10 Benefits of Double Shower Heads You Didn't Think About
Updated: Oct 25, 2022
Double shower heads are all the rage right now. With people becoming more and more aware of luxurious shower room accessories, thanks to TikTok, Pinterest, and Instagram, double shower heads have shown up on everyone's radars (and phone screens).
Why have two shower heads, though? Isn't one shower head more than enough? You might be thinking that the concept of double shower heads is just another gimmick to sell more shower heads. However, you'll be surprised to know that double shower heads actually have benefits. Let's find out what they are.
What are double shower heads?
Before we get into the benefits of double shower heads, let's take a look at what they actually are. Also known as dual shower heads, dual showers, double showers, or combo shower heads (yes, that's a lot of names for the same thing), double shower heads come with two different showering options in one shower system. This can include a rain shower head and a handheld shower head or a fixed shower head and a handheld shower head. The two shower heads can be on the same wall or even on adjacent or opposite walls.
In other words, a dual shower has one fixed shower head and one handheld shower head (or a detachable shower head with a hose).
Note that double shower heads are not the same as shower heads with different spray settings. In the former, you have two separate shower head apparatuses and in the latter, you have just one shower head with a button to switch between different spray settings. Double shower heads have two sources of water (or heads), while a shower head with different spray settings has just one.
The Benefits of Double Shower Heads
Two is better than one! Here are the benefits of double shower heads that most people don't really think about. Go through all of them before you decide to get one for your own bathroom.
1. Experience more efficient showers
If you have a double shower head, you might be able to make your showers more efficient. Because of the two different sprays of water, you will be able to rinse yourself more quickly.
Double showers are particularly useful when you're shampooing or shaving — you can use the handheld shower head, which is flexible thanks to its hose, to directly wash off the lather and focus on specific parts of the body. Meanwhile, the fixed shower head will maintain a gentle flow of water and keep you soaked throughout.
This way, you won't have to wait for one shower head to do its job before you move on to the next step in your showering routine. This is especially beneficial if you're short on time and need to get ready quickly.
However, keep in mind that it's still important to take short showers in order to save water! So, don't keep the shower heads running unnecessarily. If you have StoneStream EcoPower shower heads, you can simply press the stop button to pause the flow of water while you lather up.
2. Ideal for the disabled and the elderly
If you have a disability or are elderly, you might find it difficult to use a regular shower head. A handheld shower head will definitely help you control the flow of water and focus only on specific areas of your body (say you want to wash your feet), but you might get tired of holding it. Alternately, a fixed shower head will ensure that you stay hands-free, but you won't be able to direct the flow of water and will end up getting drenched every time you step into the shower.
This is where double showers come in — you get the benefit of both the fixed shower head and the handheld shower head. You won't have to step into the tub or try to manoeuvre your body under the fixed shower head and you can also use the handheld shower head to clean hard-to-reach areas without having to move around too much.
Essentially, you'll be able to switch between the two shower heads based on your energy level and convenience. If you are taking care of a disabled or elderly person, a double shower head will definitely make it easier for you to help them take a bath or a shower.
3. Easy to use for kids and pets
If you have small children or pets, you know how difficult it is to wash them in the shower. They just won't stay still!
With a double shower head system, you can use the fixed shower head to wet them down and then use the handheld shower head to direct the water flow and focus on specific areas. This will make the whole process a lot less stressful for you and your kids or pets will actually enjoy the shower.
Wondering what kind of shower head you need for your furry friend? Here's an article on how to choose the best shower heads for dogs.
4. Turn your bathroom into an at-home spa
Not all of us are lucky enough to enjoy regular spa trips. But the good news is that if you want to turn your bathroom into an at-home spa, a double shower head system will definitely help.
You can use the fixed shower head to wet down your body and then use the handheld shower head to massage your muscles with the different spray settings (the StoneStream EcoPower has three settings — rainfall, jetting, and massage!). This will help you relax after a long day and you won't even have to step out of the shower.
If you want to take your at-home spa experience up a notch, you can also add some aromatherapy to the mix. Simply put a few drops of essential oil on the shower floor and let the steam work its magic. You can even use a diffuser in your bathroom. Or, you can get the EcoPower Matte Black shower head with Vitamin C filter, which smells fantastic (who doesn't like citrusy aromas?). filters and softens water, and keeps your skin and hair healthy.
5. Make your bathroom look luxurious
Want to make your shower room look great but don't want to break the bank? Affordable but luxurious shower accessories like the double shower head system are the way to go. It's also a great conversation starter when you have guests over!
Pro tip: double showers look great in walk-in shower rooms. But don't worry, even if you have a tiny bathroom, the double shower system will look elegant (and be super practical!).
6. Cheaper and more practical than a rain shower
Rain shower heads are like royalty in the world of shower heads. However, they are notoriously expensive and difficult to install (especially if your house is already built). Enter double shower heads!
With a double shower head system, you can have the best of both worlds. The fixed shower head will give you the rainfall effect and the handheld shower head will act as your everyday shower head. Not to mention, it's a lot more affordable than a rain shower head and you won't have to remodel your bathroom to install it.
Additionally, if you choose the StoneStream EcoPower shower head, you will get the rainfall effect even from the handheld shower head because it has three spa-like spray settings! Sounds like a win-win to us.
7. Help keep your bathroom clean
If you live in a hard water area, then you know how difficult it is to keep your bathroom clean. Water spots, limescale deposits, and soap scum build up quickly and are really tough to remove. Often, people avoid cleaning their bathrooms and shower accessories simply because of the hassle.
With a double shower head system, you can avoid all of that because the handheld shower head is detachable (and is usually the more frequently used one). This means that you can take it out and clean it easily (and we all know how important it is to clean your shower head if you want to keep those icky bacteria and contaminants away). Plus, you can use the handheld shower head to clean your bathtub, bathroom floor, and even glass shower doors (don't forget to wipe them dry).
To clean the fixed shower head, tie a plastic bag filled with vinegar around it and leave it for a few hours. Afterward, rinse it using your handheld shower head. It's quite easy, promise!
If you're interested in keeping the effects of hard water at bay, consider the StoneStream EcoPower shower head. It prevents limescale buildup, softens water, and filters contaminants from running water. Not only will you get clean water, but you'll also get a clean shower room.
8. Make showering together practical
Sharing a shower with someone can be a fun experience, but it can also be difficult to manage if there is only one shower head. With two shower heads, couples will have an easier time sharing the water and getting clean together.
Additionally, a double shower head system can provide more flexibility for people of different heights. If one person is shorter than the other, they can position themselves under the shower head that is closer to the ground (which is usually the handheld one, because it can be moved around), while the taller person uses the taller shower head (which is usually the fixed one).
Another benefit of double showers is that couples can choose which shower head they want based on the kind of water spray it has and switch their choices on a daily basis with no hassle. For example, the fixed shower head will provide a gentle, steady spray while the handheld one will provide a number of different, massage-like sprays (especially if you have the StoneStream EcoPower). This way, a couple can customize their shower experience to their own liking, every single time.
Dual shower heads can also be helpful for couples who want to avoid getting their hair wet at the same time — one can use the handheld shower head while the other can use the fixed one.
9. Make showering with babies or kids easier
Showering with a baby or small child can be quite difficult, especially if you're trying to juggle everything by yourself. With two shower heads, however, it will be much easier to get the job done. You can use one hand to hold your baby while using the other hand to wash them with the handheld shower head. However, it's still important to make sure that you have someone nearby who can help in an instant — babies are slippery! When it's time for you alone to shower, you can switch over to the fixed shower head if you wish.
If your kid is older, you can turn the fixed shower head on as well. This will keep them occupied while you wash their hair or body with the handheld shower head. Just make sure that the temperature is set correctly and that they don't wander off! Plus, try not to spend too long in the shower with your kid — it's essential to save water, and your kid should learn that too.
Some parents also find it helpful to use a shower stool so that their kids can sit down while they shower. This way, they won't have to worry about them slipping and getting hurt. It's also a good idea to invest in a non-slip shower mat, especially if you have a bathtub
10. Help you save water
Sounds convoluted, doesn't it? How can a shower head that uses two streams of water help you save water?
Well, if you have a double shower head system, you can wet down your body with the fixed shower head and then, after turning it off, use the handheld shower head to direct the water flow to specific areas — like your hair, feet, or underarms. This way, you won't be wasting water by letting it run down your entire body while you're trying to focus on one area.
Combine a double shower system with the concept of navy showers and watch how your water bills come down! And if you're really looking to save water, you can get a water-saving shower head like the StoneStream EcoPower, which reduces water use by up to 35%!
Enjoy Double Showers and More Power with StoneStream
Have you decided to get a double shower system for your bathroom? You've come to the right place. Get the StoneStream EcoPower in the wall + handheld shower heads combo to enjoy the benefits of dual showers in your bathroom.
But wait, there's more. Here are some of the other advantages that our EcoPower shower heads have over traditional ones:
200% increase in water flow
35% reduction in water usage
Filter and soften water
3 spray settings for a spa-like experience
Stop button (in the non-electric shower models)
Universally compatible and easy to install
StoneStream also manufactures some of the best shower accessories, so if you're on the lookout for shower hoses, shower arms, shower holders, non-slip mats, and squeegees, you know now where to go!
Happy double showering!