A couple of years ago I was looking at the plumbing tools at the Home Depot. I saw a Zip-It drain cleaner hanging on the rack. At less than $3, I had to pick one up and try it out. This tool is great for removing hair clogs from bathroom sink, shower, and tub drains. At 20″ long, it can easily reach into the trap where clogs most often occur.
Unlike a snake, this tool is easy to use and can get around “built-in” stoppers. It is better for the environment than chemical drain cleaners. I’ve cleaned and re-used this tool for the last couple of years and highly recommend it. If you don’t want to deal with a disgusting hair blob, they are cheap enough to just toss in the trash.