How to Unclog Hair from a Drain

Fallen hair can easily build in the shower drain, especially if you have long hair. As the drain becomes clogged with your fallen locks, you will notice a significant change in how quickly the water drains out of the tub basin. Over time, the buildup can become so extreme that the water simply will not run out at all. To unclog the shower drain of the hair you should have to hire a professional plumber.


  1. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the trap on top of the drain. Remove the trap and set it aside. When you pull the trap from the top of the drain, you will see the hair attached to it. If this is the case, pull the hair out of the trap and throw it away.
  2. Release the wire hook so that it is straight. Bend one end of the wire to create a small hook. The hook only needs to be about 1/4 inch long in order to catch the hair currently clogging the drain.
  3. Push the wire hook into the drain. Turn it several times and then pull it in a quick motion. The hook end will pull the hair blocking the drain outlet. Depending on the severity of the obstruction, you may have to repeat this step several times to remove the hair as much as possible from the drain mouth.
  4. Turn on the hot water and let the hot water run down the drain for a minute or two. Pay attention to how quickly the water is draining. If it appears that the water is still slowly draining, pour some chemical drain cleaner down the drain. Be careful not to get any of the drain cleaners on your skin, as it is very hard and will burn you.
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