DIY Hairspray Hacks

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What else can hairspray be used for? From how to dry roses with hairspray to how to use hairspray to remove stains, here are several DIY hairspray hacks for you!

Spray some hairspray onto your artwork and recipe cards to preserve them.

How To Use Hairspray As A Sealant or Varnish

Spray some hairspray onto your artwork and recipe cards to preserve them.

Spray a little hairspray on the end of the thread and let it dry.

How To Use Hairspray To Thread A Needle Easier

Spray a little hairspray on the end of the thread and let it dry.

It'll make it much easier to push through the hole on a needle.

It’ll make it much easier to push through the hole on a needle.

Spray a little hairspray onto the ink stain.

How To Use Hairspray To Remove Ink Stains

Spray a little hairspray onto the ink stain.

Blot with a damp cloth.

Blot with a damp cloth.

Repeat spray & blot until the ink is gone.

Repeat spray & blot until the ink is gone.

Pour hairspray into a recycled jar.

How To Use Hairspray As Glue

Pour hairspray into a recycled jar.

Twist the jar so that the hairspray coats the entire inside of the jar. Dump out the hairspray when your done coating.

Twist the jar so that the hairspray coats the entire inside of the jar. Dump out the hairspray when your done coating.

Pour glitter into the jar and twist the jar making sure the glitter sticks to the hairspray inside. Dump out the extra glitter and let it dry completely.

Pour glitter into the jar and twist the jar making sure the glitter sticks to the hairspray inside. Dump out the extra glitter and let it dry completely.

Use it around your home to hold things like make up brushes, pens, or turn it into a beautiful candle holder.

Use it around your home to hold things like make up brushes, pens, or turn it into a beautiful candle holder.

Spray hairspray onto a rubber glove.

How To Use Hairspray To Remove Pet Hair

Spray hairspray onto a rubber glove.

Wipe the fabric with the pet hair with your glove.

Wipe the fabric with the pet hair with your glove.

The hair will stick to the hairspray on the glove. Rinse your glove off and repeat the process.

The hair will stick to the hairspray on the glove. Rinse your glove off and repeat the process.

Spray your roses and flowers with hairspray and let them dry out. The hairspray helps them last longer and then as the flowers dry helps preserve them.

How To Dry Out Roses and Flowers with Hairspray

Spray your roses and flowers with hairspray and let them dry out. The hairspray helps them last longer and then as the flowers dry helps preserve them.

These are flowers from my bouquet that I sprayed, let dry, and made this display.  They still look colorful and great 21 years later :)

These are flowers from my bouquet that I sprayed, let dry, and made this display.  They still look colorful and great 21 years later πŸ™‚

Got static?  Spray it with a little hairspray and it'll go away.

How To Use Hairspray For Static

How To Stop Runs In Tights, Stockings, and Stop Tights From Slipping

Got static?  Spray it with a little hairspray and it’ll go away. 

Spray your pantyhose and it’ll help prevent runs. 

A stage secret – spray your make up lightly after you’ve put it on and it’ll last longer. 

After painting your nails, spray it with a little hairspray and it’ll dry faster.

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More Hairspray Hacks

  • Help bobby pins keep their grip
  • Get rid of static cling
  • Keep unruly brows or eye brows in place
  • Make your own lint roller
  • Dry nail polish faster
  • Dry flower petals and leaves
  • Keep your lipstick from smudging or bleeding
  • Keep fly away hair strands in place
  • Get rid of sticker residues
  • Protect index cards
  • Preserve a Christmas wreath
  • Use it to cover chalk art and other crafts to protect it
  • Hold curls in place
  • Keep it handy for sewing, it can help you thread the needle

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33 Comments

  1. jodie filogomo says:

    These are great tricks. I’ll have to use that for threading a needle for sure.
    As for the pet hair, I find that just putting water on my hand does the same thing!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    #seniorsalon

    1. Thank you Jodie and thanks so much for sharing that tip with us. Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  2. Wow! Who knew hairspray would work for so many things? The funny thing is that I keep a bottle around, but I never use it on my hair. LOL I’ve used it for ink on clothing before putting in the wash. Now I have a lot more ideas I can use.

    1. Thank you so much Linda, and the secret is the alcohol that’s inside for that one πŸ˜‰ I’m glad you use some of these and found a few more.

  3. Hi,
    Just thought I would pass along that I also use hairspray to spray flying insects that sneak into my home such as yellow jackets, and wasps. When sprayed their wings become sticky and they will fall to the floor and can be disposed of. Also it is less toxic than chemical bug sprays.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing with everyone Phyllis. Love that idea of non toxic bug spray.

  4. My favorite tip this week is cleaning up pet hair!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing Terri. My daughter has a guinea pig and that one is one she needed to learn to help remove the hair before putting hairy stuff in the washer πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve got cans of hairspray but don’t use it on my hair so this is perfect! Thanks for sharing those little tips at the Mark and Jan Show Let’s Party!

    1. Thank you so much Jan and it’s a great way to use that up. Thanks for a great link party.

  6. These are some great ideas to repurpose hair spray that I didn’t know about. Had I known about removing ink stains off clothes, my kids would still have some of their tops I threw out. Thanks for linking this post with us at #OMHGWW and hope to see you next week.

    1. Thank you so much Alice and the secret as to why hairspray works on those ink stains is the alcohol inside πŸ™‚

  7. Wow I didn’t know many of these hairspray hacks. Found you on Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party.

    1. Thank you Candy, I had lots of fun researching and trying them. I’m grateful to have some new go tos.

  8. Wow. Who knew? Not me! I will remember to grab my hairspray to get rid of the next ink stain! Thanks for the tips!

    1. Thanks so much Catherine, and I love that one too. The secret is the alcohol inside the hairspray.

  9. I’ve used hairspray on art done with pastels or chalks to stop it all coming off everywhere, I remember learning that trick in art class at school but the rest – wow – who knew? Apart from you of course and now us!!

    1. Thanks Julie and I’m so glad you were taught that trick in school too. Such a great one.

  10. I had not heard of some of these. I always wonder if I am suppose to use aerosol or pump hair spray…
    πŸ™‚ gwingal

    1. Thank you Nikki and I tried to get away from aerosol but with all the dance performances sometimes that just works better for certain things.

  11. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

    1. Thank you so much Marilyn, see you at the next party πŸ™‚

  12. I’m just sitting here reading this saying “Wow, this is amazing” I definitely need the pet hair one and the glitter jars. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday

    1. Thank you so much Jenny and I’m thrilled you liked some of these too. Our household needed the pet hair and I love making those glitter jars – great gifts and so many possibilities.

  13. I knew that hairspray was good for more than my hair, but I appreciate the tips that you shared that I did not know about!

    1. Thank you so much Amy, I appreciate it and am glad you like them.

  14. Chas,

    What great tips! Threading a needle! Yes!!!! Who knew (other than you) about all the other cool uses. You need to write a book, seriously. Thanks again for a great post.

    1. You are so sweet Mary, thank you (and thanks for the giggle). I have one book out there already, maybe it’s time to write some more πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Marie, and I love that one too… so many gift ideas right?!!!

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