Having a shower is how most of us start (or end) each day, and a good shower experience makes all the difference. So, 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.
There are many different shower heads to consider and whether you're dealing with low or high water, looking for an eco-friendly option, or want something with a filter for hard water areas. We've ranked the top 9 best shower heads available at Amazon, so you can effortlessly choose a new shower head from the comfort of your own home. Moreover, we partnered with interior designer Belen Dakak to review and fact-check the article to deliver the best information.
Belen is an interior designer (residential and retail design), having worked for top retail brands including Estee Lauder, Seasalt and John Lewis, as well as working with private clients on residential projects and RoomLab, an online interior design platform.
If you're a fan of a power-shower type of experience, you'll want to pick a shower head that increases the water pressure running through it. This is often achieved by having a smaller number of holes, or nozzles, for the water to pass through resulting in a more powerful focused stream, or by using acompression chamber.
More often than not, these shower heads are adjustable and allow you to vary the pressure and spray between a narrower, high-pressure, stream and one that covers a wider area. It's worth noting, however, that while a shower head can improve your water pressure while having a shower, it can't work miracles and turn a trickle into a power washer!
For those that prefer a lower-pressure, rain like experience, a large shower head or rain shower is the way to go. These are easily spotted by their size and give wide body coverage meaning that you don't have to step in and out of the stream to wash different parts of your body.
These are a great choice for those who use their shower time to relax and wind down rather than to simply clean, and can be an affordable way to add a little spa-like comfort into your home. If you already struggle with your shower pressure, however, this type if head is probably one to avoid.
If you live in a hard water area, you may want to consider a shower head with a filter in order to have a softer shower. This has a number of benefits, especially for those who have dry or frizzy hair and don't want to shampoo too often. Similarly, those with dry skin can benefit from softer water.
Many heads use ionic filters that use mineral balls, which although will not soften water in the way a traditional softener does, but it will remove chlorine and other chemical contaminants to purify hard water, making the water much less harsh and leaving your skin and hair feeling significantly softer.
As well as the benefits to your person, filters can also help prevent limescale build up. You can always add a water filter, even if your favourite shower head doesn't come with one!
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.
Eco-friendly shower heads are usually not recommended for use with electric showers which may cause the shower to overheat and damage the shower unit.
Choosing the right material can make all the difference when thinking of your bathroom décor. Metal heads, like chrome, brass, or stainless steel look great and are easy to clean. Although all shower heads require a clean on occasion, some materials may require less upkeep than others, such as plastic which is a cheap option that won't rust.
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.
This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.
Aio Aurajet Shower Head
Stainless Steel Round Rain Shower Head
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, Modern Design Combined With Low Water Usage and Increased Pressure
An Understated Rainfall Head for a Spa-Like Experience
The Perfect Choice for Traditional Bathrooms
A Luxury Shower Tower Packed With Fun Features
Features Ionic Bead Technology to Soften Hard Water
For High, Targeted Pressure and Those Who Like to Use a Handheld
Ideal for Brightening up the Bathroom and Homes With Kids
A Magical Solution to Boost Pressure Even in Weaker Showers
Great Budget Option From Mira With a Universal Fitting
|Head Size and Nozzles||12.7 cm||21 cm, 90 nozzles||8 cm||24 x 24 cm||9.4 cm||19.5 x 2.8 cm||20.6 x 18.4||19.7 cm||13.6 cm|
|Eco||Yes - 9 litres per minute||No||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Material||Chrome||Stainless Steel||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||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|
This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.
|Head Size and Nozzles||12.7 cm|
|Eco||Yes - 9 litres per minute|
|Special Features||Halo shape, limescale resistant|
|Head Size and Nozzles||21 cm, 90 nozzles|
|Special Features||Brushed nickel finish|
|Head Size and Nozzles||8 cm|
|Special Features||Victorian-style design|
|Head Size and Nozzles||24 x 24 cm|
|Special Features||Multiple jets, LED, digital temperature display|
|Head Size and Nozzles||9.4 cm|
|Special Features||Ionic water filter|
|Head Size and Nozzles||19.5 x 2.8 cm|
|Special Features||Cylindrical shape, clog-free nozzles|
|Head Size and Nozzles||20.6 x 18.4|
|Material||Plastic, Stainless Steel|
|Special Features||7 automatic colour changing LED lights|
|Head Size and Nozzles||19.7 cm|
|Material||Chrome shower head, stainless steel hose|
|Special Features||Water pressure boosting|
|Head Size and Nozzles||13.6 cm|
|Special Features||Combine with any Mira shower hose to increase water flow by up to 25 percent|
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