5 best low water pressure shower heads

Add some power to your shower with our suggestions for shower heads that work best with low water pressure areas

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There is nothing worse than stepping into a lifeless, trickling shower that takes an age to rinse anything out of your hair. You’re probably thinking that there is no other solution than to overhaul your plumbing, but don't be so hasty! There are ways you can work with your low water pressure system to help you boost your shower head’s flow.  

Whether it’s your plumbing that has low water pressure or it’s down to your shower head getting clogged with limescale, a good low water pressure shower head will be self-cleaning to maximise the flow with as little maintenance as possible. 

Ironically, the type of shower head you need to look out for is a high-pressure one, as this is what will push the water through with a steady stream. Massaging shower heads like the Fire Hydrant Spa Shower Head in our top spot are often versatile and allow you to find your desired pressure. We’ve picked out a range of wall mounted and standalone models to suit your bathroom, check them out below…

The best low pressure shower head

1. Fire Hydrant Spa Shower Head

A massaging shower head for custom water pressure

Specifications
Type: Wall mounted
Settings: 2
Finish: Chrome or brushed nickel
Reasons to buy
+Relaxing pulse mode

Whether you like your shower to be a powerful spray or an intense beam of water, this massage head is said to increase the intensity of your otherwise measly trickle of water you’re currently used to. Users say they were impressed with the difference in their water pressure, being able to actively feel the pulses of this shower head which makes it incredibly relaxing. This shower head is rated highly for maintaining a consistent high-pressure and being very easy to install. You can also choose between chrome and brushed nickel for your desired finish.  

Mira Showers Response Shower Head

2. Mira Showers Response Shower Head

An easy to clean, adaptable shower head

Specifications
Type: Standalone
Settings: 4
Finish: Chrome or white
Reasons to buy
+Four spray modes to choose from

If you don’t have a wall mounted shower then this standalone shower head is a popular choice to suit most types of shower. Featuring four different spray modes, you can set the water flow to your desired pressure. The rubber nozzles are designed to be easy to clean, so to keep on top of limescale, simply rub over them to wipe away anything that could be clogging them and you’ll immediately see a difference. It’s also incredibly easy to fit on any type of shower.  

Triton 5 Function Shower Head

3. Triton 5 Function Shower Head

Another versatile shower head with 5 different functions

Specifications
Type: Standalone
Settings: 5
Finish: Chrome
Reasons to buy
+Choose from a range of pressures and spray patterns

If four different settings weren’t enough for you, then this Triton shower head offers a range of pressure variants, including jet, blast, spray, rain or drench. It has a removable spray plate which makes it easy to keep clean and it’s a universal shower fitting so you can expect quick and easy installation.  

Aqua Elegante Shower Head

4. Aqua Elegante Shower Head

A super high-pressure head with lots of nozzles

Specifications
Type: Wall mounted
Settings: 3
Finish: Polished chrome
Reasons to buy
+Removable flow limiter for all water pressure levels

This powerful shower head boasts a whopping 36 nozzles to help blast your water out at a higher pressure. It features a removable flow limiter, which is recommended to be removed by those who have a low water pressure system to get the best results. It’s also designed to work well in hard water areas as it has a self-cleaning nozzle to prevent calcium build up.  

Yoo.Mee Handheld Shower Head

5. Yoo.Mee Handheld Shower Head

Soothe sore muscles with this massaging shower head

Specifications
Type: Standalone
Settings: 3
Finish: Polished chrome
Reasons to buy
+Handy water pause mode

When you’re done with a hard workout in the gym, a hot high-pressure shower is the best thing to relax muscles and relieve tension. This handheld model has three different settings and a water pause mode which allows you to place impact on those areas that need relief the most. The hose on this shower head is also said to be very neat and compact so it doesn’t take up too much space in your shower cubicle.  

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