'Brilliant' $13 gadget solves bathroom dilemma

Lifestyle Team
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Back view of woman washing her hair in the shower
Unclogging the drain just became a whole lot easier. Photo: Getty

Having long, luscious locks is lovely; they swish gloriously in the wind, they curl pleasingly around your shoulders and they mean that any number of up-dos and styles are possible.

But, all great privileges come with a burden to bear, and for those in possession of lots of hair it’s that it gets stuck - often - down the drains of sinks, showers and baths.

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In fact, sometimes it can feel you leave the shower with more hair in the drain than on your head.

This means that you might often find yourself showering in ankle-deep water, or unable to wash down toothpaste residue, as it desperately tries to squeeze down the blocked plug.

So, what can be done?

Well, as luck would have it, we’ve found a handy bathroom gadget that means you’ll never need to worry about a fluffy plug again.

The TubShroom Hair Catcher traps all your hair before it clogs your sink — and then hides that hair until you're ready to empty it. Genius, right? Well, 70,000 shoppers certainly think so.

Tub Shroom from Amazon
This $13 gadget slots straight into your drain. Photo: Amazon

Why we love it:

We know that collecting a tangle of hair from your drain isn’t the most glamorous of jobs, but it certainly beats calling out a plumber or having to kneel down in the shower to extract them manually yourself.

Think of the things you could do with all the time you’ll save? Boxing? Cooking? A Netflix marathon?

It also means that you can shave in the smug knowledge that your drain isn’t bearing the unwanted clippings, and you can even wash your pet in the sink or the bath as the TubShroom works for animal hair, too.

man repairing sink trap with adjustable pipe wrench in bathroom
No one enjoys unclogging a blocked drain. Photo: Getty

How it works:

Simply pop the TubShroom into the drain and leave it to discreetly collect hair while you get on with more important jobs.

Every few washes just lift it out and empty the trapped hairball into the rubbish.

What the reviews say:

Luckily for you, we haven’t written out the 70,000 reviews here, but we have picked out just a few pieces of customer feedback.

  • “Having tried a few other preventions and solutions to blocked sinks and drains this product does a better job than the others.”

  • “I have long hair and hate having to use a snake or chemicals to clear the drain and this does job perfectly.”

  • “Best product I have found for the job.”

  • “I wasn’t sure how effective this would be as our dog sheds hair all the time! We have tried a number of things for the shower and nothing has been great but this is brilliant! Does exactly what it says and so easy to use and clean. Have ordered another one for our shower.”

  • “This is the only product I've found that actually stays in place and stops the hair. If you empty it after every shower it doesn't slow the water so much. It only takes a second to empty.”

  • “Brilliant caught all my hair easy to remove and empty. I'm one of those people whose hair kills vacuums and you find weeks later.”

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Reporting by Anya Meyerowitz

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