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19 Ways To Use Hair Conditioner Other Than For Your Hair

By Karly Carpena
September 8, 2016

Hair conditioner is a staple in many showers. But there are other uses for conditioner that you probably didn’t know about:

1Shoe care

Those white lines from snow and salt that appear on your shoes during the winter months are really annoying. Try working a little conditioner into the leather beforehand and they shouldn’t be a problem.



Did you accidentally wash your favorite wool sweater on warm and now it’s tiny? Put it in a bucket filled with water and a tablespoon of conditioner. Once the sweater is fully soaked, you can gently stretch it out. Unfortunately, this trick doesn’t always work.


3Hand wash items

Those extra sensitive articles of clothing that can only be hand washed will love a little conditioner. Make sure you use room temperature water and rinse the fabrics really well before hanging your items up to dry.


4Stuck rings

This problem can be painful. Try adding a little conditioner to the outside of your finger and twist the ring back and forth until it loosens.


5Make-up removal

If you don’t have anything else laying around, hair conditioner makes for a great make-up remover. Apply some to a cotton ball or washcloth and softly wash away the day.


6Clean make-up brushes

A lot of people forget that make-up brushes have to be cleaned regularly. Hair conditioner is the perfect tool to do so.



Squeaky doors will be a thing of the past if you treat them with conditioner, and it smells much better than the usual grease.



If your cuticles are out of control, you can soften them with conditioner before pushing them back. It will make things much easier.


9Razor gel

If your razor gel has gone missing, conditioner will do the trick and will leave your legs smelling wonderful.


10Static hair

If you have flyaways or static, rub a drop of conditioner between your hands and work it into your hair. This technique can also help you avoid frizzy hair in humid weather.


11Tangled hair

If your hair looks like something is nesting in it, mix conditioner and water together in a spray bottle in a 1:9 ratio and apply it to your hair while gently combing it through.


12Room freshener

The same mixture mentioned above also lends a wonderful scent to fabric, curtains, and furniture.


13Clogged drain

Clear your clogged pipes by squeezing a portion of conditioner down the drain and rinsing it with warm water. It works like a lubricant and will clear the blockage away.


14Laundry fragrance

If you’ve run out of dryer sheets, squeeze a drop of conditioner in the dryer instead.


15Rust protection

Polishing your tools with conditioner will protect them from rusting.


16Skin care

A squeeze of conditioner in your bath works like a bath oil, moisturizing dry skin and keeping it soft.



Conditioner can make a great polish for metal surfaces like refrigerators, fixtures, and other similar items. Make sure to go over all the surfaces with a clean towel afterwards.


18Remove Band-Aids

To save yourself the pain of ripping off a Band-Aid, spread a little conditioner around the edges to help loosen the stickiness.


19Stuck zippers

A small amount of conditioner can help fix stuck zippers. For those of us who’ve experienced “ravenous” zippers that have attacked clothes or skin, this will be a life saver.