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    I Shed A Lot And I Swear By This Broom To Get My Hair Out Of The Carpet

    If you or your pet shed a lot, you don't need a bajillion dollar vacuum. You really just need this $12 broom.

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    Hello, my name is Emma, and as you can see, I have a lot of hair on my human head.

    BuzzFeed editor with long hair
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    While this hair is fun for flipping with dramatic flair when I exit a room, it has also led to some decidedly less cute endeavors, such as ... well.

    Very gross hairball with debris stuck in it
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Sorry sorry sorry (sorry!!!) sorry.

    I shed. A lot. And it gets lodged very deeply into my carpets — like, so deep the vacuum can't reach it. So deep that it traps *other* gross loose particles on the carpet and lodges them, too. Enter the FURemover Evriholder broom, which retails for $12.99 on Amazon.

    BuzzFeed editor posing with broom
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Welcome to 2020, where the only friend I've posed for a picture with in months is a broom.

    This hair-retrieving broom has over 15,000 5-star reviews for good reason, y'all. Its uniquely-designed silicone bristles dig SUPER duper deep into the carpet and pull up hair in several deeply satisfying swipes. You do have to give it a little muscle sometimes, but it's extremely worth it for the results.

    Close up of the bristles on the broom
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    Especially because prior to this, I was literally carving out an hour every other week to pick up gobs of my own hair by rubbing it out of the carpet with my bare hands — not a cute way to spend a Sunday afternoon, let me tell you.

    For context, here is my rug 10 minutes ago. Looks fine, right?

    A pink and yellow and blue carpet on a hardwood floor
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Welp. Here is the MOUNTAIN OF HAIR and debris I just pulled out of it using my handy dandy broom.

    Very gross giant gob of hair with debris in it
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Listen!! I'm as upset as you are!!!! And this is like, three weeks of buildup. I don't even know how there is still hair on my head.

    (Psst, if you like the rug, it's available at Wayfair for $68.99+ — I got it a few years ago and it is very cheerful and cozy!!)

    After I go to clown town on the carpet with this broom, I can pull out a mini vac and suction up the rest of my apartment in a few minutes, drastically saving me all the time and energy I used to use up trying to clean my carpets.


    Now *technically*, this hair-retrieving broom is for pet hair, and a ton of pet owners swear by it. That said, a lot of other hairy individuals such as me are swearing by it too.

    A cute dog on a carpeted staircase next to the broom

    "I bought this primarily for my long human hair that collects into pretty nasty hair balls on the carpet in my room. I don’t know how I shed so much, but after using this broom I collected and threw away a cantaloupe size ball of hair. Yuck!....but totally cool at the same time. I hate having to always cut my hair out of my vacuum when it gets stuck around the roller. My boyfriend will love this, as he’s the one who finds my hair everywhere and gets pretty grossed out by it. The handle does feel kind of fragile but if you use short quick swipes I find it’s gentler on the handle and more effective at picking up the hair. Definitely a good buy!" —L. Carpenter

    "My daughter and I have naturally curly multiracial hair. My hair sheds. A lot. We have carpet in our home everywhere, including in front of my bathroom vanity (why builders, why?). Needless to say, vacuuming never goes well in this home. My husband is forever having to take the vacuum apart to get all the hair out from the brush. Let me tell you, this thing is amazing for getting my curly hair out of the carpet. I love that it is telescoping as well. This is very helpful for sweeping the stairs. Next year, I want to get rid of the carpet in our home and get tile or laminate or something. I like that I'll still be able to use this broom to clean the hard floor as well." —A Perez

    "I cannot believe how much hair this broom pulls out of my area rugs and upstairs carpeting! We have a dog, two cats and three women with long hair in our home so there is always hair on the floor. Even if you can’t see it, it’s there. This broom makes sweeping my main floor hardwood and the bathroom vinyl flooring so easy! I don’t mind sweeping every day because it takes so little time and picks up so much stuff!! I’ll honestly never buy another regular broom again." —Kris Sible

    Weird and unexpected bonus? It even has a built-in squeegee edge if you really wanna get your money's worth and use it to clean spills on tile, concrete, and hardwood, or to wipe snow off your car.

    The broom with its edge cleaning up a spill on a hardwood floor

    This broom is basically never off the clock. It's a gig economy and this broom is thriving.

    Anyway, if you're a human who sheds a lot, mayhaps this hair-retrieving broom in all its $12.99 glory will also shock, delight, and disgust you as it did me, so we can all go back to living our long-haired lives without making our vacuums cry.


    In the meantime ... stay cute, everyone.

    A BuzzFeed editor cringing while holding a gob of their own hair from the floor
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Get the FURemover Evriholder broom on Amazon for $12.99.

    Broom sweeping up pet hair

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