Hair conditioner was discovered during World War II by scientists who were trying to relieve the pain of burn victims. Instead, however, they received a product that softens and protects the hair. In fact, hair conditioner has many other useful household uses that you may not be aware of.
Part 1 of 3: Apply conditioner to skin and hair
Step 1. Remove the stuck ring
If you are having trouble removing a tight ring from your finger, apply conditioner to the skin around the ring and you can easily remove it. The hair conditioner works as a lubricant, reducing friction and preventing possible irritation.
Step 2. Rinse off your makeup
Use conditioner to cleanse your face and remove makeup quickly and easily. It's also a great way to save space in your luggage on long journeys.
- Simply wet your face with warm water and massage the conditioner onto your skin. When finished, rinse it off completely, being careful not to get it in your eyes.
- If you wear contact lenses, be sure to remove them before you start washing off your makeup.
Step 3. Shave your legs
Hair conditioner will not only moisturize your skin, but it will also provide a much smoother shave than shaving foam. And its thinner consistency will make it easier to spot missing areas.
Step 4. Protect the hairline from dye
When dyeing your hair, apply conditioner along the hairline to prevent staining. It can also help remove stray dye stains from your skin that may remain after rinsing the dye from your hair.
- Apply conditioner to the hairline with your fingers or a towel.
- To remove dye stains from your skin, gently wipe them with hair conditioner and a wet washcloth or small towel. Apply conditioner in gentle circular motions to avoid skin irritation.
Step 5. Remove sticky substances
If you ever have a permanent patch or temporary tattoo, try rubbing it off with conditioner.
- To remove the patch, apply conditioner to the sticky areas and wait about 30 seconds until it has sufficiently saturated the patch to loosen the adhesive. Then you can safely shoot it.
- For temporary tattoos, soak a cotton ball in warm water and then dip it in hair conditioner. Using a gentle circular motion, rub the temporary tattoo with a cotton ball until it disappears.
Step 6. Soften the cuticles
Use your regular hair conditioner to soften the cuticles of your nails. To make the effect noticeable, perform this procedure at least twice a week.
Rub a small amount of hair conditioner into the nail bed until completely absorbed
Step 7. Tame electrified hair
On dry days, the hair sometimes decides to stand upright in different directions. Hair conditioner can be a lifesaver that weighs down your hair so it stays smooth.
- Rub a small amount of conditioner between your palms and apply it to your hair.
- The main thing is not to overdo it, otherwise your hair will start to look greasy.
Part 2 of 3: Washing delicate items
Step 1. Do not go to dry cleaning
Dry cleaning bills can sometimes hit your finances hard, and not everyone can afford them. Instead, try hand washing your delicate garments using hair conditioner.
- Fill a sink or basin with warm water and add about the size of a nut-sized amount of hair conditioner. Dip the items in the water and rub them gently for a few minutes. When finished, rinse items in clean water and hang or spread on a towel to dry.
- This method is perfect for washing tights, underwear, woolen and silk items.
Step 2. Use it as fabric softener
We are not suggesting that you buy hair conditioner instead of fabric softener, but it will do just fine in case of emergency.
When washing, add 2/3 of the amount of hair conditioner you would use fabric softener. Your clothes will become soft and smell good
Step 3. Return the sweater to its original shape
If you accidentally machine dry your favorite wool sweater, use water and hair conditioner to try to get it back in shape.
- Fill a sink or basin with warm water and add about the size of a nut-sized amount of hair conditioner. Soak the sweater for a few hours, then remove and squeeze out to remove excess water. Then lay the sweater on a towel and start stretching it back to its original size.
- Stretch the sweater evenly and gently.
Step 4. Rinse and soften the makeup brushes
Hair conditioner softens not only hair, but also makeup brushes. For hygiene reasons, makeup brushes need to be washed every few months, and hair conditioner is great for this purpose.
Fill a bowl with warm water and add some hair conditioner. Take your makeup brushes and soak them in water for about 5 minutes. Use your fingers to knead the bristles of the brushes until they are completely saturated. When done, let them air dry
Part 3 of 3: Protecting surfaces
Step 1. Buff the stainless steel
Stainless steel is a very common material in the household. Brushed steel looks great, but it stains and tarnishes easily.
- Wipe the steel surfaces with a clean rag and hair conditioner to keep them smooth and shiny. When done, polish them with a clean cloth. Before wiping stainless steel appliances with any product (not just air conditioner), test it on an inconspicuous area to make sure you don't ruin the surface.
- Remove stains and fingerprints from stainless steel kitchen appliances.
- Use conditioner to restore shine to clouded faucets and golf clubs.
Step 2. Prevent rust
The main function of a conditioner is to protect your hair, but it also protects metals. Any metal exposed to moisture is susceptible to rust formation. To combat it, wipe the surface with a little hair conditioner from time to time.
Use a clean cloth to rub the conditioner over rapidly corroding surfaces, such as drain pipes, faucets, tools, and door hinges. When done, rinse them with clean water
Step 3. Don't let salt ruin your shoes
Snow and salt can ruin leather boots, but hair conditioner can help protect them and restore lost moisture. Rub hair conditioner into leather shoes to create a protective layer that prevents the shoes from absorbing salt and staining.