10 Best Shower Heads for Low Water Pressure

Struggling with low water pressure and looking for a proper shower head to relieve you from the annoyance? Look no further. Here's what we'd buy.

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Is there anything more annoying than taking a shower with incredibly low water pressure? You know, where you’re forced to literally stand directly next to the shower head in order to get every little bit of hot water that you can.

Yeah, let’s just say that having to do this isn’t exactly fun. The good news is that manufacturers around the globe have found ways for their shower heads to boost water pressure. Of course, it’s not as if these types of heads will be miracle workers, either.

Finding the root of the issue behind your low water pressure is probably the best option, but there are still shower heads out there that can at least aid in the issue. Let’s talk about some of those, shall we? That said, let’s start with the absolute best shower head for low water pressure out there.

1. SR SUN Rise Shower System

Alright, you guys might think that we’re kind of nuts here. After all, when you actually visit the product page for this bad boy, you’ll see that it’s kind of on the expensive side. Okay, okay, it’s pretty darn expensive and more than most will pay for a shower head.

However, when we say that this thing’s awesome, we mean every bit of it. For starters, it just has a certain appeal that can’t be measured. It just looks like an incredible waterfall when running. Pretty much your entire body will be covered in water, and you’ll experience tremendous relaxation.

Then again, not everyone will be a fan of the water flow this sucker provides. It might be too much for some. Let’s also point out, though, the air energy technology that provides a consistent and powerful rain shower. And, yes, this thing certainly delivers a rain shower.

✅ Pros

  • Backed by a 10-year warranty
  • Covers entire body
  • Gorgeous to look at

❌ Cons

  • Instructions could be better
  • Very expensive
  • Too much water flow for some

2. HO2ME High-Pressure Shower Head

Wow, what a huge decrease in price from this one and the best shower head for low water pressure on this list. This is going to be a little more budget-friendly for most people (and that’s putting it lightly). With this shower head, though, you probably won’t be wowed as much.

That’s okay, though, because this design just works. On top of being very easy to install, the ABS housing is well-built overall, the water pressure is very satisfactory, and the design is very minimalist. Heck, there are even rubber jet nozzles to help prevent minerals from building up inside.

Of course, you probably should know that the jet stream that gets created from this shower head is pretty much localized to one spot. Oh, and even though the instructions say not to use plumber’s tape, it may end up being necessary to prevent leaks.

✅ Pros

  • Such a great value
  • A very lightweight design
  • Easy to install

❌ Cons

  • Not very versatile
  • Can be too strong for some
  • Plumber’s tape may be needed

3. NearMoon Shower Head

Quite honestly, anyone who says this is the best shower head for low water pressure has to be respected. Landing third on our list, there’s so much to love and adore about the NearMoon Shower Head.

It pretty much starts and ends with the water flow that it provides, however, as it’s sensational. Then again, if you enjoy taking long showers, this thing tends to be a water sucker, so to speak. With no restrictor in its design, it uses a lot of hot water. Yet, the rainfall experience is so wonderful that every second you get will be cherished.

Being made of stainless steel, this shower head also looks the part. Coupled with a soft rubber gasket, the quality control is quite impressive. As with most, it’s also pretty darn easy to install. Overall, as long as you don’t want to take long showers with it, it’s superb.

✅ Pros

  • Well-built overall
  • Such a great price
  • Tremendous water flow

❌ Cons

  • It uses a lot of water
  • The included wrench is garbage
  • No water restrictor present

4. AquaDance Combo Shower Head

How cool would it be to take two showers at the same time? Wait, what? How the heck would that even work? Honestly, we’re not sure but we promise it has something to do with this next model. This beast from AquaDance is actually a combo shower head system.

It comes with two different shower heads (one of them being handheld) that work simultaneously to create a fantastic experience. Yeah, this thing’s awesome. It may not be the utter best shower head for low water pressure, but it may be the freaking coolest!

Features galore, each shower head has six different modes to play around with. Even more so, a turn of a switch will direct the water flow between the two different heads. Now, that said, the switch is in an odd location. We wish the designers would’ve thought about that one a little more. Also, the housing is somewhat thin plastic that has been finished with chrome.

✅ Pros

  • Great water pressure
  • Features galore
  • Heads can work independently

❌ Cons

  • Not the best build quality
  • The switch is in a bad location
  • Tough to hang handheld head up

5. Speakman Chrome Shower Head

Simple, sleek, and well-made, this model is going to be just what the doctor ordered for many people out there. If you’re looking for a super-advanced shower head that’s loaded with features, however, you’ll end up being disappointed by this design.

It actually only comes equipped with a couple of different showering modes (and also a combination setting). Yet, both of them (massage and loose spray) work very well. Plus, switching between them is very easy thanks to the knob that has to be turned.

Though this is a plastic design, it’s been finished with chrome to give it more of an attractive visual appeal. Let’s just say it looks really sleek. There are even additional finishes available if you’d like something else, and that’s a nice touch.

✅ Pros

  • Great pressure
  • The modes work great
  • Easy to switch between modes

❌ Cons

  • Not that easy to clean
  • Only a few modes
  • Could be too small for some

6. The Original Fire Hydrant Spa Shower Head

No doubt about it, this is for sure a contender for the best shower head for low water pressure on the market. Clearly, it’s not the best in our eyes, but it’s impressive regardless. There can only be one that’s the best after all, right?

The adjustable nature of this shower head is probably the feature that most would say they love most about it, and we concur. There are several different spray patterns to test out and fiddle around with. Finding the one you love shouldn’t be too tricky at all.

Due to the brass ball joint design, positioning and angling the head is fairly easy, for the most part. We say that because, admittedly, the head itself does swivel a little too easily. Not a dealbreaker, but still worth mentioning as two hands will probably be required for adjusting.

✅ Pros

  • Great settings to choose from
  • Tremendous value
  • Solid housing

❌ Cons

  • Head swivels too easily
  • Water pressure could be better
  • Stream may be too thin for some

7. Aqua Elegante High-Pressure Shower Head

There’s just something about this high-pressure shower head that we love. It’s got such a smart and minimalist design that we know others will love too. Let’s firstly point out the design of the jet nozzles. They’ve been engineered with mineral-resistant silicone. What that means for you is they’re basically self-cleaning.

Additionally, the incredibly solid thermoplastic resin build is a plus (along with the brass fittings). Topping that off is a few different finish options that can be selected from. If we had to pick our favorite, we’d say it’s probably the oil-rubbed bronze finish. Just a thing of beauty.

Of course, seeing how this is a minimalist design, some may not love the lack of versatility. The water stream it provides is pretty cut and dried, and you either like it or you don’t.

✅ Pros

  • Features self-cleaning nozzles
  • Different finishes are available
  • Easy to remove the restrictor

❌ Cons

  • Not versatile
  • Some won’t enjoy the stream
  • Pressure could be even better

8. Aisoso High-Pressure Shower Head

We have to say that the best way to describe this next shower head is by saying it’s simple and effective. There are a couple of similar models on this list and when it comes to shower heads, some people just prefer when it isn’t complex.

When it comes to delivering satisfactory water pressure, this bad boy does a very good job. It’s probably not going to deliver the highest of water pressures out there, but it does a realistic job of providing superior pressure.

Installation is also about as easy as it gets. Now, even though this is a simple design, there are still different modes to switch between, and doing so is quite easy. About the only complaint is the fact that the head itself doesn’t tilt very well.

✅ Pros

  • Installation is a piece of cake
  • Switches easily between modes
  • Fairly durable design overall

❌ Cons

  • Will be too small for some
  • Doesn’t tilt very well
  • Pressure could be higher

9. Newentor High-Pressure Shower Head

When most people picture shower heads, they think of circular ones. Yet, there’s just something about square-headed shower heads that are so next-century, you know? While this model isn’t necessarily super close to being the best shower head for low water pressure, we still like it a lot.

Indeed, the square-headed shape of it alone makes it stand out. Of course, the six different settings to play with along with the fact that they’re located on the side of the head also make this a really cool design. The neck of the shower head is also adjustable. As for the water pressure, it’s pretty darn solid, though some may feel it’s not quite strong enough.

Now, while the unit feels pretty solid overall, the switch to change the settings is kind of cheap. All we can say is don’t roughhouse with it (or really the shower head itself).

✅ Pros

  • Very easy to install
  • Comes with necessary tape
  • Many settings to choose from

❌ Cons

  • The switch is kind of cheap
  • Could be better pressure
  • It’s made of plastic

10. AquaDance Handheld Shower Head

Some people really like to have full control when they take a shower. In other words, they like to be able to position the shower head wherever they like. Well, this is where a handheld shower head can come in handy, and this is one of the best.

Being able to be used as a handheld model and as an overhead design, along with several different water flow settings to adjust from, this is a very versatile piece of equipment. Even when docked, the angle can be adjusted to suit many different needs. This sucker really is dynamic.

However, there are a few reasons it didn’t land a little higher on this list. For one, the water pressure, while good, could’ve been better. Secondly, they needed to supply people with three O-rings instead of just one. Those gripes aside, this isn’t a bad last contender for the best shower head for low water pressure by any stretch of the imagination.

✅ Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Incredible versatile design
  • Comes with plumber’s tape

❌ Cons

  • Should’ve come with 2x O-rings
  • Not the best water pressure
  • The attachments are flimsy

Frequently asked questions

Are shower heads universal?

So, just because you feel you bought the best shower head for low water pressure, does that mean it’s going to fit inside of your shower? Here’s the good news. Due to the fact that virtually every single shower head will have the same connection in the US (1/2-inch NPT), the chances of buying one that doesn’t fit your shower are slim to none. So, in a way, you could definitely say that shower heads are universal.

Can shower heads save water?

Yes. It really comes down to the design of the shower head in question. There are many on the market that’ll be designed to be water efficient. In addition to that, many will come with flow restrictors. As the name suggests, these will pretty much limit the amount of water that flows through the shower heads.

Then again, by controlling the length of your showers, you can also have an impact on how much water you end up saving. After all, just take shorter showers if you’re worried about how much water you’re wasting!

Can shower heads get clogged?

Even the best shower head for low water pressure in the world can end up getting clogged over time. Yes, some models will be equipped to better handle this type of thing, but even they can get clogged. The reason this occurs is due to mineral deposits that build up over time. Thankfully, by using white vinegar and soaking your shower head, the issue can be combated. For the record, there are other methods that will work too.

Can shower heads make you sick?

Admittedly, this may seem like an odd question. It’s quite a popular one, however, so…can they really make you sick? For the record, this question has actually been analyzed by scientific brains. The fact is that bacteria can thrive in shower heads and while some of the bacteria will be harmless, others won’t be. In fact, some could end up causing lung infections. Overall, however, it doesn’t seem to be something that you should panic about or anything like that.

Later, skater!

At the end of the day, focus on what you want. The best shower head for low water pressure for you might just simply be the one that has the highest pressure.

Or maybe it’s the one with the most features or the coolest-looking design or the most versatility. No matter, you’re the buyer so you’re the focus.

It’s okay to be selfish with it!