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 wash away your aches, pains, anxieties, and stresses.
Especially if you have one of those high pressure or rain shower heads. Trust us, 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.
The Water Temperature Controlled Color Changing Shower-Head is a multi-setting shower-head, signaling changes in water temperature by automatically changing the light color - which makes it easy to control and anticipate temperature changes. Self-installation in your own home can be done quickly and easily (typically within minutes, tools-free) and kids especially love the color changing capabilities, making shower time all the more appealing. And that's always a plus!
Some reviewers note that the knob used to shift settings on the shower-head is somewhat difficult to maneuver between various settings. Additionally, while the color changing aspect of the shower-head is attractive to children, it requires adult assistance to shift settings (it can only be done by someone tall enough to reach the shower-head).
This shower-head is compatible with a number of adjustable shower-head extension arms manufactured by various brands, which is a plus if an extension is desirable in your home.
The Temperature Controlled Color Changing Shower-Head allows for easy installation by consumers, great water pressure with a variety of setting options, and the ability to see when water temperature changes quickly - whether intentional or as a result of other factors.
This shower head features 5 different settings, but our favorite is a Water Saving Pause Mode that can be useful when leaving in a hair treatment for a period of time or shaving. How cool is that? It easily attaches to any standard overhead shower arm and comes with a limited 1 year warranty, assuring it will not stop working on you too quickly.
As an added bonus, reviewers report that the manufacturer is quick to respond to issues if the device stops functioning as expected and will promptly replace if needed.
This is currently listed as an “Amazon’s Choice” item, and for only $30 it is a cost effective addition to your daily shower routine – especially if you have children!
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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!