The 8 Best Pet Hair Removers Australia: Tested & Evaluated 2023
We love our pooches to death but that doesn’t mean we have to love their fur all over our furniture or clothes. Even if you prefer to think of it as "doggy love glitter", being covered in pet fur is still a hassle.
No matter what you do, dog hair will end up anywhere, and that’s ok. If you have a tool to help you make your clothes or place presentable, that is. To help you out, we joined forces with professional dog groomers, veterinarians, and other devoted pet parents to form a team of independent experts. Together, we researched a bunch of hair removers and found the ones that perform the best. After months of testing and several dozen products later, we finally agreed on this list of the best pet hair remover Australia offers.
So let’s jump straight in!
Quick Picks - The Top 3
Our Number 1 Pick -
Furfy Hair Remover
- Made by a Sydney-based local business
- Very durable ergonomic design
- Easy to clean
- Fast, free shipping within the country
- 30 day money back guarantee
Runner Up -
Chomchom Roller Hair Remover
- One-button hair removal from collecting chamber
- Made of BPA-free plastic
- Wide roller head for faster cleaning
- Lightweight and durable
Third Choice -
ANALAN Mini Pet Hair Remover for Couch
- Three modes for different cleaning needs
- Non-slip, easy to hold handle
- Compact and portable
- Comes in different colours
Australia's Best Dog Hair Removers Reviewed
As you’ve seen, there are a lot of features a good dog hair remover needs to have. And considering the market is swamped with different models, it’s hard to find the one that’s most suitable for your needs. So here are the eight products every member of our panel of independent experts agree are the best hair removers you can find nowadays. They passed our rigorous experiments and repeated use with flying colours.
What sets this product apart from the rest?
As much as we love our canine companions, we’re all not as thrilled to see our houses, cars or clothes covered in fur. But, while we can’t do anything to prevent that from happening, we can do something when it comes to getting rid of all that hair. With Furfy hair remover, that’s a piece of cake.
Furfy uses electrostatic technology to remove hair from furniture. There’s no power source, batteries or adhesive needed. Basically, it uses friction to create an electrostatic charge and attract loose hair. Our team of independent experts note that you simply roll it back and forth across the furniture surface in short motion. As you do, it pushes hair, lint and dust into the collecting chamber. Once full, just open and empty it all out.
The Furfy Hair Remover being tested by our independent expert team.
This hair remover is made of high-quality plastic that’s BPA-free, like our number two choice by Chomchom, meaning it’s safe for our canine friends. The brand is Australian-based, and the product is shipped fast and free of charge. And in case you end up not being satisfied with the purchase, you can return the undamaged hair remover within 30 days for a full refund.
If a product has been around for quite some time now, that’s usually an indicator of its quality. Well, Chomchom roller has been loved and used all over the world, and it’s pretty clear why.
This hair remover gets rid of dog hair from the furniture in no time. By simply rolling it back and forth in short strokes, it traps hair into the catchment chamber, similar to our number one choice. To remove it, press the handle catch and open the lid up. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.
I noticed that Chomchom is designed to remove hair from a relatively flat surface. This means that, in case you’re cleaning clothes with it, you’ll need to stretch them and keep them taut while using a roller on them, making it slightly less versatile than the Furfy.
The Chomchom Roller Hair Remover being tested by our independent expert team.
Chomchom roller is made of sturdy plastic that’s BPA-free. It can be used over and over again and will surely last you a very long time. It’s powered with an electrostatic charge, so no batteries or electric outlet is needed. It’s 20 cm wide, meaning it can cover large areas in no time.
Big hair rollers are great for removing hair off of a large surface. But once you reach angles, things get tough. Most hair rollers are bulky and can’t be used on those hard to reach places, leaving you with a half-done job. What you need is a good, angled hair remover, like this one from Analan.
This hair remover will soon become your new favourite fur fighting weapon. It boasts a unique triangle shape and is small enough to fit into your pocket. This means you can store it basically anywhere and have it close by when needed, whether it’s at home or in your car - and we all know how handy this remover will be for those pesky fur collecting corners of the car!
The ANALAN Mini Pet Hair Remover for Couch being tested by our independent expert team.
Analan hair remover has three “modes,” or rather three sides with silicone blades of different densities. To try it out, our panel of independent experts started by using the largest density gear to cover large areas and remove as much hair as possible. Then, we switched to the medium and minimal density blade to perform deep cleaning. We loved how the anchor-shaped hook at the corners is great for removing hair out of gaps and corners on your furniture.
The hair remover is easy to hold, thanks to its ergonomic design. Plus, it requires very little pressure, so there’s no way it will hurt your hands, even after a long cleaning session. Once you’re done, simply wipe it off with a damp cloth to get rid of any accumulated dirt.
A simple task like cleaning pet hair shouldn’t have a bad environmental impact. If you’re looking for the most environmentally-friendly option out there, then check out the Fur-Zoff hair removal tool.
The manufacturer refers to this product as the ugly duckling of your kitchen cabinet, and the reality is not far from it. This oddly looking product is made of 90% recycled materials - all the stuff we put into curbside recycling boxes. The other 10% consists of clay and similar binding agents. The product is also hypoallergenic, odour-free and will last a very long time.
What Furr-Zoff lacks in appearance, it makes up in performance. It works on a simple principle, like our first three products. Just grab the product and glide it across the surface you’re cleaning, whether it’s furniture, car interior or clothes.
After I applied a slight pressure when gliding it, I noticed fur clumps forming on the hair remover. I was able to easily remove these clumps by hand, or a vacuum works well too. It works well for different hair textures, from short and silky to long and wiry. And what’s best, it will save you the precious time you’d spend struggling to get the hair off the carpet with a vacuum cleaner.
Every pet owner knows that removing hair is a full-time job. And even if you’re travelling without your pet, you can rest assured your entire suitcase will be spiced up with dog hair, reminding you of your canine friend waiting for you back at home. Luckily, there are some hair remover models that are ideal for travel, like this one by Brellavi.
In the package, you get one standard and one travel-size brush, along with a self-cleaning base. Everyone on our team of independent experts loved how the travel-sized brush fits perfectly into a bag or car compartment, so you can always have it close by.
The Brellavi Pet Hair Remover being tested by our independent expert team.
What sets it apart from the other hair removers thus far on this list is its dense fluffy strong adhesive on each side. To remove hair from furniture, move the brush in a direction indicated by the arrow on the upper handle. Once both sides are covered in fur, dip the brush inside the cleaning base, and it will remove the hair for you. Once the base is full, just take off the cap and throw the content out in the garbage bin.
In case you’re not satisfied with this product, don’t worry. The manufacturer offers a full refund or replacement as part of their customer satisfaction guarantee.
Our pets might love laying on our sofas and beds, but they still spend most of their time moving around the house. And that means that, especially during shedding season, our floors are covered in dog fur. But that’s not a problem if you have a rubber broom like this one by Evriholder.
If a broom and a rake had a baby, this would be it. This hair remover features bristles made of 100% natural rubber and is designed to attract pet hair like a magnet. It does a much better job than a traditional broom because hairs get stuck between the teeth. I loved how it can also be used on my carpets to comb out all the furry balls stuck between the fibres, making vacuuming a much easier task.
The Evriholder Sw-250I-Amz-6, Furemover Pet Hair Removal Broom being tested by our independent expert team.
The great thing about this product is that, while designed for hair removal, it does much more than that. You can also use it to wipe away liquid spills from hard surfaces, and even clean windows and glass. Basically, you get a versatile 3-in-1 cleaning tool.
The broom comes with a telescopic handle that conveniently extends from 45 cm to 101 cm, depending on your needs. It’s low maintenance, and you can clean it with a bit of water and soap once you’re done using it.
We all have those clothes that simply hold onto dog hairs, sometimes it feels like the hairs are weaved into the fibres of the fabric! So we only wear them when we’re going out without our canine companions. But no matter how well you manage to not get hairs all over your favourite shirt, once it gets out of the washing machine, it looks like it was worn by your pooch. That is, unless you get a laundry hair remover, like this one by FurZapper.
The idea behind these hair removers is simple. I simply tossed it in the washing machine along with my clothes and let it do its job. FurZapper is made from a tacky, gentle and flexible fabric that grabs onto the hair and pulls it from the clothes. Then, it sends it down the drain or into the lint trap. It’s 100% safe for all materials, non-toxic and hypoallergenic. It’s also easy to clean, so you can just rinse it with soap and water after each use, ready for the next laundry load.
The FURZAPPER 2-Pack- Pet Hair Remover for Laundry being tested by our independent expert team.
The product is sold in a package of two FurZappers, and our panel of independent experts note that you should use one product per medium-sized pet. One thing to note though is don’t use fabric softeners or dryer sheets along with this product, as they might affect the tacky surface and thus reduce the effectiveness of FurZapper.
All those hair removers that work on a static principle are great, but are not suitable for all kinds of surfaces, especially hard ones. In that case, a silicone brush is a much better option, like this Shed Sweeper one by Kurgo.
This product is designed to work on all surfaces with different techniques. For carpets and car seats, you should sweep hairs into a pile and then remove them altogether. To remove hair from upholstery, use a rotating motion to loosen the fur embedded in the fabric. When it comes to hard surfaces, use this hair remover as a whisk broom.
The Kurgo Shed Sweeper Hair Remover for Cars being tested by our independent expert team.
This hair remover is lightweight and fits perfectly into your hand. Thanks to the ergonomic design of the handle, my hand didn't hurt even after a long cleaning session. To clean the brush from hair and dirt, I used just soap and water.
As is the case with all Kurgo products, this brush comes with a hassle-free lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. So, in case there’s an issue with your product, they will repair or replace it free of charge.
What I Look For In A Dog Hair Remover
There are tonnes of dog hair removers available, and all have their own advantages and disadvantages. In order to find the best one for your needs, our panel of experts say there are a couple of features to consider prior to buying.
There are a lot of different pet hair removers on the market, all suitable for different purposes. Do you need a tool to help you remove hair from your furniture? Something to clean your clothes? Or a product that does multiple things all at once? One thing to keep in mind is that high-performance hair removers are generally not very versatile. On the other hand, those all-around products are more likely to be decent performing, at best.
Size is yet another feature to consider. A large hair remover will, obviously, cover a bigger surface. But it’s not going to get the hair out of gaps and corners on your furniture. Yet, it will take forever to get your entire corner sofa free of dog hair with a tiny hair remover.
The Amount Of Hair
As you might know, some dogs shed more than others. The amount of hair on your furniture is determined by your dog’s breed, as well as other circumstances, including their health and age.
“For some dog breeds, excessive shedding is a part of their daily life! As a dog owner, pay attention to the seasonal changes in your dog’s shedding, so you know when something is amiss with your pet.” - Amy Flowers, DVM for WebMD.
So, if you own a poodle, a breed that doesn’t shed a lot, you might get by with a cheap, basic hair remover. I know from personal experience that an Alaskan Malamute, on the other hand, sheds like crazy and I need a high-quality tool to get his hair out of the furniture. Plus, don’t expect a hair remover to do a miracle unless you brush your pooch every day (2).
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Before buying a dog hair remover, consider your budget. As we all know, high-quality products usually cost more, but they’re worth it in the long run. But sometimes, the price and quality don’t go hand in hand, and you can easily overpay for a bad product with good marketing. Furthermore, certain types of hair removers require you to buy refills, so that’s something you should calculate and factor into your budget when determining which pet hair remover is best for you.
There are other things worth considering when buying a pet hair remover. A handle, for example. If you’re going to spend quite some time cleaning your furniture from dog hair, you should get a tool that’s comfortable in hand. You don’t want to finish your cleaning with a few new blisters on your hands, do you?
Another important characteristic of every pet hair remover is how easy it is to clean it. Some feature a collecting chamber that pops off with a press of a button. Others come with a cleaning base, and to get rid of the hair you simply need to dip the remover into it.
My Final Verdict
No matter how much we love our furry friends, having their hair all over our clothes and furniture is surely not our first choice. Luckily, there are tools that help with keeping your couch cushions from looking like furry beasts themselves.
In the opinion of our independent expert panel, Furfy hair remover has everything you want in such a tool. It’s easy to use and clean, durable and by buying it, you’re supporting a local brand. Alternatively, we also think Chomchom does a great job at removing pet hair, features a wide head and is very lightweight.
Just like humans, dogs grow new hair all the time. And as the hair stops growing, it naturally breaks off. But generally, big seasonal shedding occurs once to twice a year. At this point, a dog releases much of his coat, which is especially the case with double-coated breeds.
As you move a dog hair remover up and down with fast strokes, friction is created between the roller and the surface. That friction, in turn, creates static energy that causes stray debris, whether it’s hair or lint, to stick to the remover.
Usually, the glue on sticky tape hair removers is strong enough to grab onto not only pet hair, but dirt and food debris, too. However, the main issue with these products is that, because they grab onto everything, the tape stops collecting hair after a single brush. While these are suitable for removing hair from clothes, they are not practical for cleaning furniture or other big surfaces (3).
- Flowers, A. June 30, 2021. “Dog Shedding”. WebMD. Retrieved June 6, 2023. https://pets.webmd.com/dogs/excessive-shedding-dogs#1
- AKC Staff. April 03, 2019. “Dog Shedding: What to Expect And How to Manage It”. American Kennel Club. Retrieved June 6, 2023. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-shedding-what-to-expect-and-how-to-manage-it/
- Arnold, B. April 30, 2021. “How to Remove Dog Hair From Just About Anywhere!” Dogington Post. Retrieved June 6, 2023. https://www.dogingtonpost.com/how-to-remove-dog-hair-from-just-about-anywhere/