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Shop All Hookahs at Hookah Shisha
Shop All Hookahs at Hookah Shisha

Are you looking for your first hookah or your next one? We’re here to help no matter where you’re at on the road to shisha town. is the original online hookah store since 2000 and our expert staff members are here to provide you with both the equipment and knowledge to create the best smoke sessions you’ll ever experience. We’ve answered some frequently asked questions for you here, but feel free to contact our friendly customer service team with any questions you may have and we'll be happy to assist! You can also find informative guides, flavor recommendations, brand overviews, and more by checking out our comprehensive hookah blog.

What is a hookah? 

A hookah is a type of water pipe that was crafted to be used for smoking shisha tobacco. Hot charcoal is used to heat the tobacco in the bowl to create flavored smoke vapors that are then cooled and filtered through water. They are commonly built with a single hose option but multi hose hookahs have become extremely popular. Check out our blog for a more detailed look into what a hookah is and how to use one.

What do hookahs come with? 

Every hookah for sale on our online store will include everything you need to get smoking right away. You will receive all the necessary equipment such as a hookah bowl, hose, shaft, base, rubber grommets, a charcoal tray, and coal tongs. We also include several free gifts including your choice of shisha flavor, hookah charcoal, a cleaning brush, and a pack of aluminum foil.

How do I buy a hookah? 

At our online hookah shop, you'll find only the best of the best when it comes to hookah gear and our customer service team is on standby if you need help making a decision. Already have a brand name in mind? Or is price more of a factor? We make it simple to shop by brand, price, material, or style so you can find your perfect hookah package in no time flat. We've even created an in-depth blog to guide you through how to buy a hookah online.

How do I set up a hookah? 

We sell mostly traditional hookah models which have very similar parts and construction that are very easy to assemble. We’ve created an in-depth step-by-step hookah setup video tutorial to help you get started on putting your new setup together. Most hookahs we carry can be assembled by following these basic steps. There are also some glass and unique modern hookah designs that may follow a slightly different setup, but they’re usually pretty self-explanatory. As always we’re right here for you if you contact us with questions about any of the hookahs we carry.

How do I clean a hookah?  

Our hookah packages include a shaft cleaning brush, and additional cleaning supplies can be purchased separately here. Using this stem brush and mild dish soap or lemon juice, scrub the inside of your hookah stem from either end and rinse thoroughly for everyday cleaning. For a deeper clean, you can check out our go-to deep cleaning solution called Bling!. To learn more about how to upkeep your shisha pipe, check out our hookah cleaning and maintenance blog.

How often should I clean my hookah? 

We recommend cleaning your hookah with a stem brush and mild cleaning solution like dish soap or lemon juice after every session. Use tougher products like Bling! hookah cleaning solution once a month, or as needed on a case by case basis, to achieve a deeper clean.

How do I make bigger hookah clouds?  

No matter the size of your hookah your cloud output will always depend on the preparation of your bowl. We recommend filling your bowl loosely with shisha to the top and gently pat down any leaves that may be sticking out above the rim. This will allow heat to evenly distribute throughout the shisha instead of getting blocked and creating a harsh session when packed too tightly. You’ll always want to make sure you have adequate heat on top of your bowl, otherwise, you could end up with thin clouds and little flavor. We recommend lighting at least 2-3 pieces of natural charcoal or 2 pieces of quick lighting charcoal for each session. For more information on shisha preparation methods, heat management, and more, check out our hookah education blogs.

Do bigger hookahs make more smoke? 

While the size of your hookah can affect things like the overall draw you experience and how much water you need to use, its size does not necessarily affect how much smoke is produced. A small hookah can smoke just as well as a large one with a well-prepared bowl.

How do I make a custom hookah? 

We sell hookahs as complete packages that include the base and shaft, but you can easily piece together your very own custom hookah with us. First, find the hookah shaft that you want to use, and then pair it with one of our glass hookah base options. At that point, you’re almost done. Our hose and bowl selection will give you endless options to choose from before you can call it complete. Reach out to our service team if you have any sizing or pairing questions.

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