Best low pressure shower head: 5 top picks to upgrade your shower

Installing a quality low pressure shower head in your bathroom can elevate the space almost immediately

Best low pressure shower head: Triton Showers
(Image credit: Triton Showers)

Searching for the best low pressure shower head? Smart move. When it comes to something as frequently used as a shower, it's essential your set-up is just right. After all, no one likes standing under a dribbly shower in the morning, especially if you're not a morning person. When the 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 low pressure shower head actually is, we can explain. Essentially, it's a specially designed product for those whose showers are connected to low pressure water systems. Usually featuring finer and less holes, a low pressure shower head helps to boost the pressure of the water as it spurts out. In short, you get a more powerful, massaging and inviting shower experience. 

Quite fairly, we assume that standing under a drippy shower head, more akin to a leaking tap, is not your thing. So, for that reason, we've picked out some of the best low 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.

Alternatively, if you're looking for a high pressure shower head, you can discover some of the best high pressure shower heads here.

The best low pressure shower heads

Best low pressure shower head: Rymerce Ionic Shower Head Handheld

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1.Rymerce Ionic Shower Head Handheld

Best low pressure shower head you can buy: our pick of the best low water pressure shower head

Specifications
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 Handheld 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. 

Efficient 
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 shower head 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.

Best basic low pressure shower head: Mira Showers Response Shower Head

2. Mira Showers Response Shower Head

Best basic low pressure 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+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.

Best low pressure shower head for functions: Triton 5 Function Shower Head

3. Triton 5 Function Shower Head

Best low pressure shower head for functions: 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+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 head gives you all the mod cons you expect from a modern shower head, at an absolutely bargain price.

Tons of settings
If four 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
Thank 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.

Best low pressure shower head for power: Aqua Elegante Shower Head

4. Aqua Elegante Shower Head

Best low pressure shower head for power: 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+Subtle and stylish design 
Reasons to avoid
-It doesn't fit onto a shower hose

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

Power
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 
This model has a solid brass connection fitting that won’t crack or split. The jet nozzles are made from a silicone rubber that prevents the build-up of minerals. The shower head body is made from a 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 build up.

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

Best low pressure shower head for sore muscles: Yoo.Mee Handheld Shower Head

5. Yoo.Mee Handheld Shower Head

Best low pressure shower head for sore muscles: soothe sore muscles with this massaging shower head

Specifications
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.

How to buy the best low 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 minimise 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 low 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.

Can a shower head increase water pressure?
Yes, that's part of the low pressure shower head's charm. A little confusingly, the low pressure shower head is actually a high-pressure one. Suited to homes with low water pressure (hence the name), it pushes 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 low pressure shower head is one of the best ways to up 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 rain, drench or blast setting. Why not try the Yoo.Mee Handheld Shower Head, which has a trio of settings to choose from?

Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie joined the Real Homes team in 2018 as our Deals Editor. Now, as our UK Shopping Editor, she spends much of her time giving advice on what you need to add to your shopping cart. Whether that be a sofa bed for your spare room, accessories to give your space a new lease of life, shiny new appliances for a kitchen or some smart tech for an easier life. She's also our fitness and beauty guru, with hands-on experience with some of the top hair tools and the best home gym equipment around. Otherwise, you can find her rearranging the furniture in her space-savvy London flat, DIYing accessories to fit with her ever-changing colour scheme, or going on long walks with her pug. Next up on her to-renovate list is her bathroom...