You have just spent a long time washing and conditioning your hair. You are now waiting for the excess water to drain out of the tub. However, you notice your hair has been sucked into the drain. It is a nightmare for any woman, but it can happen to anyone! Don’t panic, as this post will teach you how to get the hair out of a drain with a hanger or another device. You must keep an old hanger in the bathroom for such emergencies or you can use any piece of wire that is around the same width as the hanger. Even if you don’t have one, try searching near places where old clothes might be stored (like under beds and in drawers) because that’s where old hangers are likely to be found.
How To Get Hair Out Of A Drain With A Hanger
- Turn off the water at the main valve. If you don’t have the main valve, turn off all the faucets in the house.
- Find an old hanger and cut off both ends (that is if it is a regular wire hanger).
- Secure one end of the hanger to a hook on the side of your bathtub, using pliers if necessary. The other end should be able to stick out of your tub so that you can grab it with your hand and pull it back into your tub when you are done pulling out hair from the drain.
- Turn on the water and start pulling hair out of the drain with a hanger. You will probably need to use pliers at this point because sometimes hair gets stuck in your drain and won’t come out until you have used pliers to pull it free from the pipe or trap where it is stuck!
- Once you have all the hair out of the drain, turn off the water and remove the hanger.
- Flush the drain to clean it out and get rid of any hair that is still stuck in there. You can also use a plunger or stick to push the hair down into the drain if it has been pushed up into a tight place where it will not come out with a plumber’s snake or another device.
- Turn on all faucets, including your bathtub faucet, to rinse out any remaining water from your drains by using your tub spout as a hose and letting the water run over your drains for several minutes (or until you are sure that there is no more hair in the pipe).
- Turn off the faucets and remove the hanger from your bathtub to dry it completely before storing it away for future use!
Try An Extension Drain
- Remove the drain cover from the drain and examine the drain opening. There are usually two parts to a drain cover. The outer part is usually made of plastic, and this is what you will use to remove it.
- Grasp the plastic outer part of the drain cover with both hands and pull it straight out of the opening. If you don’t have enough hands, simply grasp one side with one hand and stretch slightly to pull out with the other hand at the same time. You may need to use both hands on this step if your bathroom has little space between your sink and bathtub or toilet, as they are often close together in these bathrooms.
- If you can’t see where your hair may be stuck in your drain, try sticking a long piece of wire down into the opening from outside through an extension pipe that connects between your sink and tub or toilet (using a short piece of pipe). This will give you something to grab onto when pulling out hair from inside that pipe, which will make it easier to see what is going on inside that pipe.
- Insert a long piece of wire into your extension pipe until you feel some resistance and then try pulling it back out through its own length without getting any resistance beyond that point (you can do this by wrapping cloth around some string or other material). If all goes well, there should be no resistance at all while pulling out hair from inside that pipe! You may need to repeat this step a few times to get an idea of what is going on inside the pipe.
- Pulling out hair from inside the pipe may be difficult if you have a large clump of hair that is caught in something like a drain cover. Try cutting the clump into small pieces using an electric razor or scissors and then pulling them one by one out of the pipe. If you can’t get it out, try using a pair of pliers to pull it out. You may also want to try cutting off any hair that may be caught in other parts of the pipes or hangers as well (by removing any clothing from your body).
How To Get Hair Out Of A Drain With Dish Soap
- Turn on the bathtub faucet and wait until the water is running.
- Place a bar of dish soap under the drain trap.
- Turn off the water and remove the drain stopper using pliers or a pair of channel-lock pliers.
- Use your wire to push down on the soap to dislodge any hair or pieces of soap that might be stuck in there.
- Continue to push down with your wire until you feel something give way, then pull out the object with a pliers or pliers-like device, if necessary, and rinse it under running water for a few minutes before disposing of it in its original location (such as in a plastic bag).
- Turn off the faucet and inspect your drain for any residual soap that may have been caught between its walls, then run hot water over it until it clears up (or use hot water from the shower) to rinse out any remaining soap residue from inside it—this will also help prevent future occurrences from occurring again!
How To Get Hair Out Of A Drain With Vinegar And Baking Soda
- Pour the vinegar into a bowl.
- Place the hanger into the bowl of vinegar and let it soak for 20 minutes.
- Remove the hanger from the vinegar and rinse it off with water to remove any traces of vinegar.
- Repeat this process three more times to get rid of all traces of vinegar in your hanger.
- Next, you will need to use baking soda as a scrubber to remove any remaining hair follicles that have been stuck in your drain pipe.
- Now, pour baking soda into your drain until it is about half full, then insert your hanger into the drain and cover it with more baking soda so that there is no room for air bubbles in between them (which can cause clogs).
- Let this sit overnight and check on it in the morning before doing anything else with your hair (if you are trying to solve an issue during your hair washing session, then skip this step).
- After 12 hours, unplug or turn off your faucet and flush out any excess water using a plunger if necessary (this will help get all remaining debris out of your drain).
- Take out any clumps of hair using a toothbrush or other tool if necessary before using hot water again for washing or conditioning your hair (and don’t forget to wash out any baking soda residue from your sink afterward!).
- After you’re finished washing or conditioning, just repeat steps 1-10 above again and your hair should be free from hair follicles that were stuck in your drain.
Getting hair out of a drain can be a messy, frustrating mess, but there are multiple ways to do it. If you have an old hanger lying around, use that first because it may be the quickest and easiest way to solve the problem. Try one of these methods if the clog persists, but try to remember to be patient and calm. This is a very common problem with a very simple fix.