There are few things in life as disappointing as a bad shower, but whether you rent or own your home you don’t have to put up with it. A decent shower head can make all the difference, improving the quality of your shower as well as saving on water consumption – reducing your bills at the same time.
There are shower heads with different settings, transforming the type of shower you can have at the flick of a switch, while stonestream style shower heads run the water through different materials filtering and purifiying the water you wash in.
To help you pick we have collected a range of different handheld and fixed shower heads that range from budget to luxury options.
Best handheld shower heads
KES SUS304 shower head – Best for stylish bathrooms
If you’ve got a minimalist bathroom and you’ve struggled to find a shower head to fit your fixtures, this smart shower head from KES might just be the one. Made from stainless steel, the straight rod design looks fantastic and is compatible with the standard connection so will easily fit into any bathroom.
The nozzles themselves are made from rubber so you can rub them while you clean, dislodging limescale build-up and preventing the shower head getting clogged.
The profile of the head inevitably means the spray is quite narrow so this head won’t be to everyone’s liking. However, the narrow shape of the nozzle means that if you have low water pressure it still will provide a spray rather than a drizzle, as it may with larger shower heads.
Nosame Ionic filter shower head- Best stonestream head for skin care
This shower head promises a spa experience, increasing your water pressure, saving you water consumption and improving the quality of your skin and all for less than £10! Is it too good to be true?
We’re skeptical of it simultaneously saving 30% of water consumption while also improving water pressure. The smaller holes do increase the pressure and reduce water usage but a full 30% increase seems optimistic.
The claims to improve your skin and hair also seem a bit grand although removing heavy metals, chlorine, bacteria and other impurities in the water can’t do any harm. The stones in the shower head use negative ion purification to remove these nasties just by letting the water flow through them, but it is worth noting to get the most out of it you will need to replace the stones every 6 months.
Best fixed shower heads
KES J201 8-Inch Drenching Rainfall Shower Head – Best for hotel luxury
If you have a fixed shower set up and want a hotel style rainfall shower this head from KES is an excellent choice. We’ve picked the 8-inch version for value but it is also available in a 10-inch version for extra luxury.
The face of the head is made from engineered plastic with a chrome finish, with a stainless steel back cover. This looks perfectly at home among other metal fixtures, but it also includes rubber nozzles on the face so it is easy to clean and dislodge any limescale build-up you may get in hard water areas.
It also has a metal ball connector to allow you to adjust the shower head so you won’t be stuck with using it from one angle.
KES J333 4-Inch Five Function Shower Head – Best for fixed multiple functions
If you’d rather have a fixed shower head that offers different modes rather than just a rainfall setting the J333 is a great choice. It’s a lot smaller than the J201, but it makes up for it with 5 different spray functions ranging from a light spray to intense jets.
You can switch between the modes using the lever on the head itself and this feels sturdy enough to regularly use.
The face is plastic with the same rubber nozzles as the J201 so it just as easy to clean and avoid limescale build-up. It also has a stainless steel back cover and metal ball connector for adjusting the angle of the shower. It also uses the standard 1/2 connector so will be easy to fit in standard set-ups.