Whether you’re on vacation and forgot your fave styling product or at home and running low on your go-to miracle worker, we’ve all been forced to improvise when it comes to our hair products at one point or another. And while our fave hair brands definitely keep our tresses looking fab, some of the other products we have in our beauty arsenal can also do the trick when we’re in a pinch.
In the interest of saving money and time, we’ve got five beauty products you might want to multitask with next time you’re about to run to the store to reload your hair product supply.
Heading out for some fun in the sun without a hat? Don’t. A lot of us tend to forget SPF coverage for our sensitive scalps, and end up regretting it later.
If leave-in hair SPFs are too sticky for your taste, all you have to do is shake on a bit of that portable powdered SPF brush you already use on your face. Easy, right?
Our favorite product: Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50
In between dye jobs and can’t stand the thought of showing your gray roots? You’re in luck if you’re a dark-haired gal.
Simply reach into your beauty bag and pull out an old mascara you’re close to tossing out. The wand’s bristles and flexible shape make mascara ideal for wiggling in between your roots to subtly cover up your little secret.
Our favorite product: CoverGirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara
Body Lotion or Balm
You know those fancy schmancy leave-in conditioners that are all the rage? Well, darlings, we’re going to let you in on a little secret. If all your dry hair needs is a slight boost in moisture before you head out for the day, you can just rub a dab of your fave body lotion or balm in your hair and await enviable results.
Our favorite product: Yes To Coconut Head-to-Toe Restoring Balm
The rumors are true, ladies, Chapstick really will tame your flyaways in a pinch. And if you’re anything like us, you likely carry one with you wherever you go anyway, so don’t be shy about putting this multitasker to work on your pesky out of place strands.
Our favorite product: emerginC in Lips We Trust Lip Balm
So your intense workout left your locks looking as greasy as a French fry? Yeah, that’s not a pretty look for anyone. If you’re all out of dry shampoo, those blotting papers your face loves so much sure do come in handy when you’re looking to mop up unwanted grease.
Our favorite product: NYX Blotting Papers