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14 Uses for Hair Conditioner

Posted by Alexandra on July 6, 2011 in Money Saving Idea, Unusual Uses |

I’m cheap frugal and love to find ways to save money. In my search, I found that hair conditioner could actually save me dollars.  Here are some uses for hair conditioner that you might not have been aware of:

  1. Shaving lotion.  Don’t buy shaving cream use an inexpensive conditioner.  It works as well and leaves your legs soft.
  2. Makeup remover.  Place some hair conditioner on a cotton ball to remove your makeup. Hair conditioner will not only remove makeup but will soften your skin for a lot less money than name-brand makeup removers.
  3. Cuticle softener. Rub hair conditioner into dry cuticles for instant relief for dry nails.
  4. Moisturizer.  Hair conditioner is an all-purpose moisturizer.  If your feet are hard and rough, try conditioner to soften them. Rub your feet with hair conditioner right before you go to bed, then put on cotton socks to sleep in. By the morning your feet will be soft and moisturized.
  5. Soften leather. Soften and add sheen to leather with hair conditioner.  Rub conditioner on your leather boots or shoes to protect them from snow and salt during the winter.
  6. Chrome and Stainless steel polish.  If your faucets, chrome fixtures or golf clubs needs a shine, just apply hair conditioner to a soft cloth and rub until it gleams.
  7. Clean and shine your houseplants. Put a bit of hair conditioner on a soft cloth and rub the plant leaves to remove dust and shine the leaves. Hair conditioner is much less expensive than those specially-formulated leaf shine products.
  8. Lubricate squeaky doors and windows.  Dab conditioner on noisy hinges or rub on the window glide to help with a sticking window.
  9. Rust prevention.  Protect garden and home improvement tools from rust by rubbing blades and other metal surfaces with a layer of conditioner.
  10. Ring removal.  If you have a ring that is difficult to remove, dampen your finger, put a few drops of conditioner around the ring and it will slide right off.
  11. Wash delicates. Use a little conditioner to hand wash your lingerie, panty hose, and other delicate fabrics.
  12. Soften paintbrushes and makeup brushes.  Clean and rinse your brushes, then work a little conditioner into the bristles. Leave for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly. This will keep the bristles smooth and sleek.
  13. Fake tattoo removal.  Use conditioner to remove a temporary tattoo without painful scrubbing. Rub conditioner on it really well, rinse and it will go away.
  14. Lubricate stuck zippers.  Keep your zipper from sticking by rubbing a tiny bit of conditioner into the stuck zipper.

If you have other uses for hair conditioner, I would love for you to share them with us.

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