At the end of a long day, a kick-ass workout, or hours spent under the hot sun, nothing feels better than a nice long shower! You can stand in the shower and let the water soothe away your aches, pains, anxieties, and stresses.
Especially if you have one of those high pressure or rain shower heads. Your shower is only going to be as good as your shower head. The right shower head can make you feel like you're in paradise, but the "wrong" shower head will reduce water flow, point the water in the wrong direction, and generally make it hard to wash.
So what can you do?
Simple: buy one of the awesome shower heads listed below!
We've done all the hard work and research for you, testing dozens of the best shower heads and reading through thousands of reviews. Our goal: to come up with a list of the very best shower heads for your needs.
Here is our list of the best shower heads for you.
Filters up to 99% of sulfur and bad odors, installation is a breeze, features a simple anti-clog design, NSF Certified, and comes with a 5-year warranty.
Difficult to adjust shower settings and reduces water pressure.
If you want cleaner water, you'd do well to try this one. Be warned: there is a lot of marketing hype that claims eliminating chlorine, sediment, organic compounds, and fluoride will help to improve your skin and hair. It MAY help some people, but it's not a "magic remedy".
This shower head is designed to filter up to 99% of chlorine, and it can help to eliminate bad odors from your water. It's a good option for people who live in areas with a less-than-pristine water supply, as the shower head will eliminate a lot of what makes the water feel "dirty".
It's designed to filter up to 10,000 gallons, which means it will last for a year or so--depending on shower usage. The "NSF-Certified" label on this product proves that it conforms to public health and safety standards. With a 5-year warranty, you can be sure it is a shower head that will last for years to come (though you may need to replace the filters).
The shower head claims to come with 5 settings, but it's tricky to adjust (by twisting the knob around the shower face). The filtration process also reduces water flow, so you don't get that high pressure stream you want. Still, if you want cleaner water, it's a good option to consider.
For $30, this is a decent addition to your home. Use it in tandem with a whole-home water filtration system, and you will have cleaner, fresher water for your showers.
Reduces water usage by 20%, extra-long hose, designed for maximum energy savings, self-cleaning, corrosion-resistant,and built with high-impact ABS thermoplastic.
Flow compensator cannot be removed to adjust water pressure and the shower head has a small spray circumference.
Let's be clear: there are water-saving shower heads that are even better at reducing water use, but they can't quite match the quality of this bad boy. This shower head spits out water at 2.0 GPM (compared to 1.5 or 1.6 of other low-flow heads). However, that's 20% less water output than conventional heads, so it does help to reduce water waste.
The fact that the shower head is non-aerating means that less hot water is wasted, so less energy is used to heat the water for your shower. The 9 jets spray water directly at you, and you have multiple settings to adjust the water pressure. You don't get a broad flow circumference, as the shower head is fairly small and the jets set close together. However, the flow of the head will remain consistent regardless of water pressure, thanks to the flow compensator.
The showerhead is built with high quality thermoplastic and a beautiful chrome finish. The extra-long hose makes this one of the most versatile shower heads on our list, and you'll find that it's very flexible and easy to move. Changing the setting on the shower head is as simple as twisting the face.
At $17, this is the cheapest shower head on our list. It's not the most luxurious product, but very good at what it does: saving water and energy while giving you a great shower.
Built in High Power LED pulses light to stimulate hair growth and repair; comes with a built-in filter to remove chlorine, fluoride, and organic compounds; and ionizes water.
This is a VERY small shower head with an odd design. Additionally, you can't change the color settings.
Features: If you're looking for a way to make your bathroom even more awesome than it already is, this is the shower head you want!
The LED shower head comes with LED lights built in, and the lights will change colors as you shower. Sadly, there's no way to change the color settings, so you'll have to use it as it is. The manufacturer claims the pulsed LED lights will stimulate hair follicle growth (a dubious claim at best), but you can't argue with the fact that you're using ionized, filtered water that has had up to 98% of fluoride, chlorine, sediment, and organic compounds removed. This is a shower head for those who want healthy hair!
The head itself is fairly small (less than 3 inches wide), but you get good water pressure and solid flow. It's set at an odd angle that takes a bit of getting used to. You won't be able to switch settings or adjust water flow, but it’s a simple "no frills" shower head in terms of water output. It's lightweight, feels solid, and is built for years of regular use.
Price: $40 may seem a high price to pay for a shower head, especially if you don't believe the claims that the pulsing LED light helps to improve hair health or the filtered water is gentler for your scalp and hair. Still, it makes your late-night showers look so cool, and it's a handheld shower head that is great for those who want something unique.
Soothing streams of water, 6-inch shower head for a broader flow, limited lifetime warranty, made from hotel-grade materials, and excellent water pressure and flow.
Takes a few seconds (up to 30) to stop dripping after you turn off the water; no installation instructions included with product.
Features: This 6-inch wide rain shower head is built for your comfort! The flow controller reduces water output to 2.5 GPM, but that actually helps to reduce the pressure and give you that gentle, soothing flow of water that feels like you're standing in a summer rain shower.
The appliance is easy to install, though you'll have to install it without any instructional manual (thankfully, it's a classic shower head with connections for standard U.S. plumbing). The metal swivel ball makes it a cinch to adjust the angle and direction of the flow.
Even if the water pressure in your area is low, you'll still get consistently good pressure from the shower head. It's a durable option that will last for years to come, thanks to the hotel-grade materials used to build it. With a beautiful chrome finish, it even looks like the rain showers you'd find in a luxury hotel.
Price: $26 is a reasonable price to pay for a high-quality shower head! This isn't the priciest shower head on the list, but it's worth every penny if you want a rain shower head that delivers consistently and is built to last for years to come.
Includes 3 water flow settings, 5-foot long hose, beautiful brushed nickel finish, easy to install, wide head, durable and built to last, decent pressure, and easy to switch settings.
The handheld falls out of holder when water is on, and it's difficult to access the "switch" used to change settings.
Features: Want the best of the handheld shower heads? Try this one: a handheld shower head PLUS a fixed head! You get the best of both worlds with this dual shower head! First off, installation of this shower head is a breeze. Anyone can follow the instructions and install the shower head combo in a few minutes. It's easy to learn how to switch between the 3 water flow settings (Saturating, Bubble, and Massage), though the switch itself is located in a hard-to-reach place.
The shower head spits out 2.31 GPM, so you get good flow without excessive water consumption. The pressure is good when using either of the shower heads (especially good on the handheld), but it drops a bit when using the dual shower mode.
With a 5' hose, this handheld is built for versatility. It fits nicely in your hand, feels solid, and has a beautiful brushed nickel finish that will make you feel like you're in a 5-star hotel. All in all, a very good option to consider.
Price: The $55 price tag on this shower head officially makes it the priciest on our list, but you receive good value for the cost. The shower head is durable and built to last, and you'll find that it delivers on its promises. For a quality handheld and the option of a fixed shower head, it's worth it.
Features 5 built-in adjustable jets that produce 50 high pressure water streams, water-saving and eco-friendly, hotel-grade, self-cleaning nozzles that reduce mold and grime, and three pressure settings that create up up to 58 customizable sprays.
Cannot adjust the angle/direction of the shower head.
If you want a high pressure shower head, you'll love this Speakman product. It's built to deliver a steady, high pressure stream of water for a beautiful massage for your skin and muscles.
The 5-built in jets each have 10 streams, and you'll love the shower feel as the 50 water streams hit your body. You can choose from three settings: Intense, Massage, and Combination. The massage stream is nice and gentle, but the intense stream is perfect for those who want to feel truly clean! It's easy to switch between the settings thanks to the knob built into the side of the shower head.
The polished chrome finish looks beautiful, and the material is the same grade as those used for hotel shower heads. Not happy with the water output? Remove the flow restrictor, and you'll increase the water output for a VERY powerful shower. Want to save water? Replace the flow restrictor to keep the water flow between 2.0 and 2.5 GPM.
At $33, this is one of the pricier shower heads on our list. However, if you want only the best high pressure shower head, you'll find that none of the other shower heads around can deliver that pressurized water stream that gets into every crevice and leaves you sparkling clean.
Features 24 unique water flow patterns, 5 settings, dual head, handheld as well as anchored, beautiful chrome finish, durable, and comes with a 10-year limited warranty.
Lacks pressure when on dual shower setting.
Features: If you want options for the perfect shower, this is the shower head for you! With 24 unique water flow patterns (thanks to the dual shower heads), it's easy to set the water flow to power massage, warm mist, rain, water-saving, or even pause the shower. With the 4-inch wide shower head, you get a broader stream of water for a more thorough shower.
With the Hydroluxe Full-Chrome you get both a fixed shower head and a handheld, with a 5-foot long hose that's more than long enough to wash your body thoroughly. The overhead bracket is easily adjustable to suit your height and position, and you'll love the 3-way water diverter which makes it easy to switch between shower heads and dual shower mode.
The installation is a breeze, and it can be secured to your shower in a matter of minutes. The shower head is NOT built of metal, but only has a chrome finish. However, you'll find that its hard plastic is incredibly durable and built to last. With a 10-year warranty, you know the company believes in the quality of its product.
Note: Some users have complained that the water pressure of this shower head isn't up to par, but that's a simple matter to remedy: remove the flow control (between pipe and wall) and water will come out beautifully.
Price: At $24, this is a slightly pricier shower head than you're no doubt used to buying. However, if you want luxury, quality, and versatility, it's a shower head definitely worth considering!