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Best Pet Hair Removal Tools for 2020

It doesn’t matter how much you brush, wash and towel your dog – you still end up finding hairs on your soft furnishings, clothes and bed, even if they have been nowhere near these items.

Getting out all of the attachments for the vacuum cleaner every day seems like an effort, but you have had enough of overzealously wiping down your suit before the work meetings every morning. Sometimes, the vacuum doesn’t even do a proper job.

Reaching for a small handheld tool which can remove the hairs from your home before they start to spread would be ideal, so below are some handy options which can help to remove pet hair, and tackle it before it becomes a real issue.

There are dozens of copycat products and items out there which are more difficult to use than they should be, so we have highlighted the absolute best in one easy review.

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    Our Top Picks

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    CarPet Hair Remover & Cleaner
    • Four sided for longer cleaning
    • Lightweight
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    Simple Solution Hair and Lint Remover
    • For multiple surfaces
    • Can be used dry
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    Spontex Catch & Clean Indoor Rubber Broom and Dustpan
    • Flexible handle for positioning
    • Storage keeps all hairs in one place
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    The Top 6 Pet Hair Removers Reviewed

    1.
    CarPet Hair Remover & Cleaner

    Able to remove pesky hairs from carpets, blankets, clothes and upholstery, or horse rugs, this hair remover can help to leave areas completely hair-free.

    The CarPet Hair Remover is perfect for animal lovers on the go as well as in the home, as it can be used to de-fuzz car seats and bedding as well as sofas, and is both durable and easy to clean afterwards.

    Just run it under some water and give it a wipe, leaving to dry. To use, just wipe it over your chosen surface and it will pick up all loose hairs as well as fluff, dust and bits of mud from walks.

    It is great to use on the likes of the car boot, which can become full of hair, sand, dirt and other bits and pieces but can be hard to clean fully without the hassle of the vacuum and various attachments. We also think it would be ideal for carpeted stairs.

    The only downside is that there is no handle, so it is really only for smaller areas.

    Features

    • Four sided for longer cleaning
    • Lightweight

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 14.22 x 5.33 x 12.07cm

    2.
    Simple Solution Hair and Lint Remover

    The hair isn’t just on your favourite living room chair. It is also on the fireplace, television stand, coffee table and other hard furniture. It may just be the odd hair, but it is still annoying.

    So this sponge-style lint remover can get to work on these hard surfaces just as well as the soft. It is long-lasting, so can be used over and over again, and does not need to be wet (and cause even more mess).

    You can use it on curtains and Venetian blinds too, and it won’t just remove pet hair but also all of that dust and dirt which builds up over time no matter how much you try to keep on top of it all.

    Other key (and often unforgotten) areas include wallpaper, skirting boards and woodwork such as stair bannisters, and the flexible nature of this sponge will get into all of the corners and awkward areas.

    Features

    • For multiple surfaces
    • Can be used dry

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 15 x 8 x 5cm

    3.
    Spontex Catch & Clean Indoor Rubber Broom and Dustpan

    A lot of the other items on this rundown are good for soft furnishings such as carpets but with small handles (if a handle at all), covering your entire carpet with them on your hands and knees will be back-breaking work.

    So you need a rubber brush. There are hundreds out there and a lot of copycats, but this one from Spontex is a winner for us. Not only is it a trusted brand, but the dustpan is a great extra which ensures that the hairs are gathered up without the use of a vacuum.

    You can also store the brush within the dustpan if it is left upright, so any remaining hairs on the brush are kept in one enclosed place until it is next used or has a big clean.

    The telescopic handle can take on four different positions to clean hard-to-reach areas and under furniture, and the dustpan features a rubber lip to ensure it all goes in. It will even collect wet mess, in case you’re just in from a muddy walk.

    You can also use it on mats, rugs and curtains. When it is time to clean, just hold everything under running water. One review says it even beats using their Dyson on their carpet, which is praise indeed.

    Features

    • Flexible handle for positioning
    • Storage keeps all hairs in one place

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: Handle 1.25m-1.40m

    4.
    Furminator Hair Collection Tool

    Furminator has a host of hair removal products for both pet and home, and this tool is able to get those embedded soft furnishing hairs gathered for easier removal.

    It is similar to those powerful handheld attachments you can get with dedicated pet hair vacuum cleaners, except the dedicated hair collection tool wheel will gather up all of the hair into a collection chamber where it can be binned straight away. This will save your vacuum from getting bunged up and will keep the attachments largely hair-free too.

    The ergonomic non-slip handle makes it easy to run over larger areas, such as in the car or on carpets. Just turn the knob regularly to get a fresh section of the roller, which limits the spread of hair even further.

    It will stop further hair from being collected, so just press the button for non-contact disposal and go back to using it if the job isn’t quite finished.

    Features

    • Good handle
    • Section which keeps hairs in one place

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 16.51 x 5.08 x 25.72cm

    5.
    Moorland Rider Petwear Wash Bag

    Items which promise to dissolve or grab hair from washing machines are generally poor and hit-and-miss, which we found when reviewing them, so it is best to just ensure the issue is not repeated when you’ve finally got on top of it.

    So this is not a *remover* as such, but if you find that washing your dogs blankets, towels and bedding is the root cause of most of the hairy issues in your home, then this washbag will keep all of the hairs out of the machine.

    If you were to wash them loosely, the machine would pick up the hairs in the drum, which would then sit there until you go to wash your bedding, or the kid’s football kit, or your work clothes, and before you know it, you’re finding the hairs everywhere.

    You could also use it on products which already have hairs on, such as cushion covers or your dog walking clothes. All of the hairs remain inside the bag, good for simply removing outside and then hanging up for the next use.

    It attracts the hairs too, so you will be able to bring their blankets out without fear. You also won’t need to run additional cycles to clean the machine or hand wash, and you can even wash the items at the same time as a human wash if you’re looking to conserve water and energy.

    Features

    • Great for horse riders, too
    • Easy to remove captured hair

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: Large 58 x 75cm, Jumbo 75 x 80cm

    6.
    Adoric Pet Fur Remover

    A good little tool to keep to hand when you need to remove the hair which has gathered on the sofa daily.

    Unlike a traditional lint roller, there is no replacing parts over time or having to manually clean it all. Just dip it into the base, and it will automatically self-clean, as the base will capture all of the hairs on the brush.

    It is relatively large and double-sided, so you should be able to get twice as much done as with a single-sided brush. The handle is comfortable to grip, and it a good length for easy use.

    The base will sit upright, meaning you can keep it to hand on a side table, but the whole thing is also relatively small and compact so you can take it with you on road trips.

    Features

    • Self-cleans
    • Easy to transport

    Specifications

    • Dimensions: 34 x 8.2 x 6 cm

    Buying Guide

    Materials

    The most common material to look out for is rubber, which works well on all soft furnishings (including clothes) to pick up the hairs.

    But you may also find some which rotate with the movement and are made with fabrics, which will cause friction to pick it up too.

    Dimensions

    This will matter if you want something comfortable to hold and control, but also when it comes to what you will be using it on.

    For example, a huge handheld brush will be no good on chairs or in corners but could be good for stairs or the car boot. Likewise, you don’t want to be removing the hair from your large living room rug with a tiny lint roller.

    Other Buyers Ask...

    Can I not just use lint rollers?

    Nothing is stopping you of course, but because the rollers are designed to pick up hairs rather than gather them like most of the products above, they can be very hit and miss.

    They can usually be good if used on clothing or small pieces of fabric, but not so good on larger areas like sofas. Plus, tearing off those single-use sheets is very wasteful.

    Are these tools better than a vacuum cleaner?

    The issue with a vacuum is that it is usually bothersome to bring out and set up. You can’t be bothered one day, and before you know it, your home is a hair-bomb.

    These handheld tools above are much easier to bring out at a moments notice and will gather the hairs up for safe disposal too. Depending on how good your vacuum is, the hair could just sit on the handheld accessories, in the tubing or in the container, and could escape the next time it is turned on.