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The OXO Good Grips Silicone Shower and Tub Drain Protector is designed for both flat and pop-up bathtub drains.
I kept clogging my shower drain with strands of my thick, curly hair.
The OXO shower drain cover is the hair catcher I needed.
The silicone cover stops hair from going down the drain but allows water to pass through.
Good Grips Silicone Shower and Tub Drain Protector (small)
I comb my thick, curly hair while showering, leaving plenty of loose strands behind. For a long time, I let my hair work its way down the drain.
Before you judge my reckless habits, know that I tried to do better. Over the years, I bought many shower drain covers: a cheap wire mesh one that collected soap scum and ultimately rusted, a flower-shaped hair catcher with suction cups that was impossible to clean, and a set of pretty pastel covers that developed a yellow hue in a matter of weeks.
Nearly all did a decent job of catching hair, but they also created a dam that left me standing in a couple inches of soapy water. It became my habit to kick the cover aside midshower. And with that, baby Chewbaccas were frequently born from the depths of my drain, snaked out by myself, my reluctant partner, or the plumber sent by my landlord when it got really bad (sorry, Murray).
My last resort was this OXO shower drain cover. I couldn’t imagine it would stay put because it lacked suction cups, but I gave it a try out of desperation. Over the last six months, this cover has done exactly what it’s supposed to do. My hair now lands in the wastebasket after every shower, and bathing my dog has gotten a whole lot easier with this drain cover, too.
The cover is made of the same high-quality silicone and stainless steel you’ll find in many OXO products.
Water easily flows through the silicone holes even as hair collects around the edge of the cover.
The holes are generously sized, and because they cover much of the dome, water has many places to escape.
Unlike what you’ll find with some drain covers, strands of hair don’t work their way through the holes or get tangled up.
Once I shut off the water, it takes very little time for the tub to fully drain.
If you bathe your dog in the bathtub, this cover works just as well for catching fur.
The smooth, flexible silicone material makes it easy to remove collected fur from the cover.
The bottom line
Most shower drain covers fail to do everything they should: catch hair, allow water to drain, and come clean with just a little wiping and rinsing. The Good Grips Silicone Shower and Tub Drain Protector does all those things and for only $10.
Good Grips Silicone Shower and Tub Drain Protector (button)