to wash (the head or hair), especially with a cleaning preparation that does not leave a soap film.
to clean (rugs, upholstery, or the like) with a special preparation.
Archaic. to massage.
the act of shampooing.
a preparation used for shampooing, especially one that does not leave a soap film.
- sham·poo·er, noun
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How to use shampoo in a sentence
A big drive in the industry is for both less harsh and harsh chemicals in shampoos but also to do so in a way that’s sustainable.Has a startup finally found one of food science’s holy grails with its healthy sugar substitute? | Jonathan Shieber | February 26, 2021 | TechCrunch
For context, the top ecommerce seller in beauty of 2018 was shampoo.
It’s a no-brainer, Santini brainstormed, that soon the kid Cartersville has known for such a while, all grown up, will be alongside Patrick Mahomes and Troy Polamalu in those ads for, of course, shampoo.Trevor Lawrence’s hometown will root for him wherever he goes — even if he goes to the Jets | Chuck Culpepper | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
The test could be simply sniffing your morning cup of coffee or the shampoo you use in the shower.Daily DIY Sniff Checks Could Catch Many Cases Of COVID-19 | LGBTQ-Editor | December 17, 2020 | No Straight News
These chemicals cost little to make and often show up in soaps and shampoos.Analyze This: Perfumes from everyday products collect in distant ice | Carolyn Wilke | September 30, 2020 | Science News For Students
The idea of a soap being advertised as gluten-free struck me as ludicrous—roughly on par with a shampoo proclaiming to be low fat.Celiac or Not, Gluten Free Dish Soap Is Ridiculous | Russell Saunders | July 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lo and behold, hydrolyzed wheat protein showed up in some shampoo and conditioner I had in my own house.Celiac or Not, Gluten Free Dish Soap Is Ridiculous | Russell Saunders | July 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While “at home, Mr. Jordan uses a shampoo and conditioner from Herbal Essences that happens to be pink,” WSJ reports.Taylor Swift Channels Kate Middleton; NBA Players Admit Beauty Obsessions | The Fashion Beast Team | November 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The family, villagers, and the Taliban were even incensed by a shampoo commercial, featuring Humira, which played on television.
Hair makes a pretty good sponge for oil—why do you think you have to use shampoo?
A good lather is applied all over the body with good friction by the means of a shampoo brush and soap.The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
Twice a week he should be given a thorough soap shampoo (also described in the Appendix).The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
Two charming girls, radiant and lovely, raised their voices in grateful song, hymning the virtues of Rayglo shampoo.Operation: Outer Space | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
We fear that we shall not find time to shampoo your cat, as we shall be so busy taking care of our own.Zut and Other Parisians | Guy Wetmore Carryl
I don't think there is anything in the way of a haircut or a shave or a shampoo that could make me like my girl any less.Short Stories of Various Types | Various
British Dictionary definitions for shampoo
a liquid or cream preparation of soap or detergent to wash the hair
a similar preparation for washing carpets, etc
the process of shampooing
(tr) to wash (the hair, etc) with such a preparation
- shampooer, noun
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