No More Clogged Showers

Well hello there. If you know anything about me, you probably know that I have a lot of hair. Like, a lot. And it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. I’m actually seeing how long it can get. From past experience in middle school, that is somewhere around my waist.
The more hair I get, the more high maintenance it becomes. The drying time alone…geesh. But one of the main problems with this heavy mane is in the shower, when my hair likes to go down the drain and clog it up. That’s no good. No one likes pooling water at their feet in the shower. No, no.
I’ve used those plastic covers for the drains before. They’ve done me well but sometimes they clog up too or get all gross and mildewy. So when drainwig reached out to this redhead and asked if I wanted to try their hair catching drain catchers, I was totally on board.
They offer two types of drain savers (one for showers, one for tubs), but really, if you have a tub they both will work. And look how cute these are?!
Basically they are a cord that you thread down your shower drain and then suction cup the sailboat or flower to your shower. That’s it. Then you just shower as normal. Once you find that water pooling at your ankles (2-4 months later) you just pull it out, toss it in the garbage, and replace it. That’s it.
Here it is up close.
They say you can use them about 2-4 months without replacing. I am working on month three here (obviously since I was in shorts when I installed it!), and the water still slides smoothly down the drain without a clog in sight. I’m hoping with just one person using my shower it will last quite a few months!
I am definitely a super fan of these easy to use, drain saving, non-ankle pooling devices.
It works so great and you can barely see it!

Megan Aubrey
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  • Swan Road Designs Swan Road Designs on Jan 15, 2016
    I can understand how frustrating this is. I have very long, thick hair and almost always shampoo in the shower, but I don't have any problem with the drain. I will have to explain that I don't because when my husband built our house he put a 6-inch diameter drain pipe leading from the shower. Don't get confused. I don't mean the shower drain is that wide, it's the pipe it's immediately connected to that drain pipe that is that large. We've never had a problem, even with two long-haired daughters growing up here. Guess he had some foresight about what long hair could do. Also eliminated him for extra plumbing tasks. LOL He's a very smart man and one of the best problem solvers I've ever known.

  • Robin Christopher Robin Christopher on Jan 17, 2017
    I have the daisy one...I just pull it out and clean it off every couple months. It's more than a year old. I love it!!