How does one stop a shower curtain from sucking in and attacking you

It is so aggravating. I recently moved into an apartment with no shower "doors". Every time I shower the shower curtain is sucked into the shower and will not lay down against the tub side. Consquently on the ends water gets out on the floor. The curtain looks like it is just blowing in the breeze. Any tricks to stop this. Magnets in the bottom don't work..

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 12, 2017

    Try having 2 Curtains. OR leaving the Curtain outside the Tub. I eventually changed to a Shower Door..............

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Aug 12, 2017

    I never had this problem at home only in hotels. If your shower curtain is heavy enough, it should stay put. My magnets work, but I put the liner on backwards so the seam faces the room; I found that the seams would get mildewy otherwise. Perhaps that is why my magnets work. However magnets won't work in a fibreglass or plastic tub.

    Have you tried a fast drying cloth or polyester liner? How about a rounded rod?

    Idk if this will help, but there is a whole science behind the suction.


    https://household-tips.thefuntimesguide.com/shower-curtain/

    https://www.quora.com/How-can-one-avoid-the-shower-curtain-effect

  • Debby Ebsen Debby Ebsen on Aug 12, 2017

    Try preheating the bathroom with a space heater. This will counteract the curtain's tendency to rise with the heated steam from the hot shower.

  • Mary Mary on Aug 12, 2017
    When I had the same problem as you, I used to bunch up some of the shower curtain on the ends of the tub, and then set my bottle of shampoo and conditioner on the shower curtain and the tub. That stopped it from sucking in. But now I don't have to do that any more because I bought a new shower curtain that is much heavier in weight and it does not suck in at all. Is your shower curtain a light weight one? if so, try a heavy shower curtain... that's what fixed my sucking in problem.
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 12, 2017

    WE bought a shower curtain with magnets on the bottom seam to hold the shower curtain off. We also bought a rounded curtain rod that is arked out so the curtain is farther away from ones person when showering. You can get the special arked rods at most department and hardware stores. We would not live without one in our shower.

  • Was28150579 Was28150579 on Aug 12, 2017

    Get a shower curtain with lead weights or else just a liner with weights that will stick to the tub.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 12, 2017

    Buy a rounded curtain rod, even if you are renting. If you can afford a cotton curtain that is treated with water repellant, do that. The curtain needs to be wide enough for the extra width of a rounded rod and long enough to almost reach the tub floor at the middle point. Best wishes šŸ˜‡

  • Mvm21993075 Mvm21993075 on Aug 12, 2017

    Try one of those curved shower curtain rods. The amount of extra area they provide is surprising.


    Is it possible to attach industrial Velcro squares of an inch and a half to the shower curtain ends? It comes with adhesive on both sides. The industrial quality has a stronger grip. (We use it a school to keep foam core board tri-fold projects displayed on hall tiles. We remove the squares once it's time to take student projects down.)

    Good luck!

  • Grammy Grammy on Aug 12, 2017

    I used to have the same problem and it also angered me too! Then I had an AHA! moment and I wet t side and ends of the tub, closed the plastic liner and pressed it against the wet tub and, voila! It works every time šŸ˜€

  • Sharon Susa Courchesne Sharon Susa Courchesne on Aug 13, 2017

    I use a thick heavy shower curtain in my tub shower with magnets that eliminated this problem but if you have a tiled shower then you can buy a curtain with suction cups on the bottoms.

  • Rose Marie Pacheco Rose Marie Pacheco on Aug 13, 2017

    Get the shower curtains that have magnets on the bottom

  • Marie Reed Marie Reed on Dec 29, 2022

    I had the same problem try replacing your straight shower rod with curved one. It will give you more room in the shower and keep the shower curtain off of you while you shower.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 01, 2023

    Magnets that are installed in the bottom of the shower curtain help but for me the biggest help is those magnets added weight. If I get my shower wet and put a dry shower curtain on a wet shower wall the curtain sticks to the wall.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 29, 2024

    Ge a heavier weight shower curtain or liner. Or get a curved out shower rod.