You cherish them or take them for granted - shampoos and conditioners are an essential part of your world. They are designed to make you hair look, feel and smell fabulous. But did you know that there are other, very useful uses for them. here are 12 Alternative Uses For Shampoo And Conditioner You Never Even Knew About!!  
 
Your go-to alternative uses for Shampoos -  
 
1. Washing up liquid - Shampoo is twice as effective on dirt than regular dish soap and much gentler on skin. 
 
2. Make up brush and hairbrush cleaner - Keeping make up and hairbrushes clean is essential for banishing hidden dirt and bacteria. Remove excess hair and residue from your brushes then leave them to soak in a bowl of warm water and shampoo for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and leave them to dry out for squeaky-clean brushes. 
 
3. Clean delicates - Instead of forking out for expensive hand wash products, just use shampoo to wash your delicates instead. Use shampoo as you would normal hand wash detergent and rinse out. 
 
4. At-home manicure - You don't have to go to the salon to treat yourself to a manicure. Soak hands in shampoo and warm water for silky soft mitts and clean cuticles. 
 
5. Stop mirrors from fogging - Squirt a bit of shampoo on a paper towel and rub it into the mirror then with a clean cloth wipe it away. Next time you shower your mirror will be fog free with no streaks. 
 
6. Body wash - If you've run out of shower gel or want to save space on packing, shampoo can easily be used as body wash. 
 
Your go-to alternative uses for Conditioners - 
 
1. Fabric softener - Keep a bottle of conditioner in your laundry room for when you run out of fabric softener. Conditioner does the exact same job. 
 
2. Shaving cream - Conditioner is a great alternative to shaving cream as it gives you a close shave and moisturises at the same time. Some women find it leaves their skin less irritated than soap too. 
 
3. Cuticle cream - Some cuticle creams can leave you with greasy fingers, instead try dabbing a little conditioner onto your nails beds before pushing them back. 
 
4. Tame static hair - If you are prone to frizz or static hair, put a tiny amount of conditioner on your palms, rub them together and lightly smooth them over your hair. It will keep flyaways at bay and provide a gorgeous scent. 
 
5. DIY detangler - Get an empty spray bottle, fill with water and a dash of conditioner and shake well. Spritz over wet hair to avoid knotty nightmares. 
 
6. Fix stubborn zippers - Conditioner is technically a lubricant so if you have a stiff zipper, rub a little on either side of the zip to get it going again. 
 
So go for it - get that unwated bottle of (cheap?) shampoo or conditioner from the cupboard, try these and let us know how it all went. 
 
Got any other uses we didn't mention? Feel free to drop us a line. 
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