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    20 Things For People Who Shed A Lot Of Hair

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    1. A combination broom and squeegee that wrangles hair from both carpet and hard surfaces. You know how you've had hair stuck to your feet for six years? Yeah, we're done with that.,

    Promising review: "I have long hair. Due to a thyroid issue, I lose more strands than I used to. Every few days the hair starts to accumulate on the bathroom floor. This broom picks up all the hair from the tile just going over it once. It even gets the strands on the edges and corners. Unlike regular brooms, all the hair stays on the broom until I remove it instead of strands falling back to the floor. Thanks to a review I read before ordering this broom, I also use it on the carpet before vacuuming. I quickly pull it towards me, and it grabs all the hair from the carpet. It only takes a minute or two per room and I no longer have to remove the roller brush from the vacuum and cut all the hair wrapped around it every month." —Nicolor

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. A self-cleaning brush that pops matted hair off with the click of a button, turning your most dreaded task into a weirdly satisfying one.


    Promising Review: "I'm so happy someone finally fixed an issue that I have. I have thick hair, and my brushes would only last a few months as I couldn't get the hair out. This product is exactly as described, and I love being able to clean the hair out with no effort. GREAT PRODUCT!" —K. Peters

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in six colors).

    3. A drain snake for evicting stubborn hair out of any drain with the help of 4,000 micro-hooks! Snaking is a much less daunting task when 4,000 of your new best friends are helping you.


    Promising review: "I shed like crazy and my hair is always clogging up my drains. I used to rent and would have to have my landlord snake my drain every few months — it wasn't until I became a homeowner that I realized just how crazy expensive and inconvenient it is to get a professional plumber in to do this all the time. Enter Amazon and this tiny, simple little device. It took me five minutes to dredge gobs of hair and disgusting grime out of my shower and sink drains and now they are draining like a dream. Best five dollars I've ever spent." —cj

    Get it from Amazon for $5.25.

    4. Or a TubShroom to keep your hair from ever entering the drain in the first place. I'm absolutely honored to award you a trophy for being "Most Proactive."

    The TubShroom is flexible, so it fits snugly into almost any drain, creating a tight seal even the thinnest hair can't move past.

    Promising review: "I shed so much hair, and it has always been an issue when it comes to showering! I used to try to catch the hairs before it went to the drain, which I would later have to clean once clogged. I now I encourage and move them towards the drain and my TubShroom! It truly is amazing, and the silicone material keeps it from rusting like the old metal tub sink screens. It makes cleaning so much easier, and I am amazed every time. It even caught my dog's hair, and he has short thin hairs! Highly highly recommend this to every home." —S.K.M.

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

    5. A scalp-massaging shampoo brush that exfoliates the scalp to reduce dandruff and frees loose hair that would probably shed on your floor as soon as you stepped out of the shower. This thing's goal is the ensure nothing falls off that head of yours when it's done with it!

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    Promising review: "My hair length is midback and I shed like a husky on a good day, no matter what I did I couldn't control my shedding. I used this brush this morning and have had next to no shedding all day!" —Mandy C

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four colors).

    For more on the massager, check out "This Scalp Massager Basically Just Saved Me Hundreds At The Salon."

    6. A classic Swiffer kit. Purchasing a Swiffer is the ultimate passing of the torch from your mother to you. She whisked up all your stray hairs for's your turn now.


    Luckily, Swiffering is pretty fun and, in my experience, an extremely effective and simple attack on shedding. The kit comes with one mop, seven dry cloths, and three wet cloths.

    Promising Review: "Really well thought out engineering, when I first hear of the swiffer sweeper many years ago, I thought it was just another gimmick. Do we really need new ways to clean, when we have mops, sponges, brooms, and vacuums? Yes, it turns out. This thing is dust-philic, dust and dirt and hair STICKS to this stuff. The mop is designed to really get into corners and low cracks better than anything I've seen, just impressively well engineered." —Argo

    Get a small Swiffer kit from Amazon for $11.38.

    7. A soft headband to help keep your hair up and out of your face — and most importantly, from falling into your sink — as you apply your makeup or do your skincare routine. Not to mention it's the cutest thing I've ever seen.,

    Promising review: "I love, love, love this headband. I wear it to wash my face, apply makeup, remove makeup, when I want my baby hairs out of my face, and when my ears get cold. I love how nice and thick the band is and how good the quality is. Super soft as well. Fits perfectly tight, too. And the ears are just too adorable." —L

    Get it from Amazon for $5.90.

    8. A bottle of organic castor oil made with rich vitamins and fatty-acids that'll help repair, grow, and maintain your hair. It can also be used for skin, eyelash, and nail health, but that's for a different post.

    Promising review: "I had an allergy in my scalp 10 months ago that made the back of my head bald. I was really desperate to try a hair growing product to bring my hair back. I read online and found out castor oil is one of the greatest products for hair growth, but there are lots of castor oil brands. I tried this product because of the good reviews, and ingredients because my scalp was really sensitive. My hair became softer than before and thicker, and one bottle of this castor oil lasted almost a year!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.15.

    9. A cordless handheld vacuum that sucks up tricky hairs into an inescapable whirling vortex. You thought you'd be safe in the weird crevice between the toilet and the wall, hair? YOU WERE WRONG.


    The vacuum is bagless for easy emptying and even comes with a wall mount so cleanliness is always within reach.

    Promising review: "Love love love this product. Bought for my bathroom to clean up hair on a daily basis, I have a lot of it. Cleans up everything and holds a charge for many uses. Also easy to empty and clean!" —Melissa Nau

    Get it from Amazon for $35.69.

    10. A pack of rip-resistant hair ties without the standard metal connector masochistic hair loves to gravitate towards, resulting in a shower of hairs gone too soon (pour one out).

    Promising review: "Perfect for my kindergartener daughter's hair. I had been looking for something that wouldn't rip her hair out when I take out (like the elastic rubber bands do), but would not fall out of her hair. These work, and have great color selection. I would purchase these again." —Courtney

    Get a 100-pack on Amazon for $9.98 (available in rainbow colors, neutrals, or black).

    11. A pack of lint rollers that could have once saved my boyfriend from the humiliation of his boss pulling one of my long, blonde hairs off of his black coat and saying "you don't happen to have a blonde girlfriend, do you?" Learn from our terrible mistakes.


    The pack comes with five rollers, each with 95 sheets. Don't worry, I did the math for you: that's a total of 475 sheets!

    Promising review: "My daughter has long hair that winds up on the bathroom rug every time she combs it. Vacuuming didn't do a thing to remove the hair, but these lint rollers did. Great buy!" —R.Stanley

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    12. A detangling brush for pacifying tangles and knots without the usual struggle and fallout.


    The brush's unique cone-shaped bristles gently separate strands instead of prying them apart like a principal on two kids fighting in the cafeteria.

    Promising review: "I rarely write reviews — this is a FANTASTIC brush. In using a regular brush, I would end up with piles of hair on the ground (I have medium-long hair). With this brush, there is very little hair fall out, and no pain in removing the tangles. Additionally, after receiving the product, Crave Naturals followed up with me to ensure that I was completely satisfied with my purchase. That's customer service!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.77 (available in two colors).

    13. A bottle of biotin shampoo or conditioner formulated with nutrient-rich botanicals like B5 zinc and coconut oil to nourish and stimulate your scalp, to aid in strengthening hair growth. Does your hair even lift, bro?


    Biotin is a natural DHT blocker. DHT is the stuff that prevents nutrient absorption by hair follicles, causing the root to weaken and hair to shed.

    Promising review: "Use it daily and it WILL WORK. My hair was thinning and falling out at the root more than I have ever seen. Started using HoneyDew Biotin Shampoo and in about 3 weeks the tide more loss and the hair grew back stronger and thicker. I now use it daily or 4 out of 5 showers and love it. Been using for almost a year and just bought another bottle." —Bono

    Get the shampoo from Amazon for $9.95 or a bundle of shampoo and conditioner for $18.95.

    14. A pack of satin scrunchies to safeguard your hair from typical breakage in the night that turns your bed into a fuzzy mess.


    Promising review: "I am a hairdresser and I have been telling all my clients to get these. I have to put my hair up at night and when I am cleaning the house but my regular hair ties were breaking my fine, highlighted hair. These are super comfortable and don't even leave a band mark in my hair." —Jason

    Get a five-pack on Amazon for $7.99.

    15. An ILIFE V3s robotic vacuum that gathers wayward hairs while you're out of the house so you can return to a sparkling clean palace, instead of one overrun with your own hair in a history-making hair mutiny.


    This robo-vac is specifically designed with hair in mind, and doesn't tangle like most traditional vacuums!

    Promising review: "We have laminate floors, 5 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 humans. I hired a house cleaner thinking that would help, it did, but not for maintenance. I run it almost everyday and it's reduced the dust/hair all over the house, not just on the floor, it's vacuumed up before the dirt and hair can fly around the house and land on surfaces. No more dust bunnies or hair balls in the corners." —Hailey

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    16. A Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner duo — it contains protein to reduce hair fallout and breakage, leaving your mane shiny and intact. Pinkie Pie approved!


    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 $18.99.

    17. A satin pillowcase for rescuing your hair from the nightly tearing and matting your current cotton case is inflicting on your dainty head. You haven't heard? Cotton is basically sandpaper.

    Promising review: "I have recently had problems with breakage in my curly hair and decided to change from cotton to a silk pillowcase. I love this case because both sides are really silky and the color is bold and as expected! It's been a few weeks and my hair is already improving." —Kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four colors and 25 colors).

    18. A repairing monoi hair mask by Carol's Daughter that contains conditioning monoi oil, strengthening bamboo water, and hydrolyzed silk to help rebuild damaged strands and dramatically reduce breakage.


    The hair mask also contains no parabens, petrolatum, or artificial colors, making it a perfect natural option to restore all hair types.

    Promising review: "I love this hair product. I made the mistake of running out and then my local dealer in the city was out of stock to so I was thrilled to find this on Amazon. This product makes my hair silky soft and really does reduce my breakage. I'm African American (well according to, 53% African, 26% East Asian, and 21% Caucasian), and I stopped relaxing my hair more than a year ago but did not cut it off. My hair is past my shoulders now and this product has allowed it to grow by helping to minimize the breakage. I use the Monoi shampoo first then put on the repairing mask and sit under a warm dryer for 20 minutes. I then style my hair as usual. I highly recommend this product." —Jaztam

    Get it from Amazon for $30.39.

    19. An adorable shower cap for comfortably containing loose strands when it's not a wash day, saving your drain a little extra trouble.

    Promising review: "This works very well. I used to put my hair in a tight bun on top of my head when I wanted to shower without washing my hair. This is so much nicer! I love standing right under the shower and relaxing under the water without getting my hair wet." —alaskan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89+ (available in four patterns).

    20. A pack of laundry-saving wool dryer balls that help corral all the hair mixed into your dirty clothes, sheets, and towels into the lint trap, instead of into weird balls you have the distinct displeasure of removing from your sweaters.,

    Promising review: "Overall I love these dryer balls! The price is great! They’re going to save me money in the long run so I don’t have to buy dryer sheets so much. I might still buy a pack here and there to add some scent to my load of laundry. But either way I think these are fantastic. They take all the lint and hair off my clothes and sheets. I have very long hair and sometimes after drying my clothes WITHOUT these balls I would find clumps of hair stuck to everything. But WITH the balls they collect all the hair and then I can easily take it off and dispose of it." —Audrey Lanzillo

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.49.

    Your hair all cool, collected, and firmly in your head.


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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