Between hotel samples and products that you just don’t like, you likely have an extra bottle of conditioner lying around. Good news is that there are uses for those extra conditioner bottles that don’t involve your hair.
Here are 14 household uses for conditioner.
If you’re out of shaving cream you can always use conditioner to keep your legs smooth and safe from nicks.
Loosen Stuck Zippers
If you have a stubborn zipper, rub a little bit of conditioner on it to help it slide.
Put An End to Squeaks
Conditioner works just as well as WD-40 to put an end to squeaky hinges.
Remove a Bandage
Conditioner will help you remove your bandages without and pain. Just rub the edges of your bandage with a generous amount of conditioner.
DIY Dry Clean Your Delicates
Fill a sink with room temperature water and add a tablespoon of conditioner. Submerge your delicates for a few minutes, rinse, and hang to dry.
Remove Your Stuck Ring
Rub some conditioner at the base of your finger below the ring and at the top of your ring. Try to get some underneath it and turn the ring around in circles and upward to get it off.
Shine Stainless Steel
Put a little bit of conditioner on a cloth to shine up your stainless steel appliances.
Moisturize Your Bath
Taking a bath can sometimes leave your skin feeling a bit dry. Drop some conditioner into your bathwater, about the size of a quarter, to help your skin retain moisture.
Unclog a Drain
Pouring a little conditioner down your drain and dousing it with hot water can sometimes loosen and remove the clog.
Rubbing a thin layer of conditioner on your household tools, faucets, or anything that is prone to rust can keep them from getting rusty.
This doesn’t work all of the time, but it’s definitely worth a try. Dissolve a tablespoon of conditioner in warm water and submerge your shrunken item into the water so it’s fully soaked and softened. Try to gently stretch the item back to its original size.
DIY Dryer Sheet
Dampen a washcloth with some conditioner and toss it into the dryer with your laundry to soften your clothing.
Fabric Freshener Spray
Keep your clothes smelling great after you’ve worn them by making a DIY fabric freshener spray with one part conditioner to nine parts of water.
Rub some conditioner on your cuticles to soften them before you cut or push them back.
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