Having low water pressure in the pipes connecting to your shower can be super frustrating. It can happen due to many reasons. Line clogging or leakage, as well as blockages in the water holes of your shower head, could cause it.
Having the best shower heads for low water pressure will help solve your problem. It can increase the pressure by increasing the flow and keeping itself free of debris and deposits.
Of course, not every shower head you come across will help with your issue. When you have a problem with low water pressure, you need the best shower heads in the market. Here, we are ready to provide you with a list that shows you just that.
What To Look For When Buying A Shower Heads
Shower heads are not just mere accessories. They are a part of your everyday showering experience and can determine the quality of the shower you have.
Therefore, it is essential to select the right shower head for your need.
Some general features make a shower head the best. There are also accessory features that serve as a great bonus yet might not be for everyone.
Everyone who has low water pressure wants a shower head that can increase their water flow. For this to happen, you need the right anti-clogging nozzles, a flexible stainless steel hose, and a body made of high-quality (usually engineer-grade ABS) material.
After carefully considering all the facts, we put our minds into helping you know what to look for. Here is a guide that will help you zone in on what you need to know before buying your best shower head.
Finding The Right Nozzles
What makes shower heads designed for low-water pressure the most efficient is that they have the right type of nozzles and the right number. Usually, the number ranges from around forty to ninety, as you’ve seen in this review, though there are certainly outliers.
The ShowerMaxx Luxury Shower Head, which has 90 precise anti-clogging nozzles, is so great because the flow is instantly increased just by increasing the number of nozzles. The pressure itself tends to be lower than a hydrant-like shower head, yet you’ll still get all the water you need to enjoy your shower.
Most of the nozzles you see here are made of silicone rubber. This is crucial since they last the longest and withstand the effects of water and heat.
They also have smooth surfaces that allow dust and debris collected to be easily washed off. Thus, you may not even have to worry about cleaning your shower head other than with water.
Some of the nozzles are also detachable from the face and head. This allows you to thoroughly clean any residue that may be gathering after a long period of time. This is just there as an extra feature, though, since, we repeat, the “self-cleaning” silicone rubber nozzles really do their job.
On Flow Restrictors
You will have seen that there was a flow restrictor or O-ring in place for every shower head that we talked about. These are necessary, by law in most cases, for limiting the amount of water (also air) that exits a shower head or dispenser.
While they serve to protect you from safety hazards and are environmentally friendly, if you have low pressure, to begin with, you will want them removed. The ones we have mentioned have restrictors that can be easily removed; however, other models may require a struggle.
There are exactly two kinds. Internal restrictors are the O-rings made with metal or plastic, with holes in the center. External restrictors are screwed on between the shower head and the water pipe. They tend to be the ones easier to remove.
Modes And Settings
Throughout this review, you’ve seen shower heads that come in many several settings. Some have only one standard mode, which doesn’t allow you to switch up if you want a powerful blast versus a quick, water-saving rinse.
The next step from this is the three-setting heads, which usually come in power rinse, gentle massage, and combination mode. The names for these, of course, will differ. Basically, the idea is to have a high-power, low-power, and in-between mode.
The six-setting shower heads are the best. That’s because you’ll get a wide variety of massage styles, as well as an important feature called the Water Saving Mode. This lets you use a much less amount of water when you don’t need that much without you having to tinker continuously with the flow restrictor.
If the flow ends up being too high when you remove the restrictor and have this mode, you’ll be fine using it!
All of the shower heads we have featured here are quite easy to install and universally fits all standard shower arms. It is important to check whether any model you buy can be installed and matches your shower arm.
The way that most of these shower heads are replaced does not usually even require tools.
A wrench and few extra minutes are required on some other models (such as the G-Promise High-Pressure Head), but the process is quite simple. Instruction manuals are provided with each model and often involve just screwing, unscrewing, and part replacement.
Most of the models here, except a few, are made with ABS plastic. While you may shun from the world “plastic,” engineer-grade ABS plastic is the best material that can be used in a low-pressure shower head.
It is a durable synthetic material that is designed to last for a long time without wearing out. It also resists buildup and clogging. Water, steam, and heat won’t wear it out like they would with most materials. It’s even better than steel since it won’t tarnish.
We’ve already mentioned many features, but if you want an out of the box solution, there’s always something to look out for. Take the AquaDance Premium High-Pressure Shower Head, for instance.
It comes with a handheld shower head as well, so you get two shower heads even though you’re actually ordering one. However, this may be quite inconvenient for a small shower, and the second shower head may be too tall if you’re a little on the short side.
It’s important to think about whether the special features offered will be a good match for your tub and you.
Best Showerhead for Low-Pressure Reviews
1. ANZA High-Pressure Hand-Held Shower Head With Hose
A special shower-head designed to increase the pressure that goes through it to bring you high water flow. The massage and water-saving settings also allow you to have exactly the shower that you want. Fast and refreshing, or slow and calming, are now your choice.
It comes with a 1.8 GPM flow restrictor (by law). However, this is easily removed in case you want your flow rate to be even higher. Also, the set-up for this brand is one of the easiest. You’ll be ready to enjoy your new showering experience in no time.
The ABS construction for this brand makes it extremely durable and heat-resistant. Also, the oil-rubbed bronze finish and anti-clogging, rub-clean nozzles serve to increase its life even more.
Plus, the anti-cracking and adjustable brass ball joint and 5” stainless steel hose allow you to position your shower head to your heart’s content with ease.
Spa-like settings for maximum enjoyment
This shower head works well with both high and low water flow but is specially designed to improve your water flow. It has a click dial that allows you to change between different flow patterns and intensity easily.
Rainfall, Wide Massage, Full Cover Rain, Power Massage, and Rain Massage allow you to shower fully. Water-Saving Pause allows you to deduct from your water bill when you’re just in for a quick rinse.
Why We Love It
This is one of the highest quality shower heads for low water pressure. Its durability is excellent due to its bronze finish. It also comes with a stainless steel water hose that helps you avoid hard water and rust.
Keep In Mind
The O-ring (flow restrictor) must be removed for some of the massage settings to work optimally. However, almost everyone who uses this brand does say they love it. The price is somewhat high.
2. WantBa High-Pressure Rainfall Massage Shower Head
This hotel-style shower head allows you to experience the utmost quality and comfort in your own home. It’s also so easy to install by yourself that you will be done in a flash.
It can help solve your hard water problems since the nozzles detach from and re-attach to the base easily. With this product, you’ll have a shower head that looks like new for years to come.
Rainfall Massage Head
This high-pressure shower head makes you feel as if you are showering outside in the rain. It’s powerful enough to work great even with low water pressure.
With 57 nozzles on a 6” face, it ensures a good flow that’s gentle enough for a spa-like massage.
Its high-grade ABS body resists heat and moisture damage and makes for a highly durable showerhead.
The chrome-plated finish further gives it the ability to resist mineral corrosion, increases surface hardness, and makes it easier to clean. Rubber nozzles last like new for a long time.
Why We Love It
The shower head features a 6” wide face and is hotel quality. It also contains a removable flow regulator, adjustable metal swivel ball, and is made of some of the best materials.
Keep In Mind
Narrower wash zone that may require you to move around a bit in the shower. Not exactly a full-body shower, but great nonetheless. One-mode only.
3. Aqua Elegante 3” High-Pressure Shower Head
A beautiful shower head that can be installed within three minutes. It works wonders in increasing your shower flow rate and can even be too efficient if you have a regular flow.
Its high-quality engineered materials such as ABS plastic, self-cleaning silicone rubber nozzles, and metal finish make it both stylish and durable. You’re guaranteed a shower that will feel amazing.
Powerful Unrestricted Flow
While it has only 42 nozzles, they work powerfully in increasing the flow rate of your shower. For some reason, there have been quite a few people who say they work even too well.
With the restrictor in place, the flow is just right for those with the regular or slightly decreased flow. However, if you do have a shallow flow rate, this is hands down the shower head to try.
The self-cleaning (and drip-free) nozzles on this shower-head mean that you don’t need to worry about mineral deposits gathering in them.
You’ll also seldom have to do the cleaning yourself. The flow will continue unimpeded with free-flowing nozzles that provide you the powerful showering experience you’ve always wanted.
Why We Love It
High-grade materials help you prevent buildup and blockages that eventually reduce the most common shower heads’ quality—highly affordable price.
Keep In Mind
Some people have claimed that it is actually too powerful, especially without the flow restrictor. It also does not come with the adjustable flow or massage patterns.
4. G-Promise High-Pressure Shower Head
This G-promise shower head is indeed a promise of high-quality, durability, and a literal transformation to your showering experience.
Its oversized shower-head and design also allow for full-body coverage, and adjustable settings let you enjoy maximum flow or a trickle when that’s needed. Its stainless steel hose and metal bracket allow it to beat any shower head that uses plastic for these parts.
This shower head comes with a special shower bracket holder made completely from solid brass. It allows no water to pass by the adjustable ball connector and gives a sturdy base. The system also comes with a long stainless steel hose that can stretch for over 10 inches! Its over-sized head means that you can enjoy a full-body shower without having to move around.
This leak-proof shower head and system lasts for many years, making your installation efforts worthwhile. It bears a lot of weight and is one of the most durable heads you can find. If you are looking for durability as a key factor, this is your go-to.
Why We Love It
Multiple settings allow you to adjust the flow rate and pattern to what you want. Flexible extra-long hose and 360-degree rotating system allow maximum convenience and control. High-durability with chrome finish.
Keep In Mind
It takes slightly longer (several minutes) to install with a simple wrench and may require some plumbing assistance, especially for novices. However, once installed, it is leak-proof and lasts many years.
5. ShowerMaxx Luxury Spa Grade High-Pressure Shower Head
This amazing shower head comes with all you need to enjoy a spa experience in your own home. Featuring 90 high-functioning, precise, anti-clogging nozzles, it has the most on our list!
This gives it the advantage of delivering amazing flow while still being quite gentle. The
advantages are made better because it’s also straightforward to install, so you don’t have to worry about needing someone to help you.
Luxury Spa Grade
High-quality full-body ABS construction to allow for heat and moisture resistance. The nickel finish, high number of nozzles, and 360-degree tilting solid brass ball joint allow you to control the rain in your shower!
The water which comes out of this shower head is gentle and calming, even as the flow rate is significantly increased.
High-grade ABS plastic is used, which allows the shower head to last for a very long time. The nozzles themselves are made of silicone rubber, which lasts very long without degrading. A nickel finish increases durability and makes for a brilliant appearance.
Why We Love It
Free-flowing water that doesn’t make you feel you’re getting blasted. It also has the appearance, utility, and durability of a spa shower head. The nickel finish gives it a unique appearance and shine.
Keep In Mind
It comes in only one setting and may not significantly increase shallow water flow since it’s quite gentle.
6. The Original Fire Hydrant Spa Plaza Massager Shower Head
Claimed by its manufacturers to be a one-of-a-kind solution to the problem of low and trouble-some water flow. It is unique with its brass volume control, allowing not only a change in setting but also how much water is being used.
It also has many of the features you’d find in the best low-pressure shower heads: flexibility, durable finish, and high-grade material. Last but not least, it is straightforward to install!
Works Like a Hydrant
A strong pulsating water flow is guaranteed with this shower head. It features quite a few set-tings allowing you to go from light massage to a refreshing “hydrant” spray!
This shower head is specifically designed with your low water pressure in mind. Your problems with the flow will be those of yesterday.
Made of Metal
While the newer versions have some ABS plastic materials, the original hydrant is made with metal and works wonderfully.
It comes with a steel finish that protects it from damage and adds to the spa-like shine. US-manufactured and trusted by many loyal customers, it’s a classic you’re sure to love.
If you’re looking for something new and exciting, this shower head is what you are looking for. With its brass volume control, you won’t have to remove a flow restrictor to enjoy full water flow.
A solid brass ball joint also lasts very long and allows you to secure your shower head in any way you want. It may look simple, but it will be more powerful than expected!
Why We Love It
An upgrade or at least a switch from ABS plastic, this all-metal shower head features at least two massage settings and is easy to position at any angle. The brass volume control is unique to this shower head and allows for easy adjustment of water flow.
Keep In Mind
The newest versions may still have some parts made with ABS. Cosmetic appearance may vary from pictures seen of the product.
7. Kasuny High-Pressure Handheld Shower Headset
This simple yet elegant shower head is great, especially for larger tubs. It works great for taller persons as well due to its extra-long hose.
The convenience of the angle adjustable shower bracket also adds to the convenience of positioning your shower head in any direction you want. It’s also one of the easy-install brands, so what’s not to love?
The shower head itself is made of stainless steel with brushed nickel. This enhances the quality of the head as well as its appearance.
Plus, a double-lock stainless steel outer tubing assures that it will last for many years. The shower bracket is made with ABS plastic with a nickel finish for enhanced grip and durability.
The hose connecting to this shower head is two meters long! This gives you complete control over how far you want your water to reach and how much water you want to use.
It is also designed in such a way that it doesn’t kink or break. It also comes with standard size sol-id brass connectors.
Massage and Shower Settings
Massage settings are perfect for relaxing the body under a powerful, refreshing spray. On the other hand, shower settings are gentler and allow you to get rid of all the shampoo and conditioner in your hair.
Use the “both” settings for a shower and even wash your pets and clean your bathroom.
Why We Love It
The right combination of efficiency and style is made mostly with stainless steel and coated with brushed nickel—one of the most durable shower heads. The extra-long hose also makes your shower the most convenient experience.
Keep In Mind
The settings do not come with a water-saving model—shower bracket not made of steel.
8. Aqua Elegante High-Pressure Boosting Shower Head
This stylish oil-rubbed bronze luxury shower head is both lightweight and visually appealing. It has a great system with a mesh filter that filters the water going through. The self-clean nozzles that are featured on the shower head face also save a lot of cleaning work. It is also a very lightweight model that you can easily install in a matter of minutes.
Built to Last
The majority of parts in the shower head are made with high-quality ABS plastic. The brass fit-tings securing the shower head ensure that it will not crack or leak. It has a removable flow restrictor, which is easy to remove but may require those with decent water pressure.
Variety of Settings
With six settings to choose from, including three massage styles, a water-saving mode, and two mixed modes, there is always a setting that will fit your mood. Each setting changes the water flow and pattern, allowing for a unique and enjoyable experience in the shower.
The self-clean nozzles made of silicone rubber stay clear of dirt and debris. This might not come directly from your water but accumulates as minerals deposit from long-term use. The special nozzles can fight the test of time.
Why We Love It
The great transformation of water flow. It has a mesh screen filter that filters water coming through—an amazing variety of shower settings.
Keep In Mind
The package does not come with a hose. The dark oil-rubbed bronze finish may make dust on the surface difficult to distinguish.
9. AquaDance Premium High-Pressure Shower Head
A premium choice for a shower head that works extremely well to increase water flow even with low water pressure. It stands out for nozzles arranged in an attractive flower design on a flat circular disc face.
Lightweight and compact, it also comes with a smaller handheld head that you can choose whether or not to use.
Fancy Two-Shower System
Two shower heads for the price of one! You can choose to install and use one or both of the overhead and hand-held shower heads that come with your order. Both are of the best quality and match in style and color.
The larger head has a 7” chrome face, while the smaller has a 4” face. The hose connected to the pipeline is also very flexible, ensuring ease of flow.
Easy Installation and Connection
The installation and connection between the two shower heads take relatively little time, and you can do it independently.
Installation is complete with just three hand-tightened connections. The fit is universal, so it works with every standard shower arm. However, you will also need one lithium polymer battery to make the system work.
Full Body Coverage
The oversized 7” larger shower and 4” handheld shower ensure that you will be drenched completely in water the moment you turn on your shower. There is a high-power click lever dial that allows you to adjust the angle whichever way you please.
Why We Love It
Beautiful stainless steel shower head with chrome finish. Silicone rubber nozzles complete the package. It works wonders in increasing water flow and has both a main and smaller handheld head.
Keep In Mind
This may not be the best option for shorter people since it is difficult to reach the higher main shower head. The accompanying stainless steel hose is only 5’ long. Requires batteries.
10. Yoo-Mee High-Pressure Handheld Shower Head
A shower head that is sure to transform your low-pressure shower into a high-pressure shower. Comes with a handle and body made of heat-resistant ABS engineer-grade plastic, stainless steel hose, and solid brass connections.
Don’t let the simple packaging that comes with this product fool you! It really is worth a shot. Installs within a few minutes like all good pressure-increasing showerheads.
100% Guaranteed Pressure Increase
In addition to the removable flow restrictor, which can cause the flow to increase significantly when removed, the shower head is designed to be turbo-charging.
It works using a “water conservation working principle” to make the most of the water that comes through. Many people say that the flow strength is so good that it can even relieve muscle pain.
Self-Cleaning Silicon Nozzles
Silicon rubber nozzles are easy to clean and can actually be called self-cleaning since dirt and debris rub off their surfaces. The shower head body and bracket are made of ABS, high in strength, and heat resistant.
The accompanying stainless steel hose comes with brass connection fittings to maintain the product’s durability.
Three Essential Settings
While three is fewer than six, the Yoo-Mee comes with all the settings you need.
Whether it be powerful spray (in which water steadily comes from all the nozzles), massage spray (gentler water comes from two inner ring holes), or combination spray (water comes directly from all the nozzles with the inner holes functioning as a massager).
These settings allow you to get a quick rinse, a nice relaxing bath, and even clean your bathtub with ease.
Why We Love It
It has just the right amount of settings and works great. It also comes with an extra-long hose and can be easily positioned to whichever angle you prefer. Self-cleaning nozzles allow for cleaning to be done in just minutes.
Keep In Mind
It has fewer settings; however, you won’t be missing much if you choose this model—no water-saving mode
Frequently Asked Question and Answered
What if I don’t want a shower head made with ABS? Are there any other options?
ABS material, while plastic, is very likely the best material you can get for a shower head. It is heat and water-damage resistant and is engineered to promote the longevity of your purchase.
If you really don’t want ABS, some rare models are made with stainless steel or other metal. The original fire hydrant model, for example, is made of metal and steel.
What should I do if the flow actually becomes too strong?
Usually, the flow being too strong is not a problem for those with low water pressure. However, we suggest that you do not dispose of your flow restrictor until you’ve tested out your water. You can always replace it if you notice the flow being too strong.
Another suggestion is to buy a model that has a “water-saving mode.” If the flow is too strong, you can get it to be just right using this mode.
On a Final Note
Before you go and make the buy, here’s a recap for you on what makes certain shower heads are among the best.
The ANZA High-Pressure Hand-held Shower Head is on top of the list because of its high-quality construction, the number of anti-clogging spray nozzles, many settings, and incredible durability. It really does its job in getting flowing to you in abundance- just like the rain!
If you’re hoping for a great buy yet want something more affordable, look no further than the Aqua Elegante High-Pressure Shower Head, which features a sturdy shower head, forty nozzles, and powerful flow. Even though it has just one setting, it simply works great.
The other shower heads on our list are likewise great! Among them, you’re sure to make a selection you’ll love.