I ran out of shave gel and have been too lazy and cheap to buy some more so I've been using my hair conditioner. I have the 33.8 oz bottle of Aussie Moist Conditioner that was only $7.50 and compared to 7 oz of Skintimate Shave Gel for $3, I'm getting a great deal ($0.22/oz vs. $0.43/oz). My razor glides smoothly and the conditioner doesn't wash away as easily as shave gel. It's a little annoying that I can't see where I've already shaved but the conditioner leaves my skin super soft so I can deal. After doing a little research, I found a bunch of other household uses for hair conditioner...who knew?
1. Makeup remover. Conditioner dissolves makeup beautifully and softens the skin without being greasy.
2. Cuticle softener. Rub conditioner into your dry cuticles. Ahh. Instant relief for dry nails.
3. Moisturizer. Speaking of softening the skin, conditioner makes a good all-purpose moisturizer if you're in a pinch.
4. Take the "ouch!" out of bandage removal. Rub conditioner around the area and the bandage can be eased back gently.
5. Ring removal. Conditioner will get that stuck ring off your finger, pronto, and it's a lot more hygienic than licking your finger.
6. Lubricate squeaky doors and windows. Out of WD-40? Try a dab of conditioner on noisy hinges and stiff, sticking windows.
7. Grease stuck zippers. Work a teensie bit of conditioner into a stuck zipper to get things back on track.
8. Soften leather. Conditioner can be used to soften and add sheen to any leather products, like office chairs, leather coats and car seats. You can also try conditioner on your snow shoes becuase it adds a layer of water-resistant protection.
9. Shrunken sweater first aid. Dissolve a tablespoon or so of conditioner in a basin of water and soak the sweater in it. The conditioner might soften the fabric enough that it can be gently stretched to its original size.
10. Wash delicates. Use conditioner to hand wash lingerie and other delicate fabrics, letting you skip the pricey specialty detergents.