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You use it to dry your hair, but did you know that your hair dryer is good for so much more? For everything from removing labels to making your eyelashes super curly, here are 15 wacky hair dryer uses you’ll wish you had known sooner.


Hair Dryer Uses You’ve Probably Never Thought Of

Remove stickers and sticker residue with ease. I wish I had known this tip sooner… I usually scrub and scrub to remove stickers!



Defog your mirror after a hot shower. This should save you a few minutes of waiting for the mirror to clear every morning.



Break in new shoes in just a few minutes. Put on the thickest socks you have, slip your shoes on, and then apply heat. Easy peasy.



If you have kids, you’ve surely had a masterpiece or two drawn on your wall. Use your hair dryer to heat the crayon wax, and it’ll wipe right off. And here are even more parenting hacks you need to know!



Have you ever ruined a piece of wooden furniture by placing a wet drink or hot dish on it? Get the moisture out of the wood (thus removing the water mark) by heating it with your hair dryer for about 10-15 minutes.



Unfreeze items that stick to your freezer with a quick blast from the hair dryer. We’ve all had a bag of peas stuck to those shelves, right?



Remove vinyl lettering on shirts bought at thrift stores. They’re applied using heat, so it makes sense that they can be removed that way, too.



Adjust eyeglasses frames to make them fit just right by applying a little heat.



If your hair dryer has a cool setting, use it to dry your nails. Don’t use the heat setting, though… it’ll make your nail polish smudge!



Remove candle wax from any surface. No more worries about dripping!



Get a professional finish on your cake by lightly heating the icing with a hair dryer and allowing it to cool. It makes the icing look shiny.



Make s’mores without a fire. You won’t get the toasted effect on the marshmallow, but it’s still pretty darn tasty.



Heat your eyelash curler to make your lashes extra curly before applying mascara.



Remove car dents with a hair dryer and a can of compressed air. Find out how here.



If your lock is frozen shut in the winter, a blast from the hair dryer can help you get your door unstuck.