Many hairstyles are completely natural and do not require the use of hairspray. Some people use it anyway, but not on their hair. It has many creative and practical uses that go far beyond keeping hair in place, and it is a good idea to keep a can on hand. Try these alternate ways to use hairspray, and pull that unused can from the back of the bathroom cabinet. It is worth saving for a number of alternate household purposes.
Always follow hairspray labeling for precautions and warnings before use. When in doubt, use it for the following alternate purposes only after testing it in an inconspicuous area first.
Alternate Needle Threading with Hairspray
Needles can be especially difficult to thread, even with the help of a needle threading tool. The ends of the threads become frayed when clipped with dull scissors, and this makes hand sewing nearly impossible for those with shaky hands or poor vision. A little hairspray can solve the problem. Spray the end of the thread and pull the fibers to a point. When it dries within just a few seconds, the needle or threading tool will be easier to use.
Use Hairspray as Artwork Fixative
Pencil and charcoal drawings can become smeared, especially those in drawing books. The pages rub together and the artwork eventually becomes a blur. Before storing drawings, spray the pages with a light even coating of hairspray. It will work to keep the details in place on adult’s as well as children’s drawings.
Remove Ink the Alternate Way with Hairspray
Ink from a ballpoint pen is nearly impossible to remove from fabric and other surfaces. Use hairspray to break it down. Simply spray the spots or marks with hairspray, and scrub it away with a soft bristle brush and a little soap or laundry detergent. Repeat the process as often as necessary to get rid of the stains.
Use Hairspray as Dried Flower Fixative
Dried flowers are very fragile, especially pressed varieties. Even the gentlest handling can cause them to fall apart petal by petal. Use hairspray as an alternate dried flower fixative. Spray each flower from top to bottom, and allow the spray to dry completely before handling further. The flowers will last far longer and will look brighter than ever.
Hosiery Runs Can Be Stopped with Hairspray
Hosiery runs take off running when they begin, but they can be stopped. Use hairspray to end hosiery runs. This is a fantastic alternate to immediately throwing them away and going without. It seals the fibers and stops further running. Keep a travel-size can of hairspray in the car, in a purse, or at the office for emergencies.
Use Hairspray as an Alternate Flying Pest Killer
Flying pests can be particularly pesky, especially those with the capability to sting and create chaos indoors and out. If flying pests such as wasps and flies will not go away, use hairspray to stop them in their tracks – literally. The fixative will coat their wings and end the madness once and for all.