While hair breakage and hair fall are painful and frustrating in themselves, what makes the entire ordeal even more troublesome is when your hair gets stuck in your drainpipe. Not only is the task of cleaning the wet, sticky, and dirty hair extremely gross but if you somehow end up blocking your drainpipe, good luck with what your plumber will charge you to remove the debris.
An effective and easy solution here is in the form of shower drain hair catchers. These drain protectors are very simple items but save you so much trouble and money. Also, with how they have improved over the years, you can now use them for almost any type of hair: straight and long, thick and curly, short and silky – you name it. And even pet hair!
So if the thought of regularly picking out strands of hair from your drain repulses you and you fear the damage it will cause to your drainpipes, now is a good time to invest in a shower drain hair catcher.
But before you buy one, make sure you consider these important features of a shower drain hair catcher or strainer.
Features to consider for a Shower Hair Drain Catcher
Ease of use
While some drain protectors simply go over the drain and you are good to start using them as soon as you place them there, others require some time and effort in installation.
If you are going for an inexpensive and flimsy drain strainer, it is better to choose one which does not require complex installation as you might have to replace it after a while.
No matter how effective and durable a shower drain hair catcher is, if it does not fit your drain snugly, there is no point in getting it. The size of the hair catcher should be just right to fit your drain tightly and not allow any hair to pass through.
Shower drain hair catchers made from stainless steel and silicone are usually the most durable as they are rust, corrosion, and abrasion-resistant. This means that once you buy them, you can easily keep using them for a long period provided you regularly clean them.
That being said, there are some high-quality rubber and plastic drain protectors as well and their selling point is their low weight.
Below is a list of our top choices for shower drain hair catchers which are both, fine in quality and extremely effective.
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If you’re looking for a durable yet affordable shower drain hair catcher, Lekeye has a valuable option. Made from high-quality stainless steel, it is rust-resistant and has a glossy exterior. Since it is detachable, there is no need to have it in place when it is not required. This will further ensure its longevity.
The product dimensions are 4.3 x 4.3 x 4.3 inches and it weighs only 4.3 ounces. It comes with a basket design that snugly fits drains and catches each and every hair along with debris, and lets water flow freely through it. This basket can easily be mounted and detached by hands.
Unlike some shower drain hair catchers that have complex installation instructions, this one is very simple to install, remove, and clean. You simply need to pop it in to use it. Additionally, it can be used in both, a shower drain and a bathtub drain. At its bottom, there is a non-slip silicone ring which helps it stay in one position without moving due to the water.
Lastly, this shower drain hair catcher comes with a 1-year warranty. This high quality means that you can use it for countless showers without worrying about wear and tear or it losing its sleek look with a shiny, silver color.
- Tall, domed design fits both flat and pop-up drains
- Effectively catches hair while allowing water to drain
- Weighted stainless steel accent holds Drain Protector in place
This hair catcher measures 4.5 x 4.5 x 2 inches and weighs roughly 2.46 ounces. Shaped like a tall dome, this shower drain hair catcher can be used in pop-up and regular drains. Most importantly, this drain hair catcher does not need to be assembled and can be used as soon as placing it over the drain.
Moreover, the protector is weighted to keep it in place and prevent it from slipping away due to the pressure of water. Despite having such a simple design, it is constructed from the finest stainless steel and silicone which make it rust-free.
Also, to prevent any hair from slipping through the edges of the protector, it is ensured that the protector fits perfectly with the edges of the drain. In fact, even with the faucet running directly over the catcher, it wouldn’t move. Plus, the size of the holes prevents the water from slowing while catching hair efficiently.
To clean this product, simply pick it up and wipe it properly with a damp cloth. You would notice that it looks almost as good as new even with such a simple cleaning technique.
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This hair catcher is good for those who have a large shower, bathtub, or sink drain. Since this one has a large straining area, it will go well with spacious drains. Its numerous holes prevent hair of all types, debris, and little toys from going down a drain. This is one of the most prominent features of this product, as highlighted by reviews, since you can shower multiple times before having to wash it.
This drain hair catcher measures 4.8 x 4.8 x 1.81 inches with a weight of 5.6 ounces. This greater than average weight prevents the drain cover from moving, even despite heavy water flow. Made from stainless steel, it is both rust and corrosion-resistant. Thus, you do not need to replace your shower hair drain catcher often.
The handle design makes it very convenient to just pick up the catcher and remove debris from it. Also, the edges are smooth so rest assured that your sink, bathtub, or basin would not get damaged, and neither would you risk hurting your hands while handling it.
The color of this product is silver-gray like most items made from stainless steel and the overall look has a nice shine to it.
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One of the biggest hassles while looking for a quality hair catcher for your drain is finding one which is designed to fit a rectangular or square-shaped drain. This one from Aojuxix fixes this problem with its lightweight, 4.9 x 4.9 inches shower drain cover weighing 0.352 ounces.
This product is a smart investment in the sense that you would not need to replace it every now and then. It is made from zinc alloy and has a chrome coating which makes it rust-resistant and gives it a sleek, silver look. There is no risk of deformation with this drain cover either.
The perfectly round holes keep the water running smoothly while trapping human or pet hair quickly. The sides of this catcher are made from rubber which snugly sits on the drain, making sure no hair gets to slip from the sides. Also, this product comes with a metal material, weighing 102 grams, which keeps the catcher in place.
No installation is required with it. All you need to do is place it over the drain. However, try not to step over it since it might move the hair catcher slightly.
Those of you who find the round or rectangular hair stoppers boring and outdated, you can have an unclogged drain without making it look dreary. These cute, flower-shaped collectors with bead chains are a must if you are looking for something trendy. The chain, made out of metal, is 44 cm long and each tiny flower, made from plastic, is just 6 cm long.
This item suits those who do not want to shell out a lot for a mere drain hair catcher. While there is the risk of corrosion with these hair collectors, they can last for around 2 months and get the job done efficiently. As per the reviews, each flower can easily be used for a couple of weeks before having to replace it.
These tiny hair collectors can be placed in almost all your drains. They are fit for use in bathrooms, kitchen sinks, sewers, and bathtubs. Since one set includes 10 of these hair catchers, there are plenty of drains you can cover with just one set.
Despite being such a seemingly delicate product, the reason these flower chains can catch hair so effectively is the tough silicone material on the chains which grips the hair firmly.
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While a majority of the hair stoppers available in the market are made out of metal, this one is constructed from flexible, thermo-plastic-rubber. This makes it anti-slip and non-deformable, and gives it abrasive-resistant properties.
This hair catcher is available in 5 soothing colors: blue, pink, green, brown, and gray. This means that you can choose a strainer that perfectly complements your kitchen, bathroom, or bathtub space instead of using one that weirdly stands out due to its mismatched color. The product dimensions are 5.12 x 5.12 x 0.48 inches. The stopper weighs 7.4 ounces.
This hair stopper is extremely easy to clean and use. Simply put it in the sink or over the drain and to clean it, gather the hair and take out the clamp. It is recommended to regularly clean it since this will keep it free of any debris and allow the water to flow quickly.
Apart from these, this durable hair catcher suits flat, dome-shaped, and open drains. Wherever you choose to put it, it will stay underwater and not float up because its weight ensures that it remains stationary.
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Lechay has a very easy to use solution to clogged drains to save you time and money, in which you just have to put the drain hair catcher over the drain to use it and pick it up and clean the debris and hair to reuse it.
This item, available in silver color, measures 3.5 x 1.1 x 0.1 inches and weighs 1.58 inches. The outside diameter is 2.8 inches and the inside diameter is 1.2 inches. Make sure that your tub drain diameter is between these two measurements for a perfect fit.
As this hair stopper has stainless steel construction, it does not deform, rust, or corrode, making it a worthwhile investment. It also comes with a very unique and smart design: the drain strainer is hat-shaped and has a dense mesh which filters fine residues.
With such a wide application, you can use this hair stopper almost anywhere: your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, bathtub, sink, washbasin, and even drainpipes. There are 6 pieces in the entire set so different drains of your home can be covered with just one pack. Lastly, if you are not satisfied with the quality of this item, you can contact the manufacturer anytime and return it.
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Available in a variety of colors including white, gray, green, orange, blue, and clear, this is quite a best seller for a shower drain hair strainer. This product stands out because inside of going over the drain, it is fitted inside it. That being said, do not worry because it is designed to fit any standard tub, shower, and sink drain.
The mushroom-inspired shape helps the drain protector stay in place as the hair snugly wraps around the flange. The holes have the ideal width and height to let the water flow smoothly while catching the hair. There are also extra holes and extra feet to prevent any blockage.
Besides these, this popular TubShroom product comes with the dimensions of 2.25 x 0.05 x 2 inches and a weight of 0.704 ounces. When you need to clean the catcher, lift it out of the drain and wipe it with a paper towel.
Interestingly, the manufacturer guarantees that the TubShroom strainer is bound to catch every single hair, every single time you shower. Also, this includes both human and animal hair. And for such a useful and innovative product, this drain hair stopper does not even have a high price.
As the resident shower expert at ShowerJournal.com, Wayne Lee loves to share the helpful tips and tricks he’s picked up over the years during his job as a handyman.