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Thursday, October 14, 2010


Beauty editor Nicole Emmerling has a great tip for us today. -- AP

Thanks, Anastasia! Raise your hands. How many of you have tossed out cans of hairspray before they’re empty due to clogged nozzles? I’ll bet every one of you has suffered that wasteful frustration at one time or another. Well, guess what! You don’t have to ever again. Here’s a simple solution for unclogging that nozzle.

Pour a little rubbing alcohol in the hairspray can’s cap, enough to cover the nozzle. Pull the nozzle off the can, and let it soak in the alcohol for a bit. Rinse the nozzle, and insert it back into the can. Voila! Your can of hairspray is as good as new!

Thanks, Nicole! I would imagine this tip might work for other spray can products as well. I’ll have to give it a try the next time one of mine clogs up. What about the rest of you? Do you have any special tips to share? Post a comment to the blog this week, and you're entered in the drawing for a free book from our Book Club Friday guest author. -- AP