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The 8 Best Shower Heads to Revitalise Your Bathroom

Best shower heads guide
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The best shower heads come with a variety of features so you can find your ideal model, whether you're looking for a quick, powerful wash or a pamper session. 

Before you take the splash, there's a few things worth considering. You'll want to ensure your new shower head fits in with your bathroom design, and there's many different types available. Handheld shower heads are convenient because of their flexibility, particularly when washing children and pets, while fixed shower heads are permanently attached to the wall or ceiling at adjustable heights. 

When it comes to pressure, jet shower heads are the most powerful and direct water pressure towards a smaller surface area, while rain showers are more gentle.

While all shower heads should come with fittings and fitting instructions enclosed, it's always best to hire a plumber if you're not confident in fitting it yourself. 

If you're ready to upgrade your shower, these are the best shower heads you can buy right now.

Best Shower Heads

Hydroluxe Shower Head/Handheld Shower Combo

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1. Hydroluxe Shower Head/Handheld Shower Combo

This best shower head for pampering

Specifications

Made from: Chrome-plated ABS
Finish: Chrome, polished
Handheld shower diameter: 4 inches
Fixed shower head diameter: 6 inches
Spray settings: 6
Installation: Tools free

Reasons to buy

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Two-in-one combo
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Multiple settings
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Easy to install

Reasons to avoid

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Water pressure can fall while switching heads

This luxurious two-in-one shower combo from Hydroluxe, which features a fixed head and a handheld shower head, takes our best shower head crown. Not only does it feature an array of settings, but it's surprisingly affordable. 

There are six settings on each shower head (Power Rain, Pulsating Massage, Hydrating Mist, Rain/Massage, Rain/Mist and Water-saving Economy Rain), and you can use the fixed mount overhead shower head and hand shower separately, or both together.

It also comes with an anti-swivel lock nut and angle-adjustable overhead bracket so you can change the direction of the water spray. You won’t need any tools to install it, and it comes with conical brass hose nuts for easy hand tightening.


Yoo.Mee Handheld Shower Head

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2. Yoo.Mee Handheld Shower Head

A powerful wash to relax your muscles

Specifications

Material: ABS Engineering Grade Plastic
Finish: Brushed Nickel
Spray settings: 3
Diameter: 3 inches
Installation: No tools required

Reasons to buy

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Turbocharger for high pressure
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Long steel hose
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Easy to install

Reasons to avoid

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Slightly loose wall mount

For a high pressure wash to relax sore muscles, Yoo.Mee's handheld shower head is a great. option. It is fitted with a turbocharger that increases the water pressure before reaching your shower, even when the pressure is low, so you'll enjoy a soothing and relaxing experience.

There are three settings to choose from (Powerful Shooting, Pulse Massage and Mixed), and a massive plus is that it comes with a 79” stainless steel hose to help you easily reach around your body.

Installation is simple and tools-free, and this shower head also comes with a water flow regulator you can install in case the pressure is too high. 


Mira Showers Beat Eco Four Spray Shower Head

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3. Mira Showers Beat Eco Four Spray Shower Head

The best eco-friendly shower head

Specifications

Material: Chrome
Finish: Polished
Spray settings: 4
Diameter: 90mm/110mm
Installation: Tools free

Reasons to buy

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Saves water
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Easy to install
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Easy to clean

Reasons to avoid

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Could be sturdier

You can find eco settings on some of the shower heads on this list, but if you're looking explicitly for eco efficiency - the Beat Eco is for you.

This Mira Showers shower head is fitted with an integrated flow regulator which will help you save up to up to 85% more water, the manufacturer says. This limits your flow to six litres per minute.

It also comes with four spray settings (Rain, Rain plus, Burst and Storm) and is available with either a 90mm or 110mm diameter. Moreover, it features rub-clean nozzles on the spray face which can easily be cleaned and to remove limescale.

It's compatible with all mixer shows, and no tools are required for installation.


Speakman S-2252 Signature Anystream High Pressure Shower Head

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4. Speakman S-2252 Signature Anystream High Pressure Shower Head

A contemporary shower head which is impressively designed

Specifications

Material: Brass
Finish: Chrome
Spray settings: 3
Diameter: 4 inches
Installation: Adjustable wrench required

Reasons to buy

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High pressure to sooth muscles
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48 customisable sprays

Reasons to avoid

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Heavy, so be wary during installation

This is another great high pressure shower head that will particularly benefit those with tired shoulders and aching back muscles.

The Speakman shower head delivers up to 2.5 gallons of water per minute and features six adjustable jets that produce 48 individual sprays. It has three settings (Intense, Rain and Full Flood) and has a simple side handle that complements contemporary bathroom hardware and accessories. 

It’s a little heavy, which is something to bear in mind during installation. 


Mira Showers Response Shower Head

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5. Mira Showers Response Shower Head

A budget option that's compatible with most showers

Specifications

Material: Chrome
Finish: Chrome or white
Spray settings: 4
Diameter: 4 inches
Installation: Tools free

Reasons to buy

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Universal fit
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Easy to install
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Eco setting

Reasons to avoid

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Basic spray modes

The Mira Response Shower Head is a great option if you're looking for something simple and stylish. It's very affordable too. 

While the four low-pressure spray modes aren't as luxurious as other models on this list, the shower head does include an eco setting to help save both water and energy. And when paired with a Mira shower house, you can experience up to 25% more water flow. 

Plus, its universal fit means it can be connected to almost any shower hose, and no tools are required for installation.

It also comes with rubber nozzles on the spray face that make it easy to clean, to help you keep on top of limescale. Simply rub over them to wipe away anything that could be clogging them. 


Triton High Flow Shower Head

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6. Triton High Flow Shower Head

One of the best all-rounders

Specifications

Finish: Chrome
Spray settings: 5
Diameter: 4 inches
Installation: No tools required

Reasons to buy

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Suitable for all showers
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Affordable
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Easy to install

Reasons to avoid

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Isn't as long lasting as the others in this list

This low-pressure shower head ticks a lot of boxes. It is high quality, inexpensive, and the handset is suitable for all shower types: low or high pressure, mixer shower or electric shower. 

It has five spray patterns to choose from (Jet, Blast, Spray, Rain and Drench) simply twist the shower head to cycle through the options for your favourite. And the universal connection makes it easy to replace your current shower head. 

A notable point is that this is one of the easier shower heads to install, making it perfect for DIY novices. 


Nosame Shower Head

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7. Nosame Shower Head

There are health benefits to purchasing this model

Specifications

Material: Eco-friendly ABS
Finish: Stainless steel
Spray settings: 3
Diameter: 4 inches
Installation: Tools-free

Reasons to buy

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Micro nozzle technology 
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Budget friendly
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Purifies water

Reasons to avoid

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Hose not included

There’s a lot to love about this Nosame shower head. Firstly, the sophisticated micro nozzle technology makes the outlet holes smaller which helps to increase the water flow, thereby increasing the water pressure. 

Additionally, the integral water filtration system uses bio-active stones to remove heavy metals, impurities, rust, odour and bacteria from the water. This is especially useful in hard water areas. 

It has three settings (Rainfall, Massage and Jetting) to ensure a perfect shower experience every time. 

One consideration to make is that while this is easy to install - simply screw onto any standard shower hose - the hose is not included.


WaterPoint Rain Shower Head

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8. WaterPoint Rain Shower Head

Great for a quick wash and spending less time in the shower

Specifications

Material: Lightweight ABS plastic, plated with Chrome
Finish: Chrome
Spray settings: 1
Diameter : 8 inches
Installation: Tools-free

Reasons to buy

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Large diameter head
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Built-in water restrictor

Reasons to avoid

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Only one spray setting

Size does matter when it comes to this WaterPoint model, which is a very impressive rain shower head.

The large 8-inch diameter makes each shower feel like a spa experience, covering your entire body and providing a deluxe wash each time.

The flow restrictor is a thoughtful feature, which limits the shower head to 2.5 gallons of water per minute, an environmentally-friendly measure which helps to reduce water usage. You can remove this if you wish though. 

The only reason it's low on this list is that it comes with just one spray setting.

How to Choose Your Shower Head

Price will be a primary consideration for many when choosing a new shower head, but it is also worth assessing the qualities you are looking for. 

Water pressure 

Your water pressure will likely dictate which shower heads are compatible with your home plumbing. If you’re not sure whether a specific shower head will work in your shower, use a water pressure gauge to test its compatibility, or ask a professional to check for you. 

Type

Be sure to review your current shower set-up before buying a new shower head, as you'll need to consider how effective it will be.  

If you have kids or pets, then you might prefer to buy a handheld shower head which will give you more flexibility. Meanwhile opt for jet shower heads for a more powerful wash, and rain shower heads for a more gentle wash.

Shower heads tend to come with standard size fittings so you aren't limited to choosing shower heads from the same manufacturer as your shower.

Spray

Newer shower heads are equipped with different spray settings. There are high-pressure sprays which are good for massaging muscles, while low water pressure sprays are best suited if you want a gentler experience. 

How we Review Shower Heads

Here at Homebuilding.co.uk we like to get our hands dirty and trial as many products as possible, but in the instances where we aren’t able to, such as with the best shower heads, we leave no stone unturned to provide you with the crucial information you need to know before buying. 

Our team is passionate about DIY and home improvement (which probably won’t be a surprise) so we already have knowledge about the brands that make these shower heads. Moreover, we have taken into account user reviews when compiling this buying guide, and gleaned key information from our sister sites such as Real Homes and Ideal Home. 

There's a lot to consider to ensure you buy the best shower head, and we’ve scanned the pros and cons of each model in this buying guide to ensure you feel confident in choosing the right product for your home. 

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and is the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating, a role he has had since 2019. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 


He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.