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20 New Uses for Shampoo

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Worse than a wound is often the removal of a bandage. Let a few drops of shampoo soak through the adhesive part and the bandage should peel off without pain and sticking.

In a pinch, shampoo can be used as a substitute for bubble bath.

Shampoo (conditioner, too) works as a great substitute shaving cream. Lather up, shave away. Shampoo is much more nourishing/less drying than soap, which is what many women use on their legs.

Harsh soap can dry out hands, but sometimes you need something strong for extra grime–next time, try using shampoo as a hand cleanser. It tackles messes with out drying out your skin. You can also just put it in your liquid soap dispenser for everyday use.

Shampoo works well to remove body oil and gunk from combs and hairbrushes; comb out any loose hair and swish the comb/brush in some warm water and shampoo. Let it soak for a few minutes, then rinse well.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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1:26AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Thanx for giving us such a useful information on how shampoos could be used for so many different things.. Befor going through it i had no idea regarding ths. .. Also I want to add something that i recently wrote an article on Importance of shampoo . I think this will also make people more familiar about the uses of shampoos...

10:14PM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

thanx

11:55AM PDT on Aug 4, 2011

Thanks for the article. Very informative and useful.

1:30PM PDT on Jul 13, 2011

i really liked this article!

10:52PM PDT on May 20, 2011

Great Article!

1:51PM PDT on Mar 25, 2011

I tried it on laundry stains and a stuck zipper, and it worked. Thank you

10:03PM PST on Mar 12, 2011

Thank you

7:14PM PST on Mar 11, 2011

During the winter I've always had dry flaky skin on my legs. I thought "why not "Head and Shoulders" shampoo instead of a body wash. After all it's for dry flaky scalp. I've used it for about a year and it works wonders. You only need a small amount on a wet washcloth.

10:12AM PST on Feb 25, 2011

Thank you for posting.

9:47PM PST on Feb 24, 2011

Thanks for all the great ideas. Had no idea shampoo had so many uses.

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