9 Best Shower Heads – The Ultimate Guide

Looking for the best shower head?

Well, you’re in luck because in today’s guide you’ll find everything there is to know about shower heads.

Before we dive into the in-depth reviews of the best shower heads, check out our top selected models below:

Best Shower Heads 2017

After more than 90 hours of research and testing 29 shower heads, we found these to be the best shower heads for 2017:

Product NameShower Head WidthShower Head DepthFlow Rate 
Delta 58480-PK In2ition H2Okinetic
(Editor's Choice)
6.911.562.0 gallons per minute Check Price
Delta 75152 3-7/8" Single-Function Shower Head
(Editor's Choice)
3 7/847/161.85 - 2.5 gallons per minute Check Price
Speakman S-2252 Adjustable Shower Head6.911.562.5 gallons per minute Check Price
Delta Faucet 75700 Universal Hand Shower

7142.5 gallons per minute Check Price
Speakman S-2005-HB Hotel Anystream Shower Head
(Editor's Choice)
3.25.42.5 gallons per minute Check Price
Culligan WSH-C125 Shower Head with Massage12.3172.5 gallons per minute Check Price
Ana Bath SS5450CBN Handheld Shower and Showerhead Combo Shower System7.813.12.31 gallons per minute Check Price

1. Delta 58480-PK In2ition Two-in-One H2Okinetic Shower Head

Delta 58480-PK In2ition Two-in-One H2Okinetic Shower Head

 

Get out of your morning routine rut, Delta In2ition Two-in-One H2Okinetic Shower Head not only reflects your own personal style, but will give you a shower experience like no other. With a detachable hand shower that runs at the same time or separately from the shower head, the In2ition shower provides two streams of water giving you a warm and flexible shower event. The shower head position will give you hours of comfortable water streaming while the hand shower provides you the convenience of doing other chores like washing your children, bathing your dog, or using it to clean your shower, plus the hand shower is easy to store on the actual shower head.

The Delta In2ition Two-in-One H2OkineticShower Head features also offer you pause functionality with your hand shower that lessens water to just a trickle while you shave your legs or lather up your shampoo, so it helps you to conserve water that would otherwise go to waste. If you are looking for a fast and simple way to upgrade your shower, the In2ition Two-in-One Shower is an easy to install and will quickly replace your current shower head without even needing to get into the wall behind your shower.

H2Okinetic showers utilize innovative technology that shapes water into a specialized wave pattern that gives you the feeling of having more water on you, but actually uses less water than you previous shower head. The H2Okinetic technology uses science to create an experience in the shower that you will not find anywhere else and includes an internal system that controls the movement, water droplet size, and speed of each hand shower and shower head. All of this gives you the feeling of having more water coming down on your than a regular shower that flows at the same rate.

The In2ition Two-in-One Shower has five modes including Full Spray, Pause, Massage Spray, H2Okinetic Spray, and Full Spray with Massage. This is a fully plated showerhead that comes with Self-cleaning H2Okinetic spray holes, and a 60 – 82″ stretchable metal hose. It is easy to adjust with a quick flip of the diverter lever, and you can choose between the hand shower and the shower head or use them together.

The In2ition Two-in-One Shower is easy to install in just a few minutes. It also includes the MagnaTite® Docking system that includes a powerfully integrated magnet that will hold your hand shower exactly in place each time you store in on your shower head. The WaterSense® labeled shower uses a minimum of twenty percent less water than the industry standard which saves you money with your having to compromise on performance.

PROS

  • Amazing faucet, looks great
  • Very convenient, great water flow
  • Easy to install and to adjust

CONS

  • Lots of plastic parts, would be better with more metal
  • It’s a little difficult to reach the change lever to switch between the hand shower head and the main shower head

2. Delta H2Okinetic Shower Head

Delta H2Okinetic Shower Head

 

If you are looking for a simple and fast way to upgrade your shower, simply replacing your shower head can create an amazing shower transformation. The Delta H2Okintec Showers offer customers a wide variety of innovations and styles that install in under twenty minutes with no special tools needed. Delta H2Okinetic Showers use advanced technology that shapes water into a special wave pattern that gives three times the coverage of your regular shower head. This ends up giving you more coverage, warmth, and intensity for a truly enjoyable shower experience.

If you are ready to indulge while using less water, the Delta H2Okinetic shower head has adjustable spray settings, and it is designed to connect with a standard ½” threaded shower arm. The shower head can be installed in minutes, and it includes all the necessary mounting hardware.

The Delta H2Okinetic shower head has all the water efficiency you want without sacrificing your comfort. You will have lower water bills, but you will still enjoy a full-spray performance from your shower head while meeting the WaterSense criteria with two spray patterns and two flow rates. And, since it only has four large spray holes, it has been created to be an easy to clean and anti-clog shower head.

This dual setting shower head gives you a high-volume spray and operates at 1.85 or 2.5 gallons per minute giving you a water-saving comfort spray with a convenient adjustable, volume control lever. The proprietary H2OKinetics technology gives you up to 36% less water than your regular shower heads while still delivering a water flow that feels like you previous traditional shower head, plus the large water drops stay warmer longer.

The H2OKinetics shower head is user-friendly with a modern design featuring four large spray holes that internally engineered to make sure the holes will not clog up with mineral deposits and that cleaning is a breeze. It also includes a metal ball connector that guarantees durability, and the volume control lever makes it simple to switch the settings.

PROS

  • Reduce noises in the pipe
  • Increases water pressure so you spend less time in the shower rinsing off
  • Cuts your water bill and you no longer have any cold water shock issues

CONS

  • Some users don’t find a difference between the two water settings
  • There are only four streams that come out of the shower head

3. Speakman S-2252 Adjustable Shower Head

Speakman S-2252 Adjustable Shower Head

 

If you are looking for an experience like you have never felt before, you need to try the Speakman S-2252 Adjustable Shower Head that includes six jets and 48 amazingly powerful sprays that are totally customizable. The Speakman Icon will give you the best shower that you can imagine with a seamless transition between different spray patterns by simply rotating the handle in either direction. You can go from intense to relaxing sprays or full coverage to drenching streams in seconds.

The signature frame of the Speakman S-2252 Adjustable Shower Head Icon echoes their almost 150 years of ingenuity, craftsmanship, and heritage. It has a clean silhouette that is timeless that will surely become the focal point of your bathroom. Although it has a gorgeous exterior, the Icon’s innovativeness is its true beauty. This is a high-quality piece made of brass that will last you many years.

You will enjoy several setting with the Speakman S-2252 Adjustable Shower Head including the Flood Mode, Rain Mode, and Intense mode. The Icon includes Speakman’s patented Anystream 360 degree Technology that includes the seamless handle rotation to transition between all the diverse spray options. The Speakman Icon is the same quality grade that is used in hotels, and it comes outfitted with the patented Speakman plunger system that includes self-cleaning nozzles.

The polished chrome finish will fit with almost any bathroom décor or style, from modern to traditional. It comes equipped with 2.5 gallons per minute flow control that fit standard U.S. plumbing connections and provides constant powerful spray even with low water pressure in your home. The Speakman S-2252 Adjustable Shower Head also comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

PROS

  • Pretty heavy-duty, stream is adjustable
  • Easy to remove reducer
  • Easy to install and operate

CONS

  • Some users have found the water pressure a little too high
  • Not all users like the spray patterns

4. Delta Faucet 75700 Universal Hand Shower

Delta Faucet 75700 Universal Hand Shower

For greater flexibility and control, the Delta 75700 Universal Hand shower will give you a better show experience for yourself and your loved ones. It comes with Delta soft rubber Touch-Clean spray holes that let you simply wipe away mineral residue that other shower heads allow to build up over time and doesn’t require to be soaked or need chemical cleaners for an instantly refreshed looked. The hand shower is also great for bathing your little ones, washing your dog, or helping to clean your shower.

Several settings help make the Delta 75700 Universal Hand shower versatile including the pause setting, so you can take a few moments to shave or lather up and then restart your water easily right at the temperature you had it on when you left off. This mode not only helps you conserve water, but you don’t have to worry as much about depleting your hot water supply while you help the environment.

The Delta seven-spray massage hand shower gives you the features of both a fixed shower head and a hand shower. The modern style of the hand shower gives you a comfortable ergonomic handle, while several massage sprays give you a feeling of luxury. The pause feature gives you a convenient trickle so you can shave or lather up while maintaining your current temperature level. An anti-clog nozzle is featured on the hand shower that only requires a little rubbing to remove the mineral build up and you will be rid of the lime and calcium with just the touch of a finger.

The Delta 75700 Universal Hand shower includes several spray settings including Drenching spray, Full Body spray, Full Spray with Massage, Fast Massage spray, Soft Rain spray, and Soft Drench with Full spray.

The hand shower also features an internal waterway that gives you 100% performance from the product and extra durability so that you have a lifetime of luxurious showers. It also comes with a super long, 6-foot flexible hose that is tangle free and has a vacuum breaker that protects your water supply. Hands-free showering is available with the shower arm mount, and it is easy to install with a fifteen-year warranty.

PROS

  • Easy to install, has a good weight
  • Dependable with good water pressure and flow
  • Great quality for the price

CONS

  • No real massage setting for sore muscles
  • Plastic hose does not flex a lot as you would expect

5. Speakman S-2005-HB Hotel Anystream Shower Head

Speakman S-2005-HB Hotel Anystream Shower Head

 

When you want to take the hotel shower head experience home with you, the Speakman S-2005-HB Hotel Anystream Shower Head makes that possible. Speakman uses their patented Anystream Technology that makes a seamless tradition easy between the many spray patterns that are available with a simple twist of the handle. The polished chrome finish works with any bathroom décor from modern to traditional, it compliments them all.

The Speakman S-2005-HB Hotel Anystream Showerhead has a simple frame that fits any modern bathroom. Since it is a popular fixture at many hotels with its durable engineering and its timeless styling, the Speakman Anystream® Hotel Massage Showerhead has also become a popular fixture in many homes. Getting its inspiration from the classic Speakman design elements, the Anystream® Hotel Massage Showerhead astonishes with a lip that is flared and a casing that is belled.

The eight center massage jets and the additional fifty awesome full-body sprays are adjustable with the easy to turn T-handle that will effortlessly switch through the entire range of combinations including gentle rain, combination spray, pulsating, and therapeutic massage streams.

As it is installed in many luxury resorts around the world, the Speakman signature Hotel Shower Head is known for changing your shower experience into a completely getaway. With a quick and simple handle rotation, you can change between modes including Massage, Intense, and Combination spray patterns that are all soothing and powerful. It is also outfitted with Speakman’s patented plungers to make the most of the available water pressure.

The three features modes include an invigorating and pounding Massage setting that will help to relieve tight muscles and muscle soreness. If you are interested in a powerfully, sensual shower experience, the Intense pattern does not allow one spray to intersect. The Combination setting will give you an excellent mix of the Massage and Intense spray patterns into one great Massage.

The Speakman S-2005-HB Hotel Anystream Showerhead is made of lightweight Speakman engineered plastic, and it has a 2.5 gallon per minute flow control fitting standard U.S. plumbing connections. This shower head comes outfitted with five jets that are adjustable jets that produce fifty individual streams, plus pulsating massage sprays. It also features self-cleaning nozzles that have constantly powerful sprays, even with low water pressure.

PROS

  • Easy to install and easy to use
  • Gives you a relaxing and luxurious water stream
  • Easy to remove the restrictor

CONS

  • Need to remove the restrictor for it to work well
  • Made of plastic, some users prefer metal

 

6. Culligan WSH-C125 Shower Head with Massage

Culligan WSH-C125 Shower Head with Massage

 

If you need a powerful filtration system, the Culligan Level 2 Wall-Mount Showerhead will reduce the number of chemicals in your water leaving you with softer skin and a cleaner shower. It offers five spray settings as well as a sleek chrome finish and an anti-clog rubber spray nozzle. The Culligan Wall-Mount Showerhead filters out chlorine, sulfur, and scale for up to 10,000 gallons of water, plus it meets the water safety standards of the NSF.

The Culligan Shower Head gives you softer and cleaner hair and skin by lessening the amount of chlorine, sulfur odor, and scale. It is very easy to install and requires no tools, plus the filter cartridges last up to 6 months or 10,000 gallons. It works well with both well water and city water giving you an exhilarating shower experience by reducing chlorine up to 99 percent to lessen damaged hair follicles and dry, itchy scalp. Also, when you lessen the amount of scale in your water, your showerhead can give you more hydrating nourishment that your scalp and skin need.

On top of giving you an invigorating and nourishing shower experience, this shower head has five spray settings to choose from depending on your mood. You can choose from a maximum coverage full-body spray all the way to a relaxing muscle massage with an invigorating pulse spray. This lightweight shower head is easily installed on any standard ½” threaded shower arm in minutes with tools, just the provided Teflon tape. This is an NFC certified Wall-Mount Shower Head that will give you and your loved ones chemical-free showers and comes with a manufacturer’s limited five-year warranty.

Culligan is well-known for its water softening and filtration solutions and products for all household areas. Culligan is also known for its drinking water and working water filtration systems that can give you clear and clean water for your home or office. This Wall-Mounted shower head meets the maximum 2.0 gallons per minute or less EPA Water Sense certification standard and includes the Culligan patented filter media bacteriostatic* that controls the grown and passage of bacteria to make showering a cleaner experience.

PROS

  • Filter works well with hard water
  • Gives you a lot of health benefits with filtered water on your hair and skin
  • Water pressure is great, filter is easy to replace

CONS

  • Some users found the filter does not remove chlorine
  • Installation can be difficult for some

7. Ana Bath SS5450CBN Handheld Shower and Shower Head Combo Shower System

Ana Bath SS5450CBN Handheld Shower and Shower Head Combo Shower System

 

You can easily upgrade your shower without using a single tool with the Ana Bath SS5450CBN Handheld Shower and Shower Head Combo Shower System. By using just your hands, you can install this 5 inch 5 function shower head and hand shower to give you whole family a wonderful new shower experience. Ana Bath includes water saving shower technology that will help you save on your water bill while it features several spray modes including:
• Massage Mode
• Saturating Mode
• Bubbling Mode
• Saturating Mode and Massage Mode
• Saturating Mode and Bubbling Mode
The Ana Bath Handheld Shower and Shower Head Combo Shower System has a flow rate of 2.35 gallons per minute and comes with a 3-way diverter mount and a 60” stainless steel shower hose. The whole set comes with a brushed nickel finish and a three-year limited warranty.

PROS

  • Makes your shower very versatile
  • Easy to operate, good for shorter people
  • Good flow and nice spray patterns

CONS

  • Installation can be tricky
  • Hardware seems a little flimsy

Shower Head Styles

As you start your research in shower heads, you will see that there is a wide range of usability options and styles for shower heads. Features to consider when buying a shower head should include finishes, spray types, features, and water pressure levels.

One of your first stop in considering a shower head should be your bathroom. After you have decided what type of shower head will fit into your shower, how it needs to be installed, whether you need a ceiling or wall mounted shower head, then you can narrow your research and focus on just the shower heads that fit your bathroom’s physical requirements.

You will quickly realize there is no longer a utilitarian shower head and that the features on today’s shower heads are anything but average. As you start to shop, you will see modern handheld showers, shower heads with adjustable spray patterns to even stand-up spas. As you wander the aisles, you will wonder how you got along so well with the boring, standard shower head you have been using all these years.

Shower Head Types

Standard Wall Mount Shower Head

Ranging from simple to elaborate designs, the standard wall mounted shower head have features ranging from multiple spray modes and adjustable angles. Many of the standard shower heads also include new technology that works to prevent corrosion, tarnishing, and hard water buildup. Depending on the model, it may have one setting or it may feature several shower effects like massage and mist. With various price points, you can purchase a standard wall mount shower head no matter what your budget.

Top Mount Shower Head

If you like your shower falling like raindrops from above, then a top mount shower head is for you. This style is installed either directly from the ceiling or it can hand down using an extension arm.

Sliding Bar Shower Head

If you have people in your family that are different heights, a sliding bar shower head may be a good choice for you. A sliding bar shower head works by moving up and down its wall-mounted base, so, if you are sharing a bathroom, a shower head like this helps to make sure everyone is having a positive shower experience.

Handheld Shower Head

Since you can remove it from its mounting, a handheld shower head not only works well for your shower experience, but it is also extremely useful for bathing children, pets, and for helping to wash the shower itself. If you aren’t sure that you would prefer a handheld shower head over the traditional shower head, you can always opt for a two-in-one combination, so you have the best of both worlds. Make sure to get a model that is easy to maneuver and has an easy to grip handle when your hands get soaps and wet.

Aerating Shower Head

Aerating showers mixes water and air to give you an impression of more water pressure. This has become a popular shower head option over regular shower heads as they may give you the feeling of more water, but they are actually helping you to conserve water. Although an aerating shower head is more expensive at first, they save you money on utility bills in the long run.

Shower Head TypesLighted Shower Head

LED lights can now light up your shower head giving you mood-matching illumination that is adjustable, and make your shower more convenient and luxurious.

Adjustable Shower Heads

One awesomely luxuriating feature in a shower head is having several water pressure levels and different spray options. All you have to do is turn the shower head a specific way to change the spray or water level and you can customize your own shower.

Rain Shower Heads

A rain shower head uses a low-flow spray that gives you the feeling of experiencing a rainfall. These are also water-saving and eco-friendly shower heads.

Low Flow Shower Heads

Specifically designed to save water, a low flow shower head usually has several different spray options that make you feel like you are experiencing the same amount of water as a typical shower head, but you are really saving water while you shower.

Features – Spray Patterns

• Rain – This is a low-flow spray pattern that uses a larger shower head with a light pressure that feels like rainfall.
• Massage – There are often several pressure options that have a higher pressure setting that gives you massage-like relaxation.
• Full Spray – This is a spray pattern that will use all of the shower head holes to give you an overall spray.
• Jet – This option uses a concentrated stream with a high-pressure water pattern.
• Pause – This has an on-and-off water pattern with medium pressure that allows you time to shave or lather up your hair.

Installation Type

Depending on your existing plumbing set up, your shower head will be either ceiling mounted or wall mounted. If you have a rainfall shower head, that will typically be ceiling mounted to simulate rain.

Flow rate

If you are interested in saving more energy, then you need to choose a low-flow shower head. The highest flow rate that is allowed according to government regulations is 2.5 gallons per minute with a typical water pressure level of 80 psi (pounds per square inch).

Shower Fixture Finishes

  • Brushed chrome
  • Polished chrome
  • Brushed nickel
  • Stainless steel
  • Bronze
  • Hammered nickel
  • Brushed bronze
  • Oil-rubbed bronze
  • Black
  • White
  • Polished brass
Some people prefer that all their bath fixtures have the same look, so it can be easier just to choose all your faucets, fixtures, and accessories from the same manufacturer.

Even though they may look elegant, polished finishes take a lot of upkeep to keep them looking great and free from spots. For those homes with kids, a matte or brushed finish is good for hiding fingerprints and water spots.

Shower Panel SystemsShower Panel Systems

Think of a shower panel system like a stand-up Jacuzzi. These are very customizable and they give you a lot more water pressure where you prefer it and also less where you don’t want it. You can either design your own or buy a pre-configured unit. Choosing the number of spigots and where they are placed, as well as their output volume and spray options can be a fun and luxurious way to redesign your whole shower experience.

Choosing the number of spigots and where they are placed, as well as their output volume and spray options can be a fun and luxurious way to redesign your whole shower experience. If you are considering a custom option, make sure your plumbing can handle what you are planning.

One-half inch is the standard diameter of traditional water pipes and some custom showers need pipes that are wider. Also, your water heater may not be able to meet the graduated level of demand of a custom shower. It is always helpful to ask a professional before making any decisions and make you’re your current bathroom plumbing is set up to handle what you would like to do.

Luxury Shower Features

Depending on the level of luxury you want to create in your shower experience, there are several other features you can add to your shower head.

Steam showers – Retrofitted into your existing bathroom or built with new construction, a steam shower can be created as a custom shower stall or built from pre-fabricated shower units that include special doors that will seal in steam. There is a generator that is about the size of a breadbox that will turn the water into steam and then send the steam into the shower enclosure. If you retrofit the steam shower, you can sometimes have a difficult time finding the right place for the generator, usually a cabinet or closet. The typical type of shower head for a steam shower will include a shower head in the sealed enclosure, usually with body massage jets, mood lighting, and surround sound stereo speakers.

Digital controls – If you are interested in getting a multi-sensory experience with just the touch of a button, digital controls will allow you to program your shower so that you can regulate the temperature, lighting, music, and flow intensity.

Price Range

When you upgrade your shower, you can plan to spend up to $1,000 or more. Depending on your budget, you can decide whether or not you need any of those special features that may add up to more than you had planned on spending. If you are down to comparing models that have similar features but different prices, remember that just because the one has a higher price does not mean that it is better quality.

Other Things to Consider

Depending on which bathroom you are upgrading, you may also make very different decisions. If it is your own personal bathroom, just choose all the features that you yourself prefer. However, if it is the guest bathroom, you may want to choose features and fixtures that are easy to use.

Also, keep in mind how much work and energy you will be spending on this project. Obviously, if you are hiring someone else to do it or it is new construction, you don’t have to worry about the installation. But, if this is a weekend project, you will want to choose those fixtures that are easy for do-it-yourselfers to install.

Environmental Considerations of Shower Heads and Saving Water

Thirty gallons a day or 17% percent of all the water that is used in the typical American home is used for showering according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As a part of the 1992 Federal Energy Management Act, new shower heads are required to have a maximum flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute (GPM).

The WaterSense program is part of the expanded EPA water conservation efforts that was developed in 2005. It sets the water flow volume standards for several bathroom fixtures that include shower heads. To each the WaterSense label, the shower head cannot have a flow rate over 2.0 gallons per minute. Standards of performance are included in the program so that bathroom fixtures will be able to give you strong water flow while conserving water.

Many new shower heads have adjustable settings that allow you to decide on what water-saving option you prefer. So you could possibly choose from three flow rates such as 1.0 gallons per minute, 1.5 gallons per minute, and 2.0 gallons per minute. Any many of these shower heads are very affordable and sell for around $20.

There is also a reduction in the amount of hot water that is consumed by these shower heads. The benefits of a WaterSense shower head is estimated by the EPA to reduce your energy bill by about 300-kilowatt hours on average per household annually with a 2.5 gallon per minute WaterSense approved shower head.

Since your average family uses up to 400 gallons of water each day, it is considered a good investment when you choose a shower head that will use less than 2.5 gallons per minute. The EPA has been successful in limiting shower heads in the U.W. since the early 1990’s to a flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute which has helped to save water and energy that would otherwise run the water heaters.

If you are choosing to go green, make sure to check your home’s water pressure because it may not be worth getting a low-flow shower head if your home doesn’t have high enough water pressure to begin with. If you do have low water pressure, you may want to consider shower head models that will help make the water stream seem stronger.

As water regulations become tighter for plumbing fixtures due to the scarcity of water in many areas because of years-long droughts, local and state governments have limited the flow levels of many shower heads, and many homeowners have been looking for innovative way to make sure they retain the flow level they prefer while they help conserve water.

If you take the time and read shower head reviews, you should be able to find a shower head that follows your local regulations while providing a satisfying and luxurious shower. The best shower head will offer you a range of sprays and pattern flows that should make everyone in your household happy while also making sure you are taking care of the environment.

Other Shower Heads Tested For this Guide

1. Kohler K-10282-PB Forte Single-Function Showerhead

The Kohler K-10282-PB Forte Single-Function Showerhead is created for large coverage. It is the shower head you need if you have a large bathroom. The unit comes with a great round design that is easy to install. It features 72 individual spray nozzles that spread across the five and a half inches diameter spray face.

This ensures that the unit accommodates large coverage, allowing you to shower with much ease. It is integrated with the forte faucet to reduce the build-up of hard water and reduce clogging that may reduce efficiency. Granted, the showerhead provides a water flow of about 2.5 gpm.

The shower head is offered in a vibrant PVD color finish options. This not only matches the décor of your bathroom but also resists tarnishing, scratches and corrosion. This guarantees you a long functional life.

The transitional design of this showerhead makes it a favorite among many. You can install it in traditional as well as contemporary bathrooms, and it will fit perfectly. It’s large coverage ensures that it covers your entire body and you have the space to get free and comfortable in your bathroom.

The breadth diversity of forte bath faucet collection lets you create a customized bath suite. This is enhanced by the coordinated design of the showerhead. Like most of the other Forte faucets, this showerhead was created with the needs of a consumer in mind. The sleek and smooth lines of the showerhead coupled with the well-rounded edges make this showerhead adaptable to different situations and is easy to clean.

This unit is offered with a great balance between pressure and coverage. You will experience a gentle spray that will comfort you and clean you. The wide showerhead rim is easy to adjust, letting you place the showerhead into any angle you prefer, for maximum efficiency.

To install this unit, you will only need a sealant tape and a strap wrench. Plus, you do not need the help of a professional plumber to install it. The installation will take a few minutes, and you can start using immediately.

Designed by Kohler, a company that has been in operation since 1873, Kohler K-10282-PB Forte Single-Function Showerhead, has garnered recognition among homeowners, thanks to its great quality. When shopping, you can choose between vibrant French gold, brushed chrome, vibrant brushed nickel, polished chrome, vibrant brushed bronze, and vibrant polished brass. This widens your choices and meets your aesthetics needs. In the package, you are only offered the showerhead.

Pros

• Great finishes that are corrosion and scratch resistant
• Offered with a great combination of pressure and coverage
• Resists the build-up of hard water
• High water flow at 2.5 gpm
• Easy to install with no tools needed

Cons

• Not ideal for small bathrooms thanks to large coverage

2. Hansgrohe 27474001 Raindance Downpour Air Showerhead – Best Massage Shower Head

If you want to experience the kind of rain that happens in a rainforest, this is the ideal shower to give you that experience. It is a large 9.5 inches showerhead designed for use in all bathrooms and especially the large sized bathrooms.

The wide spray of this showerhead will give you a unique showering experience. Even better, the spray is enhanced with air from the Hansgrohe Raindance Air 1 Jet Showerhead. This makes the spray even smoother and plumper and you may not want to leave the shower. The airpower technology applied on this unit works great to give you an awesome experience.

The showerhead is designed with a 2.5 gpm slow rate, which is ideal for showering needs of the majority. You will love the chrome plating of this spray disc, which greatly optimizes the efficiency of the showerhead. A QuickClean function is used on the unit to ensure that cleaning feels like a cinch. To remove dirt, all you have to do is rub off the silicon nozzles. This guarantees you a perfectly operating showerhead at all times.

Hansgrohe has been in business for more than 100 years. It is for this reason that their products are trusted and highly bought. The showerheads are characterized by a strong build that promotes their functional life. Even with frequent use and frequent cleaning, the units will last long. One of the major innovations from the company is the airpower technology. The tech gives the showerheads a gentle flow, letting it release massage jets.

The unit comes with a modern design.

Though everything looks modern with the great finish matching your bathroom aesthetics, the showerhead installs perfectly in modern and traditional bathrooms. Though limescale deposit will build up, you will find it easy to clean.

Besides the great innovations that Hansgrohe is known for, the company gives great customer service. You cannot go wrong with a showerhead from the company as any issues you may have will be addressed fast.

The shower head, which is available in brushed brass, chrome and brushed nickel finishes, is designed easy to install. You can get started immediately as installing the unit only need a few tools. Matter of fact, you can even install it with no tools at all. The process will only take a few minutes, and you will be enjoying a hot or cold shower in a moment.

Pros

• Offered in three different finishes to choose from
• AirPower technology makes the unit release plump soothing jets
• Easy to install
• Modern technology, but still fitting traditional bathrooms
• Great price-performance quality
• Large diameter, 9.5-inch, for a wide coverage

Cons

• Low pressure can feel drippy at times

3. Rainshow’r CQ-1000-MS Shower Filter and Shower Head – Long Lasting Filter

Chlorinated water can be problematic when it is the only water that comes to your home. That is what Rainshow’r CQ-1000-MS Shower Filter and Shower Head seeks to address. With chlorine in your water, your skin will always be dry and if you have dyed your hair, it will fade within a short time. Plus, water with chlorine does not lather readily with soap.

What is the option? Choose Rainshow’r CQ-1000-MS.

Unlike other options that you might apply to reduce the effect of chlorine on your bath water, this showerhead gives you a less costly method. Though the unit is designed with a simple filter that gets rid of chlorine, it is long lasting and one you never get bored with. It can get rid of up to 90 percent of chlorine in your water, letting you take a shower without the worries of dry skin or fading hair color.

How does it work? Simple. The filter is installed just above the showerhead to filter all the free chlorine and fumes that may find their way to your bath water. This filter, unlike most that will cease working after 10000 gallons, works for more than two and a half times, allowing up to 25000 gallons.

The showerhead is designed with Amcor massage head. This means that after a long day at work, you can regulate the pressure of the spray to give your body a massage. This feature comes very handy for those who shower a few minutes before heading to bed.

The manufacturer rates this unit for everyday use. You do not have to maintain the unit besides cleaning after a few weeks. The unit is easy to install even with the filter. You will not need a professional, and you will not need a box of tools.

One of the great advantages you will see is that, the filter works independent of the showerhead. This means that you can replace the showerhead at one point and leave the filter functional. This filter is designed to work with any form of showerhead including handheld and combination units.

At first use, the water will feel so soft to the skin. This is because all the impurities that make water hard have been removed. The filter is able to offer consistent filtering, a feat that mot many filters are able to reach.

The 8.2 inches showerhead is able to offer enough coverage for any size of bathroom. This is a great size as it covers your whole body.

Pros

• Long lasting filter that makes water soft
• Protects your skin and your hair
• Showerhead and filter designed easy to install for homeowners
• Overall design of the showerhead looks sleek and matches your bathroom
• Consistent filtering for smooth showers always

Cons

• The filter increases the overall length of showerhead, making it hang lower
• Skin reactions to filtered water, though rare, happens to some people

4. Hydroluxe Full Chrome Ultra-Luxury Showerhead – Experience Luxury With Different Settings

If you love exploring while in the shower, this unit gives you up to 24 water patterns for a great experience. It offers you a chance to use two separate shower heads or use a shower head and a handheld shower to enjoy up to 24 full and combined flow patterns.

The package is designed to bring the best of modern shower heads. It is a deviation from conventional shower heads that are designed to offer only a few water flow patterns. This unit has up to 5 settings for the hand shower and the power shower. These settings include power rain, stay warm mist, pause, water saving economy rain, and massage.

The settings offered by this shower head unit covers pretty much everyone irrespective of the needs.

It is offered with 3-zone-click lever dials that allow you to change between the settings with ease. Switching between settings is as easy as moving the dial. For enough coverage, the unit sports a four-inch chrome spray face.

To make your experience in the bathroom even merrier, the unit is offered with a 3-way water diverter coupled with an anti-swivel lock nut. This means that you will have a lot of patterns and the unit will operate efficiently throughout the whole showering process.

The overhead bracket allows you to adjust the angle of the shower head, keeping it in a way you feel comfortable. It is easy to tighten the head into place, thanks to the provision of conical brass hose nuts.

Installation is tools free. In fact, on receiving the shower head, you can start using it within a few minutes. The 5-inch hose is super flexible, and this makes the shower adjustable to meet the needs of any user. In the package, you will be offered a plumbers tape to ease the process of installation.

You can install this shower head on any standard shower arm. Though this is a modern shower head designed to offer convenience and luxury, it easily fits on traditional shower arms.

The overall design of the shower is easy to clean. The unit comes with rub-clean jets, which greatly reduces the maintenance work that you do. Even better, the design will match your bathroom aesthetics thanks to the chrome finish.

Though the manufacturer has not been in the industry for as long as other industry leaders, this shower head has garnered influence among consumers, thanks it is great technology.

Pros

• Designed with up to 24 water flow patterns
• Choose between 5 settings to meet your showering needs
• Durable construction
• Easy control lever dial
• Relatively low price
• Shower head angle is adjustable, allowing you comfortable showering

Cons

• Installation and use may be challenging at first

5. AKDY AZ-6021 Chrome Shower Head – Great Purchase on a Budget

If you are on budget, you might consider the AKDY AZ-6021 Chrome Shower Head.

It is a great addition to a modern bathroom thanks to its stealer design. Unlike conventional shower heads, that are in most cases rounded, this is a flat shower head, giving you eight inches of spay face. The design is attractive.

The shower head sports a plastic surrounded with a brushed chrome finish that is resistant to corrosion and scratching.

This is an oversized rainfall shower head for the large sized and the small sized alike. You will love it if you are interested in a head with a large coverage. To the average buyer, this showerhead presents a horde of benefits.

First off, it is designed in a square and flat design to easily match your bathroom. This is enhanced by the brushed chrome finish that ensures the unit does not stand shouting, but rhymes the fittings and fixtures in your bathroom. Even better, the clear plastic surround makes the unit even more aesthetically pleasing.

Though made of plastic, this unit is long lasting. It is made of thermoplastic that is highly resistant to high temperatures. Plus, plastic is easy to clean; maintenance will be low.

You will not need any tools to install this shower head, It fits perfectly on standard shower arms. To make installation even easier, the unit is offered with an installation manual. You will not need a professional when you have your two hands.

You will enjoy a wide water stream with the 8-inch wide shower head. The head releases rainfall style sprays. The mount will let you adjust the shower head angle to match your position in the bathroom and your height, for a great shower experience.

The unit is offered with a restrictor valve. This feature allows you to save water. When water in your home is at high pressure, the valve reduces the pressure, offering the jets to you at the right pressure. In case of low water pressure, the micronozzles are created to maintain the performance of the shower head.

You will get all the items you need to install this shower head yourself with no struggle. There is a compatible arm available, for those who are having an issue with compatibility. However, the arm is bought separately. The unit is created to fit in all standard shower arms.

The manufacturer offers great customer service, allowing shoppers with complaints to air them and get solutions. The rubber nozzles ease the process of cleaning as all you have to do is wipe clean the unit. AKDY is a company known to produce high quality products and their shower heads are among the most durable on the market.

Pros

• Offered with a chic design that enhances the beauty of your bathroom
• Large spray face, 8 inches, for a large coverage
• Designed with micronozzles that produce massaging and soothing jets
• Created with highly strong and durable plastic
• Shows consistent performance irrespective of water pressure

Cons

• One shower mode; lacks adjustability

6. Thunderhead TH2.5 Shower Head –Highly Flexible Shower Head

The Thunderhead TH2.5 Shower Head comes with a great design highly adjustable to meet your bathing needs and give you the experience you need. Thanks to this great adjustability, you can install this shower head on any bathroom. Its wall mount allows you to install it even on small bathrooms.

The shower head is created with pliable rubber micronozzles. These nozzles are built into the showerhead, making maintenance easy. All you have to do is wipe the nozzles and you will be good to go.

This is a powerful and wide shower head created with 90 spray nozzles. The high number of nozzles delivers a strong stream of water that leaves you feeling relaxed. Time spent showering will reduce, unless you want to extend, and you will save water.

The shower head offers rainfall style jets. Like other heads in its category, the jets are relaxing and soothing. When you use the right pressure, the jets will leave you feeling refreshed.

The whole shower head is made of ABS plastic. This guarantees you a long functional life, seeing that ABS is resistant to extreme temperatures and pressure. Even at the highest pressure and high temperature, the shower head’s performance will not be affected.

Unlike other shower heads, this unit is not offered with any special finish. This keeps the unit looking new with years of use as no part will flake and fall off. Again, plastic is antimicrobial and it will keep dirt away. Wiping smooth and shiny plastic is easy.

Installing this shower head takes only a few minutes. You will not need a plumber and you will not need any tools. The package comes with an installation manual in case you are stuck somewhere.

A restrictor valve is fitted on this showerhead. In case you have high water pressure in your home, the valve will help you save water. However, if you have low pressure, remove the restrictor valve before installation, to enjoy an unrestricted flow.

The shower head is mounted to a jointed arm. You can move this arm to any direction to match your height and your position in your bathroom. This comes handy when your bathroom is small. The mounting bracket can easily convert the existing wall shower arm into an overhead shower arm with ease. This gives you more adjustability.

Between the 90 jet nozzles, water pressure is evenly spread, giving you an invigorating experience. The design of the unit is sleek and chic and generally impressive. Its white color will match with the fixtures and the fittings in your bathroom. The performance is consistently good.

Pros

• Offered with exceptional spray power
• Jets pressure in all 90 nozzles well balanced for a great experience
• Anti-clog design eases maintenance
• Oversized shower head allows large water dispersion area
• Flexible arm allows you to position the unit in any way

Cons

• No finish and, thereby, relatively less attractive

7. Knox Showerhead with Bluetooth Wireless Phone Speaker – Best Luxury Shower head

This is a luxury showerhead. It makes the whole showering experience merry.

You can listen to music, make calls, and answer calls when taking a shower, thanks to the great MusicJet technology. The showerhead speaker is waterproof. It is designed to easily connect with your phone, and just like any other Bluetooth speaker, allows you to play songs from your music library and even answer calls.

You will only need to activate Bluetooth in your device and the speaker will automatically detect it and start playing songs. The unit can play music when your phone is up to 10 meters away. When a call comes through, push the MusicJet button to receive. Music will stop.

The unit runs on a single lithium ion battery. This battery is offered with the package together with a USB charger. With a single charge, the speaker can last up to 10 hours of continuous music or phone calls.

The high fidelity Bluetooth speakers are 3W waterproof. They will deliver a great sound and never get water. These speakers feature modern audio algorithm for great quality calls and music. Even better, they have noise reduction for more luxury.

The Bluetooth speakers are built in a round showerhead designed to offer a high stream of water jets, giving you a great experience showering. The head is offered with micronozzles all producing the same pressure.

This is a large sized showerhead, offering a wide coverage. It is ideal for large bathrooms. Even better, the brackets make the shower head angle adjustable to reach you on any corner of the bathroom and to accommodate any height.

Even with an in-built Bluetooth speaker, the unit is still easy to install with no tools required. It fits on any standard shower arm. In case you are stuck installing, there is a manual to keep you on track.

Maintenance is easy with this unit being made of shiny and polished plastic. There is no special finishing, which makes the unit one of the easiest to clean. All you have to do is wipe the shower head.

Though the overall design looks appealing, the white color that makes the better part of the shower head with the blue strip may not be attractive to many.

You will have fun enjoying music as you shower. Better still, you can regulate the pressure of the unit to save water. This is achieved by the use of a restrictor valve.

Pros

• Bluetooth speakers offer fun and luxury
• Shower head designed chic and sleek
• Large spray face for wide coverage
• Shower head angle is adjustable for use in different positions
• Easy installation

Cons 

• Relatively expensive as the price of the speaker is featured in
• Relatively less shower head features

8. Culligan WSH-C125 Filtered Shower Head – Best Filtered Shower Head

This is another shower head offered with a filter. The filter and the shower head are offered as one unit, but you can still change the filter of the shower head as they work separately.

You will be able to filter up to 99 percent of chlorine from the shower water, remove sulphur odors, and have softer water for showering. By removing chlorine and other impurities, your skin is protected from dryness and the showerhead is protected from build-up of impurities that may damage the unit.

Besides purifying the water, the showerhead is offered with five different settings. This will match whichever mood you may be in; enjoy a massaging, invigorating, and a relaxing experience in the shower.

The unit installs in a few minutes. All you need to do is wrap plumber tape on an existing shower arm and push the unit into the arm. You will have soft and pure water running into the showerhead. You will need no tools and no assistance.

Even with a filter built-in, this unit still looks sleek and attractive. It is offered with a chrome finish, which enhances its durability. The unit is corrosion and scratch resistant, a fact that enhances its durability. In addition, the filter is durable and filters water for up to six months, up to 10000 gallons of water before it requires changing.

This filter is able to function continuously, ensuring that you have soft and pure water any time you need to shower.

The Culligan Filtration system is one of the best. In this shower head, a sticker reminding you to change the filter is offered with the package, just in case you use the filter continuously and forget to change. An old filter will not be as effective and will let some chlorine or odor pass through.

The micronozzles are anti-clog. They do not need much maintenance besides regular wiping. Even better, these nozzles are rubberized, making them easy to wipe and keep clean.

Just like many standard shower heads, you can adjust the angle of this shower head to reach different parts of the bathroom and accommodate your height. This is a 4.8-inch shower head, giving you great coverage when you are showering.

Due to the filter, this unit is in the shape of a cone. Though this is not a unique shape in shower heads, when coupled with the chrome finish, it looks great. The patterns of the nozzles are created in a unique way to offer up to five experiences. The pressure and the flow have been balanced to let you enjoy just what you need, after a long day.

This system has been tested and certified to offer great performance at all conditions.

Pros

• Highly efficient and consistent filter
• Large size filter for wide coverage
• Adjustable angle to reach different parts of your bathroom
• Great value for money
• Offered with up to 5 spray settings, giving you great comfort

Cons

• The filter is relatively less durable

 

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