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In search of a showerhead

post #1 of 16
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Hello all!
Dad and I are in search of the perfect shower head. We bought one when the bathroom was remodeled and it looks nice, but has no waterpressure at all, nor massage. I was wondering who loves their showerhead and what kind it is.
Our requirements: dousing water (dad claims that if he's not under a waterfall worth of water he can't get the shampoo off of his bald head); massage (for me after a full day of waitressing) and I'm trying to find something with a hand held option for cleaning conviencence.
So tell me! What kind of shower do you ?
Jess
post #2 of 16
I found mine at lowes it is so nice it has like 5 different settings on it 3 of them being massagers!!! It is made by waterpik and you can take it off and move it around in the shower it doesnt just fit on the shower thing. so you can take it off and actually rinse where you want to instead of just standing under it. its great especially since i have kids i can take it downand wash thier hair without getting soaked. (its great for washing tha cats and dogs too because it reaches all the way to te bottom of the tub. i think it was like $60 but im not sure)
post #3 of 16
I bought one from Wal-Mart that you can take down and has 3 different settings. I love it for the kids. It helps when you are washing thier hair and they wont sit still I think it was $10 or so.. cheap and works well!
post #4 of 16
Most reputable hardware stores will carry several. I had one no-name 'brand' when I moved into my first apartment four years ago. within six months i had to trash it, because it was a piece of junk. I bought a new one by Waterpik. Anything I go through the trouble of attaching and unattaching every time I move (which has been several times over the last four years) is worth the cash I paid. Mine is a five setting, but they also have ones with more. Waterpik is worth the price. I think mine was about 50 bucks.

Amanda
post #5 of 16
I bought one for our master bath for my hubby on QVC.com Item number V22968 it was around $30 go look there though they have other brands water pic, and a couple of more
post #6 of 16
If your dad likes waterfall shower heads, don't be fooled by the "rain" ones. I bought one thinking it would feel like...rain, but it didn't feel like any rain I've ever felt! I'm always in search of the perfect drenching + massaging shower head too.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Purr
If your dad likes waterfall shower heads, don't be fooled by the "rain" ones. I bought one thinking it would feel like...rain, but it didn't feel like any rain I've ever felt! I'm always in search of the perfect drenching + massaging shower head too.
Oh don't I know it! My sister was the one who came up with the bright idea of getting a rain shower (also has airation functions). It has little to no waterpressure because the water is spread out over a larger area. I've been looking at the Moen Revolution, but it's hard to find in Canada thus far. We may have to be patient BUT *whines* my baaack hurts!
post #8 of 16
A massaging shower head? Oh I'm glad I live in NZ!!
post #9 of 16
Check this website out-homeportfolio.com. When we remodeled out master bathroom a few yrs ago I used this site alot for research. We have one of those very large showerheads but it doesn't have any other features other than just water coming out of the holes. I am I firm believer in you get what you pay for. This was just part of the shower splurge as out shower "stall" is all limestone tiles w/a small bench in the corner and a tiled in shelf for soaps. The showerhead cost us (gasp) $250 american dollars which is lots but as the shower entrance is at an angle we had to get a custom made glass shower door (gasp again!!) $900!!!!!! Its been worth it!! (we also have a 15 piece glass block window in the shower too!!)
More info than what you probably needed.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
A massaging shower head? Oh I'm glad I live in NZ!!
awww, you're just jealous! hehe. How else am I supposed to give myself a backrub? I've got these short stumpy arms and chester just hasn't gotten the hang of walking up and down my back...he gets distracted or lost after about 3 steps.
post #11 of 16
The handheld showerheads are GREAT! I've owned several different brands, and my impression is that all the major names are good once you get above a certain price level. I've spent as little as $40 and been perfectly happy with the pressure and adjustment.

If you have hard water, the head may clog after awhile -- just soak it in white vinegar for a couple of hours and run hot water through it on all the settings, and it'll be fine again.

Also, if the showerhead you buy doesn't come with some Teflon tape, pick up a roll -- it's only a dollar or two. Wrap all the threads a few times with the tape, and it will give you much tighter seals.

And finally -- some showerheads have little inserts that reduce the flow and save water. Find someone in the hardware store who can identify the insert for you and show you how to remove it -- and THEN you'll get some water pressure! (I'm all for environmental conservation, but showers are not the place to skimp on water.)
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by GailC
Check this website out-homeportfolio.com. When we remodeled out master bathroom a few yrs ago I used this site alot for research. We have one of those very large showerheads but it doesn't have any other features other than just water coming out of the holes. I am I firm believer in you get what you pay for. This was just part of the shower splurge as out shower "stall" is all limestone tiles w/a small bench in the corner and a tiled in shelf for soaps. The showerhead cost us (gasp) $250 american dollars which is lots but as the shower entrance is at an angle we had to get a custom made glass shower door (gasp again!!) $900!!!!!! Its been worth it!! (we also have a 15 piece glass block window in the shower too!!)
More info than what you probably needed.

can i come shower at your house lmao!!!!!!
post #13 of 16
I've never been a big fan of the massaging shower heads. I like real massages, but getting hit by pulsating water just isn't pleasant to me.

anyways, the only thing I'd say about buying a showerhead is to make sure that the part that screws to the tube is made of metal. The first one I bought was plastic and it cracked after a few weeks... and then I had water going everywhere! (on the wall, on the ceiling, in my face )
post #14 of 16
I have one that declorinates the water before it gets to me.. It have adjustments for mesae waterfall or pulsating... I really want one of those panel ones there are three of them and they come from different directions
post #15 of 16
I live about 1 hr from Kohler Wisconsin. I'm not sure if you are familiar with this brand-fairly top of the line stuff. When we were 1st gathering info for the shower we made many trips to their showroom. Its is AMAZING!!!! They have a shower setup with the works. Those panel jets that mount on the walls of the shower. You can play around with the setups to see how they work. If was fun. Some of those shower installation reminded me of a car wash for humans!! Their website is kohler.com.
The whole village of Kohler is really cool for any golfers out here they are nationally known for some of their courses and their 5 star resort!! (bring money!!)
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by GailC
They have a shower setup with the works. Those panel jets that mount on the walls of the shower. You can play around with the setups to see how they work. If was fun. Some of those shower installation reminded me of a car wash for humans!!
I really love those. They were in a hotel we stayed at one time, and it was awesome. When I buy a house, it HAS to have one of those! They always put them in on Extreme Home Makeover, too!
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