Having a shower is how most of us start (or end) each day, and a good shower experience makes all the difference. Therefore, which shower head you choose actually has a huge impact on everything from how you feel after a shower to your energy bills and even the interior design of your house.
If you're unsure where to start, don't fear. Whatever factors you take into account, such as low or high-pressure, eco-friendly, or filters, our handy guide and top 10 are here to make choosing a new shower head nice and simple and all readily available from Amazon and eBay.
With such a diverse range of shower heads available on the market, many features are very much a matter of personal taste, so make sure you know what you like, whether it be plastic, metal, LED lights or eco-friendly shower heads.
The look of your shower head can make a big difference to the overall feel of your bathroom. You might want to consider how it coordinates with your decor and how different materials affect your showering experience.
Most cheaper shower heads will be made of plastic, which generally break and scratch more easily and compared to metal ones, they don't look as refined and aren't as durable. However, Plastic shower heads also don't rust - although a good quality metal one shouldn't either - and tend to be a less expensive.
With its stylish, lustrous finish, chrome looks modern and reflects light to make your bathroom seem brighter. You can also easily coordinate it with existing bathroom fittings. It can also be lighter in weight and cheaper than other materials, however, it can dent and become scratched easily compared to stronger metals.
Brass shower heads look classy, are extremely durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear. On top of that, it's very easy to clean as you won't have to worry about rust or water residue stains. Also, you can add a timeless touch with a 'Victorian'-style brass shower head - which is shaped a bit like an old telephone.
Stainless steel is very similar to chrome, but the difference is that it is heavier and more durable. It will resist scratches and dents very well. While not completely immune to wear and tear, stainless steel is still corrosion-resistant and tarnish-resistant. This means that it is a great material for families with young children.
On average, eco-friendly shower heads reduce water flow up to an average of 40%, which can make a huge difference for the environment and your water bills. Whether you choose an electric or a power shower, it's easy to save water and they will give you just as good a shower experience as any normal shower head.
Although all shower heads require a clean on occasion, some materials may require less upkeep than others. Some are also self-cleaning, which means that the nozzles of the shower won't get easily blocked by limescale.
Another element that will make maintenance easier is a silicone or rubber ring around the nozzle area of the shower, which will absorb shocks and make the shower head less brittle in case you accidentally drop it or bash it against something.
Sometimes showering can be a bit boring, so you may wish to spice things up by getting a shower head with some special features. The most basic function you'll find will be a rotating spout that allows you to adjust to your preferred level of pressure and coverage.
You will also find LED shower heads, which can set the ambience or change colour depending on the temperature. Others use Ionic filters that use mineral balls to soften and purify hard water. As well as shower towers that have multiple features like LED lighting, built-in radio and multiple jets that can target areas that need massaging.
You can always add a water filter, even if your favourite shower head doesn't come with one.
Now that you know the important factors to look for in a shower head, let's move on to our top 10 recommendations!
|Special Features||Halo shape, limescale resistant|
|Special Features||Brushed nickel finish|
|Special Features||3 modes, filter element|
|Special Features||Victorian-style design|
|Special Features||Multiple jets, LED, digital temperature display|
|Special Features||Ionic water filter|
|Special Features||Cylindrical shape, clog-free nozzles|
|Material||Plastic, Stainless Steel|
|Special Features||7 automatic colour changing LED lights|
|Material||Chrome shower head, stainless steel hose|
|Special Features||Water pressure boosting|
|Special Features||Combine with any Mira shower hose to increase water flow by up to 25 percent|
Aio Aurajet Shower Head
Stainless Steel Round Rain Shower Head
Shower Head High Pressure 3 Spray Modes
Brass Victorian-Style Shower Head
Shower Tower Panel
Ionic 3 Setting Shower Head
Handheld Pencil Shower Head
LED Shower Head
Low Water Pressure Boosting Handheld Shower Head
Shower Head 90mm Universal Fit
A Sleek and Modern Design Combined With Low Water Usage
An Understated and Stylish Steel Rainfall Shower Head
A Subtle Look With Unique Water-Saving Capabilities
A Retro Shower Head that Adds a Splash of Class
A Luxury Shower that Can Do (Almost) Everything
A Powerful Shower Head With Popular Ionic Technology
A High Pressure Shower Head With a Unique Design
Rainfall-Style Shower Head With Fun LED Lighting
High Pressure Even in Low Water Pressure Showers
A Universal Fit Shower Head for Fuss Free Showering
|Material||Chrome||Stainless Steel||Chrome||Brass, chrome||Stainless Steel||Plastic||Stainless Steel||Plastic, Stainless Steel||Chrome shower head, stainless steel hose||Plastic|
|Special Features||Halo shape, limescale resistant||Brushed nickel finish||3 modes, filter element||Victorian-style design||Multiple jets, LED, digital temperature display||Ionic water filter||Cylindrical shape, clog-free nozzles||7 automatic colour changing LED lights||Water pressure boosting||Combine with any Mira shower hose to increase water flow by up to 25 percent|
As we've discovered, the quality of your shower can really affect your mood, so it's important to know what kind of shower head is right for you. So whatever your taste, make sure you enjoy your shower and don't forget to scrub behind the ears!
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