The 13 Best Handheld Shower Heads

Handheld shower heads are convenient to use, making them a valuable bathroom fixture. And if you’re looking for high-quality handheld showers, you’ve come to the right place.

This updated guide lists all of the best handheld shower heads available. You’ll find the top 5 picks below.

You’ll also find useful information in our buyer’s guide and FAQ section.

The Best Handheld Shower Heads

Top ProductsRatingGallons Per Minute (gpm) Setting Type Finish
1. Culligan HSH-C1354.32 gpmMassage N/A
2. Moen 26100 Engage Magnetix4.52.5 gpmRainChrome
3. Hydroluxe 1433 Handheld Showerhead4.52.5 gpmRain, Pause, Massage, FullAll-Chrome
4. Methven Aio Handheld4.4 N/AFull N/A
5. AquaDance High-Pressure Handheld4.62.5 gpmRain, Pause, MassageChrome
6. HO2ME High Pressure Handheld Shower Head 4.62.5 gpmPowerful Rain, Massage, Mixed N/A
7. ShowerMaxx, Luxury Spa Series, 6 Spray Settings 4.6 N/AFullPolished
8. Delta Faucet 7-Spray Touch-Clean Hand Held 4.7 N/AMassagePolished

1. Culligan HSH-C135

Brand: Culligan | Item No: 01019103 | ASIN: B0006VVN18 | Item Weight: 2.1 pounds

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Best Features: The shower has an NSF certified filtration system that removes chlorine and other impurities to give clean water for shower.

Culligan is our top pick for this category for many reasons. First, it is a perfect handheld shower head in every sense of the world. It gives all the benefits you expect from a handheld shower head without compromising the enjoyable shower experience you desire. It is designed to be conveniently handled and comes with a sturdy yet flexible metallic hose.

Now for the features we truly love, the shower has an NSF certified filtration system that removes chlorine and other impurities to give you pure, soft water for a luxurious shower experience. Plus, you get to choose from five different settings according to your mood.

2. Moen 26100 Engage Magnetix

Brand: Moen | Item No: 26100 | ASIN: B014TGI96C | Item Weight: 12.3oz

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Best Features: It is a sleek, smart shower head backed by the lifetime warranty by its manufacturer

We love this one because it’s super easy to convert into a wall-mounted fixed shower head – thanks to the magnetic design. Just raise your arm over your head, and the shower will attach itself to the dock without spraying all over the bathroom.

Like any shower head worth considering, this one comes with six different spray settings. Enjoy a full rain like experience, or a full body massage. Change it with just a click. What else do we need!


3. Hydroluxe 1433 Handheld Showerhead

Brand:Hydroluxe | Item No: 1433 | ASIN: B00JUZTG4M | Item Weight: 1.5 oz

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Best Features: Enjoy a handheld shower head that features five different spray settings to choose from

This handheld shower comes with five different spray settings from which to choose. The head is broad enough to give you better coverage even when close.

The head has a click dial lever that makes it easy to switch between different spray settings. It has a flexible and durable hose that won’t kink or leak, and you can use both the heads in combination for more coverage.


4. Methven Aio Handheld

Brand: Methven | Item No: AOHSCPUS | ASIN: B075JZYT6Y | Item Weight: 11.2oz

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Best Features: The delicate looking design is capable of delivering a powerful spray regardless of the water flow

This premium hand shower weighs less than 12oz and brings the entire spa experience to your bathroom. The innovative design alone is enough to entice anyone who wants their bathroom fittings to be the best. But design is just half the story.

Powered by Aurahe technology, this delicate looking design is capable of delivering a powerful spray regardless of the water flow. The spray force is around 25% more powerful than the average. The halo shapes allow a broader coverage, i.e., about twice that of a standard shower. And top it all, it’s made from an aerospace polymer that is highly resistant to limescale.  

5. AquaDance High Pressure Handheld

Brand: AquaDance | Item No: 3312 | ASIN: B01H2DG1SW | Item Weight: 1.1 pounds

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Best Features: Enjoy any of the six different shower settings with a flick of a lever

This one is a regular on almost all the best shower list. And that is because you get the best value for your money. For starters, this one-pounder has an ergonomic grip handle and a click lever dial on the head to ensure ease of handling.

As for other features, you can enjoy any of the six different shower settings with a flick of a lever. From high power jet setting to water-saving mode, click as you desire. Plus, you also save money because of its tool-free installation.

6. HO2ME High Pressure Handheld Shower Head

Brand: HO2ME | Item No: R02 | ASIN: B015MMA1Q8| Item Weight: 1.1 pounds

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Best Features: These nozzles prevent build up as you can clean them with a simple swipe of the finger

If your home has low water flow and pressure issues, then this one may come as a blessing. All thanks to the spray shooting technology, the shower stream will give you more coverage and more pressure, no matter the pressure in the pipes. You can choose between a powerful spray and a pulse setting.

Another feature we love about this shower head is the silicon pressure nozzles.

7. ShowerMaxx, Luxury Spa Series, 6 Spray Settings

Brand: ShowerMAxx | Item No: SYNCHKG090614 | ASIN: B015BZ8UNC| Item Weight: 1.2 pounds

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Best Features: Whether you choose a light mist or a full power spray, the experience is rewarding

If you like a perfect spa experience at home, ShowerMaxx Luxury Spa comes highly recommended. This seemingly simple and sleek shower head can deliver pressure like no other.

What makes it a member of our list is not just the function and features, but also the quality. Made from premium ABS plastic that doesn’t rust or corrode. The silicon nozzles prevent clogging with almost zero cleaning effort. That just adds to the luxury appeal.

8. Delta Faucet 7-Spray Touch-Clean Hand Held

Brand: Delta Faucet | Item No: 75700 | ASIN: B000LV7VXW | Item Weight: 1.45 pounds

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Best Features: Rubber spray holes make cleaning a matter of swipe and wipe

The shower head gives you the freedom to choose from seven different settings and the flexibility that comes with a 60” durable hose that can stretch up to 72”.

Out of seven settings, almost half are massage sprays that do a fantastic job of relieving sore muscles. The rest of the settings include a truly invigorating powerful shower and a water-saving pulse mode.

9. Wassern Handheld High-Pressure Nine-Setting

Brand: Wassern | Item No: 712311 | ASIN: B06XKC4YTW | Item Weight: 1.3 pounds

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Best Features: Enjoy nine different spray settings offering a great shower experience every single time

With their ultimate handheld shower head, Wassern lets you enjoy not six, not seven, but nine different spray settings, which makes it a perfect shower for households with shared bathrooms. From kids to pets, everyone can enjoy the shower they prefer.

The best part is that the high power spray setting is powered by a patented technology that ensures 200% more force than other shower heads while saving water. Your perfect shower is just a click away.

10. Adoric High-Pressure Three-Setting Handheld

Brand: Adoric | Item No: AFSH-DU2 | ASIN: B07P7MDCFK | Item Weight: 15 oz

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Best Features: Choose from rain, massage, aeration, rain massage, and rain aeration settings

Adoric proves that you don’t need a dozen of settings for a perfect shower. All you need is a shower head that can give you the setting you want. This one has just five settings, each capable of creating the experience you desire.

There are three pressure settings to choose from according to your skin sensitivity. Plus, we love it because it is a lightweight, sleek shower head that won’t hurt your wrist. One of the simplest yet effective handheld shower heads out there.


11. Vida Alegría H5+ Handheld Shower Head

Brand: VA Vida Alegría | Item No: VA-H5SET-ORB | ASIN: B01MV2NON1 | Item Weight: 1.06 pounds

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Best Features: The face has silicon jet nozzles that are super easy to clean, no matter how hard the water is

Another luxury shower head in the line up is this splendid yet straightforward model by Va Vida Alegría. It lets you choose from five settings ranging from a powerful rain setting to a water-saving drizzle mode. There is a massage mode that will turn your bathroom into a luxury spa.

No buildup means no clogging, and no clogging means the shower head will last you much longer. An exciting bonus is the GEN 3 high-pressure hose that easily stretches up to 7 feet.

12. Waterpik DSL-653 Twin Turbo

Brand: Waterpik | Item No: DSL653 | ASIN: B001OQGDNC | Item Weight: 1.32 pounds

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Best Features: Excellent pressure due to OptiFLOW technology that powers the shower head

What’s different about this shower head is its twin turbojet sprays. The dual-source head lets you choose from six different spray settings. The combined power of the two sources gives you a high-pressure spray and broader coverage. Result: A perfect shower experience every single time.

It is unbelievable that this amount of pressure comes at just 2.5 GPM – all thanks to OptiFLOW technology powering the shower head. What’s more: the shower head has anti-clog nozzles that make cleaning as easy as it can get.

13. KES Bathroom Handheld Shower Head

Brand: KES | Item No: 572882 | ASIN: B00FFYE5V6 | Item Weight: 13.6 oz

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Best Features: This showerhead is made entirely of 304 stainless steel and is both heat and pressure-resistant – and more durable than plastic shower heads

If you want a shower that looks as innovative as it performs, you have to bring home the KES handheld shower.

The stainless steel hose has a sturdy rubber tubing for extra durability. It can extend well up to 6 feet, allowing maximum flexibility and freedom for the entire family. Overall, a simple yet effective shower head that looks much expensive than it is.


Buyer’s Guide

Most of what you need to know about shower heads, in general, has already been covered in our best shower heads post. For this buyer’s guide, we will try to limit our discussion specifically to handheld showerheads. 

So, let’s start with the benefits of a handheld shower head that make it a better choice.

Benefits of Handheld Shower

Reach

The first and foremost benefit of a handheld shower is its reach. There is little you can do with a fixed shower to divert water in the intended direction. You will have to move around a bit to make the water reach every part of your body. With handheld showers, you can use a longer hose to further increase the reach.

Due to this flexibility, it’s great for kids, pets, and anyone with limited mobility.

Control

Handheld showers give you more control. The setting buttons and controls are literally under your thumb at all times. So, if you want to switch from jet to massage spray, it just takes a click.

With fixed showers, you usually have controls far above your reach. The entire struggle to reach up to change setting can be risky if the shower head is not installed according to your height.

Pressure

If the water pressure is an issue in your home and you don’t want to spend on a high-pressure shower head, then hand shower lets you bring the shower closer to compensate for lack of pressure. The pressure is generally higher closer to the head, allowing the closer proximity will make it easier to rinse off.

Additionally, you receive a more intense massage by bringing the shower closer to the body.

Just make sure the flow is not more than 2.5 gpm.

Features to look for

Now that you know why handheld may be a better a choice for you, let’s take look at features that make one shower head better than the other.

Control Buttons

Control buttons to turn a shower on and off or to change spray settings can be on the wall, or they can be on the shower head. The latter is very convenient, especially if you are extending the shower away from the wall.

Installation

Installing a shower head used to be a considerable hassle. Today, we have better products that install within a matter of minutes, no tools required. Investing in such a product will save installation costs.  

Handle

Newer models come with a handle or strap to ensure that the shower doesn’t slip out of your hand. It is a good feature for people with mobility issues.

Material  

It doesn’t matter whether you choose a plastic body shower head or a metallic. A low quality plastic can corrode much easier than a good quality metallic shower head. So make sure the shower head is quality material, whichever it is, and designed to last.


FAQs

Are handheld shower hands ergonomic?

Not all handheld shower heads are ergonomic, but most of the high-end ones are designed to make showering easy and hassle-free. If you have joint pain or any other wrist related issue, find a shower head that is sleek and lightweight.

Why is my handheld shower head leaking?

The cause of a leaking shower head might vary from a faulty gasket to a loose connection between the head and the hose. It is not difficult to find the exact point of the leak. Once you pinpoint that cause, a repair should not take too long.

Do handheld shower heads have lower pressure than fixed shower heads?

Not necessarily. Some of the best handheld shower heads can easily beat fixed shower heads in terms of pressure. However, the quality of hose can play a crucial role in maintaining that pressure throughout the shower, no matter how much you move the head.

Are handheld shower heads more water efficient?

Yes, a handheld shower tends to save more water during showers because you have more control at all times. With a simple click, you can turn it off and on as needed. The control is right under the thumb as opposed to a fixed shower.

Why are handheld shower heads better for families?

Handheld shower heads are better for the entire family because you can easily shower your kids and pets with the flexible hose. It is also easy and effective for the elderly and those with infirmities.

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