A mum has revealed how she keeps makeup stains off her clothes by using hairspray to create a protective barrier.
Alicia Baily, from Essex, has more than 1,000 followers on TikTok and another 42,000 on Instagram, where she posts under the handle @tiredasamother_ab.
The mother-of-two has gone viral after claiming she covers her clothes with hairspray for up to 20 minutes before putting them on to avoid makeup smudges while getting dressed.
It left many viewers impressed and eager to try the hack for themselves, but critics warned that clothes could become more flammable if coated in hairspray.
Alicia Baily (pictured), from Essex, has gone viral on TikTok after revealing how she keeps her clothes from getting covered in makeup stains
Posting on TikTok, Alicia demonstrated that a beige blazer from Primark had hairspray around the neckline
Alicia has racked up over 200,000 views on her viral video as many people are able to relate to the challenges of keeping light colored clothes from stains such as lipstick and foundation.
She captioned the post: “Quick hack to stop makeup on your clothes.” #hack #makeuphack #clotheshack #clothinghack #quickhack.’
Alicia showed off a beige blazer bought from Primark spread out on her bed as she demonstrated the importance of spraying the décolleté with hairspray.
The mother-of-two recommended letting the hairspray dry for 10-20 minutes before wearing the garment.
Alicia recommended waiting up to 20 minutes after spraying the garment before putting it on, in the clip which has been viewed over 200,000 times
Alicia captioned the post: “A little hack to stop makeup on your clothes”
She told commenters that she also used the hack on white clothes to avoid makeup stains.
She explained that the trick should work with any brand of hairspray, but said she used Wella Silvikrin Firm Hold Hairspray.
A flood of commenters praised Alicia for sharing the hack as they admitted to struggling to keep their own clothes clean.
One person wrote, “I have so many skimpy blouses with makeup stains on them!” I’m really trying this!”
Another commented: ‘Oh this is better than what I do. I usually put my clothes on, then put on makeup, then spray my neck and chin and let it dry. I’m trying this one.’
Many of the responses admitted that they were eager to try the hack for themselves, while revealing that they had struggled to keep their clothes clean in the past.
A third said: ‘I bought this jacket and am going to buy another because of the makeup on the collar. I would have liked to see that ‘
A fourth added: ‘Thanks for sharing. Orange collars are a nightmare. Nice jacket. Before I knew it, I would have left it at the store, too light.
However, others have warned that hacking could be dangerous as hairspray is flammable.
“Keep away from the flames then,” one wrote.
Another said: “Then when you sweat everything gets sticky.”
A third asked: “Does this damage the fabric over time?”
Other commenters have warned that covering clothes in hairspray could make them more flammable