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Anca Novacovici

Professional Eco Expert

Best Shower Head for Water Conservation & Best Low Flow Showerhead

Up until as recently as the mid 1990s, low-flow showerheads meant a trickle of a shower with little water pressure. Luckily for us, the days of sacrificing shower quality for the good of the planet are past. We can now save water and enjoy showering all at the same time. The low-flow showerheads in this section have been designed to go the extra mile. They are in this category because they are innovative and/or have achieved a new level of water conservation. The cost of these showerheads is a little higher, but so is the quality of the showering experience.

Here you will find both aerated and laminar showerheads as well as wall mounted and hand-held models. Aerated showerheads generally achieve increased water pressure and velocity by mixing air with the water. One drawback to aeration is that some heat will be lost during the process so the water temperature required will be higher for an aerated showerhead. Non-aerated, or laminar, showerheads generally have a higher water pressure and velocity through showerhead design.

Choose the best shower head for water conservation to save you money and help sustain the environment. We recommend the best low flow showerhead that offers a good flow without wasting excessive water.

Best Shower Heads - Low Flow by Anca Novacovici

The Best You Can Get

  • Bricor UltraMax 0.5 GPM Shower Head

    Anca says: This ultra low flow showerhead uses Bricor's patented Vacuum Flow Restriction Technology to significantly reduce your water consumption while maintaining a high quality shower stream. The showerhead uses aeration to achieve higher water pressure and velocity. This showerhead would be a good choice for homes that have a small hot water tank or use on demand hot water for the showers.

    • 0.5 GPM
    • Aerated
    • Good for on demand or tankless hot water systems
  • Luxury Model 1.5 GPM Jet-Stream Showerhead

    Anca says: The Jet-Stream showerhead blasts its way into the “Best of the Best” list with 120 psi water pressure. If you have been shying away from low flow showerheads because of a lack of pressure, shy away no more. At almost three times the psi of most other low flow shower heads, this shower head will not only save you money, it will give you a top quality shower with great water pressure.

    • 1.5 GPM
    • Aerated
    • For systems ranging from 15 to 120 psi water pressure
  • Bricor Elite Shower Head

    Anca says: This showerhead costs a little more, but it makes up for the difference with the increased quality of the shower. Designed for showers with normal water pressure (about 80 psi), the Bricor Elite Shower Head is an aerated system that uses a 36 hole pattern to provide a large area of coverage. These showerheads use a patented Vacuum Flow Restriction Technology to increase the intensity of the shower stream by 1.7 times over other conventional low-flow shower streams. The low GPM and the high quality of the shower experience put this showerhead, and the Bricor brand in general, into the “Best of the Best” category.

    • 1.5 GPM
    • Aerated
    • Two model choices for homes with 80 psi or 30 psi water pressure
  • Oxygenics Elite 700

    Anca says: The Oxygenics Elite 700 is speced out at two gallons per minute but can use as little as one gallon per minute to deliver a great shower experience. The system uses a “self-pressurizing” technique that enables the showerhead to adapt to low and variable water pressure. It has a comfort control lever on the side to allow for the regulation of water velocity at the showerhead, allowing the user to select a spray ranging from brisk and stimulating to soft and gentle. In addition, it delivers up to ten times more beneficial air/oxygen that than a regular shower, which stimulates cell activity and promotes healthier skin.


    • 2 GPM
    • Aerated
    • Self-pressurizing, so can be used with low to high water pressure (20 to 100+ psi)
  • Road Runner 1.59 GPM Shower Head by Evolve

    Anca says: This showerhead has an innovative built-in sensor that detects when the temperature is 95 degrees F and restricts the flow of water to a trickle. This lets you know when the shower is ready because you will hear the shower go from full power to a trickle. The trickle valve in combination with the low-flow feature and the fact that it can be used with low water pressure makes this a good buy.

    • 1.59 GPM
    • Non-aerated

You will be happy with any of these

  • Oxygenics Skin Care

    Anca says: The Oxygenics Skin Care system uses a “self-pressurizing” technique that enables the showerhead to adapt to low and variable water pressure. This showerhead has sixteen air intake ports through which air enters, is mixed with water and accelerated out. It has a comfort control lever on the side to allow for the regulation of water velocity at the showerhead, allowing the user to select a spray ranging from brisk and stimulating to soft and gentle.

    • 2 GPM
    • Aerated
    • Self-pressurizing, so can be used with low to high water pressure (20 to 100+ psi)
  • Earth Massage 1.5 GPM Shower Head with Soak & Soap Valve

    Anca says: The Earth Massage Soak & Soap showerhead combines the conservation benefits of a low flow showerhead with the comforts of a massaging shower and a low price. It is a laminar showerhead that features nine different massage settings, ranging from rain-like to a pulsating massaging spray. Its 1.5 GPM rating puts it well within the territory of low-flow showerheads but its 1.0 GPM soap mode puts it near the top of the low flow charts. This showerhead is innovative, earth-friendly, and a good buy. There is an added bonus of heat savings due to the laminar flow system.

    • 1.5 GPM
    • Non-aerated
    • Features a 1.5 GPM soak mode and a 1.0 GPM soap mode
  • Alson 1.6 GPM High Efficiency Shower Head

    Anca says: This shower head designed by Alson has been designed to expel larger drops of water that are supposed to hold heat more efficiently than normal showerhead droplets.

    • 1.6 GPM
    • Aerated
    • Larger drops of water help to retain heat
  • Ultra Saver Showerhead

    Anca says: This is a low flow showerhead with a great price. A flow regulator standardizes the flow to ensure a comfortable shower. At this price, it can’t be beat, and it’s made in the USA.

    • 1.5 GPM
    • Aerated
    • Good for 30 to 80 psi water pressure
  • Sprite High Output Shower Filter

    Anca says: While this showerhead does not save nearly as much water as the others, it has been included in this category because it filters out chlorine and thereby provides a better shower experience with a reasonable water flow.

    • 2.5 GPM
    • Chlorine filter

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