We just installed a new large shower after having a small stand up shower with shower doors. We didn't want shower doors anymore. So now we have shower curtains.
How do we prevent the shower curtain from blowing in? It sticks to us and it's so annoying. We can't use the curved rod because the shower is tall and it would hold the curtain out too far and water would splash out. So now we have the curtain blowing in and sticking to us! We just got to use it for the first time today. Please help. Thanks.
By Ariela from MI
I buy the cheap shower curtain liners at Dollar Tree and they have magnets at the bottom that adhere to the inside of the bathtub. So I never have the problem of the shower curtain sticking to me.
I hate when that happens. I love the cloth shower curtains instead of the plastic ones. They cost a little more but you can throw them in the washer and hang them back on wet.
Buy some magnets at the Container store or Home Depot/Lowes. You can buy them online too. Put the magnet on the inside of the shower curtain and they attach the curtain to the tub. That is if your tub isn't fiberglass. You could also use a small piece of duct tape but that'll be ugly from the inside.
They do make little contraptions to stick to the inside of the tub to make the bottom of the shower curtain behave, I have seen them at Target, Walmart and Home Depot.
The heavy duty ones don't blow in. They cost more but are worth every penny because they eliminate that daily annoyance. Worked for me.
I bought a shower curtain with suction cups attached on the outside edges. I apply pressure to the cups to attach them to the side of the shower and it doesn't blow in.
I read online recently a tip about taking binder clips when traveling to keep shower curtains in place. You might try that as an inexpensive way to see if it works. I have not tried it. Good luck!
You can also get some nice Velcro dots, industrial ones. I use them all over the house for things.
The suction from the air current outside your shower changes when the air temp changes. Inside the shower it is hot and steamy. Cold air current other side. No different than the summer storms we put up with all the time. You have created the point of collision--where the warm and cold air currents meet. Like a science experiment you want to be over!
Put a few magnets or just heavy items in the bottom hem.
I've never had that happen to me so I don't know why that is happening to you but my thought would be is that if your heat/air vent faces your shower that might be the culprit and if it is that maybe just make sure the heat/air system isn't running while you're in the shower (or maybe you keep a window open while showering that causes a breeze). The magnets are a good idea because even if you don't have a metal tub the weight of the magnets will definitely help.
Well if the shower is made from fiberglass and we are talking showers, magnets adhere to metal not fiberglass. So forget the previous answer. I do not have a solution.
How about trying velcro?
The weight of the metal clips may do the trick though. Even though they aren't magnetic. I would try that first. If it doesn't work you can always use the clips in another application.
I noticed that someone mentioned buying a heavy duty shower curtain. That works for me too. Buying one of the really lightweight shower curtains like from Dollar Tree just isn't worth it to me, too much aggravation as you are experiencing.
Go to "showercurtainbuttons.com" these buttons keep the inside shower curtain from sticking to you. they are cheap and there is a video on how to install them. easy and they work , but only if you have a bathtub and you need to have two shower curtains and inside one and a outside one.
Take a look at Shower Curtsy ( http://ShowerCurtsy.com ), as this is the easiest and best solution that works with any shower curtain, liner, bathtub or rod. It completely solves shower curtain cling, comes complete, is portable to use at hotels and looks great even with just a single liner. Shower Curtsy, not only solves shower curtain from billowing in, but also adds more shower space by pulling the liner toward the outside edge.
Have kids that push the shower liner outside the bathtub, Shower Curtsy can stop that! Simply put the Shower Curtsy on the inside of the bathtub and Shower Curtsy will pull the liner back in.
Checkout the attached image to see Shower Curtsy in use!
Save yourself some money and sew a button or just stitch your liner to your shower curtain about one foot above the tub. Until I can sew on some buttons, I am using straight pins spaced about 12" apart and about one foot above the tub and it has solved my problem.
The only time my liner tries to clings to me is when the water is NOT flowing directly on me, so I keep the water flow aimed toward the middle of the liner, except when I need water flowing directly on me. Works for me with the type of shower head I have, but may or may not work for you, depending upon the type of shower head you have.
I turned all that off & it still blows in.
I have a heavy duty shower curtain. It still blows in.
The reason it blows up is because of the Bernoulli principle. Wndows or air vents have nothing to do with it. Please buy some weights or stronger magnets etc to hold the curtain down.
Those clips are called binder clips.