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No need to call the plumber: This hair-catcher keeps your shower clog-free — and it's on sale for $13

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As a long-haired being, I've struggled for years to keep lost strands from clogging the drain. This is not the biggest problem in the world, but it sure is a consistent one. No matter how vigilant I am about clearing the drain after each shower, inevitably there's a clog forming in the pipe below.

I’ve tried all types of hair catchers, wasted time and money with plumbers and regrettably used Drano in desperate moments. Then I discovered the TubShroom, a deceptively simple device — on sale for $13, down from $20 — with over 79,000 five-star Amazon reviews.

Bathtub Hair Catcher Drain Protector

TubShroom
$13 $20 at Amazon

The TubShroom catches hair (human or pet), which wraps around the tube in one central place for easy cleaning. You don’t actually see any of the hair, soap or residue buildup until you’re ready to clean it.

The genius of the TubShroom lies in its brilliant design. The TubShroom is covered in holes to allow water to pass through, and hair (human or pet) gets wrapped around the tube in one central place for easy cleaning. The product is made of silicone—making it flexible and easy to fit in a variety of tub drains (TubShroom recommends drains 1.5-inch to 1.75-inch inches wide).

An inexpensive solution

Overall, the TubShroom was by far the most effective solution of anything I've tried — plus, it’s cheap and it's easy on the eyes. I bought the TubShroom in white to match my tub, but it’s also available in green, blue, gray, orange and clear. Since my first TubShroom purchase, I’ve replaced it only once, a year later. The original Shroom still worked — it just wasn’t as crisp white as it used to be. But according to TubShroom, you won’t need to replace it for at least 10 years.

TubShroom
The TubShroom protects your drain from nasty hair clogs. (Photo: TubShroom)

Is the TubShroom a game-changer? Absolutely. Did it change my life? 100%. Do I recommend it? With every fiber of my being — and every hair on my head. But I'm not the only one who loves it.

Catches a ton

Says a very satisfied shopper: “I have thick waist-length hair," reported a rave reviewer. "Everyone in this household has thick, long hair. Long. Hair. I have tried every single drain guard on the market, yet there I am, a bottle of Drano in one hand and my phone in the other on speed-dial for my plumber. Until I tried this. This works. Really works. Better than anything else I’ve tried. Once properly seated into the drain hole there is very little that can get through. And it sits up above the level of the tub floor so that not only does the water go through it easily, you can just pluck it out and toss whatever hair has wrapped around it.
You won’t regret getting this.”

Illustration of tub shroom in action in a sink drain, collecting hair before it goes down the pipes
The TubShroom can protect your drain from nasty hair clogs. (Photo: TubShroom)

Easy to clean

To keep your TubShroom lasting long, you do need to be diligent about cleaning the hair out. Every day is not necessary, but shoot for every few days. I also suggest cleaning it out when it’s dry — not immediately after showering (it’s quicker and lessens the ick factor). If you want to go above and beyond, I recommend rinsing the TubShroom after removing the hair so that the “pores” won’t get clogged over time.

“Great for household with three females with long hair and two men with chest and leg hair,” says a five-star reviewer. “We hate digging hair out of the drain after our showers, knowing tons got missed and will damage the pipes later down the line! This little charm is awesome, collects the hair around the bumps and is easily collected after each shower. Still kind of yucky to gather the hair, but I feel like it will save us money with a plumber in the future by keeping the hair from getting down the drain!”

TubShroom Tub Hair Catcher Drain Protector

TubShroom
$13 $20 at Amazon

The TubShroom catches hair (human or pet), which wraps around the tube in one central place for easy cleaning. You don’t actually see any of the hair, soap or residue buildup until you’re ready to clean it.

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more).

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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