Best high pressure shower heads: 6 buys to instantly up your water pressure

Shower basically just a trickle? Invest in one of the best high pressure shower heads now and thank us later

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With the best high pressure shower head, unsatisfying water power will be a thing of the past. We've searched thoroughly for the top picks for your bathroom so that you can shower with the full force available to you—and enjoy your time spent scrubbing a lot more. 

Though it's a small and often inexpensive purchase, one of these shower heads can make a crucial difference to how happy you are with your bathroom setup. And if you're renting, then this only needs to be a one-time purchase as you can unscrew and take it along with you to your next place, making it a really worthwhile investment. 

Though the chrome colors of these essentials might not be hugely inspiring when it comes to interior design, they are packed with features to make your showers better. So, rather than dreaming about better water pressure next time you have a lackluster shower, why not dive in now and treat yourself to a brand new shower head?

Find more inspiration over on our bathroom ideas design page and for more practical advice check out our guide on how to choose the best shower


The best high pressure shower heads

Hansgrohe Raindance Select S 150 shower head

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1. Hansgrohe Raindance Select S 150

The best shower head you can buy

Specifications
Gallons per min: 2
Type: Handheld
Material: Chrome
Reasons to buy
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Easy to change modes mid-shower
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Three different modes
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Two finishes to choose from
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Head is large
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QuickClean technology
Reasons to avoid
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Pricey
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Can only be used by those who have high water pressure

If you already have a high pressure system and want to channel it through your shower head, this is your guy. Users loved the robust output of the three jet settings, and how easy it was to change between them – even mid-shower – with the select button. The rotating massage jets of the interestingly named 'CaresseAir' mode got an especially warm reception from users, but the ability to not only choose between focused jets and an all-over rain effect, but to mix the two together, is inspired. 

Best luxury high pressure shower head: Waterpik Twin Turbo Handheld Shower Head, DSL-653

2. Waterpik Twin Turbo Handheld Shower Head, DSL-653

Best luxury high pressure shower head: advanced mist, twin massage, and everything in between

Specifications
Gallons per min: 2
Type: Handheld
Material: Chrome
Reasons to buy
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Six modes to choose from
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OptiFLOW technology to help with low water pressure
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Anti-clog nozzles
Reasons to avoid
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Not the most sleek looking

Users are spoilt for choice with the six jet modes offered by this Waterpik Technologies handheld shower head, whose variations on a theme range from a misting to a full body massage and twin spray – ooer. With the maximum flow rate of two gallons per minute, and what Waterpik call 'advanced optiFLOW technology', it’s meant to provide up to 30 per cent more water force than your average shower head, making it a good bet for those who like a really strong spray. Plus, users report it’s simple to set up, so you should be enjoying a proper power shower in no time. 

Best high pressure showerhead: Image of AquaElegante head

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3. Aqua Elegante High Pressure Shower Head

Best high pressure shower head for avoiding clogs

Specifications
Gallons per min: 2.5
Type: Hand shower
Material: Chrome
Reasons to buy
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Made with thick resin layer
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Anti-clog design
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Large range of motion
Reasons to avoid
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Kind of chunky

There are hundreds of fans of this Aqua Elegante ready to tell you just how it can transform your shower, with reviewers saying it changed their water pressure instantly. Crafted with materials that are meant to last, this showerhead is an investment into having a better experience way into the future. Available in a range of finishes (meaning you can escape from chrome if you need to!), this shower head also has anti-clog features that will suit areas with hard water too. 

Best high pressure shower head for features: Luminex by PowerSpa LED Handheld Shower Head

4. Luminex by PowerSpa LED Handheld Shower Head

Best high pressure shower head for features: wake up or wind down with a shower and light show in one

Specifications
Gallons per min: 2.5
Type: LED handheld
Material: Stainless steel
Reasons to buy
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Gradual colour-changing
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Eco mode
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No batteries needed
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Four settings
Reasons to avoid
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Cant control light colours

Showering in the dark might seem like a recipe for disaster, but you’ll be tempted when you see this shower head’s party trick. With built-in LED lights powered by the running water, it puts on a battery-less light show, fading gradually between seven vibrant colours every few seconds for a multi-sensory spa-like experience in your very own shower. The four spray settings number among them rain, massage, a rain-massage mix, and an eco-friendly water-saving mode, so depending what mood you’re in you can go for stimulating, relaxing, or even planet-saving. 

Best wall-mounted high pressure shower head: Delta Water Amplifying Adjustable Showerhead

5. Delta Water Amplifying Adjustable Showerhead

Best wall-mounted high pressure shower head: this transformative shower head is said to be simple yet superb

Specifications
Gallons per min: 2
Type: Wall-mounted
Material: Chrome
Reasons to buy
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Simple, powerful operation
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Good coverage
Reasons to avoid
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Some may prefer hand held option
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No stream flow changing features

Users are positively evangelical about this shower head, with some even going so far as to say that having it was 'a whole new shower experience'. With a simple choice between high or low pressure, it doesn’t boast the most modes of any shower head on our list, but all reports say it does the basics brilliantly. Reviewers were left really impressed (and squeaky clean) by the shower head’s efforts, and found it really easy to set up, although it’s worth noting that many recommended having some Teflon pipe tape on hand for the job. 

Best high pressure shower head: Image of GURIN shower head

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6. GURIN Shower Head High Pressure Rain

The best high pressure shower head with rainfall effect.

Specifications
Gallons per min: 1.8/2.5
Type: Wall-mounted
Material: Chrome
Reasons to buy
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Combines high pressure and rain effect
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Anti-clog jets
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Easy to adjust 
Reasons to avoid
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Wall-mounted rather than hand held

This showerhead promises to combine high-pressure and a luxury rainfall feel, and has rave reviews as a testament to its power. Using anti-clogging silicone jets allow this showerhead to push water out faster and extremely efficiently so that you should be using less water as you rinse. Rather than lots of wall mounted models, this shower head is also very easy to adjust from left to right, so you can get the perfect angle too. 


How to buy the best high pressure shower head

Gallons per minute
The higher the number doesn't necessarily mean the better the showerhead, the ideal GPM number is anything from 2 - 2.5 – anything higher will cost a lot in utility bills.

Handheld or wall-mounted?
The big choice inherent in buying a high-pressure showerhead is between handheld and wall-mounted models, and while the majority of our picks are handheld showerheads, which users love for their flexibility, we’ve included one highly-rated fixed option too. Finally, while the terminology seems simple enough, it can actually be a little misleading. 

What's it for?
Some shower heads can give houses with low water pressure more oomph for when shower time rolls around, but some are more suited to harnessing already high pressure, so be sure to check the manufacturer’s website for in-depth guidance.

Construction  
Avoid buying a shower head that's made of plastic, as it won't be super durable, but other than that, it's down to personal preference and style. The majority on our list are chrome.

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