Pet hair removal, a short history
The need to remove hair from all sorts of cloth has been an issue ever since people first let pets inside their castle (home).
The lint roller has been a staple for generations (it was invented in 1956), and uses a sticky adhesive strip to remove unwanted hair. However, residue is sometimes left behind on the fabric and you have to keep buying replacement strips.
Another option is the lint brush, which features a fabric cushion that removes hair when rubbed one way, and when rubbed the other way removes the hair from the brush. One of the issues with this is that you usually end up wiping the brush along your hand to get rid of the offending hair, which can gross out some people.
A better pet brush?
The Hurricane Fur Wizard aims to clean up the hair removal process by using a lint brush with a hair catcher. This means that not only do you get to not touch the unwanted hair, but you can easily dump it straight in the bin.
The kit comes with a large brush for the car and home, plus a smaller brush to keep in your bag or glove box to get rid of hair on clothes.
The large brush has material on both sides to collect fur and hair. Once you've finished your brush work, put the Fur Wizard in its sheath. This contains small pins that pull the hair from the brush, which then collect at the bottom. You then simply remove the cap to dispose of the hair with a simple shake into the bin.
But wait, there's more
The mini brush is a similar design, but you can't remove the case from the brush. It doesn't work as effectively on clothes compared to a couch or car seat, but will do in an emergency if you find you need a quick brush before going out.
The Global Shop Direct website offers not one but two Fur Wizard sets for only $59.95 (plus $9.95 delivery), or you could order one from Australia Post for $29.95 and get free delivery. Ebay also has them for sale with free delivery and pricing ranging from $14 to $17.
Buying the set via the Australia Post website was painless and quick, we ordered it on a Thursday and it arrived the following Monday.
The Hurricane Fur Wizard works as expected. The brush is solid enough to use for a reasonable period of time when cleaning up after your pets, plus it's easy to get rid of the hair without touching it so what more could you want?
But whether it's worth $29.95 when you can find the ubiquitous red lint brush virtually anywhere for a few dollars depends on whether or not you get grossed out handling your pet's hair.
- Price: Ranges from $12 to $35.