Showering should be relaxing, not a time to be fiddling around with your shower head, trying to get a good stream of water pressure, or struggling with one thats simply wrong for your height. Take a few minutes to choose a bathroom shower head you really like, and youll thank yourself for years to come - trust us. The shower heads available today are much stronger and more advanced than the generic ones from years back, so if you havent upgraded for a while, you should see whats out there - they're surprisingly affordable. Hand held shower heads are super-convenient for washing long hair, helping kids with their bath, or soothing sore muscles with a jet pulse. On the other hand, rainfall shower heads are incredibly relaxing. Great news - you can find shower heads with both features!
Shopping for a shower head? You might be overwhelmed by all the choices. Who knew there were so many - handheld, nozzles with hoses, detachable shower heads, rainfall shower heads, and so many more. How do you decide? Dont just choose the prettiest (although that matters, too), but youll also need one with great performance. Think about whether you want a traditional single spray, a rainfall model, or a two-in-one style with a detachable shower head. Rainfall models are well suited for those who enjoy a low water pressure, rainfall style shower. If you prefer massage-style or different water pressure levels, try a handheld model. The perfect shower head for your bathroom will be the one that gives you a luxurious experience as well as saves you money and energy.
Taking Care of Your New Shower Head
Once youve chosen and installed your new shower head - which is simple to DIY, by the way - ensure it stays in tip-top shape with the proper care and it will last for years. If you feel like the water pressure isnt as strong as it used to be, or if water is spraying everywhere except where it should be, the holes in the shower nozzle are probably clogged from mineral buildup. Dont worry - it's not too hard to clean. Newer shower heads may have flexible rubber nozzles. Sometimes all it takes is running an old toothbrush across the nozzles to loosen the buildup and youre all set. However, with tougher buildup, you can try the DIY bag method our experts love. You dont even have to remove your shower head if you dont want to. Simply fill a plastic bag partway with white vinegar. Attach it with a rubber band to the shower head and let it soak for a few hours or overnight. Remove the bag, run the shower to remove the loosened particles, and your shower head should be sparkling clean! Do this once a month or so for best results. (P.S. be cautious if your shower head has a brass, gold, or nickel finish - always check manufacturer instructions.)