Shower curtains come in two basic varieties: those with hooks and those without.
For this article, we focus on the latter, since they are increasingly popular for reasons we’ll discuss below. First, however, we should note Hookless Shower Curtains is actually a trademarked brand (we will recommend one of their shower curtains in this article). The company behind the concept actually debuted the Hookless shower curtain back in the late 1990’s.
Since “Hookless” is a trademark of that company, other similar shower curtains without hooks are referred to as hook free or no hook.
Why get a shower curtain that doesn’t require hooks? First, they are quicker to install. Fans of these shower curtains also like the fact they are quieter—no clanking sound. Finally, many hook free shower curtains have snap-in liners that can easily be removed to clean.
For the best white shower curtain, we recommend River Dream’s Waffle Weave Fabric Shower Curtain. Here’s why:
What We Liked
• Easy to install. You don’t have to remove the shower rod—the curtain just snaps over it.
• Waffle weave fabric is nice touch.
• Magnets at bottom keep it closed.
• Snap-in liner can be removed to clean or replace.
• Mesh at top of curtain provides ventilation. That’s nice if your shower area gets stuffy.
What Needs Work
• Mesh at top of curtain provides ventilation. Yes, this is both a pro and con. If your bathroom is drafty, having a mesh panel lets some of the heat escape—and that can be cold for some folks.
• Snap in liner is shorter than the shower curtain itself. That bothered some folks, who found the over curtain can get wet in some tub configurations.
• More magnets please! We like shower curtains that have more than just two to keep it in place.