10 alternative uses for hairspray

The '80s were a great decade for hairspray — hairstyles that depended on maximum hold were all the rage and even defined a whole genre of music: Hair Metal! These days, most people use it more sparingly and there probably aren't that many bands out there buying it by the gallon like they did back in the day. Now that we're using less of it on our hair, we probably have some to spare for other things. Here are 10 ways you can use hairspray to take care of some household chores...


1. Nail polish

Let your nail polish dry for about one minute and then spray some hairspray on your fingernails from a distance of about 10 inches. Wait another one or two minutes, then wash your hands. Your freshly painted nails will dry faster than ever.

2. Leather

Get rid of ink stains on your leather couch by spraying some hairspray directly on the stain. Let it soak in for five minutes, then wipe it off with a soft, dry cloth. Now wipe the area with a damp cloth and treat it with some leather conditioner. Voilá, the stain is gone!


3. Curtains

Spray some hairspray on your curtains and they'll stay dust-free longer.


4. Shoes

Spray some hairspray on your feet to keep them from slipping out of your shoes.


5. Stickers

Spraying hairspray on the glue left over from stickers can make it easier to remove it.


6. Shoelaces

If your shoelaces keep coming undone, spray them with hairspray. Problem solved.

7. Thread

Threading a needle can be a real test of your patience. Try spraying the end of the thread with hairspray to keep it from fraying. Your nerves are saved!


8. Eyebrows

If your eyebrows are getting bushy and unruly, spray some hairspray on a mascara brush or toothbrush and comb them out. Your eyebrows are made up of hair after all.


9. Hairpins

If you use hairpins to keep your hairstyle in place, try spraying them with some hairspray for maximum effect.


10. Christmas trees and wreaths

To keep the needles from falling out of your evergreen decorations, simply spray the tree or wreath with hairspray. It works just as well on pine needles as it does on hair!


So until those '80s hairstyles come back into fashion, now you know what you can do with all that extra hairspray you have lying around. Because maximum hold can be useful in a lot of other ways too!




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