Three Ways to Keep Hair Out of Your Shower Drain

No need for a plumber with one of these gadgets.

byLauren West-Rosenthal|
Three Ways to Keep Hair Out of Your Shower Drain
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!

Available in black or chrome.

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.

The dome lets water through but nothing else.

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!

If your water does back up, this will do the trick without harmful chemicals.

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.