A shower slide bar, as opposed to a stationary shower head, has become very popular in modern bathrooms. This type of shower feature can be installed by anyone with basic mechanical skills and a few tools, so no need to call a plumber or handyman. The sliding head feature or handheld head is great for all-over-body rinsing, rinsing hair when you wash it and also for shorter family members. The handheld piece is good for washing and rinsing your dog in the family tub and for bathing someone who must sit while showering. It offers great convenience. The biggest drawback is younger family members will need someone to adjust the head for them before use.