Pets bring so much love and happiness to their peoples' lives that it hardly seems fair to complain about one little downside—their hair. If you've ever looked down at your black pants in the middle of a meeting only to realize they're not so much black as a speckled mix of brown or white on a black background, or you've given up on keeping a hair-free sofa, well, then you understand. Because even if you're a VIP at the groomer, if your family includes pets, stray hairs on clothing, furniture, and just about everything else you own is a fact of life.
Shedding is part of how cats naturally keep their fur looking its best. Depending on the type of cat and the season, many cat owners find themselves vacuuming every day or two to keep up with pet hair. Somehow, they manage to distribute as much hair throughout every nook and cranny of your home—plus vehicle, plus clothes—as they seem to have on their entire body. And then they get up the next day and do it again. Dogs aren't guilt-free in this situation, either, and even pups with short hair shed.
That doesn't mean you have to accept it. Yes, it's a never-ending battle. Your pets can't help that they shed, after all, but there are things we, as owners, can do to control the amount of rouge hairs in our homes. At least if we're armed with the right tools, that is. Luckily, there's no shortage of clever solutions out there to help you maintain peace in the battle of the pet hair. Here, we rounded up a few of our favorite products to keep you keep your home and wardrobe both as hair-free as possible.
No need to announce to the world that you have a pet. This two-in-one lint roller removes pet hair (among other things) from your clothes and more, and it cleans any other particles with rubber bristles on the other side. Best of all, there's no waste.
Shop Now: Grove Collaborative Two-Sided Eco Lint Brush, $13, grove.co
This streamlined furniture brush comes with its own self-cleaning station, so all you have to do is wipe it across that patch of hair on the couch, then drop it in the base to clean the brush. Empty the base when it's full, and repeat.
Shop Now: OXO Good Grips FurLifter Furniture Brush, $20, bedbathandbeyond.com
This best-selling rolling tool works as well as sticky lint rollers, without the endless refills needed, and is available in dog or cat themed versions to pay tribute to your fluffball. Roll it on your jacket, bed, wherever your fluff left their mark, and ta-da—hair no more.
Shop Now: ChomChom Roller, $25, amazon.com
Sneak in some hair removal with this wearable deshedder—it's just a glove! Well, a glove with the magical property of removing hair thanks to the 180 soft silicone tips. Your pet enjoys a massage while the hair peels away and sticks to the glove. Just pull the hair off the glove when you're done and voila—it goes in the trash, not on your clothes.
Shop Now: True Touch Five Finger Deshedding Glove, $7, amazon.com
Some products will remove hair from furniture and others from your furry friend. This two-in-one brush works on both! Yep, the thick bristle side acts as a grooming brush to remove loose hair from your pup or cat, while the fine bristle side can pick up pesky hairs from soft surfaces like clothes, furniture, or your car's back seat.
Shop Now: SWEEPA Duo Rubber Brush, $13, amazon.com