Hair conditioner is a mandatory step of your hair care routine. It has several benefits for the hair: brightening, nourishing and hydrating. Conditioner is available for all types of hair, and it’s used daily as a routine care, or as an occasional cure.
The composition of a conditioner is essential when you’re about to chose your product: it is the active ingredients present in the treatment that will allow it to have an action on the hair. Thus, the presence of a vegetable oil (coconut, castor, argan), or Shea butter, ensures a nutritious supply. Likewise, certain essential oils or certain plant extracts also have nourishing or soothing benefits. Finally, it is recommended to favor a composition with the most non-chemical elements and to avoid derivatives of the plastic industry (silicones, etc.), which could suffocate your hair.
Conditioner is therefore an immutable ritual of the hair routine, but this product also has properties that make it possible to use in numerous very useful and versatile tips.
Here is a small list of what you can do with this hair conditioner!
- Dry Cleaning Softener
To supple your clothes, the first solution is of course to use fabric softeners, but think about changing your habits a bit! You don’t have to buy expensive products for this, just dab a little conditioner on a wipe instead, place it in the dryer with your clothes, and they will come out much softer.
- Polishing Leather Shoes
Leather shoes care is not so easy! Whether it’s leather boots, high heels, or any type of leather shoe, they require a special care, and cleaning them is essential. Uncleaned white or black leather will deteriorate quickly and last less. The white lines that form on your shoes during the winter due to snow and salt are really annoying. But conditioner can help you with that. Run some drops of the product on your leather shoes before going out and the problem will be fixed.
- Cleaning Jewelry
Jewelry, especially Silver, tends to darken over time due to many factors. The acidity of the skin can accelerate the darkening of your silver jewelry.
Unlike gold, silver is very sensitive to chemicals, so you should avoid at all costs putting your silver jewelry in contact with chemicals as this can damage it.
Cleansing with water mixed with Conditioner will make your jewelry shine. Let your jewelry soak in soapy water overnight. The next day, rinse with clean water and wipe with a soft tissue.
- Unshrinking your clothes
Clothes often shrink when you wash them, and if you don’t have an iron, conditioner comes in handy. Put your clothes in a basin of water with a tablespoon of conditioner. Once your piece of clothing is well soaked, you can stretch it and the wrinkles will be gone.
- Removing Plasters
Plaster and bandages sometimes stick very strongly to your skin, making it difficult and painful to remove them. The conditioner is very effective in this case, you just have to put a small amount and remove the plaster gently.
- Polishing Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is often covered with fingerprints, lime or grease.
To clean stainless steel, there are many specialized cleaning products sold in supermarkets, but they’re not strongly recommended! In addition to being harmful to your health, many leave traces which will then be difficult to remove.
Well, conditioner is a great product for cleaning shining stainless steel. Simply clean with a non-abrasive sponge dampened in water mixed with conditioner and scrub if necessary. Remember to rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth.
You can also polish the stainless steel afterwards with newspaper. Take a sheet of newspaper, and then scrub your refrigerator, range hood, and countertop in circular motions.
- Washing Underwear
Lingerie is often designed in fine and delicate materials which for the most part require special care: silk, cotton, lace or satin are very fragile fabrics. This is why it is essential to take good care of it by respecting certain washing precautions that will make your best underwear last over time.
Conditioner diluted in water can be used as a mild soap for washing delicate items such as underwear. They will not only be soft, but they will also smell great.
- Polishing Houseplants
If your plants look a little dull, never use polishing products on them. These products contain mineral (paraffin oil) and synthetic oils which will grease and weigh down the surface of the leaves. Large, hard and smooth leaves should be cleaned with a sponge dedicated only to plants, and with water, while plants with thin leaves can be cleaned in the shower.
Most importantly, restore their radiance with a little, very diluted conditioner. Put a drop on each leaf and rub gently.
- Soothing Your Feet
Feet are exposed to many external aggressions that cause cracks and dryness, eventually becoming very painful.
You may be able to relieve this with conditioner. Wrap your feet in conditioner and leave it on overnight. You feet will get hydrated and softer very quickly.
- Soften Yarn
Knitting is a favorite hobby for some, but yarn becomes difficult to handle sometimes. To help yarn or cashmere retain its softness and suppleness, it is strongly recommended to add a few drops of conditioner to water and rinse with the mixture.
- Nails care
A successful manicure starts with healthy, well-hydrated cuticles. Small dry skin around the nails or the cuticles that cover the nails, it is not very aesthetic.
Save money on manicures and apply conditioner to your cuticles instead. They’ll be flawless in no time and for a quarter of the price.
- Body Scrub
Scrub is an essential way to get rid of impurities and soften your skin. Conditioner can be a great body scrub; you just need to combine it with a touch of lemon extract and two tablespoons of brown sugar.
- Makeup Remover
Cleansing your skin allows it to breathe by clearing clogged pores. And once your skin is clean, your care and facials work effectively. A makeup remover is an essential beauty compound to integrate into our skincare routine. But if you run out of it, conditioner will do. Apply it to a piece of cotton and gently rub your face.
- Preventing Rust
Rust causes a very unpleasant discoloration and can be a real problem. Be aware that there is no point in painting over rust unless you are using a specific product which is not always efficient.
The best solution is to prevent this problem, and Conditioner can help you with that by protecting your tools from rusting. Apply a thin layer of conditioner to your metal tools, and apply another layer as soon as you see mold growing.
To fully benefit from the moisturizing and softening effects of the conditioner on your skin, put a few drops in the water before taking a bath. Your skin will be rehydrated and you will have a great feeling of freshness.
- Unclogging Drains
Whether it is the bathroom, the kitchen or the toilet, cleaning your pipes will avoid blockages, bad odors, stagnant water and expensive interventions by a professional.
Pour some conditioner into a blocked drain to soften and release the clog. For best results, use very hot water afterwards. Conditioner also works very well to fight grease in your pipes. Pour some into the pipe, leave to act for 20 minutes. Then rinse off with hot water.
- Removing Rings
We have all had this painful experience. To remove a stuck ring from your finger, add a little bit of conditioner to your finger and twist it back and forth until it slips off.
- For Squeaky Doors
The sound of a door creaking every time you open it can quickly become a nightmare. Eliminate that squeaking with conditioner. Apply it to the door hinges and the problem will resolve itself. Plus, it smells a lot better than the usual oil.
- Against Chlorine Damage
Hair becomes dry and its color can be altered under the effect of chlorine, a fact that’s valid especially for blond and colored hair.
Chlorine removes natural oils produced by the scalp, making it more fragile. The hair subsequently dries out considerably and becomes more sensitive, causing hair loss.
Rinse your hair with cool water before going for a swim, put some conditioner on it before putting on your cap – this will hydrate the scalp, which will help prevent any chlorine absorption once in water.
- Freshen Up Your Clothes
Clothes tend to acquire unpleasant odors which are difficult to remove with a simple wash.
The presence of mold in cabinets, the exposure to strong-smelling environments, or the smell of sweat often leaves a bad scent on your clothes.
So the quickest way to fight this is to use fabric softeners and other chemicals that easily penetrate the fabrics.
But these options can be harmful, not only because they affect the environment, but also because their components can cause adverse health reactions.
The problem can be solved with a mixture of water and conditioner. You can spray your towels and clothes with the mixture. Let them air dry and they’ll smell much better.
- Cleaning Makeup Brushes
Your makeup brushes should be cleaned regularly to get rid of dirt and bacteria that can cause skin problems. And for that, the conditioner is the best product to use. Conditioner can strengthen the bristles of your brushes the same way it makes your hair softer. Used regularly on clean brushes, it can also increase their lifetime significantly.
- Loosening Stuck Zips
If your zipper is stuck, a little bit of conditioner may help. Spread some on your fingertips and apply it to the metal: this is an easy way to unlock the zippers.
- Shaving Cream
If you don’t have shaving foam, conditioner can replace it. It will also help you regain hydrated and soft skin.
- Detangling spray
Curly hair is pretty indeed, but then it’s hard to untangle it. For this, apply a little conditioner to your matted, dry hair. Let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse them.
The conditioner can also be used with water as a spray to make your hair supple and give it more volume.