How to remove hair from blankets during washing

Written by hillary marshall | 13/05/2017
How to remove hair from blankets during washing
Fabric softener and dryer sheets help remove hair. (laundry image by timur1970 from

Both human hair and pet hair have a tendency to cling to upholstery and blankets. Even when you launder blankets that are covered in hair, it is not uncommon for them to come out still covered. However, there are steps you can take to remove hair from blankets when you are washing them. Hair removal starts before your blankets are put in the washer and the process continues all the way through drying.

Remove lint and hair from your blanket with a lint brush or roller. You can also use Velcro curlers or a rubber glove by brushy them across the blanket in short strokes. Hang the blanket over your shower curtain rod and lint roll both sides of the blanket.

Wash the blanket in the washing machine following the care instructions. Add liquid fabric softener and 1 cup of vinegar to the wash load. Do not wash blankets with lint-producing items like towels or sweaters.

Empty the lint trap for your dryer before you dry your blanket.

Put your blanket in the dry on low heat. Use a dryer sheet and a dryer ball to attract lint and lift it away from the blanket.

Hang the blanket over the shower curtain rod when it is dry. Use a lint brush or roller to remove any hair that is left on the blanket.

Things you need

  • Lint brush or roller
  • Washing powder
  • Fabric softener
  • Vinegar
  • Dryer sheets
  • Rubber dry ball

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