Hair conditioner can be use in many ways. Read below and discover 3 amazing ways you will never thought that your hair conditioner can do.
My bathroom cabinet is lined with bottles and bottles of conditioner. Having curly hair, I keep a high stock of the product to keep my strands soft and moisturized, but there are a few bottles gathering dust in the back of the vanity. Not everything works for my kinky Afro. So, I had to find other ways to use up my supply. Here’s what I discovered: Although some treatments aren’t thick enough for my hair, they can be useful in other parts of my beauty routine. Discover three innovative ways to use the hair staple ahead.
1. Skip shaving cream, and use conditioner to avoid razor burn.
Foam isn’t a requirement to get a smooth shave. You can also use conditioner to soften the coarse hair on your legs (and under your arms). It won’t have that same lather, but the hair product works just as well on other parts of your body as it does on your head. I find that when I use conditioner to shave, I end up using much less water and my skin never feels dry and scaly post razor.
2. Condition your makeup brushes like you condition your hair.
Makeup artists have a lot of brushes to clean—imagine your collection multiplied by five. Once all the makeup is rinsed away with a brush cleanser, the experts know you have to condition your brushes to keep them from getting stiff. Dip your tools in a solution of diluted conditioner (about one teaspoon product to one cup water) to keep them from drying hard and crunchy.
3. And if you’re fresh out of fabric softener, conditioner is a quick fix.
The softening agents in conditioner are safe to use on your fabrics, too. You can substitute the hair product for fabric softener in your regular load, just fill to the marked line. And if you’re doing some hand washing, you can also use conditioner to gently cleanse your delicates (like lacy lingerie). The product has a mix of ingredients that will cleanse the garments without leaving them stiff. Instead of applying the product directly to the fabric, drop a quarter-sized dollop into a full sink. Then dunk your delicate. This trick is especially useful when traveling. Laundry detergent isn’t practical to pack, but most hotels have conditioner stocked in the bathroom already.