Your shower head is prone to buildup of all sorts of nasty stuff, and it can be a pain to clean if you do it the hard way. As Redditor IT_Serpent points out, you can cure your shower head of its grimy blockage with a bag of vinegar. All you have to do is fill the bag, place it around the shower head so it's submerged in the liquid, and tie it to the neck with a twist tie (or anything else, really). Leave it there overnight and the cleaning will be handled for you.
Here is what you can do, make a paste of baking soda with warm water. Wear a pair of gloves to protect your hands as baking soda is abrasive by nature and apply this mixture on the shower head. Our advice would be not letting it sit longer and then cleaning it with a soft cotton cloth. Remember to rinse it thoroughly with water and then see the magic!

It’s important to clean your shower head because mineral deposits from water build up in the holes of the shower head. These minerals will clog your shower head and prevent water from flowing to its full potential. [1] There are a few different ways to clean your shower head, but they all involve vinegar, which will free up the minerals and clean your shower head best.


Now that the dirty work is behind you, it’s time to consider whether your clogged showerhead nozzles could be a sign of a bigger problem. In most cases, these clogs develop as a result of mineral deposits, such as calcium and manganese, which result in hard water. Showerhead nozzles will slowly develop this buildup even if mineral deposits are present in trace amounts, but they’ll clog much faster if you have hard water.
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Your shower head is prone to buildup of all sorts of nasty stuff, and it can be a pain to clean if you do it the hard way. As Redditor IT_Serpent points out, you can cure your shower head of its grimy blockage with a bag of vinegar. All you have to do is fill the bag, place it around the shower head so it's submerged in the liquid, and tie it to the neck with a twist tie (or anything else, really). Leave it there overnight and the cleaning will be handled for you.
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