Having pets is a real source of joy on a daily basis. But between the cat that puts its abode in the closet and the dog that jumps on you, your clothes are constantly littered with hair. That’s why we use an industrial amount of self-adhesive roll-up sheets in the hopes of repelling these invaders from our fabrics before they enter the door. However, there are other solutions that are just as effective (if not more), but also for quickly removing the fur on your sweater or pants. What to end up with the doormat of hers constantly covering your wardrobe!
The importance of brushing…
Do not neglect the regular step of brushing. Lets you rid your pets of everything dead hair that annoy them. In cats, this can indeed cause hairballs from licking. In both dogs and cats, there are also risks of large, painful knots that you will be reluctant to cut. And it’s all the more pleasant that the tufts end up in the pins of the comb or brush instead of on the fabric of the sofa where they leave unrelenting odors and clog the vacuum cleaner!
Make way for tips against hair on clothes!
1) Rubber gloves
The rubber glove you usually use for washing dishes or cleaning is: very effective for catching hair. This allows them to be expelled with a single gesture. For greater efficiency, do not hesitate to moisten it a little. After a few circular movements you will see that the hairs come easily from your carpets, the sofa or the armchairs in the living room, but also from your clothes.
Good to know: For larger surfaces (sofa, carpet, etc.), you can use a silicone wiper instead.
2) use old tights
Tights with holes or damage can easily find a second use. However, of all the available tips for recycling them, using them to remove hair remains the best ally of the lucky owners of long-haired animals. If they contain nylon they will indeed generate static electricity suitable for cleaning the hair. After rubbing a few times, you still can’t see anything! It’s almost effortless.
3) The washcloth against the hair on the clothes
Whether it’s dog hair or cat hair, a damp washcloth is always sufficient, as is a slightly dampened sponge or cloth. Just choose one of these tools and draw a few circles on the clothing and upholstery you want to treat. Due to the humidity, the hairs can adhere well. You just have to throw them away!
4) invest in an electrostatic brush
Electrostatic brush attracts all hairs like a magnet in one pass. Enough to make a clean place with no fuss!
5) The softening cloth against the hair on the clothes
Normally it is used in the dryer. However, its use does not stop with laundry care. Here you can easily get a wipe already used for wiping hair-covered fabric surfaces. It’s simple, fast and extremely effective!
6) The Velvet Brush: YES, but well used!
If you find a velvet brush in the store, know that it can be very effective. However, be careful with make good use of it. It should always be fed in the same direction and the collected hairs removed after each use. Otherwise, you’re just re-depositing hair elsewhere. Used properly, however, will be very useful for clothing and larger surfaces thanks to its electrostatic power.
7) Replace the adhesive roll with a greener version!
Adhesive rollers are very popular against her. However, as soon as the sheet stops sticking, it ends up in the trash. Also, the waste accumulates, which is not ideal. To avoid this, please note that: washable alternatives more ecological. It is then enough to clean them to give them back all their stickiness. This will not necessarily work well on furniture. However, it’s perfect for quickly stripping an outfit on the doorstep!
Good to know: You can also loosen the hairs of a delicate woolen or velvet fabric with a steamer.
8) Fight her during laundry care
First, consider drying clothes in the tumble dryer for a 10-minute heat-free cycle. Then clean the filter and put the clothes in the washing machine. This removes a large part of the hair. You can also use the above tips to prepare for washing. Otherwise it is also possible to white vinegar as fabric softener (its acetic acid loosens hair trapped in clothing as it helps soften and relax the fibers) or add anti-static drying balls to the dryer to pick up hair. After washing in the washing machine, remember to: wipe or vacuum the inside of the drum to ensure cleanliness and remove hairs collected during cleaning. Also don’t forget to clean or even replace the filter regularly.