft with increased manageability, suppleness and shiny look and feeling of hair.
  • Gluten free conditioner for dry hair formulated with Redken's Moisture Complex. Provides conditioning, hydration, moisture, silkiness and healthy look of hair. For fine to medium hair types in need of moisture and nourishment.
  • Provides hydration, moisture, and softness for all dry hair types looking to condition. Replenishes moisture balance of hair. Conditions 15x more when used as a set with Argan Oil Conditioner as full system.
  • Moisturizing conditioner with argan oil for dry hair. For color-hair and non-color hair types. Adds moisture and nourishes damage, and dryness of hair.
  • Sulfate-free, color treated, hair stays protected, color looks vibrant, soft and hydrated. Cleanses, restores, and softens dry brittle hair, while creating a soft, silky hair look.
 

Tatcha The Water Cream: Oil-Free, Optimal Hydration Moisturizer For Pure Poreless Skin - 50 ml | 1.7 oz

  • OIL-FREE: This oil-free, water cream releases a burst of skin-improving Japanese nutrients, powerful botanicals and optimal hydration for pure, poreless skin.
  • PROVIDES NUTRIENT-RICH, BALANCED HYDRATION: Unique water-burst cream breaks upon application to deeply deliver treatment benefits, hydrating without leaving skin sticky or greasy.
  • CLARIFIES AND REFINES skin with pure, powerful Japanese botanicals: Japanese Wild Rose visibly tightens pores and smoothes skin texture. Japanese Leopard Lily helps control excess oil and clarify skin by encouraging natural skin turnover.
  • JAPANESE SUPERFOODS: Hadasei-3, a trinity of green tea, rice & algae, restores healthy-looking, youthful radiance. Imparts a subtle, shine-free glow with a touch of 23-karat gold.
  • BEAUTIFUL FACES, BEAUTIFUL FUTURES: Every Tatcha purchase supports education equality worldwide. In 2014, we created this fund to help girls stay in school through the Girl’s Education Program in Asia and Africa. As of 2021, your purchases also bring diverse books to underserved communities in the United States through Room to Read’s U.S. Literacy Initiative.
 

Baxter of California Clay Pomade | Firm Hold - Matte Finish | Hair Pomade for Men and Women | Perfect for Texturizing Straight or Wavy Hair | 2 Ounces

  • Separates, defines and molds Your hair
  • Provides a matte finish
  • Provides a strong, long lasting Hold on men's hairstyles
  • Perfect Gift for Father's Day Pair with Baxter of California Shampoo, Conditioner & Comb for Everyday Hair Essentials
 
SnugPad Wool Dryer Balls XL Size 6 Pack, Natural Fabric Softener 100% Organic Premium New Zealand Wool, No Fillers, Anti Static, Lint Free, Odorless, Chemical Free and Reduces Wrinkles, 1000+ Loads, Baby Safe, Saving Energy & Time, White 6 Count
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SnugPad Wool Dryer Balls XL Size 6 Pack, Natural Fabric Softener 100% Organic Premium New Zealand Wool, No Fillers, Anti Static, Lint Free, Odorless, Chemical Free and Reduces Wrinkles, 1000+ Loads, Baby Safe, Saving Energy & Time, White 6 Count

  • ALL NATURAL AND ORGANIC: 100% Premium New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls with NO FILLERS! Chemical free alternative to using dryer sheets.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY: Snug Pads Wool Dryer balls are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic dryer balls that are most frequently seen on television!
  • REDUCES WRINKLES AND LINT: The wool balls' natural anti-static quality will help reduce your need to iron your clothes.
  • REUSABLE UP TO FOUR YEARS: Our dryer balls will last over a thousand loads, allowing you to save money on dryer sheets and fabric softeners. SnugPad wool balls can be used on any load white, colored, and dark clothes, towels, sheets, and more.
  • SAVE ELECTRICITY: Your appliance usage will shrink as you see your clothes dry up to 25% faster. Re-usable- Lasts over 1,000 loads, equal to 4 large boxes of dryer sheets.
  • HANDMADE AND CHEMICAL FREE: Perfect for Sensitive Skin and Babies. Keep your family healthy and safe.
 

FootMatters Professional Boot & Shoe Stretch Spray – Softener & Stretcher for Leather, Suede, Nubuck, Canvas – 4 oz

  • PREMIUM SHOE STRETCHER: FootMatters Professional Shoe Stretch is a leather conditioner that is formulated to soften and stretch tight fitting shoes or boots, while you walk
  • TRUSTED BRAND: We make the best products on the market to make sure your Shoes, Boots, Slippers and Sandals are comfortable and well taken care of, If you are not happy with your purchase, Please contact us and we will issue a refund
  • WONT STAIN OR FADE: Safe and effective. The spray will go on clear and will never cause discoloration, no matter what color your shoes may be
  • WORKS ON MULTIPLE MATERIALS: Works on a wide variety of materials, including: Leather, Suede, Canvas, Synthetics, Linens, Nubuck and Patent leather
  • EASY TO USE: Shake bottle, Spray generously on the area you want to expand (inside and outside), put on your thickest pair of socks and immediately wear your Boots or Shoes, walk around in them till dry. Repeat as needed. You can also use a wooden shoe stretcher overnight instead of wearing the shoes after application