Did you know there are many uses of hair conditioner besides the obvious? Hair conditioner is one of those products you can use as a beauty aid, as well as around the house. And if you use an expensive hair conditioner, pick up a cheap bottle to use for these tips below, because it will really save you money. Read on to learn some handy uses of hair conditioner!
1. Cuticle Softener
One of my favorite uses of hair conditioner is as a cuticle softener! I have found that cuticle softeners often cost five dollars or more, and you only get a tiny jar. A large bottle of hair conditioner usually costs under two dollars, and you get so much more product! Rub it on and around your nail bed daily to kiss ragged and dry cuticles goodbye.
2. Shaving Cream
Depending on what brand of shaving cream you use, that stuff can get costly. Hair conditioner actually gives you a closer, smoother shave, and softens your skin in the process. You can also see through the conditioner, unlike white foamy shave cream, so it’s easier to spot an area you missed.
3. Ouchless Band-aid Removal
I am such a wimp when it comes to removing band-aids or medical tape, especially in sensitive areas! With hair conditioner, the process is painless. Soak the area around the band-aid and the two sticky strips with a dab of conditioner and wait about 30 seconds. The band-aid will easily come off, pain-free!
4. Makeup Removal
When traveling, I hate to pack more than I need to. Hair conditioner is always in my bag, because of all its great uses! Eye makeup removal is one of those great uses. Just make sure to take out your contacts first (if you wear them), and wash the area with warm water and a mild soap afterwards.
5. Brush Cleanser
Are you a painter or a makeup artist? Then you need to know this secret! Hair conditioner makes an amazing brush cleanser! Fill a bowl with warm water, add one drop of gentle soap, and about a teaspoon of hair conditioner. Swish the brushes around, rinse them clean, and allow to air dry. Now your brushes are soft and clean!
6. Rust Prevention
Hair conditioner acts as a protectant, and so it has a protective coating that can preserve any item you put it on. That is why we use it on our hair! But you can also use it to prevent rust! The blades on your ice skates, outside door hinges, bathroom faucets, and other areas that are exposed to moisture on a regular basis are great spots to dab a little conditioner on every now and then!
7. Lingerie Soap
Don’t waste money on fancy and expensive lingerie soap! Instead, add about half a teaspoon of your regular laundry soap and 2-3 teaspoons of hair conditioner to a sink full of water and gently hand wash your delicates. The hair conditioner will keep them soft and smelling nice!
8. Fake Tattoo Removal
No more harsh scrubbing to remove your little one’s fake tattoo from sensitive skin! Use a cotton ball soaked in conditioner to easily and painlessly remove the fake tattoo. Follow with warm soapy water to get any remaining residue off.
9. Shrunken Sweaters
So you shrunk your favorite sweater in the dryer. It happens to us all! Soak the offending garment in a bowl filled with warm water and a squirt or two of hair conditioner. After a few hours, wring the excess water out, reshape, and gently stretch the sweater back out to its original size, then allow to air dry.
These are all the nifty uses I have come across for hair conditioner, but I’m sure that there are lots more unique and money-saving ways to use hair conditioner! Have you ever used hair conditioner for something besides its original purpose?