Top 5 Best Handheld Shower Heads to Buy in 2024

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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A revitalizing shower can work wonders in relieving tiredness following strenuous work days or at the start of a new day. To maximize your bathing enjoyment, flexibility in the bathroom is key, which is where a quality handheld shower head comes in handy.

A handheld shower head allows you to move around in the bathroom while you shower, unlike a fixed overhead shower where you can only stand beneath it.

If you want to buy the best handheld shower heads, you have come to the right place, as this article will explore the best 5 you can buy. Read on to learn what makes them the best and find out the features you should look for when buying the shower head.

Best Handheld Shower Heads 

1. Best Overall: AquaDance High-Pressure Chrome Face Hand Held Shower Head

AquaDance High Pressure 6-Setting 3.5" Chrome Face...
  • Our best 10 pick : This product has been vigorously tested by our...
  • Deluxe 6 setting hand shower: Can be used as Overhead or Handheld...
  • Angle-adjustable overhead bracket: Lets you point hand shower...
  • Includes : Handheld Shower, Shower Hose, Overhead Bracket,...
  • Easy tool-free connection: No need to call a plumber. Fits any...

This is a deluxe hand-held 3.5" shower head that you can also use an overhead shower. It comes with an ergonomic handle that makes it easy to use, as well as a Click-Lever dial that you can use to change from the 6 different full water spray settings. These are;

  • Power rain
  • Pulsating massage
  • Power mist
  • Rain massage
  • Rain mist
  • Pause mode

It is a rub-clean shower jet head, so you don't have to worry about opening it up when it's time to clean it. It also comes with an adjustable overhead bracket and a 5-foot long stainless steel water hose. It is an easy to install shower head that comes with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.


  • Easy to assemble
  • Rub-clean shower jets
  • 6 full water spray settings for the best family experience
  • Ideal for pet showers
  • The package comes with free washers and Teflon tape
  • Adjustable overhead bracket to give you more flexibility in the shower
  • Fits any standard shower arm
  • Produces a 2.5 gallon per minute(GPM) water flow
  • It comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Affordable


  • None

2. Best Design: KES Bathroom Handheld Shower Head

KES Bathroom Handheld Shower Head with Extra Long Hose...
  • 304 STAINLESS STEEL SHOWER WAND: Sprayer is made of stainless...
  • STRENGTHENED TANGLE-FREE HOSE: Strengthened exterior hose...
  • ADJUSTABLE SHOWER HOLDER: Adjustable shower bracket allows you to...
  • EASY INSTALLATION: Standard G1/2 thread (straight) for shower...
  • BRUSHED FINISH: Brushed steel & brushed nickel finish, build to...

This handheld shower head is your best bet if you want to maintain some class in your shower. At first sight, you might think it is a microphone, but wait until you shower with it. It has a fantastic water flow and a 59-inch interlocking spiral hose, making it ideal for any user, including the pet who hates showers.

This shower head is also made using durable materials for longevity. Its body is made using brushed stainless steel metal that increases its performance by making it pressure-resistant and high heat resistant. The hose is also made with stainless steel and a double interlock spiral exterior that keeps it tangle-free.

It also comes with an adjustable shower bracket that gives you flexibility when using it in the bathroom. The scratch-resistant showerhead is easy to install and comes with free Teflon tape.


  • Easy to install
  • 59-Inch interlocking spiral hose
  • Made with durable stainless steel and then brushed to prevent scratches
  • Comes with an adjustable shower bracket
  • It is a unique-looking showerhead
  • Provides excellent water pressure despite the small size1-year warranty from the manufacturer


  • The wall mount can come off easily
  • It only has one spray setting

3. Best for Massage: AquaBliss TheraSpa Handheld Shower Head

AquaBliss TheraSpa Hand Shower – 6 Mode Massage...

This shower head from Aquabliss is equipped with 6 therapeutic massage settings for the ultimate home shower experience. These are;

  • Rain & pulsating massage
  • Pulsating massage
  • Rain & Mist
  • Mist massage spray
  • Gentle rain massage
  • Water-saving mode

The handheld spray head is made with nickel to guarantee longevity, and you can choose between chrome, silver, or a stainless steel finish. If you buy this product and it doesn't satisfy you, the company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

It is an easy to install shower head that comes with a step-by-step guide.


  • Easy to install the showerhead
  • 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied
  • 6 different water spray options make it ideal for all users, including those living with disability or pets who hate showering
  • Made with durable materials
  • The water-saving mode is great when you want to minimize water wastage in your home
  • Relatively affordable
  • 12-month warranty from the manufacturer


  • It may have low water pressure, in which case you can remove the restrictor to fix the problem

4. Best Combo: DreamSpa Rain Shower Head and Handheld Shower Head Combo

Dream Spa 3-way 8-Setting Rainfall Shower Head and...
  • Ultra-Luxury Rainfall Shower Head and Multi-Setting Handheld...
  • 4 inch Chrome Face High-power Hand Shower with 7 settings that...
  • 3-zone Click Lever Dial with Rub-clean Jets | Patented 3-way...
  • 5-ft. Super Flexible Stainless Steel Hose | Conical Brass Hose...
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty is provided by Interlink Products...

This combo is what you need after a long day's work that you can only cure with a good shower. It is a package that includes a 7-inch ultra-luxury rainfall shower head and a 4-inch handheld shower head. You can decide to use them together or use them one at a time.

The combo gives you 7 spray settings to choose from;

  • Power rain massage
  • Pulsating massage
  • Hydro-mist massage
  • Eco rain massage
  • Rain & Mist massage
  • Rain & Massage
  • Water-Saving mode

The shower head has a 3 Zone Click-Lever Dial to help you change the water spray mode. Additionally, it is a rub-clean shower head that means you don't need to worry when it is time to clean build-up from the water jets. The product also comes with a 3-way water diverter with an anti-swivel lock.

You also get a 5-foot stainless steel hose for the shower heads and an adjustable overhead bracket for the best flexibility in the bathroom. The handheld shower head has a 2.5 GPM water flow, a chrome finish, and a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.


  • Tools-free installation
  • 7 water settings
  • 3 Zone Click-Lever Dial to change water settings
  • Long hose allows you more movement in the bathroom
  • Adjustable shower head bracket for added flexibility
  • You can use both shower heads at the same time for a luxurious bath
  • Chrome finish for longevity


  • You may get reduced water flow from the handheld shower head when you use both showerheads

5. Best Filtering: Nosame HandHeld Shower Head

NOSAME Shower Head, Filter Filtration High Pressure...
  • ULTRA COMFORTABLE EXPERIENCE : Nosame shower head comes With 3...
  • HIGH PRESSURE DESIGN: The revolutionary micro nozzle technology...
  • FILTRATION SYSTEM: Multi-layer filter protection, to remove...
  • ECO FRIENDLY ABS MATERIAL: With a transparent, see-through design...
  • UNIVERSAL FITTING: Easy installation, simply screw onto any...

If you live in an area with hard water, you have the best solution in this Nosame shower head that has a removable high-density filter. The shower head is made with transparent ABS material for a see-through design to show you how the purification takes place.

It comes with three water settings;

  • Jetting, a uniform water spraying mode that leaves your asking feeling gentle and comfortable
  • Massage setting for high-pressure water spraying to give you the best water massage at home
  • Rainfall setting for uniform and uninterrupted water release for a great shower

This shower head features a micro nozzle technology that increases water pressure from smaller and denser water holes. It produces a 1.6 GPM water flow at high pressure to prevent wastage. It is easy to install and fits into a standard shower arm.


  • Easy to install shower head
  • Has a filtering system to remove water impurities before it reaches your skin
  • 3 water spray settings to choose from
  • Micro nozzle technology increases water pressure and reduces water wastage
  • Made with a transparent ABS material so you can see the water as it passes through
  • The handheld shower head is compatible with most standard shower arms


  • The pressure can be too much for some people
  • Can sometimes have low water pressure

How to Buy the Best Handheld Shower Heads

When in the market for the best handheld shower head, it is vital to observe the following features.

1. Spray settings

The best handheld shower heads have multiple water spray settings to meet the different needs of every user. If you have several people who will use the shower head you want to buy, it is best to pick one with at least 3 spray settings.

Different shower settings are ideal if your family likes different water pressures when showering. It is also good to consider a shower head with gentle spray modes for your baby or pet.

These are the best spray settings you can pick from;

  1. Soft rainfall or mist for children and pets.
  2. Calming Mist
  3. Powerful stream
  4. Massage

2. Shower hose Length

The whole point of using a handheld shower head is to reach all parts of your body with ease when you shower and allow some movement in the bathroom. As such, it is vital to pick a handheld shower head with a long hose to give you this freedom. A hose length also determines how high you need to install your showerhead.

3. Water Flow rate

A shower head's water flow rate is measured in gallons per minute and is the amount of water it releases while you shower. Most shower heads are designed to provide a flow rate of 2 GPM to prevent water wastage and thus, reduce your water bill.

Therefore, when buying the best handheld shower head, it is crucial to consider this feature as it affects how great your shower time will be. While a great handheld high-pressure shower will have a flow rate of between 1.5 and 2.5 GPM, the rate is highly dependent on the water pressure in your home.

If water flows with low pressure in your house, it will help to get a shower head designed for low pressure, or you can remove the water flow restrictors, which would increase water flow. However, note that removing the restrictor can void your warranty.

4. Build material

The materials a shower head is made with determines its durability. If you want a hand held shower head that can serve you long, it would be best to look for one made with stainless steel or a combination of stainless steel and plastic.

However, keep in mind that the more durable the material that makes your shower head, the more costly it would be. Therefore, when you are on a tight budget, it is okay to go for a shower head made with a material such as ABS plastic.

5. Installation

I say that installing it is not difficult; however, you may need some skills when you are using a plumbers tape or Teflon tape at specific times. In fact, I hope that I do not have to drill holes in the wall and do some plumbing work if I am to place my wall-mounted docking.

As such, when purchasing handheld shower heads, it is a good idea to look at the installation process and ask how difficult it is and what kind of fixtures you will need to install it. In case you feel uncomfortable about drilling holes, then you can try small dockings which are attached with glue.

6. Maintenance

Before buying your hand held shower head, it will help to consider the type of water in your home. If you use hard water at home, you will experience clogged spray holes more often, thus requiring you to clean your shower head regularly. In this case, it can help to buy a shower head that is designed for hard water or one with rubber or silicone nozzles as these are easy to clean and don't get easily damaged by mineral build-ups or limestone.

Additionally, you can also research how a particular shower head is cleaned before buying. Most shower heads only require a cloth to clean, but if your water is hard, you may be required to clean very regularly.

7. Design and Aesthetics

If you have a bathroom finish style you want to maintain, it will help to pick a shower head that matches the interiors.

Additionally, you will also want a handheld showerhead that looks classy. You can buy a shower head made with brushed nickel or brushed stainless steel to maintain your bathroom interior decor and ensure it won't get damaged easily.


Using a handheld shower head can significantly improve the quality of your showers since you will be flexible to move as to need. They are also ideal for a great water massage, bathing your baby or pets.

When buying the best handheld shower head, it will help to consider the water flow rate, hose length and material, multiple spray settings, efficient spray patterns, and a design that complements your bathroom theme.

The best handheld shower head is easy to clean, easy to install, and provides an excellent and luxurious shower to leave you feeling refreshed.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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