Looking for some unexpected hair conditioner uses? Well, you’ve found the right place!
Wikipedia says conditioner is used to reduce friction between the strands of your hair so that brush and comb your hair much easier so you don’t cause damage to your scalp.
Most people have at least one bottle of hair conditioner sitting in their shower at any given time.
But what they don’t realize is that it can be used for so much more than softening their hair.
Hair Conditioner Uses
Here are some of the best inexpensive and unexpected hair conditioner uses…
1.) Stuck Jewelry
If a ring won’t come off of a swollen finger, try rubbing a little hair conditioner on it. It should slide right off.
2.) Stuck Zippers
Rubbing a little conditioner on a stuck zipper will free it up in no time.
3.) Shaving Cream
Switching out regular shaving cream for hair conditioner will reduce the amount of razor burn that you get. Just slather it on the skin, and shave like you normally would.
4.) Squeaky Hinges
Squirt conditioner into a door hinge. Then, open and close it a few times to lubricate it. The squeak will be instantly gone and works just like WD-40.
5.) Rust Prevention
To prevent tools and exposed metal parts from getting rusty, apply a thin coat of conditioner all over them. Rub it in a little, but don’t wash it off. It will work just as well as other grease prevention products if it completely coats the surface.
6.) Bath Moisturizer
To avoid getting dry, itchy skin from a hot bath, squirt some conditioner into the water before you bathe.
7.) Fabric Freshener
Mix together water and hair conditioner in a spray bottle. This DIY fabric freshener spray consists of 1 part hair conditioner and 9 parts water. Then, spritz the mixture all over your clothing or bedding.
8.) Bandage Removal
To prevent painful bandage removal, rub a little conditioner into the adhesive area that sticks to the skin. Let it soak a few minutes before trying to pull it off. Only try this with minor wounds and cuts though.
9.) Cuticle Treatment
Treat dry, cracked cuticles with a dab of conditioner. It will soften them, so they can be gently trimmed away.
10.) Stainless Steel Polish
A less toxic way to shine up stainless steel is by rubbing some hair conditioner on the metal. Polish it with a soft cloth afterwards.
11.) Relax Shrunk Clothes
Clothing that has shrunk in the dryer can be salvaged by spritzing the items by mixing a tablespoon of hair conditioner and warm water. Let it soak a few minutes before gently stretching it back into shape.
12.) Unclog Greasy Drains
For greasy clogged drains, simply squeeze some hair conditioner and let it sit for 20 minutes. Then pour down some piping hot water to help wash it away. This tip works great on smaller clogs.
13.) Handwashing Delicates
One of the most gentle ways to clean delicate undergarments is with hair conditioner. Just squirt about a tablespoon of it into a sink full of room temperature water. Submerge, your clothes in the mixture for a few minutes, gently rinse them and then hang to dry.
14.) Homemade Dryer Sheets
For a quick dryer sheet alternative, simply dampen a wash cloth with your favorite smelling hair conditioner (or essential oils). Then toss in your DIY dryer sheet in the dryer with all clothes and wait until the load is done. You’ll have your clothes and bed sheets smelling great in no time!