How To Get Hair Out Of Clothes After A Haircut

I know how much of a hassle it is to find pesky hairs on your shirt, blouse, or sweater after a haircut. Don’t worry, though – there’s good news.

There are a few easy things you can do to get it out of your clothes – and keep it from sticking in the first place!

How to Get Hair Out of Clothes After a Haircut

how to get hair out of clothes after a haircut

Why Does Hair Seem Hard to Get Off of Fabric?

Hair likes to stick around after a fresh cut because of static electricity. The same thing that causes your hair to stick up or long hair to stick to shirts is likely the culprit for hairs sticking to your body after visiting your hair stylist.

9 Ways to Get Hair Out of Your Clothes

Here’s a helpful list of ways to get hair out of your clothes. These work just as well for getting loose hairs you might have after a fresh haircut, too.

1. Using a Tumble Dryer

  • Shake out as much loose hair as you can from the cloth.
  • Put it in the dryer on low heat or no heat for about ten minutes. The lint trap should catch any loose hairs in the drying process.
  • For extra effectiveness, throw in a dryer sheet.
  • Last, shake it out again and put it in the washer.

2. Using a Lint Roller

Lint rollers are daily lifesavers for anyone with long hair or any pet owner. Roll the lint roller on any spots you have loose hairs, and you’re good to go!

3. Rubber Gloves

  • Get the rubber glove slightly wet, then gently rub your hand on the cloth with the extra hair particles. It should pick it right up.
  • Be sure to rinse the glove and shake out the clothing afterward.

4. Hair Remover Brush for Clothing

This is a user-friendly hair remover tool:

  • You dip the brush in its container, sweep it across your clothing, then place it back into the container.
  • Empty the container when it’s full of hair.

5. Pet Hair Roller

These pet hair rollers are lifesavers when it comes to picking up loose hair. They’re intended for use on furniture.

If you need to remove hair from a smaller garment it may be difficult to use though.

6. Vacuum Cleaner

This is an easy way to remove hair if you have nothing else on hand. Simply use the hose attachment to remove the hair clinging to your clothes.

7. Compressed Air

This method is useful if you don’t have a balcony or other open-air space to shake your garment out. If you use this method, consider using it alongside one of the others as well.

8. Using a Hair Dryer

A hair dryer is a good choice if you’re removing longer hairs versus tiny hairs. Be sure to use cool air to avoid creating more static.

9. Using Adhesive Tape

Using adhesive tape is a great way to substitute for a lint roller if you do not have one on hand. It’s the same idea as the lint roller and just as easy to do.

How to Keep Hair Off Your Neck During a Haircut

how to keep hair off your neck during a haircut

You may be wondering how to keep hair off your neck and clothing. There are a few ways you and your hair stylist can help prevent having those annoying hairs on you.

1. Wear a Collarless Shirt or T-shirt

If you wear a collarless shirt or t-shirt you don’t have to worry about hairs getting stuck inside your collar. If you’re getting a hair dye job or lightening doing this is a good idea so you don’t ruin any clothing!

2. Using a Barber’s Cape

If you’ve ever gotten your hair cut at the salon you’ve had a stylist or barber use this. It’s the most cost-effective and sanitary way to reuse an item for multiple clients.

The best part is you can buy one for home use and they’re affordable, too.

3. Talcum Powder or Baby Powder

Talcum powder or baby powder will dry off your skin so the hair doesn’t stick. You can put it on before you begin cutting or after.

The goal is to dry off the surface of your skin and keep anything from clinging on.

4. Using a Hair Dryer to Blow It Off

Another good technique is using a hair dryer for a quick, cool blast of air to remove any lingering hair particles.

How Do Barbers Get Hair Out of Clothes?

how do barbers get hair out of clothes

Barbers usually wear aprons while at the salon to minimize damage to their clothes. But they also use the ways listed above already to remove hair from their clothing and other surfaces.

Should You Wash Your Hair After a Haircut?

should you wash your hair after a haircut

It seems counterintuitive, but generally speaking, washing your hair after a haircut is the best way to get rid of that itchy feeling from lingering smaller hairs.

It’s not mandatory of course but can definitely help keep you more comfortable. Always follow your stylists’ instructions about washing for the first time especially if you had color work done.

James Marshall

About the author

James is a business management professional and consultant with a former background in maintenance, repair, and hands-on projects. He enjoys DIY tasks and maintenance around the home as well as part-time writing. Read more »