19 ways to use hair conditioner other than for your hair
Hair conditioner is a staple in many showers. But there are other uses for conditioner that you probably didn't know about:
1. Shoe care
Those white lines from snow and salt that appear on your shoes during the winter months are really annoying. Try working a little conditioner into the leather beforehand and they shouldn't be a problem.
— Sarah Baird (@scbaird) 27. Juni 2016
Did you accidentally wash your favorite wool sweater on warm and now it's tiny? Put it in a bucket filled with water and a tablespoon of conditioner. Once the sweater is fully soaked, you can gently stretch it out. Unfortunately, this trick doesn't always work.
MY MUM SHRUNK HER FAV WOOL JUMPER. I MANAGED TO PUT IT ON. not pictured is me laughing till I started crying. pic.twitter.com/a71AJYGxLU
— hats // 6ft lesbian (@lesbianravenna) 19. Dezember 2015
3. Hand wash items
Those extra sensitive articles of clothing that can only be hand washed will love a little conditioner. Make sure you use room temperature water and rinse the fabrics really well before hanging your items up to dry.
4. Stuck rings
This problem can be painful. Try adding a little conditioner to the outside of your finger and twist the ring back and forth until it loosens.
5. Make-up removal
If you don't have anything else lying around, hair conditioner makes for a great make-up remover. Apply some to a cotton ball or washcloth and gently wash away the day.
6. Clean make-up brushes
A lot of people forget that make-up brushes have to be cleaned regularly. Hair conditioner is the perfect tool to do so.
Squeaky doors will be a thing of the past if you treat them with conditioner, and it smells much better than the usual grease.
If your cuticles are out of control, you can use some conditioner as a moisturizer before pushing them back. It will make things much easier.
— SpaManos USA (@SpaManosUSA) 18. August 2016
9. Razor gel
If your razor gel has gone missing, conditioner will do the trick and will leave your legs smelling wonderful.
10. Static hair
If you have flyaways or static, rub a drop of conditioner between your hands and work it into your hair. This technique can also help you avoid frizzy hair in humid weather.
Love the static hair from sliding! Princess Fluffy Top! pic.twitter.com/n3jVKSgCcR
— Nan Dixon (@nandixonauthor) 26. August 2016
11. Tangled hair
If your hair looks like something is nesting in it, mix conditioner and water together in a spray bottle in a 1:9 ratio and apply it to your hair while gently combing it through.
— DIYHealthRemedy (@diyhealthremedy) 4. August 2016
12. Room freshener
The same mixture mentioned above also lends a wonderful scent to fabric, curtains, and furniture.
13. Clogged drain
Clear your clogged pipes by squeezing a portion of conditioner down the drain and rinsing it with warm water. It works like a lubricant and will clear the blockage away.
— Call AllGood (@Atlanta_Plumber) 31. August 2016
14. Laundry fragrance
If you've run out of dryer sheets, squeeze a drop of conditioner in the dryer instead.
15. Rust protection
Polishing your tools with conditioner will protect them from rusting.
16. Skin care
A squeeze of conditioner in your bath works like a bath oil, moisturizing dry skin and keeping it soft.
Conditioner can make a great polish for metal surfaces like refrigerators, fixtures, and other similar items. Make sure to go over all the surfaces with a clean towel afterwards.
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1. makes my dreams come true
2. keeps chill thru it all
3. stainless steel
4. love of my life pic.twitter.com/AFAOUj5pUu
— proletariat chic (@aeshton) 21. August 2016
18. Remove Band-Aids
To save yourself the pain of ripping off a Band-Aid, spread a little conditioner around the edges to help loosen the stickiness.
— Mooms Feed (@MomssFedd) 27. August 2016
19. Stuck zippers
A small amount of conditioner can help fix stuck zippers. For those of us who've experienced "ravenous" zippers that have attacked clothes or skin, this will be a life saver.
THE ZIPPER ON MY BACKPACK GETS STUCK EVERY SCHOOL YEAR AND I AM SO DONE I CANT DO THIS ANYMORE I pic.twitter.com/PrfjTKfZ74
— ally harp (@harp_ally) 4. August 2016
Soften your hair, and solve everyday problems! Perhaps it's time to stock up on conditioner.