Best shower heads: enjoy spa-like bathing every day of the week

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With the right fixtures and finishings, you can make a bathroom, no matter how small, into your own spa-like sanctuary.

Adding compact storage solutions like bathrooms and hooks, changing bath mats and having the right lighting installed can make a huge difference and cost relatively little compared to ripping it out and starting from scratch.

If you’re a shower person (and even if you’re not, it’s really the only bathing option on busy weekday mornings), arguably the most important thing to get right is the shower head.

The biggest priority is one that can deliver a powerful spray so that you can hop in and out in mere minutes. Additional spray patterns, lights and ionising beads are all wonderful extras, but it’s the pressure that matters most.

We’ve rounded up the best options for all budgets. Whether you want to splash out on hotel-like rainfall designs or find options that your local fire brigade could keep on reserve, here are the best shower heads to buy now and transform your bathroom into a spa-worthy heaven.

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Triton 5 Function Chrome Shower Head - 210 x 110mm

Past customers rave about this shower head which offers five spray patterns to give you the shower you deserve.

It’s super light as it’s made from ABS plastic and has a universal fitting which will fit most shower hoses (and there’s no DIY further than simply screwing it on).

The rubber nozzles are wipe clean, so they’re super easy to keep spotless and it’s simple to move between sprays - simply push the nozzle to where you want it. Perfect for households big and small and for users of all ages.

Buy now £20.00, Wickes

Croydex Aqua Air Varone 5 Function Shower Handset

Get yourself squeaky clean faster with Croydex's handheld shower head, which offers a selection of five spray patterns, depending on your mood. Choose from bubbling, massaging, saturating, and saturating bubbling and saturating massaging, but be warned - you may not want to get out from under it.

If you live in a hard water area, the nozzles are rub clean, so they're very easy to keep fresh. And, there's even an eco-function which saves up to 50 per cent of water consumption compared to similar handsets.

Finally, the Aqua Air means it produces heavier, loaded droplets for a more luxurious experience. Comes with a one year guarantee.

Buy now £26.99, Robert Dyas

Nosame Shower Head

The water from our taps may look clean, but they could be hiding all sorts of nasties that no one wants on their skin: think chlorine, pesticides, rust, heavy metals and more.

Nosame’s shower head incorporates totally natural bio-active stones to filter the H20 clean before you bathe, softening hard water and ensuring only the best droplets land on your hair and skin. It’s also fitted with a micro nozzle that makes the head’s holes smaller and denser, helping to raise the water pressure while saving 30 per cent of water waste.

It’s made from light ABS plastic and installation is as easy peasy as just screwing it on. Whether you use the rainfall, massage or jet spray functions, your skin and hair will feel noticeably softer afterwards.

Buy now £7.99, Amazon

Magichome High Pressure Shower Head

There’s nothing worse than enduring a drippy shower first thing in the morning because of lousy water pressure. While ongoing issues should be dealt with by a qualified professional, Magichrome’s shower head can be a helpful solution.

The much larger surface area means - you guessed it - more heavenly droplets raining down from above, getting you lathered, washed and wrapped back in a towel in double time. It uses air pressurisation technology to increase water pressure and offers six spray modes (spray shower, spray massage, power massage, mist + massage, mist, mist + spray) which you can operate with a single hand using just one switch.

It comes with a 1.5m easy-fit hose, so you can give your entire shower experience a welcome upgrade.

Buy now £20.99, Amazon

Cooke & Lewis single-spray pattern chrome & gold effect shower head

For those with a keen eye on aesthetics, this white and gold-coloured shower head will make all your boujee bathroom fantasies a reality. Its looks are really what sets it apart as spray-wise there is only one setting. It’s simple to keep clean and will look lovely on a hook or set by your new roll top bath (sold separately).

Buy now £17.00, B&Q

IKEA VOXNAN Head handshower kit with diverter, chrome-plated

If the best bit about a hotel spray is the rainfall shower, you can now bring the experience home with one of your own.

At a price that won’t make you wince, IKEA’s Voxnan shower unit allows you to choose between the full rainfall experience or a jet of water from the handheld spray.

There’s also a built-in washer to keep the flow of water at the right level, saving both water and energy.

Buy now £115.00, IKEA

Belfry Bathroom Hiller Mixer Shower with Adjustable Shower Head

It can be hard to source the right finishings for your bathroom, but if you’re hoping to create a bathroom fit for King Midas himself, look no further than Belfry Bathroom’s polished chrome option.

The gold-effect thermostatic shower set combines a rainfall shower head with a handheld spray head, allowing you to choose whatever dousing takes your fancy. The slimline design also boasts thermal protection with automatic shut-off which will stop the risk of scalding and increases safety when in operation.

Buy now £123.85, Wayfair

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