How To Use Your Shampoo In Different Ways

How To Use Your Shampoo In Different Ways

I have this habit/penchant or obsession (or whatever you may call it) of stocking up/hoarding products like shampoos, shower gels, body lotions as I don’t experiment much with my skin care products. My father would always shout on me that our bathroom shelf looks more like a “naai ki dukaan” (counter at the salon). But, I am sure that I am not the only one who is high on hoarding; there are a lot of people who love to buy products like shampoos randomly.  With time, I did pull the strings on this habit of mine, like now, if I have to try a new brand/product, I purchase a smaller-sized bottle first and if it suits me well, I would go ahead and buy a full/big sized pack. But still, there are times, I am left with a few shampoo bottles which fail to impress me/cause hair fall and it’s hard to just toss them away.

How To Use Your Shampoo In Different Ways

So, presenting here a list of ways with which you can put your otherwise vain shampoo to use other than your hair:

1. Washing:

I use shampoos for washing my delicate clothes when I run out of liquid detergents (like Ezee) and it does a good job. I have also seen shampoos working well on tough stains, like you can just apply some undiluted shampoo directly on the stain and wash it off later on. I also wash my daughter’s stuffed toys at home and I use shampoos for that.

2. As a Hand Wash:

Shampoo works pretty well as a hand wash, I just fill the empty hand wash bottle with 1/4th amount of antiseptic like Savlon/Dettol and fill the rest with some shampoo which lathers well. It makes for a nice hand wash and that too anti bacterial.

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How To Use Your Shampoo In Different Ways

3. Hand/Foot Soak:

Now, this is not something new, I am sure a lot of people use shampoos in pedicures or manicures.  I add some fragrant oil/bath salt +shampoo to a tub of water and often create a foot/hand soak at home this way. In the same manner, it can also be used as a bubble bath.

How To Use Your Shampoo In Different Ways

4. Clean brushes and combs:

I wash my makeup brushes in a mild/baby shampoo and it works pretty fine without harming the brushes. For hygiene purpose, I wash my hair comb/hair brush every week and I use a water+shampoo solution for that.

5. Cleaning:

Shampoo can be diluted with some water and used for cleaning things like glass tables, mirrors, houseplants, delicate show pieces, crockery, rugs, carpets, refrigerators, microwaves or just about anything you can think of.

How To Use Your Shampoo In Different Ways

6.  Shaving:

One can also use a shampoo (preferably the one with conditioner) for shaving. I have tried it many times before/when I shave my hands and it does work well.

How To Use Your Shampoo In Different Ways

So, these were the ways I try to utilize my abandoned bottles of shampoo. If you are like me and you do end up buying a shampoo just to find out how you hate it, you can now put it to at least some use instead of just discarding it.  Also, I would love to know if you can think of any other uses apart from the ones listed above.

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35 thoughts on “How To Use Your Shampoo In Different Ways

  1. such a unique idea to write such an article nupur wow. …I liked the idea of washing delicate cloths witj shampoo. coz already using it as foot soak and brush cleaner. one more use, wash your car with diluted shampoos. ….cham chamaati car nikal k ayegi without damaging the luster of original car paint polish….

  2. This was cool. *happy dance* *happy dance* Sometimes our hair needs a break from all those coloured bottles promising new claims XD

  3. Ohh those are some great uses. I do use it for cleaning my brushes besides washing my hair but I’ll try the other uses too now. Great post!

  4. nice to see you back in action nupur…
    how the baby nupur doing? God bless …
    Loved how you have listed uses for the shampoo. I too wash all the furry toys with a shampoo which keeps them soft.
    I use a conditioner for shaving as it helps the blade to glide easily.

    Nice tips *thankyou* *thankyou* *thankyou*

  5. Super tips Nupur *happydance* I already use it for my brushes and foot soak, now it’s time I try the delicate clothese wala idea 😀 I have this top with pearl embellishments on it and giving it to the laundry each time is such a pain *scared* so I’m gonna try this for that! *happy dance* *thankyou* Furfuri(if I may call so) 😛 after Sanjeev ji kept that name for you, I feel it is the best name 😛

    1. Thanku Princy *pompom* *pompom*
      haan do try washing ur pearl embl. wala top with a shampoo *haan ji* *haan ji*
      n of-course u can call me dat no worries 😛 😛

      1. *hihi* *hihi* ths r d ones left wid me currently, I discarded a few empty bottles last week only *preen* *preen* *duh* *duh*

    1. Ab toh meiko b car wash krna pdega shampooo le k *pigtail* *pigtail*

      Jomolllllll u knw whattttt mr husbnd came home fr lunch today n thr ws no soap on d basin n he said humei b shampoo dedo koi handwash krne k liy *headbang* *silence*

  6. this is sooooo awesome nupurii!! dint know we could use this as a hand wash but totally makes sense. I’ d try using my shampoos various ways now . yay!! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

  7. Ratiii thnkooiooo *pompom* *thankyou*
    N u toh know…Mera dimag kbhi kbhi chacha chaudhary se b tezz chlta h *duh* *shy* *nails*

  8. I too use shampoos for cleaning mt combs n makeup sponges/brushes and also as emergency bathroom cleaner if I’m not having any lizol/bathroom cleaner at hand. *hihi*

  9. Nupur!!! 🙂 So glad you’re writing again! How have you been? This is a very good article… I use shampoo for my at-home pedis and manis. I am going to try the handwash idea now!

    1. Thanks Samantha 🙂 I am good, what about u ? I was reading ur co wash article some days back 🙂
      ya, do try 🙂 *haan ji* *haan ji*

      1. I am doing good 🙂 It is always so nice to read old articles, yeah? Today, the whole day, I used shampoo for handwash. I love it!!! *happy dance*

  10. I can so much relate with this article! Me too a hoarder of shampoos… To get away from my mom’s taane I utilize them doing all such stuff :p

  11. thanks u sweetie *thankyou* …. u saved me 😛 … as i hv 4 bottles now n i was wondering wht to do *ghost* …

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