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Hairspray wasn’t one of the items that I had on my original list of WWII posts. However, when I was putting together the list of frugal living tips for pantyhose I stumbled across a couple of amazing uses for hairspray. I sent the call out to my family to see if they had any memories of my grandmother using hairspray in any unusual ways and we were able to come up with this great list.
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- Animal Hair
– to remove from furniture, spray a good amount of hairspray on a rag and wipe
away the hair.
- Brass and
Copper – to keep it shiny, spray the item with hairspray.
- Dried Flowers
– to hold them together, gently spray the leaves and petals with hairspray.
- Flowers –
to preserve, gently spray the leaves and petals with hairspray.
- Gifts – to economically
wrap, wrap the gift in newspaper and spray with hairspray. The hairspray makes
the colors brighter and gives a glossy sheen to the paper.
- Hairbrush –
to eliminate static, spray your hairbrush with hairspray before using.
- Ink – to remove,
spray the spot with hairspray and scrub it with a rag.
- Labels – to
remove the sticky residue, spray a good amount of hairspray on the area and
- Lint – to remove,
spray a good amount of hairspray on a rag and rub it on your clothes.
- Lipstick –
to remove stains, spray the area with hairspray, let it sit for several minutes
and wipe away with a clean rag.
- Nail Polish
– to dry quickly, holding the aerosol can several inches from your nails
- Needles –
to thread, spray the end of your thread with hairspray, it will make it easier
to push it through the eye of the needle.
- Pantyhose –
to keep a run from getting worse, spray it with hairspray.
- Pantyhose –
to strengthen, spray them with hairspray and let it dry before putting them on.
Flowers – to preserve color, lightly spray with hairspray.
Cards – to keep them clean, spray them with several coats of hairspray. It will
make wiping them off easier.
- Screws – to
keep them from coming loose, spray them with hairspray.
- Shoes – to shine,
spray them with hairspray.
Cling – to eliminate, spray the inside of your clothing with hairspray.
- Zippers –
to keep them from unzipping, spray the teeth with hairspray.
Do you have any household tips for using hairspray?
* If, by some small miracle, you worked at Amway in Ada, MI in the 1980’s and were the person my mother loaned the notebook to, please Contact Me. The notebook is a small (aprox. 6″x9″) black leather, 3-ring binder, and contains hand drawn patterns (teddy bear), recipes and household tips and tricks. It would mean so much to my family to have it back.
Julia Klimek says
The only one I knew was to remove ink… I've never tried it tho! Julia
Hairspray can be used as a fixative for art, especially useful for pencil marks. Keep those precious drawings your child made unsmudged by spraying it lightly. =)
Great idea about preserving the kids drawings.