We all tend to get through a LOT of conditioner. We feel if we over compensate with this, then we are guaranteed to have silky, smooth hair that is as shiny as we see on the adverts.
The annoying thing about conditioner is that we probably use twice as much of it as we do shampoo. This makes buying shampoo and conditioner as a duo quite hard at times.
But, now you have to perfect excuse to go out and buy yourself more conditioner because there are a LOT more uses for this…
1. Shaving Cream
If you don’t actually have any shaving cream on your, then this is the next go to thing. You can simply spread a thing layer of conditioner over the area that you want to shave and then proceed to shave as normal. This will help you to avoid any nicks on your legs so you won’t get any shaving cuts. Not only this, but it will help moisturise your legs and keep them lovely and smooth!
2. End squeaky doors
We have all struggled with this in our lives. Squeaky doors are an absolute nightmare in our homes – especially when we need the toilet in the middle of the night but don’t want to wake anyone up. Apply a little bit of conditioner to the hinges of your door and see that the squeaks just disappear!
3. Removing a plaster
As much as we don’t like to admit it, when you are taking a plaster off it does actually hurt – especially when it gets stuck to the hairs on your body. A great solution to this is rubbing conditioner on the edge of the plaster to help loosen it up. Use a generous amount of conditioner and you will find that it doesn’t hurt to take it off!
4. DIY dry clean your delicates
Reminder: make sure that your conditioner doesn’t having any colouring in it before trying this. You need to fill up a sink with water at about room temperature. Then get around a tablespoon of conditioner and add it to the water. Grab the delicate clothes you want to clean and submerge them in the water. Wait a few minutes for them to be fully saturated and rinse them out. All you need to do then is hang them up and wait for them to dry!
5. Remove a ring that is stuck
We have all been in that nightmare situation where our rings get stuck on our fingers. We can all admit that this is one of the worst things in the world. The panic kicks in and we don’t know what to do with ourselves. However, if you manage to stay calm then your hand will swell less and with this little trick you will be able to slide the ring right off your finger. Put some conditioner on the base of your finger, below the ring and some above the ring. Try to get some underneath where the ring gives a bit of space. Turn to ring around in circles and start pulling upwards in order to get it off.
6. Shine Stainless Steel
Throughout our homes a lot of appliances and bit and bobs here and there are stainless steel. You can tell that these can look quite dull after a while of being in the house. So, what can you do? Well, simply put a small amount of conditioner on a cloth and rub it onto your appliances – whether this is in your kitchen or bathroom. You will see that your stainless steel appliances begin to shine up instantly without the huge price tag. Perfect!
7. Moisturise your bath
Baths are known for drying out your skin. Whilst baths have many other benefits, like relaxing you or helping your body unwind after a long day, they also are prone to drying out your skin. With winter just around the corner, this is the last thing that we want! So, what can you do to help? Well, conditioner is extremely good at moisturising and this is why we put it on our hair after we have cleaned it with shampoo. Simply put a bit in your bath before you get in and this will help your skin retain it’s moisture and not dry out!
8. Unclog a clogged drain
Clogged drains are an absolute nightmare. The main reason our drains in our showers get clogged is from hair that goes down there and builds up. But, this simple cheap and effective trick can do just the job of sorting it out. Pour a little bit of conditioner down your drain followed by hot water can help to remove the clogging and clear your drains once again!
9. Prevent things from rusting
It isn’t uncommon for household objects to become rusty over time. A lot of things are prone to rusting and we need to do all we can to stop this happening because it puts our tools out of use! So, what do you need to do? Well, all you need to do is rub a thin layer of conditioner over your tools or household objects to prevent them from getting rusty!
10. Unshrink clothing that you have accidentally shrunk in the wash
We have all made this dreaded mistake. There is nothing more painful than realising you have made your clothes a LOT smaller than they originally were. At first, we feel like we have piled on the pounds but we quickly realise we have actually just shrunk them in the wash. Now, this trick doesn’t work all the time for every piece of clothing – but it is DEFINITELY worth a shot. Dissolve one tablespoon of conditioner into warm water and then put your shrunken item of clothing into the water. Make sure it is fully soaked and softened with the water. You need to then gently try to stretch your item back to the original size and let is set.
11. DIY Dryer Sheet
If you don’t want to spend a fortune on fabric softener then this is an extremely good alternative that doesn’t cost much at all. What you need to do is dampen a wash cloth with some conditioner. Make sure it is covered fully with a thin layer of conditioner and then put it in the dryer with the rest of your clothing to help soften it. This means your jeans and other bits and bobs won’t come out as stiff as before! Perfect!
12. Fabric Freshener Spray
If you don’t want to wash your clothes after every single time you wear them but still want that fresh ‘just washed’ smell about them then conditioner is your go to product. We can all agree that conditioner smells extremely fresh and leaves our hair feeling silky smooth. But, for your clothes you need to make a DIY fabric spray with 1 part conditioner and nine parts water. Make sure the contents are thoroughly shaken and you can go ahead and spray them on your clothes so they are as fresh as ever.
13. Cuticle Cream
I think we can all agree that our cuticles get a little bit dry every now and then. This is made even worse when the winter months come around quickly and we don’t realise how much we need to protect our hands! So, what you need to do is moisturise them frequently to stop them getting damaged further. Not only this, but rub a bit of conditioner on them when you are about to cut them or push them back as this is perfect for softening them.