The Ultimate Hack Ever
A hair conditioner is best known as a hair product that applied after you shampoo your hair. A million different hair brands carry it, and it's mostly pretty inexpensive.
However, over the years people have experimented with conditioner and realized just how valuable it is. It’s always funny how people begin to create a use for something that already has a purpose. We’ll probably never know how it happens, but we’re thankful.
Continue reading to find out ten amazing ways to use hair conditioner!
I remember like it was yesterday, I was in 10th grade when one of my friends told me that she uses conditioner as her shaving cream!
I couldn’t believe she said that information to me! And here I was spending too much money on regular shaving cream that still gave me cuts on my legs. Well, I can ensure you, once I tried hair conditioner to shave my legs, I never went back to shaving cream!
One of the most significant benefits of conditioners is that its moisturizing. So when it comes to shaving, you should be using something that will moisturize your legs and not something that foams up. Also, if you ever use it, don’t be surprised that it won’t lather. Just apply a generous amount, and you will fall in love with your legs afterward!
Also, it doesn’t matter which conditioner you buy. The VO5 $2 bottle that you get from, anywhere, works wonders! When you use conditioner to shave, you’re also saving tons of money because you get more product with conditioner than shaving cream.
Where are all my natural girls?
One thing about us is that we love a good co-wash! Okay, a co-wash means you’re washing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo.
I know what you’re thinking, “why would I wash with conditioner?” well its because it has significant benefits and of course it's super moisturizing. Co-washing is also an excellent way to make your curls pop! Shampoo isn’t the best option if having popping curls is your goal. Ever heard of a wash and go?
Well when people are performing that style, some use conditioner throughout the hair to get it just right instead of using another product.
Oh, you didn’t think I was going to discuss what conditioner could do for hair, only, did you?
If you have some old boots in the closet or any shoes that need a good shine, take them out and use hair conditioner! It will have your shoes looking brand new like they came out of the box!
Before you begin shinning your boots, you want to make sure they are thoroughly dry first. Then apply a quarter size (depending on shoe size) and get yourself a clean rag and work it into the boot or shoe.
Instantly you will be able to see a difference in your shoe appearance. Also, if you live in a part of the world where it snows, the conditioner will also protect your shoes from snow and salt!
Just lather your books and shoes with conditioner before heading outside to protect them!
Are you someone who’s hair tangles easily after each wash? Have you spent tons of money on the best detangle products, and none of them correct your hair? Well, don’t’ fret, conditioner is here to save the day!
As mentioned earlier, the most significant benefit that hair conditioner provides is moisture. The main reason hair tangles and its hard to untangle is because its dry. Therefore adding conditioner to your hair, with water, will loosen the hair right up!
When applying the product to your hair, be generous. Slap it on there and watch how easy you will be able to manage your hair. Also, if you add this step to your regimen, your hair will begin to get used to the moisture, and you won’t have to be bothered with tangles anymore.
Okay, maybe not bath balls, but hair conditioner does wonders to your skin if you pour some into your bath water! But if you’re feeling creative, you could create conditioner bath balls! Why not?
Anywho, we already know that water is beyond soothing so when you add conditioner to the water, you’re creating a spa moment that’s full of relaxation! While you’re soaking in the water, the conditioner is absorbed into your skin and moisturizes it all over.
So forget paying the prices at Lush; just run to the closest store and grab some conditioner and chill out in the tub.
Shine Stainless Steel
Well, who have known all you needed to keep your stainless steel clean, was some conditioner?
I don’t know about you, but stainless steel is a beautiful fancy material and its only right that you keep it that way. There is nothing worse than old looking stainless steel. So what you’ll need to do is pour some conditioner on the surface you’re cleaning and get a clean rag, and begin rubbing it around. It won’t take long before you notice a difference in the appearance. After you completed that step, take another clean rag and wipe the surface down and that's it!
See, the days of spending a lot of money on a stainless steel cleaner or purchasing extra protection, are over. Clean our stainless steel today for under $10!
Remove Stuck Rings
Have you possibly gained some weight recently or maybe your fingers grew some, and you can’t take your ring off to save your life, then hold tight!
Conditioner is all you will need will it comes to taking a ring off, that’s stuck. Just lather your hands with hair conditioner and watch the ring slide right off, pain-free! In the future, you won’t have to worry about getting your ring cut off anymore!
Yes, I know you can also use lotion to do the trick, but who wants to waste their lotion? I know I don’t! Instead, I use my hand moisturizer for its intended purpose and use conditioner for everything else!
Well, we know WD-40 has been around since forever and works excellent for squeaky doors but let's not forget how bad it can smell too!
If you have a door or cabinet in your house that continually squeaks rub some hair conditioner between the hinges, with a q-tip and you won’t hear another thing. The reason why a q-tip is needed is so you won’t make a mess.
Also, you won’t have an odor lingering around the area.
Clean Makeup Brushes
When it comes to cleaning makeup brushes, there are three types of people.
The person who cleans the brushes as often as possible, the person who never cleans their brushes and the person who throws their dirty brushes away! Now, I will admit, I was once the person who never cleaned mine! I know, gross! But sometimes when you’re always in a hurry, you don’t think about what you’re doing. You, do!
So for this hack, its simple. You want to run warm water over your brushes and then rub some hair conditioner over them. Once you feel like their clean, lay them on a paper towel and wait for them to dry and that’s all it takes!
Clean Silk Garments
Have you ever read the labels on some of your clothes and read “dry clean only?” Well, if you’re like me, you know it’s a scam! You can’t tell me the only way for my silk shirt to get clean is to pay someone? I think not!
So I’ll be sure to tell you how to clean your silk garments! You want to be in your kitchen because it’s the perfect spot. Fill your sink with lukewarm water and pour some hair conditioner inside. Then place your garments in the sink and soak for about twenty minutes, then take them out and hang to dry.
How simple was that? It’s super simple, and it didn’t cost you $20 to do so. You can now keep your silk garments fresh and clean from the comfort of your home!
Hair Conditioner to The Rescue
So, did you know that hair conditioner was so powerful? Well, I sure didn’t either.
What I have realized about life, is that the little things matter so much. Even small household items such as conditioner, they hold great value.
As I mentioned earlier, conditioner is known to be moisturizing and its cheap! It can help clean or enhance just about anything you find in your home. Hair conditioner goes a lot deeper than just putting it in your hair.
Also, whatever hacks may not be on this list, feel free to still experiment with other things that have a need. This list didn’t come from a rulebook or anything. It was just random people trying things out, that happens to work, and then they told people!
Have you ever tried conditioner on something other than your hair? If so, let me know in the comment section below what you did!