A pile of dog hair (German Shepherd) with a slicker brush.Chances are, if you’re a proud dog owner, you’ve at some point faced the seemingly impossible task of removing hair from your car’s seats and carpets. There are a variety of strategies for this; unfortunately, each one is equally time consuming and rather tedious. Vacuuming, while largely ineffective, is usually a good place to start. It will likely leave the smaller hairs behind, but will at least remove any large clumps, along with the longer hairs. Once you have made a quick run-through with the vacuum, it’s time to get down to business. As mentioned before, there are several methods for truly getting your car hair-free, all of which fall somewhat short of a miracle solution. That being said, there are certainly some very viable options, as listed here:

Option 1: One of the best tools for removing hair from your vehicle is a simple rubber kitchen glove. Wearing one of these, wet your fingers and begin to rub the target surfaces of your car or truck. Rub in a single direction and form the hair into larger and larger clumps (almost as if you are sweeping a floor). These clumps can then be removed or fed into a vacuum cleaner fairly easily. (Note: this same method can also be employed using a simple sponge or washcloth).

Option 2: Another popular strategy is the use of velcro curlers. This, of course, is a fairly basic and self-explanatory process. Simply run the curlers throughout the car to pick up the hair.

Option 3: One interesting but somewhat effective method some people prefer is the use of an inflated balloon. As you have probably noticed at some point in your life, a balloon’s static quality attracts hair of all sorts, so by simply rubbing it over the target surfaces of your car, you can remove a fair amount of hair. The second step of collecting the hair off of the balloon can be a little tricky, but once you have the balloon can be reused as needed.

Option 4: KEEP YOUR DOG OUT OF THE CAR. Naturally, this option doesn’t appeal to most dog-lovers, and for many people it may not be an option at all. In these cases, consider the other 3 options listed above. And if they sound like somewhat of a pain, you can simply have your car cleaned by the experienced team of professionals at Rick’s Auto Detailing.

Check out this pet hair removal job we recently completed!

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