What is the best way to dissolve hair in your sinks or bath tub?

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  • Ken Ken on Feb 08, 2018
    Assume that you mean in the drain, not in the sink or tub. I have found nothing that dissolves hair, no mater what the commercial says. You keep the hair out or use mechanical means to take it out.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 08, 2018
    The only really reliable way is to take it out yourself. There is a plastic stick with barbs on it that is real cheap and does a really good job of getting it out, just keep pushing it in and pulling it out until you don't get anymore. I have tried to use the ones that say they dissolve hair, but they really didn't. After you get the hair out, put down at least a quarter cup of baking soda, followed by a cup of vinegar. Let it fizz, then rinse it all down with a lot of boiling water. That will take care of the soap residue that was clinging to the hair and pipes.
  • Leah Leah on Feb 08, 2018
    Amazon has what looks like a long barbed zip ties that pulls hair out. It is 24 inches long. If you want chemicals, a Professor Amos drain cleaner works fast, and is the best I have found. Try Amazon.If not it is on QVC or HSN.
  • DMA DMA on Feb 08, 2018
    You can also find extra long zip ties in any hardware store or section. Use a scissors to make your own ‘barbs’ on the edges. Might be a more cost effective method.
    I agree about baking soda/vinegar/hot water to loosen up any soap scum build-up in your drain/drain line.
  • Le' Le' on Feb 08, 2018
    Get a tool to drag it out....yuck job.
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Feb 08, 2018
    Try extra long pipe cleaners, folded in half. It will pick up the hairs. Find these in a craft store. ACMoore, Michael's, or Hobby Lobby.
  • Eil22229440 Eil22229440 on Feb 08, 2018
    Anticipate the problems by using a drainer.
  • Russbow Russbow on Feb 08, 2018
    I have always used a very small bottle brush that will slip in past the drain, push down thru the mess, and twist. Pull out and get as much off the brush as you can. Repeat several times. I then use a very small pair of cuticle scissors to cut down the valley between two rows of bristles, to cut the hair remaining on the brush. Pull it off, finish cleaning brush. After buying brush, no more cost or trouble with all that stuff sold to do it. FREE
  • Pat Pat on Feb 08, 2018
    I asked my hair dresser what she does to keep hair out of the sink drain where she washes hair......she showed me the drain plug that holds the water in your sink.....was a special one that does not let hair go down the drain...holes were very small...water could go down but not hair. I bought one of the white plastic barb things at the hardware store. I could not get it past the u-joint under my tub. I have good luck with dumping a quart of cloryx down the drain every month.
  • Barbara Baldwin Barbara Baldwin on Feb 08, 2018
    Apt manager paid plumber $135.00 to unclog our bathroom sink. When it drained real slow again I used my tweezers to pull the hair out and unclog it. Took two minutes and the cost was $0
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