Looking for the best shower head? You’ve come to the right place. Your shower should be an oasis; an escape from the stresses and troubles of everyday life. While you may not be able to turn your bathroom into a spa, you can create a spa-like experience with the right shower head.
Top 10 Shower Heads Comparison
The question is: where do you start? With so many different brands, types and sizes, shopping for a showerhead can be overwhelming. We’re here to simplify the process. Shopping for a showerhead should be easy and fun – not a chore. We’ve rounded up our top 10 picks for the best shower head of 2015 to help you find a model that suits your needs and budget.
1. Culligan WSH-C125
The WSH-C125 is one of the most popular shower heads on the market, and it’s easy to see why. This model does more than just spray water – it filters it, too.
Simple and easy to install, this shower head reduces chlorine by up to 95%. The result? Reduced scale and sulfur odors for a more pleasant shower. Did we mention that it also helps remove some of the minerals found in hard water, too?
No tools are required to install the WSH-C125. Simply wrap the Teflon tape (included) around your existing shower arm, and attach the shower head. It’s that easy! Its simple installation makes the WSH-C125 a great choice for people who live in an apartment or those who don’t want to hire a plumber just to install a new showerhead.
If the easy installation wasn’t enough to entice you, maybe its spray settings will be. The WSH-C125 features five spray settings, including massage and full body coverage.
The anti-clog spray nozzles are easy to keep clean, and each filter has a 10,000 gallon capacity (or six months). As an added bonus, replacement filters are cheap, and Cullligan includes a starter filter with your purchase.
If you’re looking for a no-frills shower head that doubles as a filter, the Culligan WSH-C125 is a smart choice.
2. DreamSpa 3-Way Showerhead Combo
Want a handheld and rain shower head? With the DreamSpa 3-way combo showerhead, you never have to sacrifice one for the other. This model includes both a handheld and round rain shower head for the ultimate spa shower experience.
The great thing about this shower head combo is that you can use both at the same time, or each one separately. The handheld head features a 4” diameter, while the rainfall shower head features a generous 7” diameter. Between the two, you’re sure to enjoy full body coverage, and a range of spray settings.
The high-powered handheld shower features seven settings: power rain, hydro-mist, pulsating massage, rain/mist, eco rain, water-saving pause and rain/massage.
The rub-clean jets are easy to maintain, and the 3-zone click dial makes it easy to choose between handheld, rain and both. The overhead bracket is angle-adjustable, so you can choose the right angle and height for you. The generous 5’ flexible hose gives you plenty of leeway when using the handheld shower head.
The DreamSpa 3-way showerhead offers tools-free installation with nuts that are designed for hand tightening.
If you want the best of both worlds (handheld and rain), this is the perfect shower head for you.
3. HotelSpa 3-Way Shower Head Combo
HotelSpa’s 3-way shower head combo is sleek, modern and easy to install. With 30 combined and full spray patterns, you’re sure to enjoy an unforgettable showering experience.
The handheld shower head offers a 4” surface area and six settings, while the rainfall shower head offers a 6” surface area and six settings. The settings for both shower heads include: water-saving economy rain, rain/massage, pulsating massage, power rain, hydrating mist and rain/mist.
The jets are easy to clean, and the 5’ stainless steel hose allows for plenty of freedom when using the handheld shower head. Tools-free installation makes this shower head a breeze to install.
For a luxurious spa-like shower, the HotelSpa 3-way combo shower head is a smart choice.
4. Earth 2.0 GPM Niagara
The Earth 2.0 GPM Niagara is a low-flow shower head that will help you save up to 20% in water usage – without forcing you to sacrifice comfort. That’s a savings of up to 3,650 gallons each year.
With the Earth 2.0 GPM, you enjoy a consistent flow rate no matter what your water pressure is like. The shower head features 9 jets with a range of settings from gentle to forceful. A non-aerating spray ensures that you enjoy maximum energy savings without temperate loss.
The great thing about this shower is that it’s self-cleaning, completely maintenance-free and resistant to corrosion. The Earth 2.0 GPM features a tools-free installation, and is compatible with all standard showerhead arms.
5. Speakman S-2005-HB
Want a fixed shower head with spray settings that are easy to adjust? The Speakman S-2005-HB is a great choice for you. Featuring Speakman’s patented Anystream 360 degree technology, this shower head has three distinct settings, 5 jets with 50 individual streams and 8 pulsating massage sprays.
Both 2.5gpm and 2.0gpm models are available, and you can choose between several finishes for a look that complements your décor.
The S-2005-HB features self-cleaning nozzles offer a consistent performance regardless of your home’s water pressure.
If you’re looking for a showerhead that offers multiple spray combinations and a simple design, the S-2005-HB is a great choice.
6. A-Flow 5 Function Shower Head Combo
A-Flow is a trusted name in the shower head industry, and their 5-function shower head combo is a great choice for anyone looking to create a spa-like experience in their shower. With a sleek simple design, this shower head combination is compatible with all standard plumbing and requires no tools to install.
The dual 4” shower heads feature five spray settings: rain/aeration, massage, rain, aeration and rain/massage. The handheld head features a 60” flexible hose for added convenience.
With this shower head combo, you can use both heads at the same time, or each one separately – it’s up to you.
As one of the most affordable combination shower heads on the market, this model is a great choice for anyone on a tight budget.
7. Waterpik NML-603(S)
Looking for a unique, handheld shower head? The Waterpik NML-603(S) fits the bill. Featuring Waterpik’s flex hose, this showerhead offers six modes and OptiFLOW.
With a flexible hose, you can move the NML-603(S) to any position you please. High-performing and a sleek design, this shower head offers six spray settings and a 2.5gpm rate.
While its design is a little quirky, the NML-603(S) offers great spray coverage, excellent consistency and easy installation. The high pressure design makes this model a smart choice for homes with poor water pressure.
8. Kohler K-10282-AF Forte
Elegant and classic – those are the first two words that come to mind when you think of the K-10282-AF Forte by Kohler. Backed by a well-known name in the industry, this shower head looks great in any bathroom, and is beautifully simplistic.
Sure, it doesn’t have multiple spray settings. But it really doesn’t need them. With a generous 5.5” spray area, this shower head offers full body coverage and 72 spray nozzles. Thanks to its unique design, the Forte’s nozzles resists buildup from hard water and are incredibly easy to clean. The wide rim of the shower head allows for easy adjustment, so you can choose an angle that works for you.
With just sealant tape and a strap wrench, you can have this shower head installed in no time.
If you’re looking for a simple shower head that offers excellent coverage and an ultra-durable construction, the K-10282-AF is the right choice for you.
9. DreamSpa Color-Changing LED Shower Head
Another pick from DreamSpa, this chrome shower head features LED lights that change color with the water temperature. Powered by running water (no batteries required), this is one of the most advanced LED shower heads on the market.
This shower head features five spray settings: pulsating massage, power ran, economy rain, hydro-mist and water-saving pause. The generous 5.25” spray area offers full-body coverage and rub-clean jets.
The neat thing about this shower head is that the LED lights change as the temperature of your water changes.
- Blue: Cool water under 95F, or 35C
- Green: Warm water between 95 and 108F, or 35-42C
- Red: Hot water between 109 and 122F, or 43-50C
- Flashing red: Hot water over 122F, or 50C
The LED lights boast a lifespan of over 100,000 hours, or 10 years of heavy use.
A great choice for families with young children, this shower head will help keep your family safe by preventing them from using water that is too hot.
10. Speakman S-2252 Icon
Want a high pressure, adjustable shower head? Speakman’s S-2252 Icon is an excellent choice. This shower head boats the brand’s patented Anystream 360 technology, and features 6 adjustable jets with 48 sprays.
The S-2252 features four spray patterns that are easily adjusted using the 360 degree lever. Sprays range from gentle to an intense spray for a truly personal showering experience.
Built with Speakman’s plunger system, this shower head enhances your experience regardless of your home’s water pressure. Its unique design creates a high-power spray that’s invigorating and powerful.
If your home has low water pressure and you want to enjoy the feeling of a high-powered shower, the Speakman S-2252 Icon is the right choice for you.
Whether you’re looking for a shower head that offers full body coverage, a relaxing massage, or a simple model that gets the job done well, you’re sure to find the perfect shower head on this list.
Still not sure what model is the right choice for you? We encourage you to read through our shower head reviews 2015 to help you find a model that fits your budget and needs.