Bath Professor’s Best Shower Head Reviews
It may not seem like it but a shower head can make all the difference between a great shower and a not-so-great shower. It’s important that when buying a new shower head for your home, you consider all of your options and what it would take to enhance your shower experience. There are a vast amount of shower heads on the market today that can provide either an invigorating rainfall experience or there are shower heads with filters that can put an end to your hard water problems. There are dual shower heads for couples that like to shower together and there are shower heads with bluetooth speakers so you can take your favorite playlist into the shower with you. There are water saving shower heads for eco-friendly folks and there are high pressure shower heads for low water pressure homes. We all know there is nothing worse than getting into a shower with zero water pressure that can hardly get the suds out of your hair!
There are so many types of shower heads for you to explore and the best shower head really depends on what you, the consumer, are looking for. It’s really a personal thing. If you aren’t quite sure what that is just yet, the Bath Professor is full of informational guides and reviews on all of the top quality shower heads to fit every budget. We’ve narrowed it down to the top 4 most popular and highest rated shower heads as you’ll see in the table above. But go ahead and take a look around our site and find the perfect shower head to enhance your shower experience.
Handheld Shower Heads
Handheld shower heads make life easier for a lot of people for a variety of reasons. They give an older person who cannot stand for very long a way to enjoy their daily shower from a bath stool, make it easier to shower young children or pets, and make it very easy to clean a dirty shower. This is because you simply have to remove it from the shower head holder and put it where you need for it to be by holding it. Another bonus to hand held shower heads is that often they have different spray settings to ensure you get the shower pressure that you want. Some offer rain shower settings, massaging or pulsating shower sprays, or a steady stream of water that you can put where you need it. The different settings are often done by using a dial that you turn, which means your shower can change from one time to the next and even during your shower.
We recommend the Vida Alegria Spashower Handheld Shower Head as its one of the highest rated shower heads in its category by consumers. Read more about it in our Top 5 Handheld Shower Head Reviews now.
Dual Shower Heads
The dual shower heads that are available now is ideal for people who want more from their shower. By having two individual shower heads installed, you have the option to enjoy the type of shower you want to experience. You can choose to have a handheld shower head along with a rainmaker shower head, a handheld and a standard shower head, a waterfall shower with a rainmaker, or any other type of shower head set. You have them work together at the same time so that you get an all over spray of water, even in low water pressure homes or make it so that with a simply flip of a switch you have one type of shower or the other. This means you can have the handheld shower for your little one and the all over shower for yourself and water coming at you from all directions at once. You get to decide.
Our favorite is the Ana Bath 5 Function Handheld Shower Head Combo System that allows you to use each shower head independently of each other. Read the full review and our Top 5 Dual Shower Head Reviews now.
LED Shower Heads
An LED shower head makes use of LED lights to create a unique atmosphere for your shower. It takes a basic shower and makes it something extraordinary. They do not use batteries, they simply use the water pressure that you already have in the shower. Some of them are designed to change colors based on the temperature of your shower water to help ensure little ones do not get burned by it. Some are designed to purely create a certain ambiance that is missing in typical showers. Whichever type you get, it is certainly going to make it easier to get kids to want to take their shower each day and perhaps give you a renewed outlook on taking what would otherwise be just a routine part of your daily life. The fact that they are water powered LED lights also means that you do not have to worry about electricity or replacing bulbs often.
One of the most popular LED shower heads is the HotelSpa Giant 10″ Color-Changing LED Rainfall Shower Head as pictured to the right. You can read the full review in our Top 5 LED Color Changing Shower Head Reviews now.
Rainfall Shower Heads
Chances are good, when you were a kid you enjoyed spending time in the rain on a warm summer’s day. Remember the soothing way that the rain would gently fall down over you? A rain shower head is designed to bring back that memory of a gentle rain washing your cares away. It is a relaxing experience that many adults enjoy waking up to in the morning, but it is also a great way to wind down after a hard day at work or play. It is all in the design of them. They are often large shower heads that are unpressurized to ensure that when you stand under them, they fall gently over your head and your body. They are easy to clean so that you do not have to worry about hard water build up or anything else taking away the relaxation you feel while taking your daily shower.
As mentioned above, the Moen Velocity 6320 Rain Shower Head is one of the most raved about shower heads on the market. Head over to Top 5 Rainfall Shower Heads for more details and to read about my other favorites!
High Pressure Shower Heads
People everywhere enjoy a shower more if there is a lot of pressure in the stream that comes out of the shower head. That is why the high pressure shower head was designed to give people who lived in a low water pressure home a higher pressure shower. They work by storing some water in a pressurized chamber and letting it build up before pushing it out of the shower head. Some also have larger holes for the water to come out so that you feel covered more completely by water. Typically, these shower heads are also good in areas where hard water is a problem because they resist clogs and are easier to clean than standard shower heads. Some of them may offer different shower spray settings for you to enjoy. If your current shower head is leaving a little be desired, are you ready to see what a good shower in your home could really feel like?
The Speakman Icon Anystream High Pressure Shower Head is highly praised for its powerful spray performance, but there are many great competitors in its category. Check out our post on the Top 5 High Pressure Shower Heads now for more!
Low Flow Shower Heads
There are a lot of people in the world who are concerned about environmental issues. Pollution and water conservation are very important issues and now it is possible to do a little for the environment each time you shower in your household. By installing an eco-friendly or a low flow shower head in your home, you can cut your water bill and preserve water without sacrificing any of the pressure you want in your shower. The way it works is your shower head will allow only a certain amount of water to flow into a pressurized chamber. Often the GPM water flow amount will equal about 1.5 GPM, while standard shower heads may use more. By having this water flow into a pressure chamber it still comes out in a stream that you want to be under, but you can stay inside of your shower a little longer without having to worry. Are you ready to start saving water?
We recommend the High Sierra 1.5 GPM High Efficiency Low Flow Shower Head to save water and ensure you don’t lose any pressure in the shower. Head on over to read more about it as well as our Best Low Flow Shower Heads.
Shower Head Water Filters
Not every home has a shower that makes you feel clean. In fact, most people who do not have a water filtration system on their house have a fair amount of calcium, rust, sand, and other particles in their water supply. The thing is, water filtration systems are expensive, so most people with bad water deal with it and sometimes get out of the shower feeling grittier than they should. A shower head filter can change the way you shower because it removes all of the particles that may be in your shower water. This can leave your skin feeling cleaner, you will need to use less shampoo and conditioners, and more. These filters are easy to install and great to use. Most people who have ditched the hard water in their home, save money in other areas because of the fact that they use less soap and shampoos. Will you enjoy living a little cleaner?
Bluetooth Shower Head Speakers
There are people who shower and relax, but there are also people who want to sing in the shower, have the option to listen to their favorite tunes, and perhaps answer a phone call while they are drying off. A shower can serve many purposes, beyond getting you clean, if you have a Bluetooth shower head. These shower heads, connect easily to any Bluetooth enabled computer, tablet, or cell phone. They bring your favorite music in to the shower with you and you will never again have to worry about getting your smart phone wet because you wanted to turn up the volume. This will enable you to sing a little more in your shower and perhaps get your young children and teens to take their shower a little more often. The problem may then actually become whether you can get them out of the shower or not. It is a great way to make a daily shower a little more fun for everyone in your home and it is easily installed.
Kids Shower Heads
It seems like a universal rule that kids and baths should go together, but this is not always the case. In homes everywhere, there are parents who are trying to encourage their kids to feel that it is okay to take a bath and that showers are not scary. Showers are often harder than baths because most kids do not want their face or ears to get wet. The kids shower head may be the best way to help your toddler or preschool aged child to know that showers can be fun as well. These specially designed shower heads are often handheld shower heads that have fun characters instead of a shower head and many of them have adjustable shower sprays. Your child can use it themselves in the bathtub to get used to it or you can spray them down and show them that it will not hurt them. Isn’t it worth a try if it makes the transition easier for your child?
Consumers love the Submarine Spray Station Bath Toy and Handshower like the one in the photo, but there are many novelty shower head options for your kids and babies. Take a look at our Top Rated Shower Heads for Kids now.