Pour the vinegar into the sandwich bag and place the open end of the bag over the shower head so that the shower head is submerged in the vinegar.
To keep the bag from falling off the shower head use the large rubber band or bag tie to secure it around the shower head.
You should let the shower head soak for at least an hour, but preferably over night to let the acid in the vinegar do its job, and dissolve the hard water build up.
Once you remove the bag you can just wipe off the shower head with a soft cloth, and all the remaining particles of hard water build up should come off easily.
I've found that while the little particles of grit and hard water come off easily, to get in the small holes a gentle brushing with an old toothbrush can also be helpful.
Special thanks to a reader, Melissa, who sent in the before and after photos of her shower head that she cleaned with this exact method. Look at the difference, in the picture to the right, of all the hard water build up on the shower head and how the vinegar dissolved and loosened it for easy clean up!
Here's a video that demonstrates how this works, in action:
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