The TubShroom hair catcher is sold on Amazon.

If you’re a particularly long-haired person, we know you’ve struggled for years to keep stray strands from clogging the drain. This isn’t the biggest problem in the world, but it’s definitely a constant. No matter how careful you are about cleaning the drain after every shower, a clog inevitably forms in the downpipe. We know, we know: You’ve tried all types of hair extensions, wasted time and money with plumbers, and unfortunately used Drano in desperate times. But have you tried TubShroom? This deceptively simple device will change your life and is currently on sale for $13, down from $20.

The genius of the thing lies in its brilliant design. The TubShroom is covered with holes to allow water to pass through while the hair wraps around it, which makes cleaning it a breeze. The product is made of silicone, making it flexible and easy to fit into a variety of tub drains (although the folks at TubShroom recommend drains 1.5 inches to 1.75 inches wide).

A cheap solution

Trust us, TubShroom is the solution you’ve been waiting for — plus, it’s ridiculously affordable and easy on the eyes. You can get one in white to match your tub, but why not get creative with one in green, blue, gray or orange? (There is also a clear option). And, once it’s up and running, it’ll stay on the job for a long time. according to TubShroom, you won’t need to replace it for at least 10 years.

TubShroom

Okay, maybe this isn’t as impressive as that time we tried them but kind of shrooms, but it’s pretty dazzling. (Photo: TubShroom)

Is TubShroom a game changer? Absolutely. Do we recommend it? With every fiber of our collective being — and every hair on our heads. But we’re not the only ones who love it.

It takes a ton

By “not the only ones”, we mean us and above 80,000 five star Amazon reviewers!

Says one of them: “I have thick waist-length hair,” reported one enthusiastic reviewer. “Everyone in this household has thick, long hair. Long. Hair. I’ve tried every drain protector on the market, but there I am, a bottle of Drano in one hand and my phone in the other speed dialing my plumber. Until I tried this. This works. It really works. Better than anything else I’ve tried. Once properly placed in the drain hole, there is very little that can get through. And it sits above the level of the tub floor, so not only does water run through it easily, but you can just remove it and dispose of whatever hair has gotten wrapped around it. You won’t regret getting it.”

Illustration of the flower in action in a sink drain, picking up hair before it falls down the pipes

TubShroom can protect your drain from nasty hair clogs. (Photo: TubShroom)

Easy to clean

To keep your TubShroom lasting long, you I am doing you need to be diligent about periodic wiping. Maybe not every day, but every few days. Another tip: Clean it when it’s dry — not right after you shower (it’s faster and reduces the shock factor). If you want to overcome this, try rinsing the Shroom off after removing the hair so that the “pores” don’t clog up over time.

“Perfect for a household with three women with long hair and two men with chest and leg hair,” says one five-star reviewer. “We hate pulling hair down the drain after our shower, knowing tons were wasted and will damage the pipes later down the line! This little charm is awesome, it gathers the hair around the bumps and is easy to collect after every shower. I’m still kind of weird picking up the hair, but I think it will save us money on a plumber in the future by keeping the hair from going down the drain!”

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not a member yet? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews listed above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.

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