Hair Dryer Tricks

by Melissa

Last week’s tip Tuesday was all about tips for hair brushes so I thought I would follow that up with unexpected tricks and uses for your hair dryer. You know besides using it to blow dry your hair. πŸ˜‰

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  • Dewrinkle: Get rid of the wrinkles! This works great for items you may have been storing like shower curtains or tablecloths. Just be sure to hold it a good foot away from the item so you don’t do any melting. That would be bad!

  • Dusting: Dust those places that are hard to reach by shooting them with some air. Be sure you start from the top and work your way down otherwise you’ll be redusting.

  • Erase Marks: You can erase crayon marks by blow drying it and letting the wax melt then wiping it clean with a sponge. This will also work on wax spills.

  • Detach a Photo: Use the heat from the dryer to loosen the glue from photo album pages.

  • Frosting hardener: What? Yes… you can use a blow dryer on cool to harden cake/cookie frosting.

  • Dry your body: My hubby does this all the time, use the hair dryer to dry off before putting on your clothes. If you are in a rush to quickly get dressed right out of the shower this works great and no trying to squeeze into clothes while they cling to you.

  • Mirror Defogger: Speaking of showers…one of the most annoying things is fogged mirrors, especially if you are trying to do your makeup. Use a hair dryer to quickly and easily remove the steam so you can get on with your morning.

  • Detecting Leaks: Got a leak around your window or door? You can use a hair dryer to blow air from one side while another person holds a flame on the other side. If it blows out or starts to really move then you know where your leak is coming from.

  • Loosening Glue: Getting off hard to remove stickers from shoes, jars, etc. Thanks Bessie for this tip. This is definitely a good one too. πŸ™‚

    What other ways do you use hair dryers besides for the obvious hair drying usage?


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    Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It May 1, 2012 - 2:35 PM

    Wow, those are some great ideas! I’m going to go get my blow dryer and try some of those out today. Thanks!

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    Melissa May 1, 2012 - 3:41 PM

    Happy Blow drying!! haha πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    Lais May 1, 2012 - 3:24 PM

    Great tips! Especially the one about hardening frosting!

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    Melissa May 1, 2012 - 3:41 PM

    I know… who would have thought right?

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    Rebeccaβ™₯ May 1, 2012 - 3:37 PM

    I’d never heard of the majority of these! Especially getting wrinkles out, amazing?! Great post!
    whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.co.uk x

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    Melissa May 1, 2012 - 3:43 PM

    Thanks hun. πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    Melissa May 1, 2012 - 3:41 PM

    Thanks hun! πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    Elle May 1, 2012 - 4:38 PM

    Great tips! I didnt know half of these tips!:)

    Fashions on Top

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    Bravoe Runway May 1, 2012 - 5:37 PM

    My other hairdryer trick for you to add is to get rid of those annoying stickers on shoes at marshall’s and tjmaxx? You can use the hair dryer to get that sticker right off!

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    Melissa May 1, 2012 - 7:18 PM

    Great one… I wasn’t thinking about getting off hard to remove stickers but definitely adding it up there.

    Thanks,
    Melissa

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    Amber May 1, 2012 - 7:09 PM

    you always have the best tips. I would have never thought to use a hair dryer to detect a leak. Clever!

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    Melissa May 2, 2012 - 2:09 PM

    πŸ™‚

    Thanks!

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    LolaStar May 2, 2012 - 12:01 AM

    Love this post, I was literally sat here like ‘Oh why didn’t I think of that?!’

    I always use my dryer to dry off wet spots on my clothes if they’re not dry when I need them haha.

    Lola ..x

    LolaStarHearts.com

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    Melissa May 2, 2012 - 2:09 PM

    Yes, I do that too with wet spots. πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    Stacie May 2, 2012 - 2:05 AM

    Great tips – I already use it for de-wrinkling sometimes but I had no idea or had just never thought about a lot of the tips!

    http://superficialsydney.blogspot.com.au/

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    Melissa May 2, 2012 - 2:10 PM

    πŸ™‚ Thanks…. and thanks for following.

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    Zia Blue May 2, 2012 - 12:35 PM

    Wow, thanks for the tips! I’d never thought of any of these xD

    Zia
    http://singing-blue.blogspot.ca/

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    Melissa May 2, 2012 - 2:11 PM

    Your welcome! πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed them.

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    Phil and Darby Hawley May 3, 2012 - 10:02 PM

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing these. Stopping by from Southern Lovely Show and Share πŸ™‚

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    Melissa May 3, 2012 - 10:54 PM

    Thanks so much for stopping by. πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    Karo May 4, 2012 - 3:31 PM

    I personally prefer the Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Dryer which is amazing, it uses ceramic which keeps the hair smooth, shiny, soft and healthy. plus it dries the hair really fast πŸ˜€

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    Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife May 5, 2012 - 8:00 PM

    Great tips!! TFS!!

    Stopping by from Somewhat Simple linky party. Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/04/another-coat-for-holly.html

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    Melissa May 5, 2012 - 8:49 PM

    Thanks πŸ™‚ & Yay for army wife bloggers! πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Melissa

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    Lizzums - BeneBelle September 12, 2012 - 10:01 AM

    My fella dries off with my hair dryer too :3 He also has quite long hair for a bloke and has recently started blow drying it… No complaints here. *oggles* I also use it to scare the cat when she’s being naughty and yanking the curtains open when I’ve just come out of the bath! :B we’re totally losing some of our deposit for those curtains… xx

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