New uses for all those old bottles of shampoo

alaskabellealaskabelle Registered Users Posts: 216
I've decided to take all my half-used bottles of shampoo and use them.....

1. As laundry detergent

2. As hand soap

???? any other ideas ????
3aFii, ?/26/36+ (wet)
CG since 5-29-07
Current condish: Nature's Gate Aloe & Regis Cherry Almond

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    dish soap
    Wash the walls
    Underwear detergent
    shaving lotion
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  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Registered Users Posts: 2,369
    shower gel
    3b-3c CG
  • MagooMagoo Registered Users Posts: 2,173 Curl Neophyte
    I read somewhere it's good for washing makeup brushes because it's not as "harsh" as regular soap.
    3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
    Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

    Experimenting with BRHG

    "If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"
  • parzyparzy Registered Users Posts: 246
    I use mine as shower/shave gel, but I add olive oil to mine in the bottle and if you shake it up it makes a nice creamy body wash that won't dry you out as bad and it keeps until it is gone!
    2b (a fine 'n porous wavy)...and finally growing out :-)

    Wash: Deva Low-poo
    Condish and leave in: OneC or Suave Coconut

    Styler: Angell or the Deva foam, sometimes KKKC

    Etc: Set It Free as a refresher

    Protien: Looking for one

    I love hairspray...don't judge
  • ElithiaElithia Registered Users Posts: 297
    Give them to my mom (who has straight hair and uses it :P )
    Proudly CG since 8/10/06 - the story of my hair!
    Type: 3a/b, very thick
    Length: almost BSL wet
    Products: Suave coconut conditioner, coconut oil, Totally Twisted gel

    Don't forget to be awesome!
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Registered Users Posts: 15,402 Curl Neophyte
    parzy wrote:
    I use mine as shower/shave gel, but I add olive oil to mine in the bottle and if you shake it up it makes a nice creamy body wash that won't dry you out as bad and it keeps until it is gone!

    Like that idea! I have a bottle of Jason I will never use; I'm adding castor oil to it.
    My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • stellaBabystellaBaby Registered Users Posts: 237
    I used my cream of nature clarifying shampoo as a body wash and I got itchy after is there a reason why?
    strickly CG.
    BCed Jan 27,07
    I think my hair type is :pain10: 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
    My hair survives on;
    Suave naturals
    Herbal essences set me up gel
    Amla powder
    Other lovies; :laughing8:
    [Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]

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  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Registered Users Posts: 5,297 Curl Neophyte
    stellaBaby wrote:
    I used my cream of nature clarifying shampoo as a body wash and I got itchy after is there a reason why?


    A lot of people have said that CoN makes their skin itchy.
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • BotticelliBellaBotticelliBella Registered Users Posts: 8
    parzy wrote:
    I use mine as shower/shave gel, but I add olive oil to mine in the bottle and if you shake it up it makes a nice creamy body wash that won't dry you out as bad and it keeps until it is gone!

    I tried that (based on this thread) and I really liked it! :-)
  • Koukla72Koukla72 Registered Users Posts: 1,680
    Edited due to a cyberstalker. Sorry, guys. :(
  • Aries_jbAries_jb Registered Users Posts: 1,556
    Koukla72 wrote:
    Wash the dog. :)

    Me too! He smelled so pretty for longest time. That was about a year ago though, since I've been CG for awhile now.
    www.myspace.com/littlemonkey0403
    3B that is no longer CG, but still endeavors to have healthy hair by not using sulfates.
  • FuzzyMonsterFuzzyMonster Registered Users Posts: 259
    How about using it as bubble bath? I haven't tried that, but it seems like a good idea.
    Mostly 2A; Fine and wavy :batman:
  • IsolindeIsolinde Registered Users Posts: 32
    I've really relieved that I can actually use them for something else... I had all but thrown them out. (they're sitting in a box with my hairbrush and my flat-iron)

    The 'cone laden conditioners, I use for shaving creams. But I thought that the shampoos wouldn't be good for anything.
  • RozettaStoneRozettaStone Registered Users Posts: 697 Curl Novice
    I had half a bottle of years-old Aura aromatherapy shampoo. I don't think they make this the same anymore -- it smells incredible, and I think it was the knockoff of Aveda Shampure, or at least it smells like it. However it is full of sulfates. I used it to wash my hand washables, including my yoga and running gear. The scent really lingers and when I'm exercising I will get these great whiffs of the scent, it smells so good! Now that it's gone, I'd love to buy another bottle just for my laundry! Next, I'll be using up my Terax Miel (sulfate) shampoo, which smells great, like honey.
    The question for me is, what will I do with the gels & curl creams my PJ makes me buy now, if I find some that I end up not liking?? :?
    2-something? Coarse, medium underneath. Mid-back. On CG since 5/9/07.
    Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
    Detangle and leave-in: Sally's GVP Conditioning Balm -- I found my HG CO!
    Seal with camellia oil
    Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
    Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
    Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
    Homemade food-based DTs
    RC color
  • Aries_jbAries_jb Registered Users Posts: 1,556
    I use gels and creams that I don't like on days when I'm not leaving the house or to slick my hair back for updos. If the product is completely useless to me, then I give it to my straight-haired mom or sister :lol: .
    www.myspace.com/littlemonkey0403
    3B that is no longer CG, but still endeavors to have healthy hair by not using sulfates.

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