Booheads Review

Update: 10/05/2022

Booheads have made some updates to their Soniboo design – read my update here!


Well, I have not been this delighted by the discovery of a product in a long time!

I am an electric toothbrush devotee, but dislike disposing of the plastic heads. I have tried many bamboo manual brushes but I just don’t get a proper clean feeling with them.

Enter, Booheads.

Booheads packaging

Compatible with Philips Sonicare

I recently switched from an Oral-B rotary brush to a Sonicare and am pretty pleased with that decision. It was a fairly pricey upgrade but I definitely prefer this style.

I stumbled on Booheads just by chance and it was an absolute no brainer of a buy.

They currently produce just one product, Soniboo, which is designed to be exclusively compatible with Philips Sonicare electric toothbrushes. The heads are made from bamboo with bioplastic bristles which claim to be 100% biodegradable. You get four heads for around a tenner depending where you choose to purchase them from which is significantly cheaper than buying the branded plastic replacement heads.

There is a full list of the materials and their benefits on this page of their website.

Pack of four different coloured Booheads

My experience

The heads are a tiny bit shorter than an official Philips one, the shaft is a bit wider and the bristles are chunkier.

They have a list of compatible models on their website, my toothbrush is the ProtectiveClean 5100 (which is on the list) and this is how it fits.

Admittedly I was pretty disappointed by the comparatively massive gap between the head and the body of the toothbrush. I doesn’t look cute.

However this does not effect how the head vibrates, though it does appear to make the sensor a bit more sensitive to pressure. I get the little “you’re pressing too hard!” notification noise my brush makes quite regularly which wasn’t an issue with the official head.

A bamboo Booheads next to a Philips Sonicare plastic toothbrush head

I am really, really impressed with the quality of these bristles though! They are supposed to be “medium” softness which I find really firm. The bristled end does feel quite a bit larger in my mouth and it is a bit more difficult to reach my very back teeth than with a plastic head.

I do feel like a get a really decent clean though and definitely don’t plan on switching back to plastic!

I give Booheads a solid 8 out of 10. I feel the design could be refined a little bit more so the head fits a bit better without that annoying gap. I absolutely recommend switching if you too are a fan of Sonicare brushes.

A bamboo Booheads compared to an official Philips Sonicare toothbrush head

I bought this product myself and this post was not sponsored in any way.

You can buy your own Booheads from their website (UK) or on Amazon UK

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