10 Uses for Hairspray…Besides Getting 80s Hair

I rarely use hairspray, at least to the extent I did in the ’80s.
But, I still have it in my bathroom. Here are 10 other uses for hairspray.

1. Stop nylon runs – a little hole can turn into a big run in a matter of seconds. Squirt some hairspray on the hole to stop the run from moving up your leg.

2. Kill bugs
 – It’s less toxic but just as effective.

3. Preserve artwork – Let them enjoy their sidewalk chalk drawings a little longer by spraying with hairspray. This also works great on pictures made with paint and markers to keep the colors from running together.

4. Stop the glitter mess – Are you finding glitter in all the strangest places after they play dress up. Use hairspray on shoes and accessories with glitter to keep it in place and off your floors.

5. Clean up spilled nail polish or get out lipstick stains — Spray stains with hairspray, let it sit for a minute or two and then dab with a rag until the stain is gone.

6. Recycle newspaper for wrapping paper — Out of wrapping paper and the party is in 1/2 hour? Be creative. Wrap in newspaper and then spray with hairspray to keep the ink from running.

7. Clean up pet fur or lint –– Spraying a little hairspray on a rag turns it into a lint roller.

8. Protect recipes on index cards — Do you have some favorite recipes given to you on index cards by your mom or grandmother. Spray hairspray on them to keep them from getting ruined by spills.

9. Preserve the color of fallen leaves — My kids love to collect interesting leaves. I like to leave them around the house, but they brown so quickly. A little hairspray will allow them to keep their bright autumnal colors for a few more days.

10. Keep your wreath fresh longer — Coat your greens or wreath with hairspray to allow them to stay fresher longer.


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Author: Karen Latimer

Karen is a Family Doctor, mom of five and founder of Tips From Town.


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