difference in handheld shower heads

Perfect Showerhead for a Small Shower

The Perfect Showerhead for a Small ShowerPerfect Shower Head for a Small Shower

Raise your hand if you have a small shower. Have you ever struggled to find the Perfect Shower Head for your tiny shower? I feel your pain. Recently I had to replace a worn out shower head in our bathroom and I struggled to find the perfect hand held shower head. But, this story has a happy ending, because I stumbled upon the perfect showerhead for a small shower that works beautifully in our not so beautiful shower. I warn you, the harvest gold tile you are about to see may sear your eyes. I warned you.

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I started by installing a Moen Twist Shower Head (that was given to me complimentary at Haven last year.) The problem reared its (shower) head immediately. The first morning, after installing the new showerhead, I turned on the water to take a shower, and realized this new showerhead wasn’t going to work. I stepped into the shower and got a face full of water, because the spray was too high no matter where I angled it. I could barely stand under the shower spray unless I was pressed flat against the opposite wall. I removed it and installed the showerhead into the boy’s bathroom tub shower and it was a better fit.

standard hand held shower head

At the home improvement store, I studied all the showerheads like a crazy lady. I decided I needed to find one that didn’t sit in the shower arm at the bottom of the sprayer. I almost gave up until I saw the Moen Six Function Magnetic Showerhead. It looked promising. But, I had to admit, I was skeptical of the magnetic technology. I tested several magnetic faucets that didn’t have the strength to really grab a faucet sprayer without being exactly against the base.

After installing the new showerhead, I lifted the sprayer off the shower arm. It detached from the magnets with a firm tug.

As I moved the showerhead back toward the arm, the magnets pulled and reseated the sprayer firmly in place. I was surprised and pleased by the magnetic grip.

magnetic Moen shower head

But, I was more interested to see how the spray pattern would measure up. With the water turned on full blast, I was pleased to see the spray didn’t hit the wall on the opposite side!

Here’s a good side-by-side comparison of the two spray heads (thanks to my wonky photoshop skills):

difference in handheld shower heads

Overall, I’m very happy with the new Moen Six Function Magnetic Showerhead. It is the Perfect Shower Head for a tiny shower!

I’m curious how many of you have a tiny coffin-like shower? Let’s start a small shower support group so we can discuss the challenges of shaving your legs in confined spaces.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post or paid review. I purchased the showerhead with my own greenbacks. The first showerhead I installed was given to us in our swag bags at Haven last year.

11 replies
  1. Rhonda
    Rhonda says:

    We have this same shower head sprayer and love it! We felt like the pressure could be a little better. I googled it, and found a video about removing the pressure flow restrictor to get more pressure. It was simple to do and the pressure is great, now!

  2. Angie
    Angie says:

    I have a small shower also, I’m going to have to check into this shower head. I have hell shaving my legs too. When I been over my behind sticks out of the shower water gets every where. Lawd have mercy is not fun.

  3. Jay Craig
    Jay Craig says:

    I just encountered the problem you had with the Moen Twist, only with a Delta Handshower. Our old Delta was angled down 30 degrees farther. The Handshower is going back tomorrow, and I’m taking my old Delta head with me for comparison.

  4. Akshay
    Akshay says:

    i have big showerhead shower but it’s not magnetic… I had once tried magnetic shower which i loved it so i am willing to install it.

  5. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    I think I have everyone beat because my shower measures 29″x29′. When I first moved in, I had to stand on a little plastic stool to get up to the water shooting across and hitting the wall. (I’m 5′ tall). I have a head that is lower now but it’s stationary. I’m going to give this one a try as I love a handheld..for one thing, it makes it easier to clean the shower.

    Speaking of shaving legs….I don’t have a shelf or anything……I have to bust out the little plastic stool…….

  6. Jenny Young
    Jenny Young says:

    I think my shower is smaller than the one pictured though it’s open at the top. This shower head looks like it would spray over the top of my door.

  7. Cherie
    Cherie says:

    Love Moen’s magnetic shower head… BTW, your pronunciation was correct. It’s caulk like hawk…whoever says the silent L?! Bwahahaha

  8. Vanessa
    Vanessa says:

    My shower is in a full size tub, but I love my magnetic shower head. We have major water pressure and this shower stays firmly seated on the magnetic bracket – no twisting when the water comes on and shooting out across the floor! And for a water conserving shower, it has somewhat decent water flow.


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