A handheld shower head is one that is connected to the overhead pipe with a flexible hose so you can either leave it in an overhead holder, or hold it in your hand. When they become clogged through mineral deposits in your water, they cease to be a convenience. Fortunately, you can clean them yourself in just a few steps.
Detach the Hose from Shower Pipe
By detaching the hose from the pipe you are then taking the entire handheld shower faucet off. Check the shower holes for any deposits and try to break free with a small thin object like a needle or by gently tapping it with a rubber hammer.
If that doesn’t work then you can purchase some commercial cleaners that take care of rust, calcium, lime, and other mineral deposits left over by years of water use. Simply soak the handheld shower faucet in the solution, by following the directions.
If you don’t like the toxicity in some of the commercial type cleaners, then simply white vinegar diluted with water is also an option.
If nothing works in trying to unclog the handheld shower faucet, then you will need to replace it. You will also want to look into how hard your water is and if you need a water softener to help take care of this problem in the future.