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.

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2. Shrinkage

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.

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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.

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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.

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5. Make-up removal

If you don’t have anything else laying around, hair conditioner makes for a great make-up remover. Apply some to a cotton ball or washcloth and softly wash away the day.

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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.

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7. Grease

Squeaky doors will be a thing of the past if you treat them with conditioner, and it smells much better than the usual grease.

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8. Cuticles

If your cuticles are out of control, you can soften them with conditioner before pushing them back. It will make things much easier.

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9. Razor gel

If your razor gel has gone missing, conditioner will do the trick and will leave your legs smelling wonderful.

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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.

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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.

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12. Room freshener

The same mixture mentioned above also lends a wonderful scent to fabric, curtains, and furniture.

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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.

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14. Laundry fragrance

If you’ve run out of dryer sheets, squeeze a drop of conditioner in the dryer instead.

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15. Rust protection

Polishing your tools with conditioner will protect them from rusting.

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16. Skin care

A squeeze of conditioner in your bath works like a bath oil, moisturizing dry skin and keeping it soft.

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17. Polish

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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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.

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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.

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