Can I be honest with you? Lean in close so you can hear me whisper… I can’t remember the last time I cleaned the shower head in my kids’ bathroom.
Gasp! I know that’s terrible, but I just had to be honest with you.
In case you are wondering what kind of filth we live in, let me just reassure you that I clean the tub on a regular basis. The tile? Yes? Sink and toilet? Of course! What is it about the shower head that causes me to neglect it? I am not sure, but it was long overdue.
I have to tell you, if you have been looking into how to clean shower head in your shower (or your kids’), I have a super easy solution for you. Use vinegar!
You knew I was going to say that didn’t you? Of course, everyone knows vinegar is the almighty cleaner. If you’ve been a Coupon Closet reader for a while, you know I used it to clean pee out of a mattress (and it worked great). If you have ever made a homemade cleaner before, you know most of them contain vinegar.
Besides vinegar, you’ll only need a zip top bag and a rubber band. Are you ready to see how to clean shower head? Let’s do this!
- Vinegar (I used about 1 cup)
- Zip top bag (I used a gallon size because this was a big shower head)
- Rubber band
Pour about 1 cup of vinegar into zip top bag. 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. See my picture below:
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 I was happy with how the shower head looked, I ran a little water through the shower head and then dried it with a microfiber cloth (like these).
I didn’t have to do any scrubbing and I now have this sparkling clean shower head! What do you think? Does your shower head need a little sprucing up? Let us know what you think of our instructions on how to clean shower head. We’d love to hear from you!