A wagging tail. Excited panting. Ears flapping happily in the breeze. All of this can only mean one thing: your dog is riding in the car. Dogs are man’s best friend, and in many households, pets are part of the family, so allowing your furry friend to ride in the car is a must.

You have had your furry friend lay on blankets, you vacuum your car regularly, and still, you find pet hair embedded in the upholstery of the seats, the floor, and probably every nook and cranny of the car which leaves you wondering, how did that get there?

Of course, we love our pets dearly. Banning them from the car is not an option. So how do you remove, and keep, your vehicle’s interior free of pet hair?

Luckily, we’ve compiled this list of ways to remove pet hair from your car. Full of useful tips and tricks, these dog hair removal methods will leave your car looking fresh, clean, and ready for more adventures with your precious pet


1. Dog hair prevention

When it comes to removing pet hair from your car, prevention serves much better than cure. Given this, it’s also good idea to brush your pet before letting them in the car. This way, any loose hair is removed beforehand, minimising the amount of pet hair that gets in your car.


2. Seat covers

Seat covers are another handy way to reduce pet hair in your car. myspectrumdesign car seat cover keep pet hair off your car seats, while any hair that does get on the seat cover is contained to one manageable area.

Moreover, seat covers can be easily removed and cleaned after each journey. If you don’t own a car seat cover, placing an old towel over your car also work pretty good.


3. A Balloon

That must be a bit suprising but an inflated balloon uses static electricity to attract pet hair. As you run the inflated balloon over the surface area, hair collects on the balloon which can then be wiped clean, reused as needed, and discarded when done.

This method does a reasonably good job at removing simple, loose pet hair, but would not be effective on strands that are embedded.


4. Duck tape

Packing tape or duct tape can be used to pick up those pesky hairs left by your pet. This method is as conventional as using a lint roller for removing pet hair from fabric, but lint rollers are expensive and less effective on pet hair embedded in your seats and flooring.

Duct tape is an ever-reliable way to repair almost anything, so it should come as no surprise that you can also use it to remove pet hair from your car.

For this method, roll a piece of duct tape around your hand (with the sticky side facing out), firmly press your hand onto the affected surface, then lift it up and marvel at how much pet hair you have collected.

From there, it’s simply a matter of repeating this process – ensuring you regularly replace the duct tape once it loses its adhesiveness – until your car is clean.


5. Vacuum

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are also the best. As such, vacuuming the interior of your car will usually remove most of the pet hair. To ensure optimal results, it’s a good idea to buy a specialist vacuum nozzle with rubber bristles, which are specifically designed to collect hair.


6. Velcro human hair curlers

Very much like lint rollers, if you have velcro hair curlers around the house, these are quite handy! They won’t get the embedded hair too well, but you can keep a few of these in the glove box of the car to use as a quick once over, in between deep cleans.

Just roll the hair curler over the car upholstery to catch the loose hairs.


7. Fabric Softener

There are chemicals inside fabric softener that help loosen up hair, so spraying some on your seats could help stubborn hair come free. You don’t want to spray pure fabric softener on your seats, though, so mix about 2-3 tablespoons of the stuff with water in a spray bottle before using it. This method works especially well when paired with rubber gloves.


8. Squeegee

If you drag the rubber blade of a squeegee over your car’s upholstery, it should herd all the loose pet hair into a neat little pile that’s easy to collect. Again, this won’t do much for stubborn hair, but it’s a good way to pick up large amounts of fur quickly.


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