Best high pressure shower heads 2022: 6 picks for a bathroom update

Upgrading to a quality high pressure shower head doesn't mean you have to splash out – and in most cases, the results are instant

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A trio of the best high pressure shower heads on pink and green graphic background
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Searching for the best high pressure shower head? Smart move. When it comes to something as frequently used as a shower, it's essential your setup is just right. After all, no one likes standing under a dribbly shower in the morning, especially if you're not a morning person. And for something you'll use at the start or end of your day, it can certainly make or break it!

When your shower head is poor, you won't achieve a truly thorough wash, which is always a bad way to start your day – leftover soap suds in your hair is never a good look. Now, if you're wondering what exactly a high pressure shower head actually is, we can explain. Essentially, it's a specially-designed product for showers that are connected to low pressure water systems.

Usually featuring finer and fewer holes, a high pressure shower head can help to boost the pressure of the water as it spurts out. In short: you'll get a more powerful, massaging, and inviting shower experience. So you don't have to go to your local health club, fancy gym or spa to enjoy a luxe experience.

We've picked some of the best high pressure shower heads out there, culminating in a tight roster of models, each of which has its very own quirks. Filtration systems, a pause option, jet, pulse massage, and rainfall sprays – it's all there. And, if you're a busy parent with young children, those five minutes to yourself with a super-powerful shower head can feel like a mini spa trip.

This brilliant buy is just one of the many budget-friendly bathroom ideas we've got up our sleeve, to help spruce your space and save money at the same time.

The best high pressure shower heads

Methven Waipori Satinjet high pressure shower Head

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1. Methven Waipori Satinjet Shower Head

A powerful shower that's easy to install

Type: Wall or ceiling mounted
Settings: 1
Finish: Chrome
Reasons to buy
+Easy to install+Saves water+Affordable+Unique twin-jet technology+Suitable for both low and high water pressure systems
Reasons to avoid
-Only one setting

Easy to install
The easy change Methven Waipori Satinjet Shower Head, available from Robert Dyas will save you water and money with its patented Satinjet technology which works on most water pressures from 0.35 bar, so suitable for low pressure systems.

It is designed with curved edges and a face that softens the geometric style with a grey easy clean faceplate while offering widespread Satinjet coverage for relaxation and cleansing.

Supplied with a 9L flow regulator the shower head also features Methven’s Satinjet technology which creates the optimum water droplet size, showering you with a
sensational 300,000 droplets per second!

Industry approved
Experience an immersive full-body shower with the award-winning, Water regulations advisory scheme (WRAS)-approved patented technology and transform your temperamental shower experience.

Rymerce Ionic handheld high pressure shower head

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2. Rymerce Ionic Shower Head Handheld

A brilliant high pressure shower head that filters water at the same time

Type: Standalone
Settings: 3
Finish: Chrome
Reasons to buy
+Filters water+Saves water +Easy to install+Affordable
Reasons to avoid
-Beads need replacing every few months

Rated highly for maintaining a consistent high-pressure and being very easy to install, the Rymerce Ionic shower head, available from Amazon is definitely worthy of our top spot. It increases the intensity of your otherwise measly trickle of water you’re currently used to by 200 per cent. 

Adjustable settings
Whether you like your shower to be a powerful jet, a relaxing massage, or a calm rainfall, there's a setting to suit you. The jet-setting will show you what you’ve been missing if you’re used to a lower pressure shower. The rainfall setting creates a more relaxing shower experience with a constant, steady water flow and the massage setting helps to ease those daily aches and pains with a more focused water stream. 

This model works by pushing water through its purifying ionic filter and mineral balls to deliver more water speed pressure at a reduced water cost. This micro nozzle technology saves up to 30 per cent of water consumption every time you use the product.

Good for skin and hair
The showerhead contains bioactive mineral balls and a negative ion filter; one to help purify the water and remove chlorine and limescale, and the other to reduce the damage on your skin and hair due to impurities. 

Easy to install
Simply screw onto any shower hose. This high pressure shower head has the same fittings as other UK brands. All popular shower manufacturers use the same sized piping so it won’t be a problem screwing your new handheld shower head into your existing shower.

Mira Showers response high pressure shower head

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3. Mira Showers 4-Spray Pattern Response Shower Head

A basic yet easy to clean, adaptable high pressure shower head

Type: Standalone
Settings: 4
Finish: Chrome or white
Reasons to buy
+Four spray modes to choose from+Universal fit so not tools needed to install+Easy to clean nozzle
Reasons to avoid
-Plastic isn't the most chic finish 

If you don’t have a wall-mounted shower then the Mira Showers Response standalone shower head is a popular choice to suit most types of shower. 

Adjustable pressure 
Featuring four different spray modes, you can set the water flow to your desired pressure. 

Easy cleaning
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. 

Easy to install
It’s incredibly easy to fit on any type of shower. A great option for those looking for the best low water pressure shower head but only need something basic.

Triton 5 function high pressure shower head

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4. Triton 5 Function Shower Head

Another versatile high pressure shower head, but with 5 different functions

Type: Standalone
Settings: 5
Finish: Chrome
Reasons to buy
+Choose from a range of pressures and spray patterns+Stylish design+Suitable for all showers
Reasons to avoid
-Isn't as long lasting if you live in a hard water area

The Triton 5 Function Shower Head gives you all the mod cons you expect from a modern shower head, at an absolutely bargain price.

Tons of settings
If five different settings weren’t enough for you, then this Triton shower head offers even more pressure variants, including jet, blast, spray, rain or drench. 

Easy to clean
Thanks to Dura-Flow™ – a removable ‘push and twist’ spray plate, this model is super easy to clean, even in those hard-to-reach places. 

Quick to install
It’s a universal shower fitting so you can expect quick and easy installation. It is compatible with just about every type of shower including mixer showers, electric showers, and a bath/shower mixture.

In our opinion, this is one of the best low water pressure shower heads you can buy if you require several functions.

There's nothing worse than a broken showerhead, so rest assured, should anything does go wrong, this high pressure shower head has a one year part and labour guarantee, covered by Triton.

Aqua Elegante 3 Inch high pressure shower head

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5. Aqua Elegante Shower Head

A super high-pressure head with lots of nozzles

Type: Wall mounted
Settings: 3
Finish: Polished chrome
Reasons to buy
+Removable flow limiter for all water pressure levels+Subtle and stylish design +Available in chrome, brushed nickel, and polished brass colorways 
Reasons to avoid
-It doesn't fit onto a shower hose

As far as style goes, we think the Aqua Elegante Shower Head, available from Amazon, is our fave, but this shower isn't all style and no substance...

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. 

Quality, stylish design 
Available in chrome, polished brass, and brushed nickel colorways, this model has a solid brass connection fitting that won’t crack or split. The jet nozzles are made from silicone rubber that prevents the build-up of minerals. The shower head body is made from lightweight and extremely durable ABS plastic and the surface is coated with an attractive metal finish that will match most other bathroom fixtures. 

Good for hard water 
This model has been designed to work well in hard water areas as it has a self-cleaning nozzle to prevent calcium buildup.

Easy installation 
Just twist it onto your existing shower! No plumbers required.

YOO.MEE high pressure handheld shower head

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6. Yoo.Mee Handheld Shower Head

Soothe sore muscles with this massaging high pressure shower head

Type: Standalone
Settings: 3
Finish: Polished chrome
Reasons to buy
+Handy water pause mode+Great for increasing pressure +Neat, compact, stylish design  

If your water pressure is low, you probably can't remember the last time a good hot shower relieved muscle aches and pains. Enter the Yoo.Mee Handheld Shower Head.

Best for super high pressure
This handheld shower head brings back that sweet feeling of relaxation and delivers super strong spray action. It has a multifunction option that allows you to choose between various spray strengths including Powerful Shooting and Pulse Massage.

Compact design 
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. The best low water pressure shower head to soothe sore muscles, we think.

What to consider when choosing a high pressure shower head

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 minimize maintenance as much as possible. As well as this, what other factors and questions should you or might you be considering?

Mounted versus attached
When investing in a high pressure shower head, you need to think about where and how it is being installed. For example, some options are standalone mounted heads, while some can be attached directly to the shower hose.

Saving the planet (and money)
If you're keen to cut back a little on the water bill and want to do your bit, it is well worth looking at an option that reduces water usage, such as the Rymerce Ionic Shower Head Handheld.

Water hardness
Depending on where you're based, the hardness of the water varies. Some models might struggle with harder water, however, there are some choices that are well equipped. For this reason, it is worth checking how the water in your region compares to others before buying a shower head.

Where to buy a high pressure shower head

How to tell if you have low water pressure

'If you have a combi boiler or unvented system, you’re unlikely to experience any issues with low water pressure,' says Adam Chard, content manager at Victoria Plum.

'However, with a gravity-fed system, you may run into problems if you don’t buy a shower suitable for your water pressure. To find out what water pressure is like in your home, we’d highly recommend hiring a plumber.'

'A simple way of seeing whether you might be suffering from low water pressure is to measure the flow rate from your existing shower. If your flow rate is less than 10 liters per minute, you may have what is considered low water pressure.'

Can a shower head increase water pressure?

Yes, that's part of the high pressure shower head's charm. A little confusingly, these can be called high pressure shower heads or a low pressure shower heads, as they both do the same thing. Suited to homes with low water pressure (hence the name), they push the water out at high pressure, compensating for the low water pressure in your home.

A good example of this is the Aqua Elegante Shower Head, which has an impressive 36 holes. Hopefully, that should be a little clearer now.

How do you increase water flow in a shower head?

Besides cleaning your shower, installing a new high pressure shower head is one of the best ways to up the water flow. Smartly, many of the options we have listed allow you to set the water flow to your desired level, whether that's a specific rain, drench or blast setting. Why not try the Yoo.Mee Handheld Shower Head, which has a trio of settings to choose from?

Alternatively, a shower pump can up the spray in your cubicle, walk-in, or shower-in-bath setup.

'One of the most popular ways to boost your flow rate is to fit a shower pump. We stock a wide range of high-quality shower pumps from single shower models to designs that’ll power up your whole bathroom.' says Chard.

Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie joined the Real Homes team in 2018 as our Deals Editor. Now, as our Deputy Ecommerce Editor, she spends her time writing about everything that you need to add to your shopping cart. Whether that be a stylish and functional kitchen bin, luxury towels to give your bathroom a new lease of life or a brilliant mop for keeping your floors sparkling clean. Otherwise, you can find her constantly rearranging the furniture in her space-savvy London flat, searching for sustainable buys, or going on walks with her pug. Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...