Hairspray does more than hair!!!!!

Hairspray - Can of Hairspray
United States
October 12, 2009 2:25pm CST
Did you ever think that your hairspray could have more uses than what it says it is for. I have used hairspray for years, but then last year some friends of mine started telling me about other uses for hairspray. I would like to share that with you. Fresh cuts flowers or that christmas wreath are good examples on what you can use the hairspray on. Just spray the leaves or the wreath when you first get it home. It will help the leaves and wreath to last longer. The way this works is that it traps in the moisture in the leaves. You can spray your artificial plants as well. This keeps the dust from staying on those plants. I just thought this was some neat ideals that I wanted to share with you. Happy Lotting..
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@jellymonty (2358)
12 Oct 09
Oh I use hair spray as a freshner sometimes.. I've even used it to shine my shoes I remember one time I went camping and I accidentally packed my hair spray instead of my perfume spray so I had no choice but to use it.. The guys I went with kept complementing me on what perfume I wear and I said Channel!!
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• United States
12 Oct 09
That is cute...You know we have those ways to fool the guys..LOL..Shine shoes, well that is a neat ideal and smells good too. Thanks for sharing jelly, and you have a great evening. Oh yes, don't to keep smiling..
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• Pakistan
12 Oct 09
Very interesting..........you can use hairspray bottle 2 ;)
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@AmbiePam (41594)
• United States
13 Oct 09
It's also good for taking the itchy factor out of mosquito bites. When we were kids my mom used hairspray to make the itching stop. Her mom used it too, and I found out quite a few people did that. I wish I had some hairspray right now because I have a bite that could use a little 'de-itching'.
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@GardenGerty (77754)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Oct 09
I like to use hand sanitizer on itchy things. That is my remedy for itches.
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• United States
13 Oct 09
Hi AmbiePam Are you doing okay today? I bet your glad to have mylot up and running again. I know that I am. So hairspray helps with the itchy bites. Great I will remember that too. Thanks for sharing that with me and you have a great day. Keep smiling my friend.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
12 Oct 09
hi rosepedal, thats a very usual idea. thank you for sharing. happy mylotting. ann
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
12 Oct 09
i mean useful idea. sorry for the wrong word.
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• United States
12 Oct 09
Hi tigeraunt That is okay we all make mistakes. I will give you this one at least you got your mistake. I usually never catch mine...LOL..It really does work. I have tried it myself. Thanks for your response and have a great day.
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@sender621 (14970)
• United States
12 Oct 09
The best place to use hairspray is still on your hair but there are others ways to use it. On Miss Congeniality it was used to keep bathing suits in place. This summer I learned of another use for hairspray. You can use it to kill bees that get into your house. It has to be aerosol hairspray, not the squeeze pump. When you spray bees with it, it makes their wings stick together and they can not fly. Has anybody else of this before?
• United States
12 Oct 09
Hi sender I haven't heard of that but I do see where that can work. Plus hairspray is cheaper than bee sprays. Thanks for sharing that information with us. I will remember this the next time I need to kill a bee. Have a great evening and keep smiling.
@sid556 (31030)
• United States
12 Oct 09
It also is very good in dissolving ink stains off from walls and out of clothing. It works really well.
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• United States
12 Oct 09
Great..I never that one. I have heard that if you get lipstick on your clothes that you can spray it with the hairspray too and it will wipe right off. I haven't tried that one. Thanks for sharing and have a great day. Keep smiling
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@svrider88 (115)
• United States
12 Oct 09
Probably the worst and most unsafe example would be using it as the propellant in a potato cannon. lol
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• United States
12 Oct 09
LOL..yeah I think I would have to agree with you on that one...LOL. Thanks for your response. Have a nice day.
@Imsweet (27)
• Pakistan
12 Oct 09
The uses of hair spray discussed here are really very interesting and funny,I use all the products for the right purpose
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• United States
12 Oct 09
Hi Imsweet It really does work. Before I moved into the camper I had several pieces of artifical flowers. I would spray them like once month and didn't have to dust them the whole month. Thanks for your response and have a great day.
@baybay3 (66)
• United States
12 Oct 09
Hey! Hairspray does do more than just hold hair in place. I didn't know you could spray it on fresh flowers or that it helps keep dust off of artificial plants. I guess you learn something new every day! Someone once told me that they used hairspray to spray the flowers they were drying to help preserve their color.. But I'm not sure if that really works or not. I've also heard that if you have a run in your pantyhose/tights, you can spray it with hairspray to help prevent it from getting any bigger.
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• United States
12 Oct 09
Hi baybay I haven't heard of the preserving colors but I can see that it just might work. I have used the hairspray on panty hose run. You can also use clear finger nail polish for run in pantyhose too. Thanks for sharing and you have a great day. Oh yeah, don't forget to smile.
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@ShepherdSpy (8565)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
12 Oct 09
Lets just say that with My remaining Hair that I have left,such a use for hairspray would be the ONLY way of using it around my place,only I don't buy fresh flowers except to give to My Fiance,and I don't have any fake ones around the place to gather dust!
• United States
12 Oct 09
Hi Shepherd That is okay..I got the message on the hair thing..Well then you can tell your fiance about the hairspray trick to make them flowers last longer. Thanks for sharing and have a great day..Keep smiling.
@kutedarsu (254)
• India
13 Oct 09
Heyy friend, i have searched the uses of hairsprays.. Hairspray hold your hairstyle in place also it helps to remove lipstick from fabric, Preserve a xmas wreath, it also helps to proserve your shoe's shine, Protect childrens's artwork, helps to remove ink marks on garments and to extent the life to cut flowers... NOt only for hairs hmmm
• United States
13 Oct 09
Hi kutedarsu That is very true. I have used for the cut flowers,wreaths,and to stop a panty hose run. Since I started this discussion I have learned about the ink removal. Thanks for sharing and you have a great day. Just remember to keep smiling. Its good for the soul.
• India
14 Oct 09
Thanks dear.. Have an awesome day. have fun
• United States
14 Oct 09
You do the same and I look forward to reading your discussions. Have a great day and keep smiling.
@Keola12 (715)
• United States
12 Oct 09
Hairspray is also good for getting ink stains out of carpet and clothing. During my high school days, my home economics teacher shared this information with the class. Then when I was in college living at my college dormitory, my roommate was devastated because she accidently got ink from an ink pen all over our carpet. I sprayed some hairspray on the ink stains and took a toothbrush and scrub the stain. To make a long story short, that stain dissolved and disappeared.
• United States
12 Oct 09
Hey that is great to hear. I bet it work on markers too. Im getting ready to rent a house or trailer and we have grandkids that come over. Thanks for that information. You have a great day and keep smiling.
@Keola12 (715)
• United States
12 Oct 09
You are very welcome
• United States
12 Oct 09
Thanks again. You are very helpful with that information. Keep smiling..
@drannhh (14739)
• United States
12 Oct 09
Back in the 60's I knew someone who always kept a small can of hairspray in her handbag to fend off predators, since back then we could not get pepper spray. I hope she never had to use it, but there was a famous case where a small woman was attacked by a huge guy and she had to pull a knife out of her handbag to protect herself and then she was arrested and imprisoned for 2 years. So we were all afraid to carry knives, but more afraid not to, because if it was a choice between 2 years and our life, we would choose to save our lives.
• United States
12 Oct 09
Hi drannhh That is awlful to get 2 years for defending yourself. I totally agree I will do 2 years to get to have life. I like that ideal of caring hairspray for protection. Im sure that it would work long enough to get away. Thanks drannhh, I will try to find a small can and start to carry it with me. You have a great day and keep smiling.
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@drannhh (14739)
• United States
13 Oct 09
There something better now and if you have a Big5 Sporting Goods store near you they usually have them in stock -- the pretty pink pepper spray cannisters. They are legal to carry (in most places anyway), very effective, smaller than hairspray, and have a better grip plus lanyard to clip onto a keyring. They cost under $10 and last at least a year...unless you have to use one up, that is. I have also seen ones the size of a tube of lipstick that actually look like lipstick, too--but those are not as good for street use. However, single ladies can use them up close if a date gets out of hand. Sort of the deringer of legal self-defense, lol.
• United States
13 Oct 09
Well thanks drannhh..I appreciate that information. I will have to see if I can find one like that. Pink..that is great because that is my favorite color..LOL..You have a great day and keep smiling..
@BarBaraPrz (14268)
• Hamilton, Ontario
12 Oct 09
You can use it as a fixative for charcoal drawings. It's probably cheaper, certainly better smelling, than the stuff sold in art stores for that purpose.
• United States
12 Oct 09
Hi BarBar That is great to hear too. My mother in law does the charcoal drawings. I will pass that onto her. Thanks for sharing this information. You have a wonderful day and remember to keep smiling.
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@BarBaraPrz (14268)
• Hamilton, Ontario
13 Oct 09
I should add that I'm talking about the aerosol kind, not the pump kind.
17 Oct 09
I use it to keep the charcol or chalk on my paper when I am drawing. I also sometimes spray it lightly over my face to hold make up in place. Sometimes if i run out of clear eyebrow gel i spray a little on my finger and shape my eyebrows with it. I love hairspray.
• United States
18 Oct 09
Hi goldie I have never heard of using it on the face or the eyebrows. What a neat ideal. I did hear from one of the other responses about using it for the drawings. My mother in law does this and I have told her about it. She has tried that and loves it too. Thanks for sharing your tips. Have a great day and keep smiling.
@Trensue (3707)
• United States
14 Oct 09
Now I have to add hairspray to my shopping list. I am not going for a couple of days - so please let me know what brand - this is not one of those things I buy. But I have read your discussion and I obviously need to. Waiting on the brand~ let me know.
• United States
14 Oct 09
Hello Trensue It is really good to hear from you. ARe you doing okay today? The brand isn't an issue at all. I just go to local dollar store and grap any brand. Just make sure that you get the kind in the can. You know the arelsol(missspelled) kind. Thanks for responding and you have a great day. Keep smiling my friend..
@suzzy3 (8447)
13 Oct 09
What a good idea thanks for that.
• United States
14 Oct 09
Hi suzzy Yeah I thought it was pretty neat myself when my friends told me about it. I always try to keep a can of hairspray around just for this purpose. As for my hair I use the non aersol kind. Thanks for your response. Have a nice day and keep smiling.
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
13 Oct 09
we used hairspray at my father in laws store to remove permanet marks from the can goods if he was lower the price or increasein it we spray it with hair spray an the marks came off my daughter also got marker on her favorite dress so I thought why not sure enough it worked I spryed it with hair spray an let it sit an then wash it an the marker came out we also used it for when the kids write on the wall just a little an wipe carefully not to take the paint
• United States
13 Oct 09
Hi enola Good to hear from you. Wow that is really great to hear. Thanks enola for sharing with me. I believed in hairspray for the things that I mentioned but now I have new things to try it on. You have a great day enloa and thanks again. Keep smiling.
@kutedarsu (254)
• India
13 Oct 09
This is a very useful idea that you have shared... Thank you ROSE... Happy mylotting
• United States
13 Oct 09
You are very welcome. I was looking thru our storage and see my aritficial plants and thought I would share this trick with everyone. Thanks for the response. Have a great day and keep smiling..
@syankee525 (6298)
• United States
13 Oct 09
humm pretty cool. i used to use it like for doing art too.
• United States
13 Oct 09
Yes I just found out that it can be used on art pictures. I never knew this. Thanks for your response and have a nice day. Oh yes..keep smiling
• United States
13 Oct 09
I use hairspray to "seal" my pencil drawings to keep them from smudging. Also if you spray it on the underside of your skirt (ladies, I don't know if men can translate this tip to trousers) it helps reduce static cling between your skirt and hose. I've never tried non-aerosol kinds for either of these, so I don't know if they work as well.
• United States
13 Oct 09
Hi crimsonladybug I only use the aerosol can spray. I don't think that the other kind would work as well. Hey thanks for the tip with the skirt thing. I will have to try that too. You have a nice day. Keep smiing.