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Cleaning Hack: How To Clean A Showerhead

Cleaning Hack: How To Clean A Showerhead

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Learn how to clean a showerhead with this super easy cleaning hack…

Hello, hello!
I’m excited to share one of my favorite cleaning hacks on my blog – I usually just share this one on Instagram or TikTok, but I know not everyone is on those platforms.
Sometimes, it’s nice to just read a post and get the information that way, right?
In this post, I’ll be sharing a simple hack for cleaning your showerhead.
What’s great about this hack is that you can mix this up in 1 minute flat, and allow it to sit for 4+ hours.
If you’re busy, you can even let this sit all day while you are at work, or overnight while you sleep.
I’ve definitely tried this overnight and removed it in the morning, and it worked beautifully!
This cleaning method uses no vinegar, so if you are sensitive to the smell of vinegar, this hack is for you!
*This post contains affiliate links, however, all opinions are my own, as always. 

What You’ll Need For This Cleaning Hack

baking soda and dish soap with measuring cups and ziploc bag

To clean your shower head, you’ll need…

If you have a chrome showerhead, I would recommend using rubbing alcohol for a streak-free finish at the end, but if you don’t have chrome on your showerhead, you can skip the alcohol!

How To Clean A Showerhead

dirty showerhead with buildup on nozzles horizontal dirty showerhead with buildup on nozzles vertical

An easy way to clean your shower head is by grabbing some baking soda, a clear plastic bag, a rubber band, and your favorite dish soap.
baking soda and dish soap with measuring cups and ziploc bag
In the plastic bag (I’d go for a gallon size bag), pour in 1/2 cup of baking soda, and roughly 1 tbsp. of dish soap.
half cup of baking soda 1 tbsp. of dish soap
Fill the bag up about halfway with super hot water.
Shake to mix well.
dish soap, baking soda, and hot water in gallon size bag
*Some people like to use vinegar with baking soda for this, and you certainly can, but they neutralize each other, so I don’t like to use this method.*
Yes, there’s a fizz reaction, but you’re literally watching two substances cancel each other out. 😉
Slip the gallon bag over your shower head, and fasten with a rubber band.
bag secured with rubber band to showerhead for soaking
The showerhead (particularly the nozzles where the water comes out of) liquid should be submerged in the solution.
If you are petite like me, be careful and grab a step stool to help you reach the showerhead safely.
I would also recommend doing this when your shower is dry, not immediately after a shower when everything is still slippery!
vertical shot of bag shown fastened to showerhead
Allow the bag to stay in place for about 4 hours (or even overnight).
Then you can remove the bag run your shower with HOT water for a few minutes.
Run a damp rag or microfiber cloth over the nozzles to remove any buildup – it will easily fall away from the nozzles!
If your showerhead is chrome, you can take a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and wipe down the showerhead for a streak-free finish. 

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Have you tried this cleaning hack before? Let me know in the comments below!

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