What is the best handheld shower head? There are a lot of options to choose from, and we’ve thoroughly tested and researched a lot on our own. We found that there are so many great handheld shower heads that we couldn’t pick just one.
Instead, we’re going to provide you with the top 10 best shower heads of 2015.
1. DreamSpa® 3-way Rainfall Shower Head
A combo shower head that features a 7” chrome rainfall shower head and a handheld head. The handheld portion features 8 settings:
- Power rain
- Econ rain
- Water saving
Flexible and light, the handheld hose is all stainless steel, making it durable and appealing. When showering, users will be able to adjust the 3-way diverter to ensure that either shower head has enough water pressure at one time. You can also adjust the overhead bracket to have a shower fit to your preference.
Installation is fast and easy, and is tool-free.
2. ZenFresh Filtration Shower Head
Enjoy a luxurious spa feel right in your own home. This filtered body spray purifies the water before it jets out of the shower head. Using laser perforated technology, ZenFresh uses less water while producing the same water pressure you enjoy.
Handheld, you’ll use bioactive stones for filtration that are meant to:
- Smooth the skin
- Reduce oil secretion
Meant to restore the balance of your oil glands, the ZenFresh takes just minutes to install and has a rich look seen in high-end spas.
If you want a handheld shower head that you would normally find in a spa without the high price tag, the ZenFresh is for you.
3. DreamSpa® 9-Setting High-Power Ultra-Luxury
Another option from DreamSpa. This model isn’t a combination model, but it is meant to be an ultra-luxury, handheld shower head with 9-settings. These settings are designed to help you shower in luxury. Completely chrome, the face is 4-inches in diameter with 3-zone precision, and rub-clean jets.
The DreamSpa includes settings for:
- Power rain
- Economy rain
There are also 4 combination settings if the previous 5 settings aren’t exactly to your liking. What’s really unique about this model is that it comes with an on-off switch that you won’t find anywhere else.
4. Delta 75700WH Seven-Spray Hand Shower
Don’t want a shower head that is plated with stainless steel? The Delta 75700WH is all-white and comes with seven spray options. Affordable and highly-rated, this model has an easy spray dial and a double check valve to ensure a consistent spray at all times.
There is a 6-foot flexible hose that’s included and is plated in stainless steel.
Anti-clog features remove mineral deposits and sediment from the shower head, ensuring that you never have to deal with sputtering water or uneven water pressure due to clogging. The ergonomic handle fits comfortably in your hands, while the hands-free mount allows you to take a traditional shower when needed.
5. A-Flow™ 5 Function Luxury 4″ Dual Shower Head
Not sure if you want a handheld or mounted shower head? Well, you don’t have to choose. A-Flow offers a dual shower head that provides the best of both worlds. Using a water diverter, you can choose for water to come out of either shower head with full water pressure.
The 5-foot long hose on the handheld shower head is long enough for short and tall users, and both models feature a chrome finish.
Enjoying a spa-like experience, you’ll be able to adjust your water function to one of the following:
- Rain / aeration mix
- Rain / massage
The only downside with this model is that the manufacturer recommends a professional installation. If you’re a little handy, you can install this shower head on your own.
6. Waterpik TRS-553 Elements 5-Mode Handheld
Waterpik provides a full body spray shower that is perfect for low water pressure situations. If you live in an apartment where your water pressure is simply too low for a good shower, the TRS-553 is a great option.
A new contemporary style, Waterpik designed this model with OptiFlow technology.
What does this mean?
You’ll experience 30 percent more water pressure with the TRS-553. This provides a powerful stream of water at all times, and there are even 5 spray settings with rub clean nozzles for easy care. Unlike our previous model, this shower head is a breeze to install – no professional needed.
7. Waterpik SM 653 CG Original 6-Mode Massage Handheld
Another model by Waterpik. The SM 653 offers a 3.5” shower head that is chrome plated and has a 5-foot vinyl hose. Mountable, you can replace your standard shower head with the handheld model and remove it as necessary.
There are 6 mode options available:
- Water saver
- Full body
- Concentrated center spray
- Full body/pulsating
- Full body/center spray
This model does utilize OptiFlow technology to produce higher water pressure.
8. HotelSpa® AquaCare Series Ultra-Luxury 7-setting Spiral
A unique design. HotelSpa AquaCare is another luxury model that offers the utmost in flow control and mobility. Featuring 7-full settings and high power, this model spans 4” around and has 3-zone precision.
There are 7 settings offered from economy and pause, to rain and massage.
There is an adjustable overhead bracket with a spiral designed water head for a unique showering experience. This model features an on and off button, and a 5 foot flexible hose that is plated in stainless steel.
The Ultra-Luxury can be installed tool-free, and there is even plumber tape included to install the shower head faster.
9. Hydroluxe® Full-Chrome 24 Function Ultra-Luxury
Affordable, yet packed with features that other handheld shower heads don’t offer. The Hydroluxe is a 3-way, 2-in-1 combo with 24 functions to make your shower an experience of a lifetime.
This model offers 5 handheld and shower head options: power rain, massage, mist, water saving and pause. The dual design does allow for water diversion, or users can have both of the shower heads running at one time. If you do not divert the water, the water pressure will be reduced for both showerheads.
A 5-foot stainless steel hose is attached to the handheld shower head, and installation is tool-free.
There are 3-zone water options to choose from as well allowing for multiple shower head options.
10.2.0 GPM Niagara
The Niagara is meant to produce 2 gallons of water per minute. This is a handheld, massage showerhead that is completely chrome. The Niagara is the right choice for anyone that wants to conserve water and reduce water usage by 20% compared to standard showerheads.
The best handheld shower head for conservation, this model offers a brilliant 9-jet turbo massage.
Temperature loss is kept to a minimum thanks to the non-aerating design, and the Niagara is self-cleaning and maintenance free. Corrosion-resistant, this model will last for years, and installation can be done tools-free with your hands.
Note: This model will fit all standard showerhead arms.
There are so many handheld shower head options to choose from. Whether you want a showerhead that is geared towards water conservation and saving you money, or you want a shower head that will provide a spa-like experience, there are affordable options for you.
Some models even offer water-pressure-increasing technology, which is ideal in homes that have low water pressure available.