Yes, it'll style your hair - but your trusty hairdryer can be put to lots of other useful things too!


1. Remove stubborn stickers and labels

If you’ve got a sticker that won’t come off cleanly in one go, give it a blast with your hairdryer. Heating the glue makes it more malleable therefore easier to peel away.

2. Get candle wax off furniture

If you’ve had a wax dripping disaster on wooden furniture, the best way to get rid of it is heating it up again. Put the hairdryer on medium heat the wax until it starts to melt, then wipe it away.

3. Drying nails

Great for when you’re doing your nails in a hurry, whack them under the hairdryer for five minutes for a smudge-free manicure.

Uses for your hairdryer  : drying nail polish


4. Warm your bed

If you hate getting into a cold bed at night, give your sheets a nice warm up with the hairdryer. A much cheaper alternative to an electric blanket!

5. Break in new shoes

Pop on a few pairs of socks, put on the shoes and blast them with hot air in the tight spots to avoid any nasty blisters on their first outing.

6. Stretching skinny jeans

If your skinny jeans are stiff after coming out of the wash, warm them up with your hairdryer to stretch out the fabric. Then you’ll be able to pull them on easily.

Uses for your hairdryer : stretching skinny jeans


7. Ironing clothes

Forget useless travel irons, for crease-free clothes on your holidays just use your hairdryer. Hang your clothes in the bathroom while you shower to get them steamy, then lay them on the bed and blast away the wrinkles.

8. Defrost freezer

If you need to defrost your freezer in a hurry, use your hairdryer.


These brilliant ideas are from Hairtrade – do you know any other clever uses for your hairdyer?