Money being what it is today (scarce) we need all the help we can get to make ends meet. Here’s a few.
Stop. Don’t throw out that bottle. You’ve got just a corner left and it hardly seems worth the effort, but here are a few ways to use those remaining few drops of hair conditioner.
- Using 1 part regular hair conditioner to 3 parts water, shake well and it is ready to use. Place in a spray bottle and use for a leave in conditioner to help tame fly a ways and make hair more manageable.
- For dry hair use 1 part regular hair conditioner to 2 parts water, shake well, and place in a spray container
- The last few drops of your conditioner will work fine to wash your panty hose or fine washables
- Shine your stainless steel. Place some on a soft cloth and as you rub the stainless steel watch the shine return.
- Rub on your leather boots or shoes to protect from salt and chemicals during the winter time
- Take a short cut, when in a hurry and “wash” your hair with conditioner alone. It will leave it soft and clean.
- Rub on hinges to stop squeaking
- Lubricate your zipper to keep it from sticking
- Rub on the shower rod so that your curtain will slide easier
- Use as a lubricant when shaving legs. Rub some on after too to soften and condition skin.
- Place some on a cotton ball and remove your make up. It will make your skin soft too.
- Rub some on your tools to help prevent rust
- Rub some on the wheels of skates and skate boards
- Some hair conditioner on a soft rag will make your houseplants shine
- Rub on the window glide to help with a sticking window
- To soften dry cuticles, rub a little conditioner on them
- Help remove a bandage from your child’s sore
- Rub some into your hands prior to working on your car or painting to help remove grime after
According to Reader’s Digest Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things hair conditioner has been around for over 50 years. It is said to have been discovered by Swiss chemists while doing research to aid burn victims. Then in the 1950s it was discovered that some of the same compounds used as fabric softeners also softened the hair.
Mary Ellen of “TIPical Mary Ellen” fame on hgtv.com states that hair conditioner was created to condition movie stars’ hair that became damaged from the hot studio lights.
Regardless of how we were blessed with hair conditioner, I hope you will find some good uses for yours.
Published in: Homemaking