Best bathroom sink & bathtub accessories according to redditors

We found 380 Reddit comments discussing the best bathroom sink & bathtub accessories. We ranked the 112 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Bathroom sink & bathtub drains
Bathroom sink & bathtub drain strainers
Built in soap dispensers

Top Reddit comments about Bathroom Sink & Bathtub Accessories:

u/RXrenesis8 · 389 pointsr/wheredidthesodago

What is your solution for the shower hair? I've just been draino blasting it when it gets clogged.

Edit: Wow I have a lot of replies!

Here are the top suggestions:

  1. Take a coat hangar and bend it into a hook, then jimmy-jam that sucker down the pipe and pull out the hair debacle.

  2. Similar to a coat hangar is this little spiky dildo that goes in easy but comes out like a horny duck. It promises to fuck the hair right out of the drain and is $2-4 online or at your local hardware store.

  3. Never let the offending hair get down the drain in the first place; brush it out first, stick it to the wall, or use a handy drain prophylactic. (again, online or at your local fix-it store)

  4. Various formulations of DIY draino, most common being bleach and boiling water. (Hot water will denature some proteins all on its own)
u/steinman17 · 208 pointsr/INEEEEDIT

It's called a Tub Shroom. It works very well. Though the hair is rather gross after collecting other dirt and soap and stuff, I would never clean it off with my bare fingers. Use a tissue for god's sake!

u/Sr_Mothballs · 53 pointsr/gifs

This guy was worth every penny. It just doesn't work well if you take a lot of baths. Showers only and it's amazing.

Edit: Linked the proper tub product and not the sink thanks to /u/2muchCoding

u/2muchCoding · 32 pointsr/gifs

The one you linked is for sinks whereas this one is for tubs. Either way, +1 for those things as someone with mid back length curly hair!

u/nomchomp · 25 pointsr/funny
u/joshuadhopkins · 22 pointsr/DIY

Thank you! The shower floor, so far has been easy to clean but we've only been using it for 3 weeks. I use a daily shower spray several times a week.

The drain cover pops right out and I use a rubber hair catcher TubShroom, inside the drain, which makes cleaning easy and keeps the unsightly mess of the drain hidden from view.

u/prezcat · 19 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

YES. That's why I got a tub shroom. My husband was always so frustrated with my hair monsters on the walls (because I'd always forget to clean them......................) so I got one of these badboys.


u/WhiteMonkey69 · 18 pointsr/TIHI

Just get one of these shower drain hair catcher things and throw away the trapped hair when you're done showering.

u/Tigerliliya · 17 pointsr/pics

I use this to save my pipes from my hair.

u/ginger14 · 16 pointsr/legaladvice

I highly recommend using a tub shroom to help stop prevent clogs in the first place.

u/TheFoxKing5 · 13 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Bingo. If OP has to use it every month it means there’s a major clog and drano is doing nothing more than eating a tiny hole through it to clear it up briefly. There are also some plumbers that believe extensive drano use can damage your pipes long term.

Get a plumber out that can clear it out completely. And get yourself a drain catch like the tub shroom.

u/hazard2k · 11 pointsr/DIY

I've used both depending on the application. Sucking seems to work quite well. Again, make sure you plug the overflow also. They actually make an attachment specifically for this purpose, but I have just used the hose beofre with good results.

Disclaimer: BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU HAVE ALREADY USED CHEMICALS FOR THE CLOG. You don't want that crap splashing all over the place or getting on you.

u/sunshinepills · 10 pointsr/tumblr

> drain clogs.

Tub Shroom, my friend. I have about four heads of hair on my one head and the tub shroom is the one thing that has actually, truly protected my drain from monthly full-on clogs.

u/DataDiictodons · 9 pointsr/fixit

We use a drain protector over ours that’s easy to clean. Won’t help with soap buildup but will prevent hair from going down the drain.

u/Ristake · 9 pointsr/PersonalFinanceCanada

The Tub Shroom! It collects hair at the drain of the shower which reduces drain plugs. My fiancée has butt length hair and this thing has been a worth every penny! We have to remove the hair from this thing at least once a week.

Tub Shroom Canada

Tub Shroom USA

u/DesolationRobot · 9 pointsr/DIY

>every 4-6 months

If you're doing it that often, consider a device to catch hair before it goes in the drain.

u/mnoecc · 9 pointsr/pics

I'm Iranian and also removed the metal cover but it was a temporary fix before I ran into other issues. Went on Amazon and picked this up and it's honestly been the best $13 I ever spent.

u/jackjackj8ck · 8 pointsr/homeowners

My husband shaved over a dirty tshirt and shakes the excess into the toilet when he’s done before throwing back in the hamper. Seems like a good system

This hair drain catcher was on Shark Tank and seems like it has a lot of good reviews. Or there’s a bunch of other kinds that go on top of the drain. They’re all pretty inexpensive <$10-20

u/RenaissanceGiant · 7 pointsr/HomeImprovement

If you can reach the drain with a garden hose, these are great. I haven't needed chemicals in 20+ years.

In the meantime, simply putting the hose down the drain and stuffing and holding a small towel around it will often help. The drain king is nice as it is easier with one person and does a bit higher pressure.

u/SSGTObvious · 7 pointsr/AskMen

Wash your face every night before you go to bed with a facial cleanser. Or morning if you work night shifts.

Use moisturizer. Also use beard oil if you have a beard. Yeah, the rugged look is sexy, but dry hands and face are not.

Silk pillowcases are better than cotton for your skin and hair.

Wash your bedding items at least monthly. And if you wear hats a lot, wash them too.

You can use the skin treatments in the makeup aisle (anti-wrinkle cream, creams that reduce under eye bags and darkness, etc). It;s better to start using them when your younger and the wrinkles haven't formed than waiting until you look like Farnsworth.

Brush your teeth.

Drink lots of water.

Cut down on junk food being overweight, smoking, and excess drinking. Not only are they bad for your health, but they age you like crazy.

Use sunscreen!


Exfoliate your body and use body wash.

Take care of your hands and nails. Keep them trimmed, cleaned underneath the nails, and use moisturizer. Same with your feet. You can even buy something like the Amope or a pumice stone for dry heels and calluses on feet.

I like a guy with a natural forest, but if you want to shave your pubes:

  • Trim the hair first. You use a trimmer or scissors and a comb (comb opposite growth direction of hair to make it stick up so it's easier to cut), Be careful. You want to be able to see what you're doing, not go to the hospital to stitch up a cut next to your dick.

  • Take a hot shower and exfoliate the area. The hot shower is to help soften the hair and exfoliating is to remove any dead skin cells and make the hair stick up, resulting in a closer shave.

  • Use shaving cream. Yes, you can use the women's shaving cream. You can also use shave gel or even conditioner if you want. I've found the cheap V05 brand that's like $.75 at my Kroger works just as well at the expensive shaving creams.

  • Use a sharp, new razor. A lubrication strip is good and the women's will work just as well as the mens so get those if they're cheaper.

  • Stretch your skin as you go. If you've ever seen that clip of the show The Drs where the woman complains about how men just always cut their faces during shaving and the cosmetic guy makes her shave a cucumber and a melon to compare shaving a a woman's leg to a man's face, you'll know that its easier to shave flat surfaces instead of lumpy, loose, or curved ones. So use one hand to stretch the area flat and the other to shave. Which way? Whichever you want. Against the grain for a much closer shave. With the grain for less chance of irritation and ingrown hairs. Hell, go left to right if you want. Have fun with it. Make a cool design like a figure 8, a triforce, or a checkerboard.

  • If you want to shave your buttcrack, I find it's easiest to squat down and grab one cheek and pull it towards the side. Shave that side then switch. I use an epilator though, so try and see whatever position is easiest for you.

  • Afterwards, gently exfoliate. Rinse off and dry. If you want, you can apply a post shaving cream, found usually by the women's shaving cream and the brand Wal-Mart carries is Bikini Zone, to reduce irritation and any redness.

    Oh yeah, if you do that in the shower, it's a good idea to have one of these. It'll be easier to clean up after yourself and you won't clog the drains. If you have a anyone with long hair in your house or using your shower, you should already have one in every shower they have access to.
u/MoozeMemeMaster · 7 pointsr/malehairadvice

Visit a doctor or research for yourself, but basically:

Change up lifestyle (diet, working out)

Try rogaine,* minoxidill or other supps

If it doesn't work = buzzcut, grow beard get buff.

Try a hair catcher in the shower to monitor what works what doesn't.

u/IatrogenicBlonde · 7 pointsr/AskWomen

i use a bobby pin to get under all of the hair so i can pull it off with my hands. i also frequently boil it to get rid of product buildup.

if you think the hair in your hairbrush is gross, please invest in a hair catcher for the shower drain.

u/jrossetti · 7 pointsr/AirBnB

No no no, I mean mushroom. Well, Tubshroom

These things are fucking gold. You put just the bottom part in the drain. Don't push in all the way. Just the tip...(base)

Ive spent a ridiculous amount of time finding solutions to guest related problems over the last 8 years. This is something I would highly recommend in all airbnbs.

Real talk.

u/ramses0 · 6 pointsr/IAmA

Not a plumber but I've had good luck with these:

Evriholder HS Hair Stopper Bath Strainer, Pack of 2

For the tub, unscrew the existing metal drain stopper, poke a hole in the bottom of these plastic things and it'll prevent 99% of the hair from going in to your drain.

It has little plastic spikes that catch the hairs and you just clean that thing off occasionally.

Sink backing up I have no good advice.

u/NotTheGirlUrLooking4 · 6 pointsr/LifeProTips

If you suffer from long hair clogging up the shower drain, get a tub shroom. Best investment ever.

Edit: This thing

They also have ones for stand up showers, and sinks as well. I was skeptical but I've used one for months and it's amazing.

u/Joey-Bag-A-Donuts · 5 pointsr/smoking

Camco 20752 32"OD x 30" Washing Machine Drain Pan w/PVC Fitting (White)

u/Rawtashk · 5 pointsr/tressless

>Have you experienced multiple sheds while on treatment?

Yes. I still get at least 1 or 2 sheds a year. Stressed me out majorly the first few times, but now I just roll with the punches.

> How much hair do you usually use in the shower?

I use a hair catch like this one. It's not an exact science, but it gives me a good idea of the hair that's shed while showering. I'd say that it's a pinch of hair about every shower, but prior to Fin/Rogain/Niz I was slowing down the drain of water on those standard silver catches that has large holes in it.

u/Cehrazad · 5 pointsr/funny

Or get a tub strainer!

u/Erulastiel · 5 pointsr/Frugal

We have a hair stopper. It works pretty well. I used to have to use some sort of un clogging liquid at least once a month before this. We bought it cheaper at Walmart though. Definitely saves you money in the long run.

u/Luna_Amouh · 5 pointsr/germany

Kanaldeckel = manhole cover so not really what you are looking for :-)

What you are looking for is an Abflusssieb (literal translation = drain sieve). You can get it here for example

If you are looking for a brick and mortar store a Baumarkt (Obi, Hornbach, etc.) are a good bet.

u/99e99 · 5 pointsr/HomeImprovement

the top part you see here threads to a "nut" on the underside of the tub. with all that rust it might be difficult to get off, but you would just unscrew it (lefty-loosy). here's a pic: to give you an idea of what you're looking at.

for an easy fix, they make replacement drains that fit in what you have left: also might want to invest in a strainer like this so you catch the hair before it clogs.

u/laurenkk · 5 pointsr/homemaking

OXO Good Grips Silicone Drain Protector for Pop-Up & Regular Drains

And if you prefer gagging...
DrainWig Shower Drain Hair Catcher (TWO 2-Packs) - Never Clean a Clogged Drain Again!

u/wellwasherelf · 5 pointsr/Enough_Sanders_Spam
u/mycoldfeet · 5 pointsr/AskWomen

You might want to pick up one of these.

u/CthulhuLovesMemes · 5 pointsr/memes

There's a thing called a tubshroom and it collects hair while allowing the water to drain. You take it out after and clean it, mega easily.

TubShroom the Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher/Strainer/Snare, Gray $12.99 on Amazon

u/sherbetlemon · 4 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Hair catcher. No more clogged shower drain.

u/RugerRedhawk · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Could just stick one of these over it:

There are other solutions, I just searched 'drain hair' on amazon.

u/Earthsiege · 4 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Use one of these.

They're stupid expensive for one-time use, but it's the only way I got out of the same situation.

u/commandx · 3 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

If you want to do things in the sink get one of these. Sized for whatever drain you have of course.

u/sexinthepark · 3 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

you could get one of these drain protector thingies

u/nikapo · 3 pointsr/legaladvice

Drano won't do diddly on lots of hair. My hair goes down past my waist, I've had to fix clogged drains for years. Try using a drain trap to catch hair. We have one of those types of drains that you push in the plug to fill the tub so we're using one of these and it fits over the drain, but there's lots of different kinds. That particular one doesn't have adhesive or anything to ruin the tub, and unless your tub drains really slow it won't float away while you shower. Haven't had clogged drains since (but the dog loves to snatch it from the tub and play with it, but that's besides the point).

u/MCubb · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You will definitely need a hair drain trap.

It'll save you big from having to clean out your shower drain from all the nasty hair! Or even worse paying someone big bucks to come over abd unclog it for you.

Not very fun, but definitely practical!

Thanks for the contest!

u/MetalFaceClam · 3 pointsr/Plumbing

I bought this for my girlfriends hair. Sits on top. No need to unscrew

u/Colonel-Of-Truth · 3 pointsr/Teachers

OXO Good Grips Shower Stall Drain Protector

You're welcome. ; )

u/skizethelimit · 3 pointsr/badroommates

Or one of theseif you don't like being a plumber... they make different types for different drains.

u/fiveminutedelay · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

try to keep as much of it as you can from going down, but for the ones that got away, try one of these

u/molrobocop · 3 pointsr/fixit

$300 fuck that.

I had the same problem. Cross rotted/broke out.

You need one of these: I've also seen these at Lowes, if you're not the order off the internet tape.

Tap it in with a hammer, push down, and crank it out with a 1/2" ratchet, and an extension. If you have ZERO tools, you can do this job for probably less than $35 with a Harbor Freight ratchet and extension.

edit: video of one in use -

u/Some_one498 · 3 pointsr/gifs

You pretty much lose around the same amount of hairs. Only difference is that you probably have short hair so you don't notice. When I had long hair that's when I realized it.

Best solution is to buy a different type of drain so the hair won't go down the drain.

There are many different types of styles

u/LtLarry · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

OXO Good Grips Silicone Drain Protector for Pop-Up & Regular Drains

drain protector

u/bootsforacarrot · 3 pointsr/BabyBumps

This might not be needed immediately after birth but a hair catcher for your shower. I found the hair loss frightening, but this saved my drain.

Other things:
Cases of water bottles, or a large reusable water bottle (or one for every room), whatever you’re in too. Got to keep hydrated, especially if you’re breastfeeding!

Snacks. All the snacks. In every room.

When my milk came it it came in crazy. I was wearing towels in my shirt over night for the leaking. You can get some cheap dish towels at the dollar store, and they also work great as burp cloths. The reusable and disposable breast pads are great as well but I loved stuffing a towel in when I was at home.

Stock up on soap, shampoo, etc. Like months of it because you don’t want to finally get into the shower and find out you don’t have conditioner. Speaking from experience. 😬

u/indiraa · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

I second this. If your drain is a pop-up type they make ones that go over that too. If you go to Target sometimes they have ones with suction cups so they'll stay put better.

u/dogfacedpajamas · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A shower curtain if you have the kind of tub/shower that needs one. Also get a hair stopper to prevent hair going down the drain! Something like this. If you have a tub and like baths I suggest a drain cover too to get an extra few inches of water/bubbles.

Enjoy your new house!

u/Thingymrbob · 3 pointsr/Nerf

Most people in the NIC refer to it as a "Cobra" drain blaster, because that's what the original was called, but it's being sold under different names now. Here is the one pictured. I also have this and can attest to its insane power.

u/Supahvaporeon · 3 pointsr/Nerf

Yes it is, specifically The Cobra Drain Blaster

u/squidred · 3 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

My girlfriend got us a TubShroom because I'm the same way about hair. It works surprisingly well, and cleaning it is just a quick swipe with a wad of toilet paper.

u/GeneralJohnStark · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

This works better than the ones that sit on top of the drain hole:

But she should empty it after each shower.

u/beugeu_bengras · 3 pointsr/Quebec

Ya, pas le choix.

Le meilleur que j'ai vu c'est un genre de champignon en silicone, TubShroom TSWHT454 The Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher/Strainer/Snare, White

Le prix fait peur, mais ça dur longtemps. Les autres ont tendance à se boucher eux même après une journée, pas celui là.

u/Sibraxlis · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

My mom's hair is about down to her waist and she's like 5'2", and the tubshroom takes care of hers.

Some other places have them for 10 dollars, but amazon is the official online seller iirc.

u/dac0502 · 3 pointsr/funny

I feel your pain. I want to share something with you though...... take a look at this, TubShroom The Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher/Strainer/Snare, White I purchased this on a whim thinking "ok, how much hair will it really catch?" I will tell you it is still nasty cleaning all of my wife's hair but this thing makes it so much easier and it does catch all the hair. I was to the point that I was about ready to start spraying her down with the hose outside instead of letting her into either one of our showers. This thing really helps and has allowed my wife to be able to shower in doors. Check it out.

u/Grumplogic · 3 pointsr/starterpacks

Yah op take the initiative and buy a few yourself:

u/pm_me_your_trapezius · 3 pointsr/vancouver
u/vinnypom · 3 pointsr/DIY

I'd recommend this: TubShroom

No strainer is perfect but my better half has long and thick hair. Her hair, as much as I love it, is everywhere in the house, including the drains. Got this a couple years ago and have been very happy. It needs to be cleaned off about once every couple weeks. If it is totally gummed up with hair it will allow the excess hair to go down the drain so be careful with that. The biggest plus on this item is that it is super easy to clean. It really does work like the product video says. A quick wipe with some toilet paper and into the trash. And you have a clean drain line.

u/The_Livewire · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hair ties fucking everywhere!!!!

We live different lifestyles too so I noticed a lot of plates and bowls left out after eating and it drove me crazy in the beginning but it's better now.

I learned women shed A LOT and I had to figure out a drain solution for the shower so it wouldn't keep getting clogged, if you need a real life saver my friend invest in this

It's fun though and it's nice having someone to come home too, enjoy the ride.

u/ElBrad · 3 pointsr/funny

Travel deep into the Amazon, and get thyself a Magical Moat Mushroom. With such a fungus, the hair monsters will never take up residence in your moat again.

u/bugalou · 2 pointsr/Plumbing

Yeah, I would pull the toilet. I am betting its beyond the toilet though. If it is, you can try one of these once you have the toilet pulled. They work like a champ and are cheaper than renting a snake.

Look at it this way, its an opportunity to replace the wax ring, re-caulk and replace the rusty nuts and bolts on the mounting flange.

u/the_bigwiggle · 2 pointsr/Assistance

You can fix this. Where do the drains come out? You said the previous owner did some landscaping and stupidly blocked the drains. You need to find where these drains were and unblock them. You're going to need a shovel and start digging. They likely just covered over them. Sounds like your neighbor knows where they were.

If they are all mucked up with mud, do what you can to clear them out then, get a ( [drain king] and clear those pipes or from the top down.

u/69thanks · 2 pointsr/DIY

Try Drain King. It's amazing what water pressure can do.what ever is stuck should move before you burst a pipe.

u/Loop-and-Lil · 2 pointsr/DIY

Many times in the past, I've had good success with one of these:
The black part swells to the diameter of your pipe when you turn on the water hose (keeping the water from coming up backwards), and creates enough pressure to break the clog loose.

u/SheldonvilleRoasters · 2 pointsr/Coffee

I use one of these in my sink. Just fill up the dirty FP with water, dump and clean. All the grounds fit into the strainer and I just knock it all into the trash. Cleanup takes less than 60 seconds.

u/buzzbros2002 · 2 pointsr/manga

Depending on your tub type, one of these should help. I personally use one of this design and it works great. Just have to empty it into a trash can before showering, which is just whacking it a few times against the side of the trash to loosen it out.

u/BrowncoatBrewer · 2 pointsr/grainfather

This happened to me as well, and I crush my grain on the finer side (and I like that) so I've implemented the following two solutions:
First, I bought this stainless steel mesh screen and cut it into a circle using a pair of tin snips. This sits on top of my bottom plate during the mash and stops just about everything from getting through.
Second, because some of the grain can sneak up through the top plate during the mash, I bought this kitchen sink strainer to sit on top of the top plate overflow inlet.
While I agree with others that a small amount of grain in the boil should have little effect, these are two relatively inexpensive modifications that give me a lot of peace of mind. Cheers!

u/imabratinfluence · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

I use one of these about once a week, because our tub and pipes are pretty old, and that's about all it takes for our drain to start clogging. If the link doesn't work, it's just a 3 or 4 pack of drain snakes, which look like long zipties.

I've tried using a hair trap like this one, but even though I'm also really careful about grabbing my hair before it can go down the drain, enough of it gets away that when I use the hair trap, I have standing water in my shower before I'm done. I'd rather just snake the drain once a week.

The conditioner isn't clogging your drain, it's hair. But it may be helping the hair clump together (which will also make it easier to snake it out). Dran-o and other pipe cleaning chemicals won't do much against these clogs-- before I bought the snakes, my partner ran ~3 gallons of Dran-o down the shower drain and it didn't do much.

If your drain has a raised, silver mushroomy head to it, you might need a snake more like this. That's what we have for our bathroom counter sink.

u/jbg830 · 2 pointsr/whole30

Crock pot meals! Crock pot chili, crock pot chicken, crock pot soups etc. I live in a really old building and I don't have a dishwasher or a disposal. I got a mesh strainer for my drain like this one from the dollar store. Make a crock pot meal, tupperware the rest for the week, and then use things like trader joes cauliflower rice/broccoli rice to beef up the meals and add a side like microwave steamed veggies or a salad. Alternatively, rotisserie chickens are ok too, I just find the chicken too dry to reheat in the microwave, but they are great for making soups or using in other dishes.

u/applejade · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

I'll just leave this right here.

I have long straight Asian hair and have always had to use these.

u/brandstone · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Depending on the floor space you might buy a drip pan made for washing machines or water heaters. Example:

Camco 20752 32"OD x 30" Washing Machine Drain Pan w/PVC Fitting (White)

u/SwassAttack · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

cant tell if serious or not, but I have one of these

u/secretxletters · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

I've found stink bugs in my hair while showering :/

There have been times I was showering and noticed a spider on the wall above me and although I keep an eye on some point I look up and it's fucking gone, nowhere to be found!

Anyway, I have this thing in my drain that catches the hair. You might find this useful.

Hair Snare Drain Cover Universal - White

u/MEatRHIT · 2 pointsr/wheredidthesodago

I had an issue with it and put one of those hair-stopper things (kinda like this) on the top of the drain and it helped quite a bit.

u/ghostCanape · 2 pointsr/polyamory

Invest in some shower drain covers, they've done wonders for my household full of long haired creatures.

u/AppleAtrocity · 2 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Me too. Two long haired females in my house so after the plummer came and snaked a ton of hair out I got the only kind that works. It gets all slimy, you must clean it after every shower, and the water doesn't drain properly. Fucking blows.

u/re_mix · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am happy because I called into work today to do math homework. I'm unhappy because I'm hungry T.T But that'll be fixed soon!!

I would love this which is in my "Random Things" wishlist.

u/VIPnis · 2 pointsr/CFB

My wife and I both have really long hair. Couple of things:

First, hair traps are a thing. You can buy them anywhere from Amazon to BB&B to Walmart. There are a few styles, but I prefer the ones with suction cups to keep them in place. I have a couple packs of these under the sink and they work wonders.

Secondly, if your fiancé is down, have her donate her hair when she gets it cut. There are quite a few medical conditions that cause hair to fall out and your donation goes towards a wig that could really make somebody's life just a little bit better. I used to use Locks of Love until I found out that after they take your hair, they charge people for the wigs they make. Those things can cost well over a grand. Instead, try Wigs For Kids, who don't charge for their end product and I know for sure there's going to be a child who won't have to worry about how they look after treatment.

u/TheCamelPimp · 2 pointsr/translator

Never heard of such a thing, but the closest I can think of to this would be "dop de cada"(bath plug). You can buy these at "Dedeman", or you could order your "stop-a-clog" on Amazon

u/Mitch_Mitcherson · 2 pointsr/gifs

Speaking as a person with long hair, get one of these for the shower and you won't have to unclog it anywhere near as often.

u/ChefJoe98136 · 2 pointsr/Plumbing

It looks like there's tabs bent down from the 4 corners and you'd just pry it "up" and then have some grout to patch.

They do make special "hair catching" plastic covers you can just throw on that though.

u/angrygeek · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I don't know about the hair around the house as I don't notice it much and my hair is fairly long; as for the shower being clogged by hair it can be easily prevented by this

u/dbec1 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Invest in one of these. It'll save you a lot of fights

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If there is one thing I need it's this. The hair traps I currently have (yes, I have two) suck horribly and cause the water in the tub to drain as slow as a snail.

u/DuchessSandwich · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

You could try one of these: I have one in my shower so it catches most/all of my hair and I can just clean it out afterwards.

u/LastTreestar · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

I use a shower strainer with the rubber burned off.

u/offlinekibblet · 2 pointsr/pics

One of my best purchases ever, until my wife moves it for some odd reason.

u/ElectronGuru · 2 pointsr/DIY

The only pre-take apart option I don’t see on your list

Shop-Vac 9193400 Drain Hero

u/CanadaWildRyeBread · 2 pointsr/DIY

I have women in the house so I have slow drains too. I bought a Shop Vac suction cup and I don't know why I didn't buy it years ago. If you've got a spare $10 I'd look into it.

Shop-Vac 9193400 Drain Hero

u/Scott-B · 2 pointsr/WTF
u/expibotou · 2 pointsr/dogs

We have something like this, which works nicely, and bottles of the eco-friendly drain cleaner. We also rent, in a rather old German place where harsh drain cleaners are forbidden, and that seems to keep things clear.

Regarding drying, in the summer I just towel her off and she then goes along her merry way, and in the cooler months I use a normal blow dryer. None of my previous dogs have liked being blow dried, but this one gets offended when I stop. It's very sweet. Then I brush her until she gets bored of it. The only special thing I do is an allergy treatment that her vet prescribes.

I hear you on colour schemes. I almost always have black dogs and gave up on wearing much colour years ago, however I once had a black and white cat. We had dark floorboards back then, and I never noticed black hairs around the place, but I didn't need to because everything I owned was then covered in white hair.

u/ayuxx · 2 pointsr/FierceFlow

Get a catcher thing to put over the drain to catch hair, and clean it out after your shower.

u/TAreid · 2 pointsr/pics
u/the-empty-page · 2 pointsr/Enough_Sanders_Spam

I have used this and this in the past. The first one works better because it has smaller holes in it.

u/invisiblepourlesyeux · 2 pointsr/RBNLifeSkills

This kind of drain cover will work: (sorry forgot how to do links on mobile!)

u/wellplacedbreevs · 2 pointsr/personalfinance

Go buy one of these , it solved my hair drain issues.

u/Aridiculousthrowaway · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

[This one] ( is made to be tall enough for your drain and hopefully won't let anything slip underneath. Plus I love OXO...

u/Deuceman927 · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Dreamfarm Tapi - Faucet Drinking Fountain, Fits Most Taps (Assorted Colors)

u/MadeAUserName · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

there are 3 curly girls in my house. I love this hair catcher!!
TubShroom The Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher/Strainer/Snare

u/_andthereiwas · 2 pointsr/UpliftingNews

You should look into a tubshroom this thing catches all wife hair in the shower. Its amazing.

u/MoistCreamPuffs · 2 pointsr/TrollXMoms

I have this little rubber drain plug that I use during every shower and haven't had to snake my drain in a few months. It's a dream come true!
Here's something really similar to what I have.

u/biking4jesus · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

this. do it once a month. keep it in the bathroom cabinet. last week, i pulled out a small animal sized clump. also check out the tubshroom if it fits your application

u/jixie007 · 2 pointsr/keto

As someone with a lot of hair who also sheds a lot of hair, I'm going to suggest a "tubshroom" strainer for your shower. It will still eventually get clogged up but lasts waaaaaaay longer than any other strainer I've tried (the struggle is real, folks).

Other tips:

  • When washing your hair, don't pile all your hair on top of your head and "scrub", just lather your hands and run it through your hair, using your fingertips (NOT nails!) to massage your scalp.

  • Wash your hair as infrequently as possible (once a week if you can).

  • Scalp massage can help increase bloodflow in your scalp and is the only thing that is proven to increase hair growth.

  • Don't "scrub" your hair with a towel while drying it. Turban wrap it in a towel and let it air dry. Or if you use a hair dryer, don't be aggressive with the styling brush.

  • Careful with brushing / combing. Don't use plastic bristle brushes: boars hair or bust. Combs should be wide-toothed, with not rough edges.

  • Don't brush / comb wet hair.

  • Start from the bottom of your hair and work your way up. If you're prone to tangles: be generous with conditioner, maybe even switch to a leave-in conditioner. Be generous with detangler spray (you can make your own by diluting some conditioner in water).

  • Not related to hair drop, but if you're not prone to tangles and tend to have oily hair, I highly recommend apple cider vinegar as a conditioner / clarifier. It is the only thing that leaves my hair soft and shiny without giving me an "oil slick" in two days. Use 1 tbsp vinegar to 1 cup water.

  • Don't wear your hair in tight styles that pull on your scalp. Braids are your best option (they don't pull on your scalp, and the tie is at the bottom of your hair, so it's not damaging newer hair at the top).
u/richardlotion · 2 pointsr/Unexpected

This is the one I have.

u/smoonyc · 2 pointsr/curlyhair

I have a Tub Shroom: TubShroom Chrome Edition Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher, Strainer, Snare

It catches everything.

u/tigertony · 1 pointr/DIY

I agree with the clogged drain scenario. A simple option for this type of drain is a Drain King. Connect it to a hose pipe and stick it into the drain pipe. When you turn on the water it blows up like a balloon, sealing the pipe and using water pressure to clear the line. You can get them at pretty much any hardware or home improvement store.

u/ChariotOfFire · 1 pointr/Plumbing

I don't have any personal experience with the Drain King, but it is well reviewed on Amazon. What drain is clogged?

u/Inspired_Hustle · 1 pointr/DIY

This is what you need.

u/Frozty23 · 1 pointr/DIY

Drain Zips. I have a few of these and they work great -- along the same lines as your wire hangar, but probably better reach and grab. You can find them at any local hardware or big box store for just a few bucks.

If it's a deep, full clog, I've got one of these that also works like a champ, but you need a garden hose to supply force:

Probably $10-$20 also at any hardware or big box store.

u/TehSpaz · 1 pointr/pools

1- Run it with the filter in bypass/boost/recirculate/whatever-your-valve-calls-it. If this fixes it, your filter is at fault.

2- turn it on, and while it is doing this cycling, go stand next to your skimmer and watch it. See if your weir door is stuck causing the pump to pull all the water it can, run the skimmer almost completely empty, then reprime after the skimmer fills back up (slowly).

3- what you described sounds like 'surging' which is often caused by a clog in the pipe. Get one of these or my preference, one of these. Put the blow bag on the end of the garden hose, open up the pump lid, and stick it a few inches into the pipe. Remove the skimmer lid and basket, and turn the hose on. You should get flow backwards through the piping, and hopefully start getting a bunch of debris you can fish out by hand.

If these don't fix it, and you're sure that all your orings on and before the pump (lid, pump drain plug, any valves on the suction side of the pump) then you probably need a professional to come blow the lines with air or CO2.

u/hedgecore77 · 1 pointr/Homebrewing

These are your new friend. ;)

u/potatoheadpdx · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Yeah, like this:

That silicone one looks amazing! I might just have to buy that.

u/mangarooboo · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

A quick tip from someone who has lots of hair and the mesh drain cover thing - don't empty it out every week, empty it out at the end of your shower! I have one of these things (amazon link) and I take it out, empty it in the trash can next to/outside the shower, and I'm done with it. It dries out during the day so when I have to empty the trash for trash day, it just falls out, especially if there's like a toilet paper tube or something that it's stuck to.

u/EveningNewbs · 1 pointr/HomeMaintenance

After you get it cleaned out, buy one of these. Just clean it out every time you shower and you'll never have a problem again.

u/MellyTheSmelly · 1 pointr/microgrowery

Buy one of [these washing machine drain pans] (, put it in the tent and elevate it slightly. Hook up a hose that you run to a sump pump or outside. Now you can water inside the tent - just flush with clean water to rinse the pan and hose.

u/usually_just_lurking · 1 pointr/funny

For $5 this problem is fixed. I splurge on a new one every year or two.
After a shower it's is easy and pretty non-objectionable to pick up hair out of this, especially compared to cleaning out a drain. Source: female with long hair who hates clogged drains.

u/MeishkaD · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This! You can get prettier ones, but they cost more.

u/Ahnteis · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Sorry to be so slow replying. I had the same problem -- this is the only one that I have found that had an acceptable catch vs flood ratio. (About to re-order for myself after a few years; and trying several other new alternatives.)

You may also need to use one of these:
to clean out the current clogs.

u/digital_evolution · 1 pointr/Frugal

Less gross: buy a Two Stop Drain Protector. I had one when I had two huskies. After bathing them I'd let it try them flake into the trash!

I wish the lady I got my condo from had done that...I snaked out so much nasty ass long black rotten hair...ugh.

u/Nilbog21 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

Actual advice mallard...

This greatly eased my transition into the wonderful world of "how the f* is the bathtub clogged again." One of the best purchases I ever made, as anyone who has yanked out a 3-month-old lump of shampoo, long hair, and bodily remnants can attest to.

Edit: That's a two-pack. Should be cheaper than that...

u/bradsk88 · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

If this is your personal video (and even if it's not) invest in one of these

u/COOKIEPU55 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

You guys need one of these.

u/Irkalla · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Once you get moved in and everything, I'd suggest having someone buy one of these. You can probably find them cheaper at a store close to you, but they really do help. My sister has had problems with her hair clogging the drain because it's really long, and this helps tremendously.

u/lufty · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

I have one of these. I have long hair and live with my boyfriend, who is usually the one who removes the wad of hair.

u/bluespunk · 1 pointr/Frugal

For my tub I use a shop vac with a rubber extension like this:

What comes out will likely be gross, especially in a sink, but it works. Last time I got a hair clog in the tub, I broke two snakes before trying this.

u/assumes-irony · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

They make a little plastic/rubber jobber that looks like the end of a tiny plunger - it connects directly to a shop vac hose, and is used to create a seal when sucking or blowing a drain with a shop vac. Maybe you already have something like that? Just in case you don't, I wanted you to know they exist.

Because I like you

u/jennymack · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

This thing is a lifesaver. Ever since we got one, the drain has never clogged.

u/rosegrim · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Mesh? Like wire mesh? Kitchen drain covers are often mesh, to prevent bits of food from getting through, but I've never seen a shower one like that. The ones for the shower are usually plastic, and they often have little grippy spikey things for the hair to catch onto.

I use a silicone hair trap and it's very easy to clean. I think this is the exact one I have.

u/monicacorwin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite Christmas song The Christmas Guest.

Here is a drain thing I would make my shower infinitely more enjoyable.

u/Nepherenia · 1 pointr/funny

I recommend getting a hair catcher for your drain.

I used to have to clean out the shower drain all the time, and it'd plug up at least once a week, even though I'd stick as much hair to the shower wall as I could to throw out once I finished showering.

That little drain strainer has kept my tub from plugging up for 2 months now, best $5 I ever spent.

u/Remem0 · 1 pointr/pics

Get one of these. You have to clean it every day, or every other day, but it beats digging around in the drain.

u/grtwatkins · 1 pointr/Plumbing

I get a lot of my odd tools on Amazon, so I found the Superior Tool 05255

It hasn't let me down yet

u/justthesameway · 1 pointr/DIY

Same thing happened to me with the cross member breaking. Not sure mine was as stuck as your but this worked well for me. Maybe use it with a breaker bar?

u/glitch1985 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Are you able to use a saw and cut the top section off since you're replacing it anyway? You'll need to find a way to get to the actual drain and then you'd use either needle nose pliers to twist the cross piece or when that inevitably breaks you'll get something like this for your toolbox

u/CSharpSauce · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Do they have smaller tools? I recently put a new stopper in my tub, I had to buy this stupidly specialized thing called a drain extractor, which I'm sure I'll never use again... but it was the only way I could get the damn thing out.

u/eazye123 · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

Damn, so no easy solution. Well, thank you very much for your time and reply! Also, this is the landlords handy work. SMH.

Also: To elaborate on the crafstmanship of the landlord: I complained to him that this was hazardous and not very safe to have. So he comes over with a drain cover, and tries to drill into the ceramic floor through the rubber edge of the drain cover, cracking the tile, and as you see, patching the cracked tile with that substance. It's pretty infuriating.

u/miken79 · 1 pointr/INEEEEDIT

Had it, never that easy to clean. Got now, MUCH easier to clean and drains faster.

u/MelonFancy · 1 pointr/funny

The metal ones don't get as gross imo.

u/CurLyy · 1 pointr/KitchenConfidential

i bought these for every floor drain in my kitchen. keep these on top of the standard mesh drains and I greatly reduced all my plumbing issues, they seriously rock.

keeping your staff on top of always having clean drains is super important

u/thelivinlegend · 1 pointr/mildlyinfuriating

I'd love one of those, but our drain has the type of cover that you lift and twist to lock in the open position. This helps keep most of it out, but some of it manages to get through.

u/GideonD · 1 pointr/DIY

Also invest in something like this: Show Drain Hair Catcher

Keep the problem from happening to start with.

u/eilsna · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I haven't read every comment so I may be repetitive. There's definitely a lot of specific things that I would bring myself to live with my boyfriend, but here are a few things to help her out that I like having in my own bathroom:
-a small trashcan
-a hair trap for your shower drain (this is the one I use. it's worked the best for me and I have waist-length, thick hair)
-maybe one of those shower hangers so there's extra space to put toiletries
-baby wipes (make sure to always throw them away, even if they say flushable! they can fuck up your pipes)
-lint roller
-baby powder
-small bottle of baby shampoo (I use this for cleaning makeup sponges/brushes)
-Febreze for when you guys blow up the bathroom

Again, these are suggestions and may not be specific to her! Don't feel obligated to get everything. Maybe ask her as well :)

Edit: Just realized I only included bathroom stuff 😐

u/donutcat_cables · 1 pointr/Nerf

Has a tank roughly the size of a Titan and uses a very efficient backpressure valve resulting in massive power. Just glue an adapter on there and it's ready for darts, hir, rockets, pens, pencils, and other fun stuff.

u/foam_data · 1 pointr/Nerf

They are more than I thought in the US, this one is good, you have to take the end cap off and properly lube the plunger in the pump, or they break, use white lithium grease as the friction is quite high in them. The bottom cap sometimes needs glueing too. Still cheaper and better than a Titan in many ways.

u/nevets01 · 1 pointr/Nerf
u/littlefriend77 · 1 pointr/CrazyIdeas
u/pfunky · 1 pointr/DoesAnybodyElse

Going to leave this here:

u/CastleElsinore · 1 pointr/RBNLifeSkills

I'm a huge fan if this one, it sits in the drain so nothing goes under it

u/GoldiLochz · 1 pointr/curlyhair

I agree with getting the Zip It, and I also recommend the TubShroom.

I take hair out of it a couple times when I shower. It kicks ass at trapping hair, it's cheap, and it's super quick to pop out/clean/pop in.

u/NinjaCoder · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

While I don't have one personally, lots of people have apparently had good luck with these TubShroom stoppers. It looks like it would solve your problem.

u/hellabad · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

As a guy with long hair and lived with 2 girls we constantly had our drains clog, I looked around amazon and found this. It works so fucking well, the amount of hair it picks up is ridiculous, of course with the amount of hair in the house we had to clean it up every few days which is really easy to do.

u/DrBabs · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

I have one of these. Super easy to remove and clean, relatively cheap too.

u/cryospam · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife
u/Ruckus4Prez · 1 pointr/memes

Get yourself a Tub Shroom and also she should clean it. I'm a man, and the only person in my house of 4 with long hair. I know I should clean it out. This thing makes a world of difference.

u/thomaslw21 · 1 pointr/funny

TubShroom. 13 dollars saves you the trouble of renting a hazmat suit once a month to wrestle the ungodly Frankenstein's monster-esque amalgamation of soap scum, bodily secretions, and hair. Life changing, truly.

u/squishy_qubed · 1 pointr/funny

Order a tubshroom.

u/gibson_guy77 · 1 pointr/gifs

I bought a tub shroom specifically for my girlfriend's hair. Every day I have to hose out all of the clumped up hair.

u/philmayfield · 1 pointr/LifeProTips

Recently had a drain go super slow, used a cheap plastic drain snake to get most of the hair/soap scum. Followed by this method and it's flowing perfectly. I would also hiiiiighly recommend a TubShroom (amazon), replaces the normal drain in your tub but keeps all the junk in an easy to get to place.

u/Jackiedees · 1 pointr/HomeImprovement

I bought one a year ago for the tub in my bathroom and it works like a fucking dream. 15 bucks on amazon and catches every single piece of hair. Super easy to clean out too and my drains never clog any more.

Link for the lazy

u/scumboi · 1 pointr/funny

These things are awesome:

TubShroom The Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher/Strainer/Snare, Blue

But I do recommend that you clean out drain thoroughly before using to ensure maximum flow. I also bought this to compliment the tub shroom:

OXO Tot Silicone Tub Drain Stopper- Aqua

u/cxLooksLikeAFish · 1 pointr/funny

Buy the tub shroom. Super effective.

u/RickStormgren · 1 pointr/SwissMountainDogs


There’s also a SinkShroom for lazy husband beard hairs.

u/SpaceInfuser · 1 pointr/FierceFlow

I use this one. It's pretty pricey for a piece of plastic but really easy to clean out after and well worth it IMO.

u/originalname32 · 1 pointr/gifs

Can I suggest the [tub shroom] (

My girlfriend has hair a little bit longer than midback and it used to clog the drain every 4 months or so. We found this at Home Goods and picked it up. I was able to install it in about 10 minutes (after researching how to take out the stopper on youtube).

Now we pull the shroom every month or so, drop the hair in the garbage and it seems to work.

u/godfetish · 0 pointsr/microgrowery for the pan. You can find them at Menards or other hardware stores without the ribbing. I use mine for a puppy pee pan with absorbing pads.

u/DeadpoolShotFirst · 0 pointsr/RandomKindness

[TubShroom The Revolutionary Tub Drain Protector Hair Catcher/Strainer/Snare, Blue] (