Hairspray is not just for keeping your hair in place! Oh no, this little wonder can is a fantastic multi-tasker around the home too.
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1. Remove makeup stains
Get rid of those lipstick marks from your clothing by spraying some onto the stain and leaving it to soak in before popping it in the wash. The alcohol will help dissolve the lipstick and loosen the stain, making it easier for the washing machine to wash it out.
2. Fly repellent
If you've got an annoying housefly buzzing around your home, take action and spray some hairspray in their general direction. It'll stop them in their tracks, making it easier for you to either squish them or put them outside. Whichever option you take, hairspray will make it a lot easier to get the job done.
3. Make your own wrapping paper
Just take some paper, wrap your gift and coat it with hairspray. Leave it to set and it will dry to an incredible shine. This a really handy trick for when you've run out of wrapping paper, but also great fun if you're feeling creative. Make your own wrapping paper using scraps of old paper, magazines and newspaper, and you also save yourself a fortune.
4. Seal in the shine on your shoes
After you've polished and buffed your shoes, give them a quick spray of hairspray. Hold the can about 40cm away to get a light and even distribution. They'll be shining all day long.
5. Prevent and stop ladders in tights
Spray your tights as soon as you see a ladder and it'll stop it in its tracks. You can also help prevent ladders by giving a new pair a generous spray before popping them in the wash. The hairspray works at re-enforcing the materials, making it a lot tougher and less susceptible to laddering.
6. Seal your kid's artwork to prevent smudging
If your little one creates a lovely little masterpiece using crayon, pencil or chalk give the final piece a little spray with hairspray. It will prevent any smudging or smearing and will help preserve it for years to come.
7. Preserve fresh flowers
You can prolong the look of cut flowers with just a can of hairspray. Take them out of the vase, spray each flower and then let them dry upside down. For the full step-by-step guide check out the eHow guide to preserving flowers with hairspray.
8. Zip stiffener
If you have a loose zip then hairspray can toughen it up a little. The spray's ingredients will harden the teeth found in a zip, giving it a tighter grip.
9. Thread a needle like a pro
If you sew you'll know how frustrating it is trying to thread a needle especially when the needle hole is very small or the thread is frayed. Just give it a little spray and it pinch it tightly together. You'll be threading the needle in seconds!
10. Remove lint or pet hair from clothes
If you don't have a lint roller to hand, just spray a cloth or a paper towel and pat it onto your clothes. It will quickly lift off any fuzzies.
11. Stop shoes from slipping
Shoes a wee bit too big? Spray the inside with hairspray and it'll keep your feet from slipping out of them with every step.
12. Tame unruly eyebrows
If your eyebrows need a lot of taming and tweaking, give them a spray with a light-hold hairspray and gently comb through. They'll stay in place and will look more natural than an eyebrow gel.
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