Top Pick: Delta Traditional Collection Touch-Clean Shower Head, Chrome | $20 | Amazon
A good shower can be the ultimate oasis for a challenging day, and we’ve all had our fair share of those. Personally, I prefer a handheld option for comfort and versatility, but everyone is different.
Tons of reviewers have spilled the tea on their opinions of countless showerheads available for online purchase. At Kinja Deals, we’ve combed through those reviews and compiled a list based on water pressure, flow, and usability, among other factors. Let’s get to it!
Best With Speaker: Kohler Moxie Showerhead + Wireless Speaker
“I’m well aware that inviting Alexa—and therefore Amazon—into my shower is probably not-so-smart. Nevertheless, I love shower karaoke and my bathroom Bluetooth speakers weren’t cutting it. Some fell down off the tile wall because of their weak suction cups. Others sounded muffled because of the shower curtain. So it was in this exasperated state that I installed the Kohler Moxie Showerhead + Wireless Speaker... Pairing the device to your phone is also easy—it’s the same process as pairing any other Bluetooth speaker, though you can also go through the Kohler Konnect app. (I didn’t find the app itself added much to the experience.)
Once I enabled Amazon Alexa, it was very easy to ask Alexa to play a certain artist or playlist. Sometimes it struggled with less common names—I’ve yet to find a digital assistant that identifies Mitski correctly 100% of the time—but for the most part, Alexa got the job done... Design-wise, the Moxie is sleek and inoffensive. At $200, this is the priciest showerhead that I, a cheapskate, have ever used. But if you’re willing to splurge just a little bit, or can split the cost with roommates/a significant other? The Kohler Moxie is actually a convenient way to get a nicer showerhead and a good quality shower speaker in one easily installed package.” - Victoria Song, Gizmodo.
Best Handheld: AquaDance High Pressure 6-Setting 3.5" Chrome
One of Amazon’s top ten showerheads, the AquaDance High Pressure 6-Setting 3.5" Chrome Face Handheld can be used as an overhead or handheld showerhead. It’s angle-adjustable and the rub-clean jets provide for easy cleaning. The hose is extra flexible and reinforced stainless steel up to five feet in length. And, you can rest assured knowing that this showerhead is independently tested by a team of experts to ensure that it meets quality and performance experts.
“I’m not a home improvement, handy person at all, but I was still able to install this hand shower and not have it leak! The installation was super simple and needed no extra tools or wrenches... For the price, this hand shower does what is needed and I like how it has quite a few different spray options.” -Mimi, Amazon Reviewer
Best for Low Flow: Waterpik VBE-453 Hand Held Head Eco
The Waterpik VBE-453 Hand Held Head Eco Showerhead is a beautiful eco-friendly addition to any bathroom. With a chrome finish, this showerhead has three settings and a five-foot hose for ultimate freedom in the shower. Plus, this showerhead has a 1.6 gallon per minute flow rate, which is even lower than the standard. Know that high-quality low-flow showerheads will feel great at both high and low shower pressure.
“Great shower head. This is the second I’ve owned. Strong spray, significant massage action, easy to install.” -DWT, Amazon Reviewer
Best for High Pressure: Aisoso Rain Fixed Showerhead 5-Setting
The Aisoso Rain Fixed Showerhead 5-Setting comes with an adjustable metal swivel ball joint for a relaxing shower experience. This high-pressure showerhead has a rhythmic water pulse to release your stress and body aches. Plus, this product is self-cleaning and made from high-quality ABS for increased durability. It’s also easy to install without plumbers or extensive tools.
“This is the best bang for the buck! I feel like I am in a hotel bathroom every time I get in the shower.” - Parish Sade, Amazon Reviewer
Best from Consumer Reports: Delta Traditional Collection
Consumer Reports used the Delta Traditional Collection Touch-Clean in a lab test and discovered that this product has a number of amazing features. To start, its settings can be navigated very easily. It’s easy to install and has an intense full-body spray. The showerhead is designed so that calcium and lime build-up can be cleaned effortlessly.
“Have 2 of these shower heads—they rock! We’re on a well and the 60 PSI water pressure is more than sufficient for this shower head. Great coverage, low water usage, plenty of water—easy to clean by rubbing your figure across the nubs.” - Howard, Amazon Customer
Best Luxury: PULSE Shower Spas Splash Shower System
Easy to install, the Splash shower system comes with multiple functions, guaranteed to keep you feeling clean and invigorated. You have the option to keep the showerhead in place or use the handheld wand. The flow rate is 2.5 gallons per minute and has a three-year manufacturer’s warranty. Make pretend that you’re at the spa, right within the comfort of your own home.
“Assembling the shower system was pretty straight forward. It is well made and has cool features.” - Carol, Bed, Bath & Beyond Customer
Best With Hose: Waterpik Powerpulse Handheld
If you can’t be bothered with dual showerheads or rainfall showerheads, and prefer something nice and simple, the Waterpik Powerpulse Handheld is your best bet at an easy $40. Reviewers at Bed, Bath, and Beyond rated this a solid 4 out of 5. It has six spray modes and two turbo massage jets to massage your skin while you’re getting clean. And if you don’t clean your bathroom often (which you should!!), it has anti-clog nozzles so grime won’t block your good time.
“Best shower head I’ve had. Easy to install, Great spray choices that are easy to adjust, and best of all produces great shower pressure.” - Dinan, Bed, Bath & Beyond Customer
The Dura Faucet Premium Handheld Shower Wand & Hose Kit features innovative technology and has an easy eco-friendly switch for water conservation. This shower wand’s lightweight construction is ideal for motorhomes, trailers, and campers. Installation is super easy, and the product comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
“I purchased this to replace the outdated shower and hose in my Motorhome. Super easy to install and looks so much better. Great upgrade to the bathroom shower.” - Tracey Hall, Amazon Customer
Best Rainfall: HarJue High-Pressure Stainless Steel Square 12"
With the pandemic being far from over, many of us still don’t feel ready to travel. If you fit under this category, try buying a rainfall showerhead and instantly transport yourself to a tropical rainforest. The HarJue High-Pressure Large Stainless Steel Showerhead with Arm is a great option. It features 144 silicon nozzles and can be rotated 360 degrees. With a chrome finish, this product is stylish, beautiful, and functional.
“This set comes complete and is well made. Installation took me 10 minutes and I also attached a diverter for a handheld showerhead. Shower stream is perfect and even. Arm and joints adjust 2 ways as long as its installed properly. The showerhead has a mirror finish which is a big bonus.” - Anonymous, Amazon Customer
This story was originally published by Ignacia Fulcher on 09/23/2020 and updated with new information by Juliana Clark on 06/09/2021.