Low water pressure is the absolute worst — especially when you’re taking a shower and the stream of water above your head is so weak that it takes 20 minutes to rinse out shampoo and conditioner. The best shower heads for low water pressure often boast pressure-increasing massage heads or technology designed to help draw water away from any pipe source (even those with low pressure) to bring them up to speed and standard.
shower head is clogged with hard water minerals like calcium deposits or your water comes from a well, there are plenty of shower heads that can amplify your low-pressure water. Since all of the shower heads below will get the job done, consider your budget and needs when shopping. You’ll find shower heads with a variety of spray settings, self-cleaning nozzles, or waterfall-style designs, below. But, if you're not looking to spend a lot, there’s a great option on this list for under $10.
If you have less flexibility in your installation, look for a shower head that can be attached to your existing shower head arm. Consider, also, if you want a handheld shower head. These will give you a greater range of motion when you shower.
Whether your plumbing is delivering low pressure or you suspect your current
shower head keeps getting clogged, these eight shower heads take care of the problem. The cherry on top: You won’t find a single one here that costs more than $40. Keep scrolling, these are the best shower heads for low water pressure. 1 The Cult-Favorite Shower Head In Six Finishes
rainfall shower head is a cult favorite with more than 31,000 reviews and a 4.7-star overall rating. It features 90 rubber jets that remove hard water deposits and it will take your low pressure shower and turn it into a spa-like experience. But you’ll also be wowed by its selection of six finishes like chrome, gold, matted black, and nickel, plus the fact that it takes just five minutes to install without a single tool. According to one reviewer: “Our last rainfall shower head was elegant, but provided terrible water pressure. We figured we’d try something less expensive before biting the bullet on a more upscale shower head. We’re so glad we did! The water pressure is phenomenal and took me less than 2 minutes to install (including taking my old shower head off)! We have it setup directly overhead as a true rainfall shower head, and the pressure is purely therapeutic now... We love it! I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a small to medium sized rainfall shower head with great pressure!” 2 A Budget-Friendly Shower Head For Low Water Pressure
Don’t let its $10 price tag fool you — this low cost, high quality
boasts a 4.6-star overall rating after more than 3,000 reviewers have weighed in. Many reviews stated it delivered a powerful stream of water, even when low water pressure was an issue. Its adjustable head features six spray settings and rub-clean jets that make it easy to keep lime buildup at bay. The shower head pictured above comes in a chrome finish, but is also available in a brushed nickel or a oil-rubbed bronze finish for a few more dollars. shower head According to one reviewer: “I never expected this showerhead to transform my shower into such a great experience. Considering what it does, how it is manufactured, how it improves the water pressure, it is a must buy. Especially at this ridiculously low price. Wow!” 3 This Handheld Shower Head For Low Water Pressure
If your water pressure is low, you probably can’t remember the last time a good hot shower relieved muscle aches and pains. This
handheld shower head brings back that sweet feeling of relaxation with upgraded 2XP turbo charging that delivers super strong spray action. It has a multifunction option that allows you to choose between various spray strengths and comes with a luxury hose, bracket, and teflon tape. Plus, this shower head even has over 19,000 Amazon ratings and an overall 4.6 stars. According to one reviewer: “Amazingly easy to install. Extra length hose. Good water pressure replaces a very weak flow. Three settings provide everything one needs. Great value for the money.” 4 A Shower Head With A Massage Setting
high-pressure shower head features a pressure-increasing massage head and delivers water at a higher velocity to make up for low water pressure situations. It’s made from quality chrome and can be adjusted to suit different spray angles — it even features a massage nodule. It boasts a 4.5-star overall rating and outstanding Amazon reviews, many of which address how powerful it is and how it saved them from the fate of a weak, low-pressure shower. According to one reviewer: “I bought one of these more than a decade ago and loved it so much that we just bought another one now. This shower head really does increase the pressure in a very pleasant way without stinging. It just feels like there’s more water pressure, even though we’re saving water. It’s also a very high quality product that lasts and lasts.” 5 This Kinetic Shower Head That Produces Powerful Waves
Install this amplifying
adjustable shower head in just minutes and begin to experience the intense, relaxing sensations of its H2O kinetic setting, which produces a wave pattern that can actually make you feel like you’re showering with more water, while not wasting any in the process. The shower head is designed to provide three times more coverage than traditional shower heads and has self-cleaning spray holes. Choose between a more powerful version of the setting or a gentle one. According to one reviewer: “For high pressure shower heads, nothing beats this price/performance. It takes minutes to install (make sure to have your own plumbing tape) and will give you way more pressure than you'd think for how affordable it is. I actually giggled in excitement the first time I turned it on! The high setting feels like a hurricane! The low setting is gentler but still more pressure than a normal shower head. Plenty of swivel for angle adjustment as well. […] If you DON’T like high water pressure, stay away... but if you do you’re going to enjoy this!” 6 The Extra-Wide Rainfall Shower Head
It’s the ultimate shower luxury: a
waterfall massage shower head with a stream so wide and powerful that it covers your entire body and makes rinsing your hair a breeze instead of a chore. It boasts 57 jets and is fully adjustable to suit any angle. To avoid hard water buildup, it can be disassembled in a flash for a quick cleaning. This pick has a 4.5-star overall rating and more than 1,800 reviews. According to one reviewer: “Shower in my new house had low pressure. Ordered this. Took out the flow restricter and I never want to get out of the shower. Going from little droplets that you literally had to take so long just to wet, wash, and rinse your hair, to a forceful stream has been bliss.” 7 A Pick With A Removable Flow Limiter
Solve both your low pressure and hard water problem with this one twist-on
shower head, which features 42 nozzles that blast out water at an impressive force and has a 4.6-star overall rating and more than 10,000 reviews. This one has a removable flow limiter, self-cleaning nozzles to keep hard water and calcium deposits from building up, and it comes with a five-year warranty. Choose among four finishes: chrome, brushed nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, or polished brass. According to one reviewer: “We have very low water pressure. Add to that that our master bathroom is two levels above where the water originates in our house. This shower head made a HUGE difference! I can wash shampoo and conditioner completely out of my long, thick, hair. Easy to install and is attractive.” 8 The Shower Head That Prevents Mildew & Mold
One of the reasons some
shower heads fail to deliver a powerful spray is because they can get easily clogged, especially if you have hard water. This antimicrobial model inhibits the growth of mild, mildew, and bacteria and has a flexible rubber design that can be easily cleaned so calcium and mineral deposits don’t accumulate. The 6-inch face covers a larger area for more effective rinsing and you can choose between six spray settings. According to one reviewer: “This shower head is PERFECT, and it exceeded all my expectations. [...] It is very easy to install and it took me about 2 minutes to do it. It fits perfectly, with no issues, and no leaks. […] The water pressure is GREAT! My old shower head was barely letting water flowing through. This is like a paradise, I love the rain setting option.”
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This article was originally published on
Dec. 22, 2017