The best low pressure shower head can make all the difference to your whole showering experience. Because really, is there anything worse than stepping into a lifeless, dribbling shower that leaves you trying to wash soap suds off your hair and body for the best part of half an hour? No there is not.
But fear not, you can put those hour-long showers behind you because there are ways you can work with a low water pressure system to help boost your shower head’s flow: namely, a low water pressure shower head. And we've found five of the best here.
How do they work? Like this: low pressure shower heads tend to have fewer and finer the holes, which in turn makes the water flow feel stronger. Adjustable shower heads that give you different spray options will help you get your water flow bang on.
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5 of the best low pressure shower heads
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.
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 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.
- Shop Rymerce Ionic Shower Head Handheld here
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.
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.
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.
- Shop Mira Showers Response here
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.
- Shop Triton 5 Function Shower Head here
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...
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.
Just twist it on to your existing shower! No plumbers required.
- Shop Aqua Elegante Shower Head here
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.
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.
- Shop Yoo.Mee Handheld Shower Head here
How to buy the best low pressure shower head
Where to buy a 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 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…