Many of us start or end our day with a shower. It sets the tone for a productive day or a restful night of sleep. A long hot shower can rid us of grogginess or soreness and leave us smelling great and feeling refreshed. Of course, nothing ruins a good shower more effectively than a crappy shower head. Whether it’s low pressure or has a weird spray pattern, you don’t have to settle for a mediocre shower head.
In fact, investing in nice things is one of the pleasures of being an adult, and you don’t have to settle for the shower head that came with your home or apartment. While we love a good rain showerhead, nothing beats the versatility and targeted cleaning power of the best handheld shower heads. A handheld shower head lets you get to all of those little nooks and crannies, and washing yourself with a hand shower can be a very pleasurable experience. We scoured the market to find a wide range of options that will leave you feeling rejuvenated rather than frustrated.
Avoid weak water pressure and pitiful spray coverage with the best handheld shower heads that will make your bathing experience a 10/10 every day.
1. AquaDance 7″ Premium High-Pressure 3-Way Rainfall Combo
For the price tag, this value is unbeatable. The luxurious feel of a rain shower head works with six unique settings to make for a high-pressure experience you won’t want to leave. The ergonomic handle and tool-free installation (hand-tightening only) make this a sophisticated option that’ll fit all standard showers. Users love that the two showerheads can work together if desired.
2. AmazonBasics Polished Chrome Hand Shower Set
It’s pretty incredible that you can buy a well-reviewed handheld shower head for just $25, but Amazon’s entire business model is based around delivering great value like this. The AmazonBasics shower head comes in polished chrome or nickel to better match your home decor. Unlike other hybrid options on our list, it only comes with one shower head, but it’s easy to switch to handheld mode when you’re ready to get that all-over-clean feeling.
3. AquaDance High Pressure 6-Setting 3.5″ Chrome Face Handheld Shower with Hose
For just over 15.00, this high-pressure showerhead packs quite a punch. If you’re looking to make the most of the room in your shower space, this easy-to-install showerhead works seamlessly with hanging shower caddies. Some reviewers recommend making sure to remove flow restrictors, or the two pieces at the end of the showerhead, to fully enjoy.
4. Chrider Handheld Showerhead with Hose
Chrider has developed a shower head that performs impressively but is cheaper than virtually any other model on the market with similar reviews. Superior water pressure and durable construction are the main perks with this buy – one reviewer says it does a “surprisingly good job of concentrating my so-so water pressure” and adds that it easily holds up to $100+ showerheads.
5. DELTA FAUCET HydroRain H2Okinetic Two-in-One
BEST TWO IN ONE PICK
We love the tech on this two-headed model – a setting called “H20kinetic PowerDrench” sculpts water so that you get the feeling of being immersed without wasting as much water as you normally do during an average shower. Additionally, an integrated magnet holds the head in its dock every time, making for seamless mounting. The spray holes can be easily wiped, so lime and calcium don’t start to boil up.
6. HO2ME High-Pressure Handheld Shower Head
BEST WATER PRESSURE
You might not have heard of this brand before, but in terms of power, it holds up to showerheads with the best reputation. Reviewers were so impressed by its magic, they posted videos as proof along with their accolades. One fan mentioned that after going through a few in-store showerheads that either leaked or had weak water pressure, HO2ME’s high-pressure technology saved the day. Even though there are only three settings, if an intense spray is what you’re looking for, this option is a no-brainer.
7. Aqua Home Group Handheld Shower Head with Filter
BEST FILTERED PICK
The water quality where we live isn’t always up to par for showering. If you’re looking to soften hard water, this Vitamin E and C infused filter has the same effect of a high-class spa shower. Whether you live in the city or use well water, this filtration makes a huge difference in smoother hair, skin, and nails. In a video review, the spray is mesmerizing and makes us want to hop in. If our morning shower shortens our hair and skincare routine and delivers amazing pressure as this one does, we’re in!
8. Waterpik High-Pressure Powerpulse Massage Head
BEST MASSAGE STYLE PICK
Waterpik has been a trusted brand for years, and apart from strong pressure, they’re known for the stress-melting massage capabilities of their showerhead. If you don’t have to for a Swedish Deep Tissue session after work, just check out this chrome PowerPulse handheld model, which will ease up those tight muscles in no time and lead to a better night of sleep. Although it gets to work on tense spots, it’s not as loud as you might think.
9. DreamSpa Ultra-Luxury 9″ Rainfall Shower Head/Handheld Combo
BEST RAINFALL STYLE PICK
Want to feel like you’re waking up in a Costa Rican rainforest? This DreamSpa rainfall showerhead should do the trick. With flow control easily maneuvered by a push button, this luxury model will turn even the most basic bathrooms into a spa. Buyers love how it drenches you like a waterfall, but that it also has a light and tingly setting like “champagne spray”. You do need a shower arm extension to hold up this model, which doesn’t come with this product. If you do get all the necessary accessories, it’s much more affordable than other, similar rain-style showers available on Amazon.
10. AquaDance Antimicrobial High-Pressure 30-setting Showerhead
A lot of mold, mildew, and other bacteria live in our bathrooms. It’s a high humidity environment, and if you don’t have a fan or let the room air out between showers, it can wreak havoc. Showerheads especially harbor a ton of bacteria. Fortunately, AquaDance thought about this common problem and came up with an anti-clog and antimicrobial (The Microban Protection that lasts a lifetime) handheld showerhead. Along with these features, it has intense pressure, a whopping 30 settings, and a lightweight nature that’s easy to rotate.
11. Moen Mediterranean Bronze 5-Spray Hand Shower Head
BEST BRONZE PICK
If you dislike the chrome look of the average showerhead and it clashes with your bathroom’s style, consider this rubbed brown Mediterranean bronze, which adds an unusual sense old world charm that most washrooms lack nowadays. Apart from the decadent aesthetic, this spray head has optimal diameter and performance. It’s worth mentioning that the hose coming with this shower head is plastic, unlike the metal hose pictured.