The Pros and Cons of His and Hers Shower Heads

“Move in together,” they said. “It will be fun to share a home,” they said. But here you are 15 minutes before you have to leave for work, waiting for your partner to finish up in the shower. While there are many advantages to living together, sharing a bathroom, or worse, a shower head, is definitely not one of them. His and hers shower heads allow couples to comfortably shower at the same time, making your whole morning routine faster and easier. But are they actually worth it?

Here are the pros and cons of his and hers shower heads and the truth about when they are more hassle than they’re worth.

'His and Hers' Shower System Pros

Water spraying from His and Hers Shower Heads set up

You know how the saying goes, two heads are better than one. We like to believe this counts for shower heads as well. You may think a 'his and hers' shower system is only about luxury, but they offer more benefits than just that.

Complete convenience

No more arguments about who gets to shower first. No more waiting your turn to rinse off under your shared shower head. Without a doubt, 'his and hers' showers make life a whole lot easier.

Boosted home value

Because a double shower essentially feels like an oasis in your bathroom, it gives your home a competitive edge. This sought-after feature can drastically increase your home value and is bound to provide a higher return on investment than what you initially spent.

Different strokes for different folks

Some people prefer a scalding hot stream while others want a medium-temp mist. In cases where you and your partner have different definitions of the perfect shower experience, 'his and hers' shower heads give you the best of both worlds.

More luxury at home

'His and hers' shower systems aren't just practical. They feel incredible, too. Just adding a dual shower head can add an element of pampering you simply do not get with any other setup. Add in extra space, comfortable seating, and beautiful materials, and you have a way to bring a self-care oasis right into your master suite.

Seated showering

For individuals who struggle with mobility issues, 'his and hers' shower systems are perfect because they provide the space and features necessary for comfortably seated washing.

'His and Hers' Shower System Cons

Dual shower head system for a His and Hers Shower Heads set up

While a dual shower system has the potential to upgrade your whole bathroom, morning routine, and home value, it can also have some downsides.

Plumbing costs

If you choose a more invasive way of installing your 'his and hers' shower system or you’re doing a complete bathroom remodel, this could end up costing more than you’re prepared to pay.

Rental limitations

If you're renting a place, you might not be able to build, break, or alter. In this case, your best bet would be to choose a minimally invasive approach. This could be something as simple as picking a luxury shower head that you can simply install and then uninstall again when you move out.


If you’ve been doing the tiny shower tango under one shower head, it is unlikely that you’ll have the space to accommodate two shower heads.

The Easiest Way to Get a 'His and Hers' Shower System


DIY His and Hers Shower Heads by HammerHead Showers Dual Shower Head

So, you were convinced until you read the cons? Don’t panic! There are a few ways around this. The catch? You need to work smarter, not harder. Choose a luxury shower head that doesn’t require plumbing. Some upscale shower heads are now easier than ever to DIY in your own home - no plumber needed.

If you can remember the last time you had a sensational shower in one of those ultra-luxe hotel or spa showers with multiple features and nozzles, this All Metal Dual Shower Head will be an excellent choice. The genius combination of an 8-inch rainfall shower head along with a handheld shower head means you can both have that luxury feeling long after you’ve checked out. The best part? You can have it up and running in a matter of minutes!

Unlike plastic shower heads that crack and break, this dual shower head is made completely from metal, ensuring a lifetime of luxury showers. It also boasts a 3-way diverter that lets you run both shower heads independently or at the same time, and it can deliver 2.5 GPM from each shower head. All that’s left to do now is to find the shower head you like. Explore our all-metal shower head collection here to get started.

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