I have fairly long hair, so this tool coming to market makes me exclaim, “Huzzah!” and do my happy dance. I just can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this disgusting mess at the end of my vacuum.

Gross hair in vacuum

If you rock the long locks (or live with someone who does), then you know this nastified mess too. Well, if you have a Dyson, then you can finally get some relief. Its new Tangle-Free Turbine Tool promises to reduce the knotty wad that usually gets stuck in the rotating brush. The attachment replaces the single bar brush system with bristled gear heads. These bristles are longer than average, meaning they can work themselves better into corners and crevices, and because the heads are flexible and the base plate articulates, more of the brushes actually stay in contact with uneven surfaces like couches, armchair cushions or uneven floors.

But the real selling point is the time saved by not having to constantly pull, unwind or cut gross hair knots out of your vacuum.


The Tangle-Free Turbine Tool may not eradicate the hair problem completely, but this may be the best mechanized solution in existence. Unfortunately, it’s only for owners of Dyson models DC19 or above (excluding DC24 and cordless vacs) — but if it works as well as it looks, then it could be good justification for an upgrade.

It’s selling in stores now for a retail price of $69.99.

[Via ChipChick, Dyson]