Western showerhead technology is outdated and obsolete. We still shower like our grandparents did 50 years ago. There are new types of shower jets, but everything else has stayed the same. Most "modern" showerheads still have:
- high water consumption
- bad cleaner
- no filters against pollutants
- Contamination from old pipes
- no caring water additives
It is time for a change. Now let's see how we do that.
1. Is chlorine that dangerous?
Kills natural oils
Chlorine is an oxidizing agent and can strip the skin of its natural oils, causing dryness, inflammation, and irritation. This can be made worse in people with psoriasis or eczema. Excessive chlorine consumption can accelerate skin aging and lead to breakouts, rashes and redness.
Destroys the moisture in the hair
Chlorine, a chemical compound of chlorine gas and sodium hydroxide, strips hair of moisture. This leads to brittle hair, dryness, dullness, frizz, split ends and damaged roots. These factors can lead to hair loss.
Changes hair color
Chlorine in tap water can damage hair color, whether it's natural or treated. If your blonde hair is turning green, it's because of the chlorine and metals in the water. You spent 300 € on your hair treatment? When you filter your water with our shower head, you protect it.
Interferes with other beauty products
The average consumer spends over €3,500 a year on their looks. Whether you have a 1-step routine or a 10-step routine, whether you use drugstore products or luxury products, using dirty water as part of your beauty routine can sabotage your investment in your skin.
Unfortunately, many cities use chlorine to disinfect tap water. Chlorine has a sterilizing effect due to its strong oxidizing power. But it also damages proteins, which are the main component of skin and hair. It increases the risk of skin diseases like eczema and causes problems like itching, dandruff and hair loss.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) removes chlorine by neutralizing chlorinated water.
The chemical structure of vitamin C interacts with the chlorine found in tap water to produce harmless, mild hydrochloric acid.
The result is slightly acidic but clean water, ideal for the development of your hair and skin.
2. Hard water and lime can damage hair and skin?
Hard water coats the hair with a film of mineral deposits, which makes the hair appear delicate and straw-like and weighs down the curls. This leads to an easier build-up of debris, which erodes the hair's elasticity and makes it look limp.
People who live in areas with hard water are at a higher risk of developing eczema or psoriasis because mineral buildup on the skin can cause dryness, which is a key precursor to flare-ups.
In addition, vitamin C is an environmentally friendly acid that reacts with limescale, making it water-soluble and harmless.
This process allows your soaps and shampoos to do their jobs effectively and you will really clean.
3. Dirt and rust in the tap water?
In Berlin, tap water flows through pipes that are on average 56 years old. The water collects rust and dust in the pipes. The average age of a water pipe in Berlin is 52 years; the oldest pipes are about 120 years old.
This is what gets into our water:
- Rust particle
Independent water lab tests show that our cotton fiber filters are very effective at filtering out heavy metals and nitrates.
The United States Food and Drug Administration certifies this filter's high performance: bacteria, parasites and other impurities are filtered out of the tap water.
It is made from natural materials - pulp and cotton - that contain no harmful substances or chemicals.
Case study Berlin Mitte, 06-09/2022
*iPhone 12, no filters or edits
New and bright
After 6 weeks
After 11 weeks
New filter after just one shower :(
Picki Niki vs. other shower heads
Tea Trea – The wonderfully peppery mint scent for a refreshing shower experience
Baby Powder – The warm powdery scent for a soothing shower experience
Unscented – Contains no fragrances, for those who are sensitive to fragrances
The gel inside the vitamin filter contains only natural ingredients. It consists of vitamin C, collagen, glycerin, natural essential oils and distilled water held together in a matrix of xanthan gum. Xanthan is a natural sugar molecule that is often used as a food thickener.
None of these ingredients are harmful to the human body.
Spa every day
to save time
Turn on your shower and feel the difference. Your normal shower head is no longer comparable to that of Pickiniki.
Our showerhead is designed to use only two-thirds the amount of water compared to European showerheads.