You’ve slipped into your best suit for the office, look down, and you’re covered in cat hair.
It happens to all of us, and it’s easily done.
After all, we find their hair everywhere – even in our food.
But is there a material that doesn’t attract cat hair? Some miracle to make life easier?
Yes, essentially, there is some material that repels hair.
You’ll likely find the odd stray hair, but you won’t be turned a whole other colour by it like other materials.
Here’s a look at the best materials for avoiding cat hair, the worst, and a little help keeping on top of things.
Best Fabrics for Avoiding Cat Hair
If you’re looking to repel hair and fluff, these are the materials that you should consider wearing – all of which are very comfortable:
- Silk, Satin, Taffeta. These materials have a very tight weave, which allows hair to slide right off them instead of getting caught in gaps. Silk doesn’t gather static either, making hair a lot likely to stick to it throughout the day and after a wash.
- Rayon and Viscose. These materials do have a slight static charge, but they are still highly unlikely to attract masses of fur and they are excellent materials for work and eveningwear.
- Denim. While cat hair will still stick to these a little, a simple brush with your hand and it’s all gone. It’s great for removing hair and fluff, and even the attraction levels remain low thanks to the tight weave. Plus, it’s a material many of us wear on a daily basis.
Worst Fabrics for Avoiding Cat Hair
Just as there are great fabrics for avoiding cat hair, there are also terrible ones.
These are the materials you really shouldn’t wear if you’re trying to keep hair at bay:
- Wool. Some weaves will attract less hair than others, but generally speaking, all wool is a massive magnet for hair and fluff.
- Corduroy. The soft and ribbed texture of this fabric makes it incredibly difficult to remove hair and fluff from the material. It’s wider weave also makes it easier for hair to get stuck.
- Tweed. The fuzzy and static texture of this material means that hair simply loves to get stuck to it, and it can feel impossible to get it off. It takes a great deal of effort to completely clear it of cat hair.
- Polyester. This material is incredibly static, making hair cling to it consistently. It’s certainly one to avoid if you want to keep clear from hair and fluff.
- Velvet and Velour. The combination of the texture and static cling of this material means that you will be hard-pressed to get any hair that attaches itself to it off again.
How to Remove Cat Hair
If you are looking for a way to remove pet hair, there are several methods you can use:
- Vacuum your clothes to get rid of the hair before you leave for work or an outing
- Use a lint roller to collect hair, usually made from velvet or velour
- Use sticky tape to remove hair if you don’t have a lint roller to hand (it works!)
- Brush your cat regularly to prevent excess shedding
- Keep your clothes in a separate room from your pets to avoid too much hair
Cat hair can be a pain to remove, but the good news is that there are materials that make you less likely to look as though you just fell into a pile of it.
If you want to keep your office and eveningwear free from fluff, make sure you give these materials a go.
Plus, if you decide you want to wear your usual fabrics, there are some good cat hair removal tips you can try out.
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