This $14 Amazon Find Is the Secret to Keeping My Shower Drain Hair-Free (It’s on Sale!)

updated Jul 8, 2024
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With Prime Day right around the corner, now’s the time to make a list of everything you need to make your home more comfortable and efficient. This might include big-ticket purchases, like a new vacuum or sofa, which you can find marked down hundreds of dollars on Amazon in some cases. But you also can’t forget about the smaller items that’ll help your day to day function smoothly. We’re talking under-sink organizers, clothes drying racks, cleaning products, and other useful tools, like the TubShroom.

This ingenious, editor-loved drain protector combo will keep your tub from getting clogged, and it’s on sale ahead of Prime Day! For a limited time, you can snag it for just $14. Not only were more than 7,000 TubShrooms bought in the past month, but the gadget also has a near-perfect rating on Amazon. Keep reading to find out why shoppers — and our own staffers — can’t get enough of this product.

What is the TubShroom Drain Protector Combo?

There are two versions of the TubShroom available. Ian, our sister site’s senior commerce editor, tested the stainless single version, which just comes with the hair catcher. The design protects your drain and pipes from getting clogged with hair and debris, ultimately saving you money on snakes, drain cleaners, and plumbing work. What’s more, the TubShroom comes with two adapters for small and large drains. Although most plugs go over the drain, the TubShroom goes inside the drain, which helps it catch hair without disrupting the flow of water, so you won’t have to worry about clogging your tub. “Besides being super effective at keeping our drain free of hair, it’s also super easy to clean and hasn’t had any discoloration (and I doubt it will since it’s stainless steel),” Ian wrote in his review. “Aesthetically, it looks way better than the plastic TubShroom (IMO) and matches our bathroom aesthetic.”

The combo version includes the stainless steel catcher, but it also comes with a universal stopper that plugs any sink or tub drain. Made of BPA-free silicone, the stopper can fit drains of virtually any size and is a must-have if your current stopper is ineffective. Enjoy baths or hand-wash clothes in the tub once you snag the two-in-one combo.

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What Amazon Reviewers Are Saying

Average Rating: 4.7/5

“Had bought the original TubShroom about 10 years ago or so. Was getting pretty gross and wanted to get a new one. Super happy to find this updated version! Top is metal and works great at trapping all the hair. Really appreciated that this also came with a universal drain plug, as the one that came with my tub was no longer working. Expect this one to last just as long, so definitely worth the money!” — Jodie

“It fits my drain, but it also has other rings that would allow it to adjust to a different diameter. That was hurdle No. 1. Then, the performance test — and wow, this thing actually works. It’s amazing!! I have long blonde hair. It’s always everywhere, but since it’s light, it’s hard to see exactly how much of it is on the floor of the bathroom or in the tub. I put the TubShroom to the test, and it gets it all! Plus, it’s so easy to pull out after showering and clean off the hair wrapped around it. I will never use anything else.” — Rachel

“I have long hair, and despite my best efforts to not let it go down the drain in the shower, once or twice a year the drain gets clogged with hair, and I have to pull out the most revolting blob of slimy, soapy hair that looks and smells like a dead rat. This fits down into the drain and lets water flow freely through while catching hairs inside the drain so they’re not visible as they accumulate. Once a week or so, you take it out and remove the hair before the dead rat phenomenon takes hold. Much better design than the rubber ones that fit over the top of the drain.” — MC

Shoppers also note that you do have to clean the TubShroom every once in a while depending on how much hair accumulates, but the product’s design allows you to easily pull it out of the drain and remove the gunk. Now that the combo is discounted nearly 40%, there’s no better time to try it out for yourself.

Buy: TubShroom Drain Protector Combo, $14.03 (normally $21.99)