The Best Shower Heads For Enhancing Your Showering Experience

Indulge in showering luxury with our handpicked selection of shower heads that are suitable for all types of showers and water pressure.
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The latest shower heads are available in various types that specialize in providing a desired showering experience. Whether you need to increase water pressure, switch between spray patterns or filter the water flow, there is a huge selection to choose from.

In terms of the installation, regardless of whether you have a power, mixer or electric shower, replacing your shower head is as simple as screwing the old shower head off the hose and then tightening the new one in its place. However, if you are confused about the installation, feel free to contact us and our team will try to assist where possible.

To help you choose a shower head that’ll transform your showering experience, our hand-picked selection features top-performing models chosen through our first-hand experience using multiple designs, testing, and the latest research.

Triton High Flow Shower Head
Best Overall: Triton High Flow Shower Head
Rymerce Ionic Shower Head
Best Ionic: Rymerce Filter Shower Head
Mira Response 4-Spray Shower Head
Best High Flow: Mira Response 4-Spray
Grohe Rainshower Icon Shower Head
Best High Pressure: Grohe Rainshower Icon Shower Head
VEHHE KHS Low Pressure Shower Head
Best For Low Pressure: VEHHE KHS Shower Head
Mira 360M Smart Shower Head
Best Rotating: Mira 360M Smart Shower Head
Jopee Ionic LED Shower Head
Best LED: Jopee Ionic Shower Head
KES Handheld Shower Head
Best Handheld: KES Handheld Shower Head
Derpras Round Rainfall Shower Head
Best Rainfall: Derpras Round Shower Head
SIEYES Large Water Saving Shower Head
Best Rainfall Runner-Up: SIEYES Square Shower Head

How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates The Shower Heads

Considering that the majority of shower heads aren’t too expensive, we were able to test and try out a great selection as shown in the image. The shower heads we tested included those from reputable brands in the UK such as Triton, Mira, and Aqualisa as well as many others.

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During our ongoing testing, we analyse the performance, construction quality, ease of installation as well as all of the spray patterns that they had to offer.

To keep up our commitment to testing and reviewing the latest shower heads (for this article), we are continually testing the latest available by the brands in the UK. As you can see in the images below, we most recently tested an ionic and low-pressure shower head.

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As well as our experience and testing of the shower heads, we also based our recommendations upon hours of research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the build quality, performance, design, spray patterns, ease of cleaning, compatibility, warranty and value for money.

The Best Shower Heads

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1. Best Overall: Triton High Flow Shower Head

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Triton is one of the most popular brands within the showering industry in the UK and they are well-known for their high quality products. The brand’s High Flow shower head is a great example of that reputation and it’s available with an attractive chrome finish. It also comes with 5 different spray patterns that are easy to select from the head.

According to Triton, the High Flow model has been designed to be used with any type of shower and it also comes with the brand’s 1 year guarantee for complete peace of mind.

Pros
  • “Kwik clean” spray plate for easy cleaning
  • Turn and click pattern selector
  • Constructed of plastic to reduce lime scale build-up
  • Patterns include jet, blast, spray, rain or drench
  • Includes fitting instructions and a user manual
  • Choice of 5 different spray patterns
  • Backed by a 1 year guarantee
  • Stylish chrome finish
Cons
  • Doesn't offer any performance based improvements over a standard shower head

To conclude, this High Flow option by Triton is the perfect solution if you are looking for a high quality yet affordable shower head. It ticks all the boxes and comes with the backing of the Triton brand and a one year guarantee.

2. Best Ionic: Rymerce Filter Shower Head

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One of the most popular shower heads in the UK is by the Rymerce brand. It’s an ionic shower head that uses less water but provides more pressure whilst purifying the water that’s passed through it.

In terms of its compatibility, it’s a universal fit for all systems and simply screws onto the connector in seconds.

Pros
  • Purifies and saves water
  • “TurboCharge” technology and micro nozzle pinholes
  • Reduces chlorine and lowers limescale
  • Rainfall, massage and jet spray patterns
  • Includes a 1 year warranty
  • Supplied with a rubber plate, washers and PTFE tape
  • Very affordable and a fraction of the price of other ionic shower heads
Cons
  • Not as high quality when compared to the alternatives

Overall, the Rymerce Eco is by far the best ionic shower head available that also boosts the pressure of the water. It also offers excellent value for money with the 6 month refill and additional hardware that’s included within the box.

3. Best High Flow: Mira Response 4-Spray

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Mira is another reputable brand that produces a range of shower heads. Their Response model in particular includes 4 spray patterns and has been designed to work with any shower system. Another great benefit of this particular model is that it’s able to provide up to 50% more water flow thanks to its clever nozzle and water channel design.

Pros
  • Universal fit for all systems
  • Rub clean nozzles on the spray face
  • Plastic construction with a chrome finish
  • Includes a water saving spray pattern
  • Easy to install without any tools required
  • Made and designed in the UK
Cons
  • Relatively expensive when compared to other direct replacements

To conclude, the Mira Response is an excellent all-round option that’s backed by a reputable brand for complete peace of mind. It isn’t the cheapest but if you require a basic replacement that matches your Mira shower, it’s perfect.

4. Best High Pressure: Grohe Rainshower Icon Shower Head

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A premium option that provides high pressure water flow is the Grohe Rainshower Icon. The unique design is available in 18 different styles and it comes with an impressive 5 year warranty which is an indication of its quality.

The clever design is able to provide high pressure yet reduce water consumption by using the brand’s patented and award winning “anti-scalding” technology.

Pros
  • Systematically designed to save water and energy
  • Delivers precision and consistent water distribution
  • Scratch resistant and easy to clean
  • Multiple colour options to choose
  • Award winning and made in Germany
  • Includes an impressive 5 year warranty
Cons
  • Most expensive within our roundup

Although expensive, the Grohe Rainshower Icon is the ultimate shower head that has a unique design and provides excellent performance. It also has the benefit of 18 different designs to best suit your requirements.

5. Best For Low Pressure: VEHHE KHS Shower Head

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If you require a shower head that increases water pressure, the VEHHE KHS is a great option to consider. According to the brand, the pressure boosting functionality is able to increase water pressure by up to 200%.

As well as being able to increase pressure, this shower head is also designed to reduce water usage. This is because it sprays thinner streams of water from the nozzles which the brand claims can save up to 30% more water.

Pros
  • Universal fit for most electric showers
  • Choice of 5 different spray patterns
  • Supplied with a 150 cm stainless steel hose
  • Easy to clean silicone nozzles
Cons
  • Basic design that's not very aesthetically pleasing

To conclude, the VEHHE KHS is the best low pressure shower head on the market that also benefits from reduced water usage. When you consider all of the functionality that it provides, it also offers great value for the money too.

6. Best Rotating: Mira 360M Smart Shower Head

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Another Mira shower head is the 360M model, which is designed to work with any system and simply screws on for fitting. It also has a unique design that flips to provide different spray patterns for an improved showering experience.

In terms of the spray patterns available, it offers the choice of 4 patterns that include rain, burst, cloud and storm.

Pros
  • Provides up to 50% more water flow
  • Uses Mira’s patented “Flipstream” technology
  • Universal fit for all systems
  • One of the best looking shower heads on the market
  • Finished in a white and chrome finish
  • Easily comes apart to clean off any deposits
Cons
  • Relatively expensive when compared to other shower heads

If you require a unique and aesthetically pleasing shower head, the Mira 360M is a great choice. It does come with an expensive price tag but it has the reputable Mira brand backing the product for complete peace of mind.

7. Best LED: Jopee Ionic Shower Head

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If you want to add an element of fun to your showering experience, using a LED shower head is the perfect solution. The Jopee shower head is one of many LED options available and the brand offers it in multiple colours.

As well as its LED functionality, it’s also an ionic shower head with a stainless steel filter and negative ion filtration. The outer construction is also made of high quality ABS plastic for additional durability too.

Pros
  • Transparent shell that shows the filter elements
  • Water saving performance
  • Multi-stage filtration
  • Universal fitting for all shower hoses
  • Backed by a 6 month warranty
Cons
  • Only features a single spray pattern

Overall, the Jopee LED shower head is a great choice and it’s far better than other cheap LED alternatives. It also has multi-stage filtration and provides higher performance which you would normally expect from premium alternatives.

8. Best Handheld: KES Handheld Shower Head

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Handheld shower heads are often included with many premium mixer shower systems. However, if you are looking to upgrade your current setup, the KES replacement uses 304 stainless steel to provide maximum heat and pressure resistance. It also uses a universal G 1/2 connection which is a standard fit for the majority of shower hoses.

Pros
  • All metal construction
  • Self cleaning silicone nozzles
  • Polished chrome finish
  • Universal with most hoses
  • Supplied with Teflon tape in the box
Cons
  • Only a single spray pattern

Although there are many handheld shower heads available, none combine value for money and performance like this KES model. It’s also a universal fit that uses high quality stainless steel for a premium look and feel.

9. Best Rainfall: Derpras Round Shower Head

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If you have a fixed shower head and want to add a rainfall spraying effect, the Derpras Round shower head is perfect. It’s available as an 8, 10 or 12 inch ultra-thin circle that provides extensive coverage via 168 spray nozzles. In terms of the construction, it uses a high quality 304 stainless steel with a brushed nickel finish.

Pros
  • Provides a luxury rainfall showering experience
  • Air energy technology for low pressure systems
  • Ultra-thin circular design
  • UK standard G 1/2 connection
  • Brass swivel ball
  • Backed by a 3 year warranty
Cons
  • Doesn't provide high pressure water flow

Overall, the Derpras shower head is one of the best rainfall shower heads on the market that combines an attractive design with excellent performance. The high quality stainless steel construction as well as the 3 year warranty also provides complete peace of mind that it’s built to last too.

10. Best Rainfall Runner-Up: SIEYES Square Shower Head

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Another rainfall shower head that uses a square design is this Sieyes stainless steel option. According to the brand, it’s able to provide a “hotel quality” showering experience thanks to its 8 inch panel that provides even spray and water coverage. In terms of what’s included in the box, along with the shower head, there is also a hose with a matching chrome finish and all the hardware required for installing it.

Pros
  • Adjustable design with a 360 degree swivel joint
  • Power rainfall spray effect
  • Uses a standard 1/2 inch connector
  • Includes thread fitting and washers
  • 100 individual spray nozzles
  • Detailed installation instructions included
Cons
  • Only available in a single size

To conclude, the Sieyes shower head and hose kit offer great value for money and it has the quality to match. The only drawback is that it’s only available in one size, which is the 8 inch panel. However, this size is more than suitable for the majority of showers.

Shower Head Buying Guide

Replacing your old shower head can completely transform your showering experience. You have the option of choosing a direct replacement or upgrading to one of the hundreds available. The most common reason why people upgrade is due to low pressure from the shower head. Even if you have the best power shower on the market, if your shower head isn’t performing as it should, you won’t experience the desirable high pressure.

To help you make an informed buying decision, we’ve produced the below guide regarding shower heads.

Types of Shower Heads

The two main types of shower heads include a fixed head and a handheld head. The fixed head attaches permanently to the wall or ceiling whereas the handheld shower head is compatible with all types of shower systems. Although all shower heads do the same job, many have unique features that enable them to stand out from the rest.

Increasing Water Pressure

Many electric showers suffer from low pressure but using a shower head that increases water pressure can make a big difference. The ability of a shower head to do this is made possible by a clever nozzle design and water channels that build up the pressure.

Spray Settings

Everyone has their own preference as to which spray pattern is the best. Some people prefer a powerful massaging spray of water whereas others prefer wide coverage.

To ensure that you aren’t left disappointed, it’s advised that you check the different spray patterns that are available between the different brands.

In terms of switching between the different spray patterns, most will have an adjustable lever with numbers on the side (as shown on the right of the shower head in the photo). However, you’ll want to check the numbers in the instructions to ensure you are using the correct setting.

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Filtration

If you want the water to be filtered, you’ll require an ionic shower head that uses bioactive mineral balls to filter passing water. Although this isn’t a requirement for most people in the UK, those who live in an area with hard water will see the benefits because it reduces the hardness of the water. It’s beneficial whilst showering because hard water can strip the skin of its natural oils, which can then result in dry or irritated skin.

Other Desirable Features

Although shower heads all perform the same task, they are available with many desirable features. A popular feature that’s relatively new is LED lighting which can come in the form of multiple different colours. Another popular design feature is a rainfall shower head that provides the luxury feel that you are in heavy rainfall.

When it comes to cleaning the shower head, many brands provide self-cleaning or rub-clean nozzles. These nozzles make it far easier to clean and reduce the build-up of lime scale and other debris.

Alternative Brands

Although the majority of major showering brands produce their own shower heads, you may wish to choose an alternative brand. Almost all shower heads will use a standard UK size, which is a half-inch pipe (G1/2 interface). This means that you can easily mix and match between the different shower head brands without any issues.

How To Change a Shower Head

Replacing a shower head is very easy to do and it requires no tools. For a handheld shower head, you can change it by following the below steps:

  1. Ensure the shower is switched off.
  2. Unhook it from the mount.
  3. Begin to twist the shower head counterclockwise.
  4. Remove and replace the washers.
  5. Screw the new one into the hose.
  6. Attach back onto the mount.
  7. Turn on the shower and check for leaks.

Replacing a fixed shower head may become more involving depending upon how tight it has been installed previously. If you are unable to remove the shower head by hand, you can use an adjustable wrench to remove it. The steps involved in changing a fixed shower head include the following:

  1. Ensure the shower is switched off.
  2. Attempt to turn the shower head counterclockwise.
  3. Remove and replace the washers.
  4. Screw the new shower head onto the arm.
  5. Turn on the water and check for leaks.

If any leaks occur whilst installing either of the shower heads, you’ll want to ensure that it’s completely tight and you’ve used the provided washers. If there is still a leak, you can use some Teflon tape to ensure the attachment is watertight.

Conclusion

If your current shower head is lacking in power or is clogged up, investing in an upgrade can make a big difference. There are hundreds to choose from but choosing the best can be a difficult task.

All of our recommendations are suited to a range of budgets and include a variety of different types. To ensure that you aren’t left disappointed, we advise that you stick to reputable brands or those that offer long warranties.

If you require further information regarding any of our shower head recommendations, feel free to get in touch and we will try to provide our assistance where possible.

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