Hair Spray Tips and Tricks

Knowing a few things about using this product can save you time and money. This page contains hair spray tips and tricks.


March 10, 2011 Flag

Here are a few things you can do with hairspray when you need to substitute for other products.

  1. Don't have any bug spray? Spray flying bugs with Hairspray. It will do them in.

  2. Ball point pen on leather sofa? Spray with Hairspray and then rub with a clean rag. Repeat if necessary.

  3. Want to extend the life of cut flowers? Spray the underside of leaf lightly. Flowers will last longer.

  4. Can't find needle threader? Spray the end of thread lightly and it will stiffen it enough to thread your needle.
Try these, they really work!

By dwedenoja from New Creek, WV

March 11, 20110 found this helpful

I use hairspray on spiders, while it dries, they lose their legs. Yes, I am terrified of spiders.

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June 12, 20110 found this helpful

Hairspray works well when you have a ruin in your pantyhose. Also nail polish.

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May 12, 20141 found this helpful

Hairspray does take out ink from some things. I saved a great dress when a pen leaked in the pocket, but it didn't work on a shirt with different fabric:( As for the bugs thing, it works somewhat, and smells much better than bug spray! And it does attract bees as one commenter mentioned, but so does some shampoo/conditioner. We use it to prolong dried flower arrangements, cat-tails, and dandelions the children pick for mom.

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June 4, 20160 found this helpful

If you get ink on your clothes, spray with hairspray. Let it sit for a minute or two and then rub fabric together. Most ink will come out. Sometimes it will take a second spray. Then just throw it in the washer. When clothes are done washing, ink will be gone.

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July 1, 2008 Flag
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Tips for using hair spray. Buy a "Shaper" spray, and a separate "Freezing" spray, generic brands are o.k. Sebastian is one of the originators, I believe, yet there are generics now at great reductions in cost.

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January 19, 2006 Flag
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I wear contacts and also use hair spray, I found that spraying my hair after putting on a sun visor keeps the hair spray out of my eyes and off my face...

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