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How to Get Rid of Cat Hair on Clothes: 4 Easy Ways

Written by: JaneA Kelley

Last Updated on January 19, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

Lint remover getting pet hair from jacket

How to Get Rid of Cat Hair on Clothes: 4 Easy Ways

Cats are wonderful pets, but owning one comes with some concessions. No matter how hard you try, there will be cat hair on your furniture, floors, and clothes, even when they’re fresh out of the dryer!

If you’re tired of dealing with cat hair, here are four easy, safe, and inexpensive ways to get cat hair out of your clothes—and a tip to keep it from getting on them at all.

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The 4 Best Ways on How to Get Rid of Cat Hair on Clothes

1. Try a Reusable Lint Roller

lint roller with animal fur
Image Credit: Ekaterina_Minaeva, Shutterstock
Price: $
Supplies: Reusable lint roller
Difficulty: Easy

Lint rollers are a reliable go-to to remove pet hair, but dealing with those sticky sheets leads to a lot of money and waste. You also have to remember to replenish them regularly. Reusable lint rollers work just as well, but they don’t have sticky sheets. You simply rinse the surface to get the hair off. That said, they do take a lot of time, especially if you have something that’s covered in cat hair.

  • Less waste than roller with disposable sheets
  • Inexpensive, budget-friendly option
  • Reusable
  • Time-consuming to clean thoroughly
  • Tedious to clean things besides clothing

2. Dry, Wash, and Dry Your Clothes Again

cleaning laundry manually
Image Credit: Ellyy, Shutterstock
Price: $$
Supplies: Washer and dryer
Difficulty: Easy

Cat hair isn’t great for your washer, so it’s best to try to remove hair before you start the wash. Putting your clothes in the dryer on a no-heat setting helps loosen the cat hair on your clothes, which ends up in the lint screen. When the clothes are finished, you can throw them in the wash like you normally would. It does add an extra step—and some added utility use—to your laundry, however.

  • Appliances do the work
  • Effective in getting rid of hair on a lot of clothes
  • Adds to household energy use
  • Extra laundry step
  • Extra wear on clothing with repeated drying

3. Use Dryer Sheets

Dryer Sheet
Image Credit: Nathan Antonino, Shutterstock
Price: $$
Supplies: Dryer sheets for pet hair
Difficulty: Easy

Dryer sheets work by removing the static on your clothing, which prevents cat hair and other debris from sticking to your clothes during the drying cycle. With the cat hair loosened, it can be captured in your lint trap. You can try dryer sheets specifically designed for pet hair for better results. Dryer balls also help to reduce static and dry your clothes faster.

  • No physical work involved
  • Effective on removing hair on several items at one time
  • Can get expensive over time

4. Use a Pet Hair Squeegee

Woman cleaning a glass wall with squeegee
Image Credit: Andriiii, Shutterstock
Price:  $$
Supplies: Pet hair squeegee
Difficulty: Easy

Plenty of leading pet brands make shedding tools not just for your cat but for your clothes. A pet hair squeegee works a little like a reusable lint roller. You simply squeegee the hair off your clothes like you would the liquid on your windshield. With it all in a clean pile, it’s easier to remove. You can wash the squeegee in between. This method is inexpensive and effective, but it can be time-consuming.

  • Effective without damage
  • Reusable, eco-friendly
  • Time-consuming compared to disposable
  • Tedious

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What’s the Best Way to Keep Cat Hair Off Clothing?

What’s a better option than learning how to remove cat hair? Preventing it in the first place. The less hair that ends up on your furniture, floors, and in the air, the less that can settle on your clothing.

If you want to reduce the cat hair in your home, invest in some good grooming and de-shedding tools for your cat, such as a slicker brush, rake, and soft brush. Using these tools regularly will help remove the loose hair as your cat sheds so that you can put it in the trash and away from your stuff.


No pet parent likes cat hair everywhere. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways you can remove cat hair easily (or prevent it from getting everywhere in the first place) to keep your home and wardrobe tidy. Now you can cuddle your cat without having to worry about how to get all that excess hair off of your clothes.

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