Last week I wrote about a shampoo that was leaving residue in my hair that felt disgusting! I hate that shampoo, and of course, I bought the extra large family size. So now what do I do with it? I was just going to throw it out, but, the other day I was talking to one of my girlfriends who works at a beauty supply store. She told me to use it as a body wash, or when I shave my legs. I used it to shave my legs and the shampoo left my legs silky smooth. It was a great close shave.
So I started thinking. What else can I use this jug of shampoo for? Here are a few ways to use shampoo other than your hair, and I am sure to try to get rid of this stuff.
1. Keep some shampoo in the laundry room. It can be used as a spot cleaner and gets rid of ring around the collar.
2. Lubricate squeaky hinges.
3. Clean your bathroom. It is a good tub and toilet cleanser.
4. Clean your delicates like nylons or lingerie with shampoo and water.
5. Use shampoo to make great bubbles in a bubble bath.
6. Shampoo is great at taking out paint from clothes and your paint brushes.
7. Add some shampoo with a little conditioner to make a fantastic liquid hand soap.
8. Shampoo has been known to be a great chrome cleaner. Use on tire chrome, kitchen and bathroom chrome.
9. Spot clean carpets and rugs. Use a dab of shampoo and a clean rag. Use water to rinse and dab dry.
10. Do at home manicure. Soak fingers in warm water and shampoo to soften and clean your fingers and cuticles.
11. To keep your sweaters looking nice, wash with shampoo.
12. Shampoo is a great degreaser. Use it on greasy stove or refrigerator to remove spots and grease.
13. Spot clean upholstery.
14. Clean grill rack in oven or grill.
15. Use shampoo and water to clean floors. Wood, tile. Also a good cleaner for wood doors.
I use about two tablespoons of shampoo in the washing machine to wash my real sheepskin rugs. They are hair, and the shampoo cleans them without overlaying,or stripping the lanolin. I then air dry them, stretching them both directions about every hour or so. You can also comb or brush them while drying.
Vinyl records. Make a 2/3 to 1/3 mix of water and shampoo/conditioner in plastic spray bottle. Shake. Two light sprays on each side, wipe in a circular motion with micro fiber cloth.Rinse each side and let air dry for a few hours. First play will probably accumulate some light dust and gunk on your stylus. Not to worry, it all the filth coming out of the grooves. Your Lps fidelity will kick up an amazing 50% or more and most if not all crackling and pops will disappear. Don’t believe me? Try it first on a Goodwill record. Good luck.
I didn’t know about almost any of these uses! Shampoo is also amazing fir cleaning makeup brushes. I have never had any issues with it damaging my brushes and ZERO fallout. It cleans super well, too, and takes minimal time to do. Definitely give it a shot and add it to the list!
All of the above shampoo tips are great! It also works well to remove hairspray from walls and woodwork. Often when hairspray is used the over spray reaches other walls and surfaces and is very hard to remove.
I put a little shampoo on a wet sponge, work the shampoo through the sponge. Apply a nice coat of the shampoo to the wall. Wipe the surface clean with a damp cloth.