How to Clean a Shower Hair Catcher

Long hair can easily clog showers.
Long hair can easily clog showers. (Image: Goodshoot/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Shower hair catchers have a round metal base that is perforated to allow water to pass through the drain while still catching hairs and other debris from your bathtub. This is essential for those with long, thick hair that can easily clog bathroom drains. Over time, the shower hair catcher will get clogged with hair and you’ll need to de-clog it without letting hair down the drain. Do this as often as needed for the water to flow through the drain easily.

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Let the water drain from the bathtub thoroughly.

Remove the hair catcher by prying it out of the drain with your fingers. Let it dry completely. The hair is much easier to remove when it isn’t wet as it won't stick to your fingers.

Turn the hair catcher upside down. Bang it against the inside of a trash can until most of the hair comes out of it.

Pick the rest of the hair out of the drain catcher with your fingers and throw it away.

Rinse the hair catcher with water until it is completely clean.

Put the hair catcher back in the drain.

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