This Tub Drain Hair Catcher Is My Cleaning Hero

Families with long hair and pets, this is the drain catcher for you've been searching for.

May 03, 2022

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Everyone has a particularly icky house chore that they dread doing every weekend. Come Sundays, you’d find me grabbing a tiny snake tool and fishing a tangled mess of hair out of our tub drain. Between my son's wavy hair and my long, thick locks, our tub drain is always clogged with a snarled bramble that I have to fish out or our drain will stop working (thank goodness my husband has short hair!).

Out of desperation, I tried a new product called TubShroom. Invented by Serge Karnegie, whose family's long hair was clogging his tub, it's a small, mushroom-shaped, silicone device that you literally just plug into your tub drain. It fits most drains, thankfully, since the standard is 1.5" to 1.75" wide, and TubShroom is engineered to fit any standard bathtub drain measuring 1.4” to 1.8” wide. You can measure your drain before ordering, of course, to know if it’s likely to fit.

Here’s how it works: there are holes that let water flow through, but this mushroom-shaped plug catches your hair around the "base," before it can go down your drain and clog it.

This thing is awesome. It catches both human and pet hair, and allows for super easy cleanup. You just pull it out at the end of your shower and dump the hair. That's it! No more mini-snaking the drain. The key is remembering to plug it in before you start your shower.

Drano? Plumbers’ bills? Fuhgeddaboudit. There’s a 60-day return policy, and a one-year warranty, but I have an inkling we’re not going to need either one. Right now, I’m eyeing SinkShroom, Kitchen SinkShroom, and most of all, ToiletShroom, which claims it’ll unclog that most dreaded of clogs with just one push. For now, I’ll just be one happy mom enjoying my clean tub drain and pondering getting that Golden Lab after all.


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