How to Remove Hair From Clothes Without a Lint Roller

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For pet owners and those that "shed" a fair amount of their own hair, lint rollers are everyday essentials. Like most crucial household products, they tend to get lost, broken or filled up at the least opportune moment. The next time you find yourself with a hair situation and your lint roller is all used up, try these techniques.


Things You'll Need

  • Hot water

  • Sponge

  • Masking tape or duct tape

Step 1

If you're wearing the garment you need to remove hair from, take it off and hang it on a hanger. It makes it much easier to clean. Try hanging it from a shower curtain rod so that it's easy to see and reach from all sides.

Step 2

Soak a sponge in hot water and wring out as much of the water as possible.

Step 3

Brush the hair-covered garment with the slightly damp sponge. Brush in a top-to-bottom pattern so that the hair will either stick to the sponge or just drop to the floor. If you see large clumps collecting as you brush, pick them off with your fingers.


Step 4

The sponge technique may be all you need, but if it leaves a few errant hairs behind, switch to masking tape or duct tape. Tear off a piece of tape that is about twice as long as your hand is wide. With the sticky side on the outside, make a big loop with the tape and slide the four fingers (excluding the thumb) of your dominant hand into the loop. Pat the garment clean with the tape. If one side of the tape loop gets filled with hair and loses its stickiness, just turn it around and use the other side.


Use a piece of tape to clean up any hairs that you brushed to the floor with the sponge.