We trust our hair conditioners to make our mane smoother, shinier and easier to manage. It is essential that we can’t simply live without. But did you know you can use the good ol’ conditioner for more than just moisturising your tresses? Yes, there are various ways you can use your conditioner, and we’ve listed out a few that you can try out for yourself.
Ahead, four conditioner hacks we bet you didn’t know about…
- 01. Use it as a shaving cream
- 02. Use it to clean your makeup brushes
- 03. Use it to make your own leave-in conditioner
- 04. Use it to soften your cuticles
01. Use it as a shaving cream
Ran out of shaving cream or simply don’t feel like adding another product to your over-crowded shower caddy? We got you. A conditioner can double up as shaving cream. Take some conditioner on your palms and lather it over your hands and legs, basically any area you’re planning to shave and simply glide your razor over it. It’s pocket-friendly and does the job.
02. Use it to clean your makeup brushes
Your makeup brushes can be a breeding ground for bacterias and infections if not cleaned regularly. Don’t want to get a pricey brush cleanser? No worries, you can simply use your trusty conditioner. Take a small amount of the conditioner in your palm and dunk your brushes into it. Swirl and rinse off. This will not just clean your brushes but also soften the bristles. Win-win!
03. Use it to make your own leave-in conditioner
Leave-in conditioners are a great haircare investment, but if you’re on a tight budget, worry not; you can make your leave-in conditioner using, well, conditioner (duh). A frizz-taming formula like the Love Beauty & Planet Natural Argan Oil & Lavender No Frizz Conditioner works like magic to detangle the tresses and tame the frizz. And you can create your own leave-in conditioner at home with it. Add about ½ teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon of this conditioner in 1 cup of water and mix it well. Then transfer the mixture in a spritz bottle to make it earlier to use. Pretty cool, huh?
04. Use it to soften your cuticles
We often ignore our nail health but not anymore. Did you know that you can use conditioner as a cuticle cream? Yes, really. The conditioner helps soften your unruly cuticles and nourishes them. All you have to do is take some conditioner and apply it on your nails, especially around the cuticles, and let it work its magic. Rinse off after 10-15 minutes.