Works in 15 Minutes - How to Remove Hair from the Drain Quickly

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.14 - 2023 1:29 PM CET

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How to Remove Hair from the Drain Quickly.

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Are you also facing the problem of finding what seems like half a wig in your drain after a shower? Most drains get clogged due to cooking oil and grease, but in bathrooms, it's often hair that's the culprit. Soap scum can also cause severe blockages, which need to be cleaned as soon as they are noticed.

According to Pensionist, fans of cleaning guru Mrs. Hinch have been actively sharing various methods on social media to flush through blockages. Lin Whatley wrote on the "Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips" Facebook page, asking for tips on how to remove hair blockages from the drain.

Cream is the Key

There are several ways to target hair clogs, but one Mrs. Hinch fan recommended using hair removal cream. Emma Baker commented, "Cheap hair removal cream. Mix it with hot water in a jug and just pour it down there and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing."

Gemma Grayson said, "Hair removal cream works perfectly followed by boiling hot water." Jules Wager advised, "Put lots of hair removal cream down the drain, it will dissolve all traces of hair." Den Matthews agreed, "Yes, hair removal cream really works, absolutely holy grail."

Hair removal cream comes in various price ranges, but you probably don't need to invest in the most expensive one on the market to tackle a clogged drain. Typically, hair removal cream helps by attacking the hair's structure, breaking it down, and effectively dissolving it.

Another Strategy for Lots of Hair

If there's a large amount of hair, this tip might not work, and you should look for another method, including using white vinegar or caustic soda.

Karen Hughes said, "I let them (soda beads) sit in the drain overnight with white vinegar and then pour boiling water over it." Christine Jago wrote, "Caustic soda. Follow the instructions, but it always cleans our drains."

Regularly removing hair from the drain can also help prevent clogging in the first place.

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