Good Question: Is a Handshower More Water-wise Than a Traditional Shower Head?

Good Question: Is a Handshower More Water-wise Than a Traditional Shower Head?

Stephanie Kinnear
Mar 19, 2008

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Because it's bathroom month, we've been paying much closer attention to our shower these days. This question is ours:

Do you think a low-flow handshower (like the one pictured) is a greener way to go than your standard low-flow showerhead?

We're not sure ... but we're leaning toward yes. Here's why:

With a handshower you can do a more efficient rinse and, if you have a thick head of hair (like me), being able to bring the spray right up close to your scalp guarantees a quick, thorough rinse.

We don't have a handshower, but we're guessing that it could save us a couple minutes in the shower. Not a big difference, but even if it only saved us 30 seconds -- wouldn't that mean something in the long run?

What do you think?

This Kohler MasterShower relaxing Eco handshower ($98.55) looks like a nice option.

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