I have a confession to make. I almost never blowdry my hair. It’s just so boring and time-consuming… I hate it. Whenever I can, I wash my hair in the evening or on days when I know I won’t leave the house so I can let it air-dry. But that made me feel a bit guilty whenever I glanced at my neglected, abandoned hairdryer, and so I decided to come up with other ways to use it. And I’ve found out that there’s a lot more this useful tool can do.
Here are my favourite, unusual, ways of using a hairdryer:
1. Dry nail polish
If your nail polish takes ages to dry, or you simply can’t keep your hands still even for 5 short minutes, thus ruining your manicure just after you’ve applied it (or does that only happen to me?), grab (carefully or you’ll smudge your nail polish anyway!) your hairdryer and use it to speed up drying time. Smudges and chips, goodbye!
2. Dry everything else too
Do you want to wear your favourite dress but you can’t because you’ve just washed it and it isn’t dry yet? Or have you accidentally spilled some water on your top? Are you the crafty type who likes to do DIY projects but hates waiting for paint to dry? You can easily dry all these things, and anything else you can think of, with a hairdryer.
3. Warm up pencil eyeliners
Some pencil eyeliners have a hard texture and, when you apply them, they tug at the eyelid. To fix this, and allow your eyeliner to glide on smoothly and easily on the lid, simply warm up the tip with a hairdryer.
4. Warm up your eyelash curler
Heating your eyelash curler will give you a more dramatic effect. But be careful! If you warm it up too much, you’ll just burn yourself!
5. Remove sticky stuff
Stickers and labels are so hard to remove! Either they come off in pieces or they just won’t budge at all. Luckily, your hairdryer can come to your rescue. Just warm up the label or sticker for a few minutes to loosen the glue, and then peel it off. This also works for removing wax from your furniture or carpet, crayons from your walls (if you have kids that love writing on them; I used to do that a lot, much to my mom’s horror ahem…) and even plasters (it makes removing them less painful!) .
6. Remove dust from nook and crannies
All my furniture is quite old and beautifully carved. As much as I love the style, it’s such a pain to clean all those nooks and crannies! Then, one day, it hit me. Why not use a hairdryer to blow the dust somewhere else that will be, hopefully, easier to clean? Problem solved!
I hope you will find these tips helpful. Do you know of any other uses for your hairdryer?