Three Ways to Keep Hair Out of Your Shower Drain

No need for a plumber with one of these gadgets.

Woman relaxing in a tub
Relax—no clogged drains here!Pexels/Andrea Piacquadio

Your bath and shower is often a sanctuary to grab a few moments of peace and quiet while getting clean. The issue, however, is when that moment turns into a frustrating battle against a clogged drain. Here’s some easy solutions to consider so you drain always stays clear—no matter how much hair you have!

TubShroom Chrome Edition Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher, Strainer, Snare
Available in black or chrome.TubShroom

If you’re of the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality then look for a hair catcher that fits inside your drain (with the plug attached on top). This neat approach to hair collection does the work for you so the water flows as you shower, issue free. When full, all you have to do is wipe it off into the garbage and then easily place it back inside the drain.

OXO Good Grips Silicone Drain Protector for Pop-Up and Regular Drains (Set of 2)
This product is made from stainless steel and silicone.OXO

If you want to stop the problem before it starts, look for a tall, weighted cover that goes over the drain. It catches hair without affecting water from draining and stays in place during a bath or shower. This works over both pop up and flat drains. Bonus: this style ensures nothing else escapes down the drain such as small bath toys or jewelry!

Vastar 3 Pack 19.6 Inch Drain Snake Hair Drain Clog Remover Cleaning Tool
This drain snake flexes at the P-trap where most backups occur.Vastar

When your drain is backed up to the point of no return, things must get fixed—and fast. Drain snakes are thin, flexible, bendable and sturdy enough to go deep inside your drain to safely pull out obstructions, especially hair. And it’s not just limited to your tub, you can use it to pull out hair and other gunk from your kitchen or bathroom sink drains too.


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