There are two major types of reusable lint rollers, which work rather differently, so check out the options to find what's best for you.
- Washable sticky rollers use a special adhesive surface that picks up pet hair and lint when dry, but can be washed off with soapy water. Once it's dry, it's ready to go again.
- Bristly lint brushes can look just like hair brushes, or feature a rotary design, kind of like a carpet sweeper. Rotating bristles work the best of any of these, as they trap the hair more easily, and you don't have to use soapy water unless you want it spotless. Either way, bristly lint brushes are easier to use, since all you have to do is pull out the hair, instead of manual washing.
So, do they work as well as disposable sticky tape?
Hard to say. Plenty of cheap lint rollers don't work particularly well, and many people go straight back to the disposable tape replacements, and it's hard to know until you start using one if it's a "good" one or not.
On the other hand, the rotary brushes don't have the issue of finding the perfect balance of sometimes-sticky adhesive, so they work quite well for picking up unsightly pet hair. Cleaning them out isn't as effortless as peeling off a sheet of disposable tape, but it's about as simple as cleaning out a hairbrush, and far less wasteful.
So check out some of the more popular options to be found of either type: