A conditioner is key to having great hair. It locks in the moisture so your hair always shines. For most men and women, conditioner is an essential part of hair care – we all know that shampooing too much can cause your hair to get dry.
However, as it turns out, conditioner can do so much more than just condition your hair and lock in moisture. Its properties can help with many more things around the house and on other parts of your body. Here at Home Hacks, we always want to provide you the best life hacks to live by – so we collected the best uses for conditioner around that you wouldn’t expect.
Here are 35 unexpected uses for conditioner. If you know of any other great uses, let us know in the comments below.
This stuff actually removes waterproof eye makeup! Can you believe it? Just be sure not to get it in your eye.
Conditioner actually strengthens the bristles of brushes in the same way it softens hair. When used to clean brushes regularly, it can extend the life of your favorite makeup brushes. This trick even works on paint rollers.
We all knew conditioner was good for your hair, but did you know that it helps to protect hair from chlorine? If you are an avid swimmer, coat the tips of your hair in conditioner before putting on your cap. After all, no one wants green hair.
Teasing your hair looks cool in the moment, but it is almost impossible to get out. Apply a little conditioner to your tangled hair while it is still dry. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then rinse the tangles out.
If you are camping or just don’t have access to a washer, you can do your laundry in a sink with conditioner. Soak the clothing in hot water and pour in a teaspoon of conditioner. Let the clothes soak for half an hour, then rinse and dry.
Conditioner can make straight hair even more straight. Mix together water, a teaspoon of conditioner, a teaspoon of salt, and a teaspoon of hair gel. Pour it into a spray bottle and shake well. Your hair will be straight but voluminous.
Fill your sink with warm water (or cold for colors). Add in a tablespoon of conditioner, then soak your silk for a few minutes. Next rinse it and hang it out to dry. Much better than going to a cleaner’s.
Not only does conditioner polish leather, it can even protect it from the effects of the snow. When your boots are completely dry, coat them a little bit at a time. Buff it out with a clean rag, and you’re good to go.