Best Vacuum Cleaner for Hair on Carpet

Best Vacuum Cleaner for Hair on Carpet – As you probably already know, vacuum cleaners designed especially for long hair can be a bit pricey. If you don’t need to clean frequently, maybe even on a weekly basis, you might want to go for a cheaper solution.

However, let’s assume that you really NEED some of these cleaners. If you are a hairstylist, for example, both the Shark Apex and the Sebo X5 would make a great investment. At first glance, the main difference is that the Shark Apex is bagless and the Sebo X5 has a bag. Also, the Shark Apex might be a little bit heavy for a smaller person, so if you plan to use it frequently, you should consider that, too.

Although both of these vacuums come with rubber wheels, the Shark Apex is much easier to steer and control.


1.Dyson v15

The best vacuum for hair that we’ve tested with a cordless design is the Dyson V15 Detect. This stick vacuum does a fantastic job dealing with pet hair on most surfaces, from bare floors to high-pile carpet. The brushrolls for its primary and secondary vacuum heads, not to mention its turbo brush, can be quickly removed for easier cleaning of tangled hair. The vacuum also has a washable allergen-trapping HEPA filter, which is handy if your pet sheds heavily.

This vacuum supplies roughly anywhere between 10 to over 70 minutes of runtime on a single charge, more than sufficient for cleaning most areas. An LED display at the back of the vacuum shows you the remaining battery life as well as an estimate of the size and number of particles it sucks up.

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2.Shark IZ163H

If you’re looking for a more affordable cordless stick vacuum, take a look at the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H. This vacuum’s maximum battery life of roughly 40 minutes is considerably shorter than that of the Dyson V15 Detect, and it doesn’t have an automatic suction power adjustment feature. However, it’s much cheaper and delivers fantastic hair cleaning performance on a variety of surface types.

It also has an onboard HEPA filter to trap allergens as you clean, and as long as you maintain it according to manufacturer specifications, you shouldn’t need to worry about recurring costs. It’s also very easy to maneuver thanks to its lightweight plastic construction, and it isn’t as likely to drag around some lighter rugs. Unfortunately, this vacuum’s selection of attachments is rather limited, as it only comes with a crevice tool, an upholstery tool, and a clip-on hard-bristle brush. It’s also worth noting that the floorhead’s main brushroll isn’t designed to be removable, though it does have angled plastic fins that are meant to reduce the incidence of hair wraps.

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3.Shark QU602QBL_EGB

The best corded vacuum for long hair that we’ve tested is the Shark APEX UpLight. This stick/handheld vacuum delivers superb performance when cleaning hair from a variety of surface types. It has a vacuum head with two brushrolls; one is removable for easier cleaning, while the other is fixed in place but uses plastic fins to reduce the incidence of hair wraps. The brushroll in its miniature turbo brush isn’t removable, but you can access it by lifting a plastic cover underneath the tool to clean it.

This vacuum has a bagless design and washable, reusable pre-motor and allergen-trapping HEPA filters, so recurring costs shouldn’t be an issue.

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4.Sebo Automatic X4

The Sebo X5 definitely stands side by side with the Shark Apex. Sebo vacuums are also German engineered which translates to long lasting high quality components.

With an electronic, automatically adjustable brush height, it takes the thinking out of  vacuuming.

For example, if you are cleaning the floor and want to clean under the furniture, just slowly push the cleaner toward the bottom of the furniture. The sensors will “sense” that and will automatically adjust its height.

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5.Miele Blizzard CX1

This Miele vacuum cleaner is designed specifically for cat and dog hair and is probably the best vacuum for long pet hair. It’s pretty convenient, uses a high air-cyclone for vacuuming and comes with a nice, large bin. The Miele Blizzard offers 4 levels of cleaning power, which is controlled with a knob on the cleaner’s body. In addition it is bagless, which is a unique feature for Miele vacuums since most of their models are bagged.

Its curved handle is designed to reduce wrist strain, which makes it pretty easy to control. Although it has a decent size, it comes with articulating neck and can be rotated and steered with ease.

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6.Dyson V11

The last but not the least is the Dyson V11. It’s cordless, which makes it pretty compact and easy to use. Not having to worry about cords and their length is a big plus, especially if you vacuum on a daily basis. You can just lean it against the wall and use it anytime, then just lean it back and forget it’s even there.

If you’ve ever used the V10 model, you will notice that the V11 looks very similar. It also comes with a slightly bigger battery, which makes it weigh 3.05 kg. However, it’s perfectly balanced and feels very easy in the hand.

Also, it’s motor is around 20% more powerful than the motor in V10. Drastic improvements have also been made in its airflow, too. For further details on the upgrades check out our comparison of the Dyson V8, V10 and V11.

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Best Vacuum Cleaner for Hair on Carpet – Although vacuum cleaners make cleaning rooms much easier, not all vacuum cleaners are designed for vacuuming hair, especially long hair.

You have likely already tried vacuuming hair from the floor, and encountered the problem of long strands. They tend to clump up and get tangled in the brush roller. It can be very frustrating if you have to vacuum often.