5 Genius Conditioner Hacks



A few days ago, I wrote a post on 11 clever things you can do with leftover shampoo. You can read it here. Today, I want to let you in on 5 genius conditioner hacks.

Just like with shampoos, we often times have multiple bottles of conditioner stored under our bathroom cabinets.

Some of the bottles are full because we’ve used them once and hated what they did to our hair.

Some of the bottles only have a smidge in them because we loved them and just ran out of the matching shampoo before the conditioner. (If you are like me … the shampoo and conditioner have to match! Weirdo – I know.)

With this list of genius hacks I’ve put together, you will be able to use up that lingering conditioner in no time.

Here goes …


If the conditioner was one that you loved, you can use the small amount you have as a leave in conditioner. You can work it into your hair after your shower, wrap with a hair tie while you are sleeping and rinse out in the morning. Then style as you normally would. You could also make a spray-in detangler for you or your children. Mix the conditioner with warm water in a 1:4 ratio and put in a spray bottle. Use the spray after showering to help with tangles or in the morning on unruly bed head.


In a pinch, you can use the leftover conditioner as fabric softener. Just grab a bottle and squeeze a few hefty squirts directly into your washing machine. Rinse as usual. You can also mix some drops of your favorite essential oil into the bottle of conditioner for added freshness.


This is something that my daughter does frequently… use conditioner as shaving cream. While in the shower, lather your legs with conditioner and shave as you normally would. Works like a charm and softens your legs too.


You can use conditioner to replace WD-40 on small problems around your house.  Squirt a small amount on squeaky door hinges and stuck windows. It lubricates and works out sticks and squeaks like magic.


The next time you are having a hard time with a stuck zipper, put a tiny amount of conditioner on it. The conditioner will lubricate whatever is causing the stickiness and help glide the zipper up. 

So what do you think about these genius conditioner hacks?

Do you know of any other ways we can use up that pesky conditioner under our bathroom sinks?  If so, leave them in the comments section below. I would love to try them out.



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