Living with the Opposite Sex Can Be Hairy

Moving in with someone of the opposite sex can be hairy. Perhaps even someone of the same sex! Between getting to know someone on a deeper level, figuring out their level of cleanliness, it’s hard to share space with another person at times. One of the areas that grosses out most people living together is hair. Yes, hair.

If you’re a male who shaves, 100% of the time, you’re going to end up leaving evidence of that in the sink. If you’re a female, you most definitely are going to shed in the shower and leave large amounts of hair in the drain. This has been my fiancé’s biggest pet peeve. So, I thought, there must be a solution to the problem…

So, I decided to do a little bit of digging and over time have found a solution to this common problem people living together of the opposite sex are going to run into.


Here are 2 products that I’ve found the most useful that will help you keep your relationship as smooth as a baby’s bottom.


1.    For Men.

I don’t care if you’re clean-cut or have the beard of a lumberjack. You’re going to leave hair in the sink. There’s no doubt about it. So, in order to please your roommate, I’ve found that investing in a razor that has a built-in vacuum will help resolve your issues!

I ended up buying the Philips Norelco Model 7500 Beard & Hair Men’s Electric Trimmer with Vacuum from Target. It has a built-in system that will lock in your hair inside of it rather than getting countless hairs spread all over your sink. Now, this doesn’t mean you’re not going to have to clean up, but it’s helped keep the unwanted debris from taking over the sink area. Otherwise, you’re going to waste money using paper towels and time cleaning up every time you want to give your face a fresh shave.


2.    For Women.

Whether you have short hair or long hair, for the ladies, there is no doubt it’s going to clog your shower drain at some point in time. You may start to notice this when your shower turns into you standing in a small pool of water every time you hop in the shower. No worries, there’s a solution to this problem.

So, if you’re a woman who doesn’t mind getting handy, I’d recommend purchasing the Drain Weasel Sink Snake Cleaner. They’re super cheap and very easy to use! Every 3 months or so it definitely would be smart to use one of these bad boys and get all of the unwanted hair out of the drain.

Otherwise, leave it to your male roommate to either complain or have to do the dirty work himself. Which if you’re anything like my fiancé’ it’s a bit embarrassing having someone else clean up the ball of hair that has accumulated in the drain.

I don’t care if you’re in a serious relationship or just living with someone of the opposite sex.

Sharing a household is going to be hard. It’s important to remember the amount of money you’re saving by having a roommate and to do everything possible to be respectful of each other’s valuables.

No relationship is going to be perfect, it’s a constant game of give and take. So, utilizing little tips such as investing in a vacuum beard trimmer or buying the tools you need to keep the shower drain clear, will be vital to keep your relationship running at full throttle.


Your Guide,

Joshua Krafchick, “The Unconventional Money Guy”

Additional Reading to Improve Your Relationships:

  1. Does Marriage Affect Your Money?
  2. 6 Key Steps to Navigating Difficult Conversations.
  3. You Must Speak Your Co-Worker’s Language.

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