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There comes a point in any long-term relationship where both people think to themselves, Oh goodness, might this be the end? For my loving boyfriend of eight years and me, that moment came courtesy of my hair.
Obviously, I’m being dramatic, but there are a couple of facts you need to know. First, my boyfriend and I share an apartment with one bathroom. Second, cleaning the bathroom is one of his chores. Finally, I have very long, thick hair that sheds.
If you couldn’t figure it out by now, my hair droppings were a problem. It was everywhere, and it was gross.
I’d let my hair wash down the very old tub drain, or I’d let it get gunky and cakey in the drain protector and leave it for him to clean. Sometimes, I’d even make designs with the loose strands on the tiles. But then I’d forget about the hair art once I got out of the shower and leave my unique designs for my boyfriend to find on his own. Cute, right?
While scrolling TikTok one night in bed, I found my answer — the ultimate shower hair catcher, snare and drain protector all in one:
Shower Cat, $14.95
At less than $15 on Amazon, I knew that this product was worth the price — and would save my relationship from the depths of domesticated garbage. Oh yeah, and it’d also save us hundreds of dollars in Drano.
Besides being downright adorable, here’s how the Shower Cat hair catcher works for anyone who’s confused. The device traps all the excess hair that wraps around your fingers while washing your hair. Instead of wiping the wet hair off your wet fingers and onto your wet wall, just swipe your fallen hair to the left in the Shower Cat and let the bristles seamlessly catch your hair. At the end of your shower, remove the hair by swiping your fingers to the right. It’s so, so simple.
The Shower Cat is self-adhesive and can stick to every shower surface, including tile, glass, stone, marble, granite, plastic, ceramic and even wood. It’s also the size of a credit card, so it takes up virtually zero space.
So, did the Shower Cat hair catcher fix my relationship? Yes, yes, it did. Cleaning up my long and messy hair has never been easier. It’s also kind of fun?
While the product itself is still fairly new, it’s already racked up hundreds of Amazon reviews and has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Could you just pick up your hair out of the drain at the end of your shower? Sure. Could you also just remember to take a wad of toilet paper and wipe the hair off your shower walls? Yeah, if you want. But for less than $15, Shower Cat is kind of the best thing ever — and I say that as a dog person.
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