19 Unexpected Ways to Use Conditioner

Conditioner: It’s the key to long, strong, and healthy hair, but did you know that it’s capable of doing more than softening your locks? Believe it or not, this moisture-packed cream can help accomplish a lot around the house! From preserving the life of your tools to keeping your clothing soft, here are 19 examples of what this miracle moisturizer can do.

  1. It removes waterproof eye makeup

    Slather it on just like cold cream or coconut oil. It effectively gets rid of caked-on mascara and, best of all, won’t irritate the eyes!

  2. It makes stainless steel shine like new

    Add some luster to your steel surfaces by replacing your traditional polish with inexpensive conditioner.

  3. It can ‘unshrink’ clothing

    Accidentally throw your favorite new cotton tee in the dryer? Don’t fret, this method will help expand the fabric back to its original size.

  4. It extends the life of brushes

    From makeup brushes to paint rollers, conditioner works to preserve and strengthen bristles in the same way that it softens hair.

  5. It can take your hair from pin straight to wavy and voluminous

    Most people don’t know that this haircare staple can actually be used after you step out of the shower. Spray this simple concoction on and enjoy some enviably chic beach waves!

  6. It doubles as moisturizing shave cream

    Whether you’re shaving your legs or your face, smearing on some conditioner beforehand acts as a perfect skin protectant against irritation.

  7. It protects your delicates

    For a gentle clean, hand wash your bras and panties with diluted conditioner. It will leave your unmentionables soft and smelling great!

  8. It easily removes temporary tattoos

    Don’t want to send your kid to school with a peeling Spiderman tattoo on his face? For quick removal, just use a drop or two of conditioner to gently buff away the body art.

  9. It adds shine to your house plants

    If your dull-looking house plants aren’t adding the colorful pizzazz to your space that you hoped they would, consider polishing the leaves with a very small drop of diluted conditioner.

  10. It nourishes dry, cracked feet

    Whether it’s due to health problems or harsh winter weather, dry heels can be painful business. To give your feet the attention they deserve, coat them with rich conditioner for an effective overnight treatment.

  11. It can be used to polish your leather shoes

    Ready to trade in your noxious, smelly shoe polish for something less abrasive? If so, then add a small amount of lightweight conditioner to a rag and polish away.

  12. It will make your jewelry shinier than ever

    Did you know that conditioner has been used as a jewelry cleaner dupe for years? Try some on your favorite piece—a little goes a long way!

  13. It repairs stubborn zippers

    There’s nothing more annoying than when the zipper on your favorite jacket won’t budge! If you find yourself in this pickle, just squeeze a pea-sized amount of conditioner onto your fingertips and smooth over the metal. You’ll soon be able to zip away with ease!

  14. It silences a squeaky door

    Creaky door got you down? If so, conditioner works just as well as oil-based lubricant sprays.

  15. It protects your hair from chlorine damage

    All of you swimmers out there, listen up! To prevent your hair from becoming brittle due to chlorine exposure, coat your ends with a thick layer of conditioner before pulling on your swimming cap. Doing this before you hit the water will shield your locks from chemical damage and discoloration.

  16. It softens yarn

    Knitting a baby blanket is always a sweet gesture, but your hard work could be relegated to a closet if the material is coarse or itchy. That’s why you should take the time to condition your yarn before getting to work!

  17. It conditions dry cuticles

    Forget about pricey cuticle cream. A dab of conditioner will give you the same results as the one your manicurist uses.

  18. It’s the key component in our favorite wrinkle release spray

    You don’t have to hit up the laundry aisle to find an effective wrinkle release spray. By just combining a few simple ingredients in a spray bottle, you can make your own!

  19. It helps prevent tools from rusting

    Banish the rust from your favorite set of tools by simply coating the metal in a thin layer of conditioner. Repeat the process any time your they encounter moisture.

To learn even more ways you can use hair conditioner on your everyday items, be sure to check out Shareably’s article here. It’s time to visit your local drug store to stock up and try these hacks for yourself!

Have you ever used conditioner in these ways? How do you like to use the product? Tell us all about your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!