Best high-pressure shower heads: TikTok-famous fixtures and A-list-approved accessories from $19.95

Investing in the best high-pressure shower head will turn an everyday ritual into an expensive-feeling experience from under $20

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Been holding off buying one of the best high-pressure shower heads? Well, with a handful of Cyber Week deals still live, now is the time to splash out, or make do with a dribbling device. But don't worry, you won't be pouring money down the drain as we've got intel on the powerful and high-performing models. 

Before browsing the picks I've found below — some of which are highly rated by shoppers and one has been reviewed by our editor — go and check if you need a fixed showerhead (that attaches to the wall) or a handheld showerhead that attaches to a hose.

Honestly, switching your current, old shower head for a high-pressure pick is a purchase you will not regret. And your landlord should approve so long as you keep your old shower head (but check in case). Otherwise, these specially designed heads are created to increase your water pressure without the need to rip your entire bathroom out. Or to redecorate. Or to spend hundreds of dollars. Some will even soften your hair and skin, so I recommend you make this (small) investment before buying all of those expensive creams and conditioners.

Either way, you'll be in a win-win situ, with less money taken from your account, and a more powerful shower to clean yourself with. With prices from $19.95 this Cyber Week. What are you waiting for?

Cyber Week high-pressure shower head deals

1. Aqua Elegante Shower Head | Was $39.99

1. Aqua Elegante Shower Head | Was $39.99 Now $19.95 (save $20.04) at Amazon

This shower head has a whopping 36 silicone rubber nozzles to help blast your water out at a higher pressure, is a great buy. It's got over 10,000 five-star ratings from happy shoppers too. 

2. GURIN Shower Head High-Pressure Rain, Luxury Bathroom Showerhead | Was $29.95

2. GURIN Shower Head High-Pressure Rain, Luxury Bathroom Showerhead | Was $29.95 Now $19.99 (save $9.96) at Amazon 

Get your playlist ready, because I promise you'll be singing in the bathroom with this spa-quality shower head. The 90 easy-to-clean silicone nozzles won't clog in hard water areas, and the head can be rotated 360°, so you can angle it to suit your needs.

3. HO2ME Handheld Shower Head | Was $31.99

3. HO2ME Handheld Shower Head | Was $31.99 Now $25.43 (save $6.56) at Amazon 

With over 21,000 ratings from impressed shoppers, this shower head, which creates a powerful rain sensation, is a super popular buy. Admittedly, with 21% off, it only has a small discount on offer, but it claims to soothe aches and pains, so will be cheaper than a professional massage.

4. AquaCare Shower Head | Was $79.99

4. AquaCare Shower Head | Was $79.99 Now $39.99 (save $50.01) at Amazon

Not only is this a great high-pressure showerhead for humans, but the Hotel Spa Store also recommends that this can be used to hose down your pet's grubby paws and fur. And, if you've got an in-tub shower setup, this powerful accessory can blast off any gross soap scum and hair that is stuck to the enamel. Save 50% on the satin nickel, or oil-rubbed bronze models (although the latter is a little more expensive).

5. Hello Klean Showerhead | Was $84

5. Hello Klean Showerhead | Was $84 Now $61 (save $23) at Hello Klean

PSA: Our head of e-commerce, Christina Chrysostomou hasn't shut up about this high-pressure showerhead since she installed it in her small bathroom. She can vouch for the healthy hair and skin claims and noticed how her keratosis pilaris (aka "chicken skin") has cleared up considerably. It's a powerful head that has lots of fine nozzles, but you do need to replace the filter every four months.

The best high-pressure shower heads you can buy

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What to consider when picking a high-pressure showerhead

Whether it’s your plumbing that has low water pressure or it’s down to your shower head getting clogged with limescale, a good shower head will be self-cleaning to minimize maintenance as much as possible. As well as this, here are a few other factors and questions to consider.

1. Which type of shower head do you need?
When investing in a high-pressure shower head, you need to think about where and how it is being installed. Some options are handheld, which means they sit on your current shower setup, and you can pop them on a stand or use them as a handheld shower head. These are also usually super easy to fit as it's just a case of unscrewing your old head and screwing on the new one. Other shower heads, such as fixed ones, need to be attached directly to the shower hose that's wall-mounted in your bathroom.

2. Consider your water bill
If want to cut back on your water bill, it's worth looking at an option that reduces water usage. Otherwise, switch your shower to eco mode and invest in our strongest pressure shower head, which benefits your bill and the environment.

3. Consider how hard your water is
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.

4. Think about modes and settings
If you're looking for a new shower head to enjoy different settings, think about how many you'd realistically use. There's no point having six modes if you know you'll only ever use two. Think about what you will use these modes for. Those with children might want to ensure their new shower head offers a mist mode for light pressure, or anyone with pets might want a jet mode to tackle muddy paws. Our top pick has six settings, which has the most out of the options we chose.


Is Cyber Week a good time to buy a high-pressure showerhead?

It can be, but if you've got a poor-performing shower, you might want to sort out the issue more urgently. We search the net for discounts and use price trackers like Camelcamelcamel to evaluate whether you're getting a good deal on the day, so make sure to keep checking this page where we will display the most competitive prices.

Can a shower head increase water pressure?

Yes, that's part of the charm of a high-pressure shower head. Confusingly, these can be called high-pressure shower heads or low-pressure shower heads. They both mean the same thing, just phrased differently. 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. 

How do you increase water flow in a shower head?

A clogged shower head can also lead to weak water flow. Don't miss our guide on how to clean a shower head for help with this. What else? If your shower itself offers more than one setting, try your shower on different settings with your new shower head. Switch your shower setting and switch between your shower head modes until you find one you like.

You might also find that water flow improves based on how high or low your shower is sitting on your wall. This isn't applicable to wall-mounted shower heads as these can be a pain to move, but standalone options might perform better placed higher towards your ceiling. Give it a try! 

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How often should I replace my shower head?

We asked the experts and it's safe to say that this answer will depend on the quality of your shower head, as well as how hard the water is in your area. 

"Shower heads get overly covered with sediment, mold build-up or black spots, and become a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause respiratory illnesses," said Plumbing expert Stephany Smith from My Plumber, a Fantastic Services company. "Because of the millions of germs thriving in your shower head, you will hear the medical experts recommend getting a new shower head installed at least once or twice per year."

However, Rikki Fothergill, Content Specialist at Big Bathroom Shop begs to differ, arguing that they can last for ten years when looked after properly. "They are easy to clean, using household products such as white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. This is an easy task if done regularly, we suggest once a month, and is also much more cost-effective."

So, keep your shower head clean and you won't have to replace it for years. Sounds easy, huh?

How we review high-pressure shower heads

Hai Smart Shower Head in review in Melissa's gray bathroom in light blue

Hai Smart Shower head in review

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We're working to test these high-pressure shower heads, so for now, I've handpicked five out of six of these products based on their customer reviews. This means that everything featured in this guide has been approved by homeowners, renters, and others looking to improve their showers.

I've been testing high-pressure shower heads for our UK guide, so I know what to look for and what to avoid when it comes to this purchase. While choosing products for this guide, I've been sure to include something for everyone, whether you're on a budget or want something super fancy — there's even a wall-mounted shower head in there.

Otherwise, two shower heads in this guide have been reviewed so far.

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Christina Chrysostomou

Christina is our head of ecommerce and she's currently using the Hello Klean showerhead in her home, to take her self-care regime to another level.

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Melissa Epifano

Melissa is our editor in chief and she's currently using the Hai Smart Shower Head in her home, to upgrade her bathroom.

Where to buy high-pressure shower heads

Here's a list of retailers where you can shop for a high-pressure shower head online.

Christina Chrysostomou
Acting Head ecommerce editor

Bonjour, Yasou, Hello — I'm Christina, ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Along with my super creative colleagues, I create content to help you create a chic home on a budget. I live in a two-bed maisonette with a garage and garden in Essex. Geographically, it's perfect; I've got the forest on my doorstep, and London is just 15 minutes by tube or car. I specialize in small kitchen appliances so that you can prepare food with ease at home. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket.

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