The Best Types Of Shower Heads For Homes With Low Water Pressure

If you live in an area with low water pressure, you may have resigned yourself to less-than-stellar showers. However, you don't have to. With the right shower head, you may be able to fake higher pressure. Lackluster drizzles, your days are numbered. 

While you might be able to pinpoint what's causing the problem and even find ways to increase your shower's low water pressure, the reality is some homes and neighborhoods just don't get enough pressure, and that's beyond their control. Arguably the best solution in these cases is a high-pressure shower head. As for how they work, there are various methods, so you'll have to look into the specific shower head you choose for exact answers. However, there's a good chance they'll make use of techniques that restrict water in some way, like through tiny holes in the shower head, or through specially designed vacuums that push air into the water.

Regardless of the method used, it stands to reason that anyone in a low water pressure area should be looking at high-pressure shower heads. Luckily, there are a ton of options available. What's more, they come at incredibly affordable price points, so you won't have to save up for months to see a change. 

Pick a shower head based on your needs

When it comes to picking out high pressure shower heads, there are a number of things to consider. For starters, are you looking for a fixed or handheld option? Luckily, either can be high pressure. 

For a fixed shower head, Walmart sells the Aqua Elegante High Pressure Shower Head, which is specifically designed for homes with low pressure. Retailing at just under $26, it's received rave reviews from users — many of whom have noted that they live in low pressure areas. Just note that the shower head is not available in California because of state regulations. In that case, Walmart also sells the KUIIYER shower head, which at $18.98 is another affordable option, and several happy customers have applauded the strong pressure. 

As for handhelds, there are plenty of options there, too. Amazon stocks the highly rated Pavezo High Pressure handheld shower head for just $19.99, and the product has been a major hit with buyers. Again, some even pointed out that they struggled with water pressure in general, but the shower head managed to get them a luxurious stream, nonetheless. Alternatively, another popular choice worth giving a try is the WYRAVIO Handheld Shower Head, which goes for $19.99 at Walmart

High pressure shower heads minimize water waste

In addition to being the best (or dare we say only) choice for people living in areas with low water pressure, there is another benefit to high pressure shower heads. Namely, they generally minimize water waste. That's because, as was found in a 2024 study by the University of Surrey, the higher the water pressure, the less time people spend showering. 

As for why that's the case, there's a very good chance that with low water pressure, people may not be able to clean themselves effectively, or properly wash shampoo out of hair and soap off bodies. Sure enough, one Walmart customer pointed out in their review for the Aqua Elegante High Pressure Shower Head that they'd previously struggled when it came to washing their hair. Without enough water pressure, one would need to spend more time in the shower to get the shampoo out — and use a whole lot more water in the process. 

High pressure shower heads give showerers a proper sense of clean, a welcome respite from weak pressure, and as it turns out, depending on the type you pick, they can be one of the best ways to save water in your bathroom. As such, anyone struggling with low water pressure should invest in one. However, we might even take that a step further and suggest everyone try one.