Even though there are like a million different types of shampoo, this foamy friend is essential in every beauty routine. But did you know there is a lot more you can do with your shampoo than just washing your hair? Here are 9 hacks that will make your life a little bit easier.
1. Cleanser for your brushes
It is very important to clean your make-up brushes regularly. If you don’t, you might develop skin infections or blotchy skin. Shampoo could be a great aid to help you clean them. Just use a little squeeze and rub it in the bristles. Make sure you rinse very well otherwise your make-up could get oily.
2. Shaving foam
Being a busy career girl you sometimes have to deal with last minute changes of plans that might lead to hasty situations. The last thing you want in a situation like that, is spending a lot of time on shaving your legs. Using a little shampoo as shaving foam is the perfect solution. Your legs will feel soft and smooth and you are on your way in no time!
3. Soften your feet
After a long day in heels your feet might feel sore. One of my favourite beauty tricks is to smear a little shampoo on my feet just before I go to bed. Put on some thin socks and the next morning my feet will feel super soft. Ready for a new day without any high-heel pain from the day before!
4. Delicate laundry
Some of your pieces need extra care. If you want that perfectly tailored dress with sequins to last, you don’t just want to throw them in the washing machine. Wash those items by hand by putting them in a basin with a few drops of shampoo. They will come out fresh and clean and most importantly: still beautiful.
5. A sparkling bathroom
Make your bath or shower brighter than ever by cleaning it with shampoo! Your bathroom will shine like never before and the job is easily done while you are showering. We career girls are great at multitasking!
6. Make a bubble bath
If you are one of those lucky girls with a bathtub you should really try this. Just pour some shampoo in the bath and wait till it’s filled. Shampoo foams a lot more than regular bath foam and it will clean both your hair and your bathtub in the process. Now it is just a matter of relaxing and enjoying!
7. Polish your favourite pumps
If your pumps or other leather shoes become dull, polish them with a little shampoo. They will shine and look brand new. And you know what they say: “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world”.
8. Remove ugly stains
As a career girl you always want to make a great first impression (who doesn’t?) But sometimes a nasty stain can get in your way. Hairspray, make-up, toothpaste, we have all been there. Such stains are easily removed with a little help from shampoo. Just rub it in on dry clothing and put it in your washing machine. Afterwards your clothing will be absolutely clean!
9. Make your own body scrub
Last but not least: give yourself a shampoo based treat! Just mix your favourite shampoo with a little sugar or salt and you will have an amazing body scrub that will clean your skin without drying it out.
Do you have any other tips on what to do with shampoo? Let me know in the comments!
By Shelley Beekman