Some of you may be wondering why I’m even attempting to write such a post. You may be the type who throws out their products as soon as they expire. I hate wasting, in general. If I find products that I won’t be able to use on myself at the moment, I either give them away or sell them. But, what should be done with expired products?
As an influencer, if you are one too, you will surely know what it is like to suddenly find a few expired hair or skincare products lying around the house. Yes, quite disappointing especially if they are unused or barely used. Also, I use shampoos but barely use the conditioners due to time constraints or no patience. So, after searching the internet to make use of my expired hair conditioners, I came across some great uses.
For those of you who, like me, hate wasting your expired hair conditioners, read on to know how you can use them:
This was like the best use of expired hair conditioners ever. When you are out of shaving cream or if you barely shave, and don’t want to buy any shaving creams as they would expire due to non-usage, you can use hair conditioners instead. Mix a little water to the blob of conditioner and apply to your skin. It will moisturize your skin at the same time. By doing this, you are sure to save a couple of hundred bucks.
When you are tired after a party and need to remove your make-up, apply some hair conditioner with a cotton swab and voila, your face is not only clean but smooth too. Wash your face with warm water to remove the leftover oils from your skin.
When you are out of body wash or body scrub, simply mix your expired conditioner with a few tablespoons of coarse sugar and the juices of a lemon. This concoction will help moisturize and clean your skin while you scrub, and leave your body feeling soft and fresh.
Do you have cracked or dry foot heels? Before you go to sleep, apply some hair conditioner to your heels until it absorbs. Cover your feet with socks. When you wake up, the moisture in the conditioner will let your heels feel much softer than before. Repeat for a week and see how your heels look and feel.
Softening your nails help make the final look neat and clean. Before you do your manicure, soften your nails by massaging a bit of hair conditioner onto them. Leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing it off. Continue with your manicure.
Sometimes, Band-Aids can be a pain to remove and painful, too. If you ever come across such a situation, rub a little hair conditioner to the spot between the Band-Aid and skin and leave it for a few minutes. You will see that the Band-Aid comes off without a fuss.
We all want to use our lingerie for the longest time due to their cost and feel. In order to eliminate the bacteria from your lingerie, you can soak them in warm water and some hair conditioner so that even the bacteria and dirt will wash off. Hair conditioners have enough cleansing properties to clean your undergarments and keep them soft and smelling fresh, without harming the fabric, thereby making them long-lasting.
Before getting excited, please note that you can use your hair conditioner for zip trouble or easing door hinges. If you have creaky hinges or difficult zips, apply some hair conditioner on them and see how they work with ease. Also, for years we have been using soap to remove our tight bangles and rings, now you can also use your expired hair conditioners to do the same.
Sometimes when your shoes look like they need a bath, quickly dab a clean cloth into some expired hair conditioner and rub your footwear so that it shines and protects the leather from salts and other chemicals. You can also clean stainless steel items like stoves, refrigerators, faucets, etc. with hair conditioners to get them shining.
Have your paint brushes gone hard? Do your make-up brushes need cleaning? Soak your brushes in warm water and a little hair conditioner and leave them for 10 minutes. This will not only clean your brushes but also make them soft and usable.
So, whenever you try any of the above, do let me know how it went. Or if you have already used expired hair conditioners in other ways, do let us know how.
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