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    25 Problem-Solving Products For Anyone Who Sheds A Lot

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    1. A broom for pet and human hair that can work on any type of floor, but is specifically designed to pull it up from the carpet deeper than even a lot of vacuums can reach, so you can go on an alarming but satisfying mission to the depths of your rugs.

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    An embarrassing confession: my hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it. In fact, to make matters worse, weird particles get stuck in the hair on the floor, which is stuck to the carpet, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet like, genuinely changed color (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will.

    Promising review: "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

    Get it from Amazon for $15.10.

    2. An absorbent, frizz-reducing microfiber hair towel so you have a healthier way to quickly air dry your hair without resorting to heat appliances that might further damage it.

    Reviewer wearing the towel

    Psst — a lot of people with curly hair swear by these for air drying, since it won't mess with the texture of their curls and reduces the frizziness/curl inconsistencies caused by other towels and fabrics.

    Promising review: "My hair is long and naturally very wavy, I'm not a fan of heat or standard towels because they cause breakage and prevent my hair from coiling! These are so nice because sometimes I will wear them backwards to 'plop' my hair, or if I'm feeling lazy I can wear them correctly and it still won't damage my hair!! They wash and dry perfectly fine, I don't have a lint problem when I throw them into the dryer despite them being microfiber. Highly recommend, and I might have to get myself more in the future as well! Also, they're very lightweight and not bulky like regular towels, I can put a t-shirt on over these!!" —Sophie

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.96 (available in seven colors).

    3. A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp — not only will it free up loose hair in the shower before it ends up all over your bedroom, it'll helping tackle dandruff and promote healthier hair growth at the source.

    reviewer image of the bristles on the blue massager

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mention that this just feels REALLY NICE on their scalps, like being at a ~salon~ when they wash your hair for you.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this brush! My hair is really thick, so I always have a problem with my scalp not getting clean. No matter what I tried, i’d always end up finding itchy spots where there’s still shampoo or conditioner left in my hair. With this, my scalp finally feels CLEAN. It also helps with my shedding problem, since I find hair in the craziest places. With this brush, I have a lot of loose hair right after I shower, then much less for the rest of the time. It’s amazing, and I wish I had bought one much sooner." —JustSayErin

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three colors).

    4. A set of satin pillowcases that create less friction for your hair, letting it grow healthier in the long run since you won't have to start each morning trying not to damage it as you work through the morning tangles (or just have to wash and re-style it altogether).


    Promising review: "Couldn't afford silk so ordered these. I love them. I've heard that sleeping on cotton is like rubbing your face on steel wool all night since that's how delicate the skin there is. All I know is I shower and style my hair at night and after sleeping on these, my hair looked freshly blown dry the next morning. I'm not exaggerating, hair looked the exact same in morning as it did after I styled it the night before. So, if this material is that nurturing to my hair I can only imagine how my face is loving it. I'm hooked and will be buying more colors." —BinaryCode

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors and three sizes).

    5. A detangling brush with an easy-to-hold handle that's so effective on all hair types that it's amassed over 4,000 5-star reviews on Amazon — people swear by it for detangling fast without pulling on or damaging hair.

    It also works on wet *and* dry hair, so you don't have to time out your brushing.

    Promising review: "I was really skeptical when I bought this brush, wondering if it was really going to work on super curly, easy to get tangled hair. It has exceeded my expectations and I can't believe how awesome it actually works. This is great for thick, curly, hard to untangle hair. It doesn't get caught in the snarls and it is so easy to brush hair now." —Kimber Burks

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    6. Or a biodegradable Wet Brush that painlessly and efficiently brushes through wet tangles, if you'd rather brush your hair in or just out of the shower.

    A model posing next to the pale pink brush

    Promising review: "I've been trying to cut down my plastic waste and just waste in general recently, and I came across this brush. I loved the fact that it takes so little time to break down it's practically compostable. However, I had no idea what would be coming my way.... THE BEST BRUSH EVER!!!! It takes at least half the time it took to brush my hair as before, and the bristles really massage the scalp and take out knots COMPLETELY PAINLESSLY. I have kind of thick, wavy, very long hair, for anyone that's wondering. This brush is the eighth wonder of the world. For real." —Trudi Callon Mesa

    Get it from Amazon for $10.08+ (available in three colors).

    7. A TubShroom, a little gizmo you can stick in your shower drain to catch all your hair before it clogs up your pipes and becomes a living nightmare. The hair coils around it to make it even easier to remove, making it both handy *and* semi-horrifying!

    reviewer image of hair caught in the white tube-shaped TubShroom

    Promising review: "I hardly ever write reviews but this thing is so amazing I had to share. With every shower I take, I shed a TON of hair and (as you can see from the picture) stick it to the wall so that no hair goes down my drain. I thought this method was working out well but my drain was continuing to stop up. I figured it must be my sister's fault since I was so good about not letting any hairs go down the drain, but I went ahead ordered the TubShroom after seeing advertisements on Facebook. I got this thing and after only two showers, it collected a crap ton of my hair that I didn't catch. It really is so easy to install and wipe away the hair, exactly like the videos. Awesome invention and I'm super happy with this purchase!" —Megan K.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    8. Or for those of us with older showers, a weighted silicone pop-up drain protector to catch loose hair no matter how bizarrely shaped your drain happens to be.

    Promising review: "We have an old shower drain in our master bath that we'll have to live with for a while, and I needed a way to keep my waist-length hair from clogging the drain, but without using something that inserts into the drain. This tool works perfectly. I've been using it for a few months now, and can tell it's doing the job for which I needed it!" —Christie

    Get it on Amazon for $9.99.

    9. And in case your drain's already too far gone — a drain snake you can funnel into your shower drain that honestly works a little *too* well at unclogging hair, pulling it up in one fast (and semi-horrifying) go.


    The snake is super thin, long, and flexible, so it can literally ~snake~ its way into just about any household drain. The plastic barbs on the side have enough give that they won't hurt your pipes, but are strong enough to unclump and pull up hair (as well as other gross miscellaneous things that might be living there with it). It's also significantly less toxic than pouring chemicals down the drain which, TBH, doesn't even work half the time.

    Promising review: "I’m so excited to finally have a bathroom sink that drains!! Since moving into my apartment, my bathroom sink and bathtub took forever to drain. I bought multiple de-clogging solutions but they didn’t assist or help much with the problem. When my bathtub was taking over an hour to drain I decided it was time to try these out! After receiving it I went to work, within minutes it pulled out so much hair in both drains. It’s disturbing/disgusting yet weirdly satisfying because now my sinks drain!!" —DebSD

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $6.99.

    10. A bottle of revitalizing organic hair oil specifically designed to stimulate and nourish hair follicles to promote healthy, long-term growth with less breakage for all hair types — and made with all vegan and fair trade ingredients to boot.

    The hair oil's founder with healthy, styled hair holding a bottle of it

    Loving Culture is a sustainable, holistic, Black woman-owned hair oil brand founded in 2013 that incorporates holistic ingredients as well as hair-loving spices as a nod to founder Mary-Andree Ardouin-Guerrier's West Indian heritage. Reviewers mention that this product helps define their curls as well as hydrate and strengthen their hair, whether they're wearing it naturally or it's been straightened. According to reviews, it also has a lightweight feel and a beautiful scent.

    Get it from Loving Culture or Amazon for $35.

    11. A 40-pack of velvet scrunchies for an easy, gentle way to pull your hair back (especially at night!) without risking any breakage.,

    I bought these a year ago and they are the lights of my life. Super durable, ridiculously gentle on your hair, and they have an excellent hold. I pretty much have one on my wrist and another on my head at all times.

    Promising review: "These scrunchies are literally the greatest purchase I have ever made in my life. They are so soft and definitely do not feel cheap at all and I am just amazed to get such high quality at such a low price. As someone with long, thick curly hair, scrunchies are very necessary to keep my hair up and I've always struggled trying to find ones that are both stylish and functional while still at a reasonable price. These scrunchies are freakin beautiful and they hold my hair up perfectly. While I admit I probably went a bit overboard and definitely do not need 40 scrunchies, they bring me joy and now I have a lifetime supply. Would def recommend." —Katherine

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. Or a set of super gentle hair ties made with microfiber elastics to not only reduce breakage, but prevent denting in your hair and give it a little extra *pop* if you, like me, have hair that looks a little thin when it's gathered on top of your head., Amazon

    Promising review: "I was initially skeptical about buying these when I saw them on another site as an add but they caught my eye nonetheless! I have hair that is over processed and fragile from years of dyeing and bleaching my hair. Other hair ties I used to use would break my hair, get stuck, or even break (my hair is super thick) but these do what they say! Gentle and no breakage after having my hair in a ponytail for 12+ hours working as a nurse." —Michelle King

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $12 (available in seven color packs).

    13. A set of reusable wool dryer balls to pick up both your hair and pet's hair in the wash, *plus* consistently lessen the drying time of your clothes, soften fabric, and help prevent wrinkles. Truly a laundry MVP.

    A model putting a gray wool ball into the dryer

    Promising review: "These work really well to cut drying time in half. I was so pleased with the shortened drying time that I wanted a second set for our second dryer. These are a great price on Amazon and also surprisingly heftier than the name brand ones I'd spent 30% more on. They are great at picking up stray animal and human hair (that remain adhered to the clothing during the wash cycle) in the clothes dryer. I have not found that they reduce static significantly, but I pop in a dryer sheet and that takes care of that. Great product!" —K Carlson

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A blow-drying spray designed for faster drying, so you can cut your hair-drying time by as much as HALF. It's also heat protective and helps detangle, smooth, and soften hair, so you won't be sacrificing nearly as many strands to the floor.

    Promising review: "I love this product for protecting my hair while blow drying and it’s even better as a detangler on dry hair. When I’ve been driving with my windows down it only takes a couple of sprays before brushing or combing to smooth out tangles without breaking fragile fine hair. I can also spray onto my finger tips then massage onto my scalp to give my hair a refreshing scent after a sweaty workout if I can’t shampoo right away." —Juneko

    Get it from Amazon for $11.05.

    15. A bottle of Elizavecca Hair Treatment, a repairing mask infused with collagen ingredients and protein extracts that will help restore hair health and reduce shedding — all you gotta do is apply it on wet hair after a shampoo, wait five minutes, and rinse it out.

    Before and after image of a BuzzFeed editor's hair, with the after image looking much shinier and curling more
    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "One of the best protein treatment. First of all after lightening my hair to a copper dark blonde I had a little more shedding than usual. Hair just wasn't acting right. Also my natural curly hair is thick 4a/3c and high porosity. This protein treatment strengthened my weak strands and less shedding. Although small container you don't need a lot. I suggest using something else to detangle your hair. Use this protein treatment as a strengthened treatment." —Deb

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Elizavecca hair treatment for more deets!

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.

    16. An instant detangling therapy that doesn't just instantly eliminate knots and tangles, but also has shea butter and olive oil to soften hair and make it smell ~amaaaazing~.,

    Promising review: "My type 4 b/c hair is texturized halfway and relaxed straight the last half, it gets tangled easy and is dry. I have arm pit length hair and my hair gets tangled by the end of day whether I wear it blown out, flat ironed and curled or if I wear a twistout, so I am always looking for detangling help. Aunt Jackie's Knot On My Watch is a miracle in a bottle, I am so happy I decided to try it. I bought it on a whim when I noticed how fast they were selling on Amazon, I thought to myself 'this stuff my must be gold' so I better get mine. As soon as I put this product on my hair, I experience fast instant detangling which cuts down on breakage. I have to re-twist my hair just about every night, so the extra moisture that I receive from this product is a plus. I have tried it on wet and dry hair and I have received great results from both states. I hope it is never discontinued." —ShopFancyStuff

    Get it from Amazon for $6.97.

    17. A self! cleaning! brush!!!! so you don't have to dedicate a full ten minutes to yanking your dead hair out of your brushes every month. All you have to do is squeeze the back of the brush, and the hair stuck between the bristles slides off through the back so you can put it right in the trash.

    A model demonstrating the squeezing gesture on the brush

    Promising review: "My hair is baby fine, and tends to fall out, but thankfully, I have a lot of it and this brush smooths my hair and massages my scalp with its firm bristles. Super easy cleaning feature which I'm using daily which justifies the price. This would be a good brush for thick hair. Measures approximately 10 inches long overall. Lightweight for its size." —Chriselle V.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    18. A conditioning and healing castor oil full of vitamins and fatty-acids that won't just strengthen weak hair, but will help you maintain hair health over time. Reviewers mention seeing improvements in growth and strength within a week, with noticeable results within a few months.

    FWIW, it also helps condition and strengthen eyelashes, eyebrows, and skin, so it really just shows up for you no matter what the task.

    Promising review: "I was a bit skeptical when I first bought castor oil, but I decided to give it a try. I've been using it twice a week for two weeks now and I have seen good results. I was shedding a lot of hair, especially in the morning and when I washed my hair. I've seen a great improvement and I am not shedding as much or almost nothing. I'll continue using it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    19. A headband with lil' kitty ears way more gentle for holding your hair back while you're doing your makeup or face masking than a hair tie (plus less finagling of your hair = less of it on the bathroom tiles).

    A reviewer with a face mask treatment on and the white kitty ear headband holding back their hair

    Promising review: "I'M SO HAPPY WITH THIS HEADBAND!!! I'm new to the skin care game and I've been trying to make myself get into a regimen. But I have really long hair and I hate tying it up because of the creasing, and my other headbands fall down/don't hold my hair back/start to hurt after a while (the workout headbands especially don't hold back my bangs because they are essentially one pice of rubber band). This headband is cheap, cute, stays in place, doesn't damage your hair, is thick enough to keep bangs/long hair out of your face and DOESN'T HURT ... like literally one of the best things I have bought from Amazon." —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $6.94.

    20. A small handheld vacuum that can easily suck up hairs in the corner of your bathroom in a hot second without becoming a full "should we get popcorn at intermission" length vacuuming production.

    Model using the handheld vacuum on kitchen crumbs

    Promising review: "I love this vacuum! I was looking for something to keep upstairs to get rid of my long hairs that shed all over the bathroom. I have now bought a second one to keep on our main floor as well. This thing comes in handy for cleaning up the bathroom, baseboards, stairs, kitchen, etc. Its compact size makes it easy to stash under the sink or out of the way. Holds a charge long enough to vacuum all three bathrooms and the kitchen without dying. The suction is great, might not be the strongest on the market but I have no complaints so far. The canister is easy to clean, just open it and dump the trash into the trash can. The filter is a little trickier, after each use I grab a cloth and rub it over the filter to dislodge dust/particles. You can also use your hands to dislodge the dust. Looks like the filter could be potentially washed with soap and water and left out to dry." —CBM

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    21. A tried-and-true lint roller for all your miscellaneous shedding needs, whether it's picking up hair from the furniture, your clothes, or *gestures vaguely all over your house*.

    Model tearing off a used lint roller sheet from the roller

    Promising review: "I've tried about every brand of these and this one is the best by far. They are great for picking up pet hair, dust, lint, etc. on clothes and furniture. The sheets are completely sticky and pick up even though the sheet looks used. The sheets tear apart evenly and consistently, a great value for the money." —Lorelyle

    Get it from Amazon for $4.52.

    22. A dry shampoo spray that helps absorb excess oil and give your roots so much oomph that you won't have to wash or restyle it in some complicated way, which inevitably leads to some breakage.

    Promising review: "This literally changed my life. I was one of those people who used to complain about needing to wash my hair DAILY. I have thin, light blonde hair. I looked greasy and unkempt after one day, not even taking into consideration working out or sweating. But now?! A whole new world. I shampoo my hair in the shower on Sundays, just rinse my hair in the shower after days I do high-intensity sweaty exercise (three to five days per week), and use this in my hair every morning. It fluffs it, gives it volume, and makes it look brand-new. I honestly can't believe how much this changed everything. Now my hair can look smooth and straight because I don't need to wash, dry, then straighten every morning (what a time suck!). Now I just straighten and use dry shampoo. I've used the extra time in mornings to improve my makeup routine, take my dog on longer walks, etc. AND I look more put together at work. Get this stuff. Conserve water. Never look back." —Eemn83

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.70.

    Read BuzzFeed's reviews of dry shampoos for more deets!

    Pssst — Batiste also sells dry shampoos for specific hair colors and in different scents!

    23. A Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner duo with big teamwork vibes — each of them is made with a thick moisturizing formula to help strengthen weak, thin, or damaged hair (plus dry scalp!) and promote hair growth over time.

    The bottles of shampoo and conditioner

    Promising review: "Before using this product, my hair was extremely thin and every time I brushed my hair I would see a lot of hair coming out to the point where I was scared I might be suffering from hair loss. After hearing about this product from my cousin, I decided to buy it and within a week of using it I noticed my hair looked a lot thicker and less dry. It's now been over a year and my hair loss has slowly gone away, and now whenever I brush my hair I rarely see any hair falling out. Will continue to purchase this product." —Carmen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.14.

    24. A waterproof, reusable shower cap so you don't have to resort to washing your hair every single time you get in the shower, minimizing the amount of shedding from restyling it. It's also oversized to accommodate different hair styles and textures.

    A reviewer with a pink unicorn print shower cap on their head

    Promising review: "Finally a shower cap that covers my entire hair line and keeps my long hair dry!! I was skeptical upon ordering these because I’ve ordered 'long hair' shower caps off Amazon before and they were way too small, but these are SO good! They don’t make my hair all sweaty or damp like the terry cloth lined ones, but they’re still thick and durable. I couldn’t believe I got a pack of three of these for the price I paid. I have three now so I don’t need any more for awhiiiile, but I may just order another pack so that I have them in case they stop selling this brand." —Kirsten Livingston

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven styles).

    25. A super effective extendable microfiber duster to reach all the hair that has navigated in and around and under weird, hard-to-reach spaces of your home.


    Promising review: "Was so excited to get this!!! We just bought our house last May and we have a border wall that surrounds our kitchen and it gets dusty very easily with two kids, a golden retriever dog (that sheds like crazy) and two cats. As soon as I got it I opened the box and dusted my kitchen walls and I’m so very happy!! It makes my job a lot easier now that I don’t have to get the step stool out with a bucket of soapy water to clean. I did buy an extra feather duster just because I like having an extra one on hand if the one gets too dirty." —D Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    All of us reveling in the glory of our hair, whether it's on our head or on the floor:


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