A Guide To Keeping Animal Hair Off Your Clothing & Furniture

Do you love your pet, dog, cat, or whatever it is, but do house cleaning, including hair and hygiene, drive you crazy? Do you plan to get a little friend but fear that house cleaning will become unmanageable?

If your cat or dog likes nothing more than taking a nap on the sofa, rolling on the rug, or sleeping curled up in your duvet (or even your closet), there’s a good chance their hairs are following you.

Do not worry! We have some tips to make even the home with the liveliest and super furry animal ever shine again!


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It seems obvious, but it is still the best way to remove the hairs that decorate your sofa or your carpet. Do not hesitate to vacuum regularly and use a nozzle fitted with a brush to easily clean fabrics.

Use Dishwashing Gloves

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Here is a tip that you will not be able to do without. Put on a pair of washing-up gloves and simply run your hands over the cushions of your sofa or armchairs; the hairs will stick on them. Proceed in circular motions.

Use A Damp Sponge Or Washcloth

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To effortlessly remove the hairs covering your armchairs, your carpet, or the top of your duvet, dampen a sponge (clean, of course) and run it in the round on the fabric.

The hairs will agglomerate in clumps, and you will only have to pick them up and throw them away. You can also use a washcloth, which is just as handy.

Use Adhesive Roll

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Take a roll of self-adhesive paper and run it over your clothes to remove hair and lint that clings to it. For best results, take off the top layer of the roller as soon as the paper no longer sticks sufficiently.

You can use adhesive tapes by cutting strips of these tapes or wrapping a little around your hand with the sticky side out and passing it over your fabrics.

Use A Velvet Brush

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Perfect for removing hairs from fabrics, the velor brush works just as well on clothing as it does on upholstery. However, take care always to pass it in the same direction. Avoid back and forth movements at the risk of seeing the hairs redeposited in the same place.

The Iron

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If you don’t want to wrinkle your clothes by rubbing vigorously on them to remove kitty hair, use the anti-crease method par excellence: the iron! It will make the hairs more “wet,” which will allow you to remove them more easily by hand once your ironing is finished.

The Old Pantyhose

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Because sometimes it’s so worth it to wait a bit before getting rid of a pantyhose with holes! The proof: by creating an effect of static electricity, the hair of your animal which decorates your clothes will stick to the nylon stocking.

Written By:
Titi Dokubo

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