Learn how to clean a shower head in your bathroom shower. You only need a few items to do this and it’s super easy. It does not take long and the results are amazing.

Shower head being cleaned.

 

What is the best way to clean a showerhead?

You do not need any fancy or expensive cleaners. You only need vinegar and about 30 minutes to 1 hour to let your shower head soak.

Soaking your shower head in distilled white vinegar will deep clean without any work or scrubbing. You can use a large ziplock bag and should quickly and easily see results.

Not only will it look clean but it should help with water flow and water pressure as it removes build up that might clog the shower head.

How do you clean calcium deposits from a shower head?

So what is the secret ingredient? Vinegar!! We love to use vinegar for cleaning because it is so effective and inexpensive. Of course, everyone knows vinegar is the almighty cleaner.

If you turn on the water and have a clogged showerhead due to mineral buildup, mineral deposits or hard water, try this trick! You will be amazed at what a little soak in vinegar will do.

Shower head up close.

Are you ready to see how to clean your shower head?

Besides vinegar, you’ll only need a ziplock bag and a rubber band or twist tie.  Let’s get started and you will see how easy it is.

Supplies needed to clean the shower head.

Materials needed:

How to clean a shower head:

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  • Step 1. Fill a plastic ziplock bag with vinegar. I used about 1 cup of vinegar. Place the shower head inside the plastic bag. Make sure the face of the shower head is fully immersed in the vinegar.
  • Step 2. Secure the sides of the bag. Since I used a gallon size bag, I taped up the corners of the bag where all the vinegar wanted to stay. Taping up the sides made the liquid stay in the center. If you have a smaller shower head, you should be able to use a quart or sandwich size zip top bag.
  • Step 3. Use a rubber band to secure the bag to the shower arm. Once you have the shower head positioned well in the vinegar, use the rubber band to secure the bag and soak the showerhead.  
how to clean shower head - it isn't as bad as you might think to do. With just a few items, you can have a clean shower head! Learn how to clean your shower head. How to clean a shower head quickly and without scrubbing!
how to clean shower head - it isn't as bad as you might think to do. With just a few items, you can have a clean shower head! Learn how to clean your shower head. How to clean a shower head quickly and without scrubbing!

  • Step 4. Allow to soak for an hour. I let my shower head sit in the vinegar for about an hour but you might only need 30 minutes. That was plenty of time to loosen up all the soap scum and hard water deposits.

    Once I removed the bag from around the shower head, I used my cleaning toothbrush to remove any remaining deposits. I didn’t have to scrub the shower head and everything just fell right off.
  • Step 5. Remove the bag. Once you are happy with how the shower head looked, run the shower with hot water for a minute and dry it with a microfiber cloth. It will look so nice and clean.

How long do you soak your shower head in vinegar?

We soaked our shower head for about an hour. This worked perfectly and all of the dirt and build up was gone.

You might find that you do not have to soak your showerhead as long as this. Our shower head was very large and had a lot of build up.

I usually let it soak while I clean the rest of the bathroom. By the time I am finished cleaning everything else, the shower head is normally sparkling clean and ready to be rinsed off. It really is that easy to do.

how to clean shower head - it isn't as bad as you might think to do. With just a few items, you can have a clean shower head! Learn how to clean your shower head. How to clean a shower head quickly and without scrubbing!

How do you clean a clogged shower head?

I didn’t have to do any scrubbing and I now have this sparkling clean shower head! The vinegar removed all the build up and unclogged the shower head.

If your shower head is clogged with build up and looking dirty, try this simple trick. I think you will find that by soaking in vinegar, it easily corrects the problem.

Try this easy trick.

What do you think? Does your shower head need a little sprucing up?

This simple method is highly effective without complicated steps or expensive supplies to buy. Try it for a super easy way to have your shower head sparkling clean without much work.

Let us know what you think of our instructions on how to clean shower head. We would love to hear from you!

Print the instructions on how to clean a shower head:

How to Clean a Shower Head

Prep Time2 minutes
Active Time1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time1 hour 7 minutes
Keyword: How to Clean a Shower Head
Yield: 1
Author: One Crazy Mom

Equipment

  • White Vinegar (I used about 1 cup)
  • Zip top bag (I used a gallon size because this was a big shower head)
  • Rubber band

Instructions

  • Fill a plastic bag with vinegar. I used about 1 cup of vinegar. Place the shower head inside plastic bag, making sure the face of the shower head is fully immersed in the vinegar.
  • Since I used a gallon size bag, I taped up the corners of the bag where all the vinegar wanted to stay. Taping up the sides made the liquid stay in the center.
  • If you have a smaller shower head, you should be able to use a quart or sandwich size zip top bag.
  • Once you have the shower head positioned well in the vinegar, use the rubber band to secure the bag and soak the showerhead. 
  • I let my shower head sit in the vinegar for about an hour. That was plenty of time to loosen up all the soap scum and hard water deposits. Once I removed the bag from around the shower head, I used my cleaning toothbrush to remove any remaining deposits. I didn’t have to scrub at all, everything just fell right off.
  • Once you are happy with how the shower head looked, run the shower for a minute and dry it with a microfiber cloth (like these).
how to clean shower head - it isn't as bad as you might think to do. With just a few items, you can have a clean shower head! Learn how to clean your shower head. How to clean a shower head quickly and without scrubbing!

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