There’s more to showering than just turning the knob and letting the water spurt out of the head. Nowadays, thanks to new technology and research, not only do you get a shower, but some shower heads allow for a massage feature as well as other “modes” wherein you can adjust the water flow. With a broad range of shower heads to choose from, it can be a bit confusing at times. To make sure you enjoy your shower time, then you need to have the best hand held the shower head.
- Hydrolux Full-Chrome 24 Function Ultra-Luxury 3-way 2 in 1 Shower Head
- Delta Faucet 75700 Universal Showering Components
- AquaSense 3 Handheld Shower Head With Ultra-Long Stainless Steel Hose
- ShowerMaxx Shower Head
- YOO.MEE High-Pressure Multi-function Hand Held shower head
- Waterpik SM-653CG Original Shower Massage Hand Held Shower Head
- HotelSpa 7-setting AquaCare Series Spiral Hand Held Shower Head
- AKDY 2 Setting Multi-Function Rainfall Waterfall Bath Modern Shower Head Wand
Hydrolux Full-Chrome 24 Function Ultra-Luxury 3-way 2 in 1 Shower Head
What’s better than a shower? Well, two showers of course! With the Hydrolux 2 in 1 shower head, you get two types of shower heads in one fixture. Having two heads is better than one in this case for showers. The Hydrolux 2 in 1 comes with a hand held shower head and a fixed head with a variable angle. Using only one pipe fitting, you can choose to have both heads running at the same time, or one of each. There are several advantages to this kind of setup. For example, you can have a steady flow of water running down your body with the fixed head, while you use the hand held head to reach those hard to reach areas such as on your back. Having this much control with your shower head will result in better cleaning.
The shower heads feature the same adjustable water flow modes and can be individually adjusted to your liking. The modes include the standard “wide rain” configuration where a gentle shower of water comes out of the head. Other modes include power massage, stay-warm mist, eco rain, and pause. Each mode has a distinct pattern of output and can be used for both warm and cold water. If I were to pick some cons, it would be how you can’t choose where you want cold water on one head, and warm water on the other. But can’t blame the shower head from that shortcoming as it’s designed to go on one fitting.
Delta Faucet 75700 Universal Showering Components
The Delta Faucet 75700 features seven modes and is made with fine quality materials that make it a fine product. The shower head has rubber outer lining that allows the shower to be easily cleaned with a simple wipe. If you’re having problems with calcium and lime building up in your shower head, you don’t have to worry anymore with the Delta Faucet 75700. The shower’s seven modes range from a powerful full-body spray, fast massaging spray, a full spray with massage, a gentle drenching spray, a soft drench with full spray, and a very gentle rain-like spray.
The shower head also includes pause mode where the shower head cut’s off the water supply and reduces the water flow into a slow trickle. It will give you enough water to wet your hands or your shaver if you choose to lather up or shave under the shower. The clever pause mode lets you reduce the water flow without having to turn off the main knob. This pause mode comes in handy if you have a dual valve shower output where you can mix and match the amount of hot and cold water that comes out. Without pause mode, you have to turn off the valves individually, and when you decide to turn it on again, you’d have to look for that sweet spot for water temperature again.
AquaSense 3 Handheld Shower Head With Ultra-Long Stainless Steel Hose
If you find your hand held shower to be a bit lacking when it comes to hose length, you can find that extra length with the AquaSense 3. The ultra-long hose of the AquaSense 3 has a length of 80-inches to give you the freedom to reach those hard spots of your body. Don’t lift your leg so you can spray it, use the extra reach of the AquaSense 3 and bend down to the floor and use the shower head directly on your feet. You’d never notice the nuances of having a longer hose until you realize that it’s gone.
The shower head only has three spray settings which are a bit lacking when compared to the numerous spray options of the other heads. However, the AquaSense 3 has a smaller form factor which gives it more pressure. The three spray modes are mainly a narrow high-pressure spray, a wide, gentle spray, or a balanced standard spray.
For convenience, the AquaSense 3 has its control knob installed on the base of the shower head itself, so you don’t have to reach for the main valve when you turn off the water. It also doubles as a pause mode for the shower head so you can keep the water temperature dialed in perfectly every time you take a bath.
ShowerMaxx Shower Head
If you’re looking for a spa-quality shower head, you’ll love the ShowerMaxx shower head with its six spray settings and high-quality all-metal construction with chrome plating. The shower head’s spray nozzles are made with ABS plastic for easy cleaning. The hose is made to be stretchable up to a maximum length of 6.56-feet so you can use it even while sitting on the floor.
The multiple modes make the shower head useful for various applications and have gentle or strong modes that make it viable for use on children and even on pets. The various spray modes of the shower head include a high-pressure spray, an eco-mode that saves water while giving you optimal coverage, a gentle massaging feature that feels excellent and much more. The shower head features an easy to install the fitting, quiet spray, a gentle rain spray mode, and even a quiet close spray mode if you want to spray directly on your head. This feature comes in handy if you need to wash your head but want to keep your whole body dry.
If you want to do some DIY, you’d be glad to know that you get free Teflon in the box along with the handheld shower head, a sand filter, the stretchable hose, the shower mount and an easy to follow instruction manual with step by step procedures.
YOO.MEE High-Pressure Multi-function Hand Held shower head
If you’ve got a high-pressure line in your home’s plumbing, you can take full advantage of the features of the YOO.MEE High-Pressure Multi-Function Hand Held Shower Head. Having a high-pressure shower head can yield multiple benefits. For starters, a high-pressure line will allow for more effective massaging sprays. A high-pressure line can deliver a more effective spray but uses fewer water thanks to better spreading done by the shower head.
Like the AquaSense 3, the YOO.MEE shower head only has three shower modes, but all benefit from the high-pressure output. Most of the modes are massage type modes which make them perfect for therapy and muscle relaxation. These modes are powerful shooting, pulse massage, and a mix of both. Thanks to YOO.MEE’s 2XP turbocharging feature, the shower head can deliver an optimized spray while making use of less water when compared to standard pressure shower heads.
The whole package can be had for a decent price and is cheaper than most high-pressure systems. The package comes in a small box and has everything you need including a roll of Teflon tape. Inside the box, you get the shower head, the shower bracket and pipe fitting, the removable stainless-steel coil hose, and an instruction manual that lets you install the fittings in detail.
Waterpik SM-653CG Original Shower Massage Hand Held Shower Head
The simple yet effective Waterpik SM-653CG is a very intuitive shower to use. The six spray modes that it has includes Waterpik’s own “Original Shower Massage” spray mode that uses the pressure of the water to do a relaxing massage on your skin. Multiple shower heads have copied this feature in the market, but the original is from the guys at Waterpik.
The hose of the whole set is 5-feet long and is attached to a smooth hose that’s easy to clean unlike most shower heads with an elegant metal coil covered hose but are an absolute nightmare to clean. The shower head’s main ports are made with ABS plastic that lets you clean calcium deposits and lime with ease. The six modes of the shower head can cater to many applications from providing a gentle shower to a concentrated blast that can penetrate through your pet’s fur. The shower head is engineered to deliver maximum water efficiency by making use of optimized fine sprays that use less water but provide better coverage.
The shower head’s main fixture bracket features an adjustable mount that allows you to change the angle of the shower head if you choose to use it as a standard shower.
HotelSpa 7-setting AquaCare Series Spiral Hand Held Shower Head
The HotelSpa shower head delivers the most coverage thanks to a plethora of spray nozzles on the shower head. The whole set comes with convenient features such as the instant flow control switch on the shower head’s handle which allows you to adjust the water flow to a trickle when you need it. The shower head’s seven modes range from a narrow power massaging spray to a wide, gentle rain shower. The outermost ring of the shower head is made with HotelSpa’sSpiralFlo design which contains many nozzles for excellent coverage.
The shower head’s nozzles are easy to clean with a single wipe thanks to the ABS plastic nozzles. The box contains two mounting points; the main bracket is an adjustable mount and is also the main pipe fixture for the shower. The extra wall bracket can be used as an alternative mounting point for use by kids in case the main bracket is too high for them to reach. The extra bracket does not require and drilling or adhesive. The rear of the bracket features a high-quality suction cup that secures the extra wall bracket with zero hassle.
The main bracket fixture can be installed without the need to call the plumber, to install it, simply turn off the main valve, remove your old shower, and install the HotelSpa shower head easily using the self-retaining nut which can be tightened using a single wrench.
AKDY 2 Setting Multi-Function Rainfall Waterfall Bath Modern Shower Head Wand
The AKDY shower head is a departure from all the other shower heads in this list. The AKDY is also one of the cheapest shower heads in this list. With its square shaped head, the shower is designed to deliver a wide coverage and come with two modes. The main shower head’s 77 spray nozzle face is made with rubber that allows the shower to be easily cleaned with a simple wipe and will not require any anti-stain detergents to clean. The two modes are rainfall which is an ultra-wide spray which can effectively give you the sensation of rain’s gentle drops. The second mode is waterfall where the water is concentrated on the central portion of the shower head into a narrow slit that lets the water gush out like a crystal clear ribbon. This mode is great for quick drenching and thorough cleaning.
The body of the shower head is compact and is made with a combination of ABS plastic and metal parts in some spots. The ABS plastic is finished in chrome for an ultra-clean look. Installing the shower head and main fixture bracket requires no tools thanks to the bracket’s easy install ring which you can tighten just with your hands, and you’re ready to go.
If you’re choosing your shower heads, there’s nothing much that separate them, only a few key features that make them an enticing buy can seal the deal. These features mostly focus on convenience such as a long hose to be able to reach tough spots or let you shower while sitting. Another factor you might want to look at is efficiency; while showering does not waste a lot of water, having extra savings from water consumption helps give you more points to consider when buying a new handheld shower head.