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21 Insanely Helpful New Ways To Use Your Hair Conditioner

Hair conditioner: It's total wonder stuff. Finally, some ideas on how to disperse all those hotel-size samples.

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1. DIY dry clean your silk clothing. / Via

About a tablespoon of conditioner and a sink filled with room temperature water saves you a fat dry cleaning bill. Keep garments submerged for a few minutes, rinse and then hang to dry.

2. Wash lingerie and other delicates.


Handwash your fancy (or not fancy) underbits with just a dollop. Do with your unmentionables as you do with your mentionables, as described above.


5. Soften makeup and paint brushes.


Keep bristles flexible and non-stabby (have mercy on your liquid liner ritual...and your kids' art class grades) by applying a little while wet or dry.


9. Detangle.

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Add conditioner and water to a spray bottle (about 1:9, conditioner to water). Shake until mixed. Spritz and use a comb to gently work the tangles out from your roots down.

10. Freshen fabrics.


Now you're tangle-free, turn the nozzle to various plush furniture, curtains or — eek! —actual clothing. The same spray adds a burst of clean smell to things that might not smell great otherwise.

12. Attempt to rescue a shrunken sweater.

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This isn't 100%, but it's a good shot at saving the sweater you accidentally dried on high. Mix about a tablespoon of conditioner in a bucket of water until dissolved. Let the sweater sit submerged so it softens. Gently stretch back out to its original size.


13. Prevent tools from rusting.


Apply a thin layer to various household tools to keep them rust- and Tetanus-free! Try this with other appliances too, like faucets.

15. Inject moisturizer in your bathwater.


Rub a quarter-size amount in your hands under bathwater. It's just like bath oil and helps keep skin smooth during the winter's harsh dryness.

16. Shine stainless steel.

Apply little by little to stainless steel appliances like your stove, refrigerator, faucets, etc. Buff with a clean cloth to get it glittering. You can even try this on golf clubs.

17. Remove stuck rings.


Add some at the base of your finger, above the ring and as close to under the ring itself as possible. Gently shimmy the ring off. You're free!


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