Home Remedies using a Hair Dryer

home remedies using a hair-dryer

After shampooing your locks, one of the next logical steps is to use a dryer to bring your hair back to life. However, this device is not only a lifesaver in the bath and beauty department, but is also a solution for many everyday issues. You’ll be surprised just what home remedies using a hair dryer can do for you.

home remedies for hair dryer

Hair Dryer Home Remedies

The hairdryer (also known as a blowdryer) is an electromechanical piece of equipment that blows cool or hot air over your wet or damp hair. The warmth from the dryer accelerates the evaporation of water particles to offer you better control over the shape and style of your tresses. It is the ability to use cool or hot air that comes in handy with the following home remedies for a hair dryer:

a) Get Wax Off Wood Furniture:

When hardened candle wax has settled on your wooden table, melt the spill with a blow dryer on its slowest, hottest setting. You can then use a paper towel to remove the softened wax. Follow up by wiping the area with a cloth dipped in equal parts of vinegar and water. Repeat the process if needed. You can also use this remedy to get rid of wax on silver candlestick holders. Use the hair dryer to soften the wax, and then peel off.

b) Treat Plastic Eyeglasses[1]:

To custom fit your store-bought plastic frame glasses, heat up the ends with a hair dryer. You can then mold them to fit your head. Make sure not to place the dryer on your lenses.

c) Clean Off Radiators [2]:

When dust has settled on the cast-iron radiators around your house, hang a large dampened cloth behind the radiator. Then, use a hair dryer (on the highest, coolest setting) to blow the dust onto the cloth. This will also help to remove dirt hidden in crevices.

d) Cake Decoration:

To create a gloss on iced cakes and cupcakes that look professional, slowly blow a hair dryer on low heat over the entire dessert.

e) Remove Bumper Stickers[3]:

To get rid of stickers on your car bumper, use a hair dryer at the hottest setting to soften the adhesive. After slowly moving the dryer back and forth for several minutes, use your fingernail or an old credit card to lift up the corners and slowly peel away the sticker.  Trying to remove other labels?  Check out our complete list of ways to remove various labels here.

f) Dry Your Clothing:

When a spilled glass of water has left water spots on the front of your shirt or pants, remove the article of clothing and quickly dry with the help of a hair dryer.

g) Clear a Steamy Mirror:

To remove the steam that develops on a mirror when you’ve taken a hot shower, deliver a quick blast of hot air from the blow dryer.

h) Dry Your Nail Polish:

If you don’t want to wait for your nails to air dry, apply low heat from your hair dryer to speed up the process.

i) Dust Remover:

There are plenty of items in your household that collect dust and dirt. To make cleaning much easier to accomplish, put your hair dryer to good use. On the highest, coolest setting, blow the dust from furniture surfaces, carved wood work, art work, artificial flowers, bookshelves, lamps, and computers – just to name a few things.

j) Dry Your Dog After a Bath:

Dog breeds with thick or long coats (like the Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier) need their fur dried quickly after being cleaned so they don’t catch a cold. Use a blow dryer to help with the grooming process. Do not blow dry around the face of your faithful friend.

k) Hot Compress:

When you need a hot compress to stay hotter for a longer period of time, wrap your injury with a dampened towel, and then point your hair dryer at the compress. Use a spray bottle filled with water to keep the towel wet by misting when it starts to dry.

l) Crayon Remover:

To remove the waxy residue of crayons on a wall, set the hair dryer on hot and point at the crayon mark until it starts to melt. Use a damp cloth to wipe off the crayon with another liquid home remedy or small amount of oil soap cleanser.

m) Defrost Your Freezer:

When your freezer looks like an iceberg, unplug the unit and melt the ice by using a hair dryer to speed up the defrosting process.

n) Thaw Frozen Pipes [4]:

Before a plumbing disaster erupts with frozen pipes, use a hair dryer to melt the ice inside a clogged pipe. Set the dryer on high to increase the temperature. Start thawing from the side closer to a faucet. This will give the melting ice a place to drain. Gradually work the hair dryer from the faucet side back towards the frozen area.


[1] http://www.instructables.com/id/13-Unusual-Uses-for-a-Hair-Dryer/

[2] Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things by Reader’s Digest; pg. 89

[3] http://lifehacker.com/5482887/remove-stubborn-stickers-with-a-hair-dryer

[4] Five Minute Fixes by Reader’s Digest; pg. 120.