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12 Wacky Uses for
Clairol® Herbal Essences®

  1. Wash your clothes in a hotel bathtub. Plug the bathtub, and begin filling it half-way with water (warm for separated colors, cold for mixed colors), and add one or two tablespoons of shampoo (like Clairol Herbal Essences) to the running water. Submerge the laundry in the soapy water, let the soak for 10 minutes, swirl and knead the garments in the water for 5 minutes. Drain the water, wring out the clothes, and rinse each item under the running water, wringing out any remaining soapy water. To dry, Hang the wet clothes over the shower curtain rod, a retractable clothesline, or outside draped over a patio railing or patio chairs.
  2. Remove ring-around-the-collar. Since the dirt rings in collars are generally sebum oil stains from your hair, rub oily hair shampoo (like Clairol Herbal Essences) into the fabric and rinse clean.
  3. Clean carpet. Use a capful of any scent Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo in your carpet shampooer to clean carpet, simultaneously scenting your home.
  4. Wash dishes. If you run out of dishwashing soap, wash your dishes in the kitchen sink with Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo. It's perfect for camping since it is biodegradable.
  5. Clean hairspray build-up from a curling iron. Use a damp, soft clean cloth to rub a few drops of Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo on a cool, unplugged curling iron. Rinse clean and dry.
  6. Hand wash lingerie. Mix one teaspoon Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo in a sink filled with warm water, let the lingerie soak in the sudsy solution for five minutes, and rinse clean without wringing the items. Lay the lingerie on a white towel, roll up the towel to absorb excess moisture, and then hang up the lingerie to drip dry.
  7. Make a bubble bath. Pour one capful of Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo under a running tap in the bathtub.
  8. Clean grease from your hands. A dab of Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo cuts through the grime on your hands.
  9. Wash your car. Add two capfuls of Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo to a bucket of water and soap up your car with the biodegradable suds.
  10. Clean hair brushes and combs. Add a capful of Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo to warm water. Shampoo cuts through sebum oil, leaving your brushes clean and fresh.
  11. Clean water-soluble hair dye from carpet. Blot up as much of the hair dye as possible, wet the stain with water, and rub in a few drops of Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo. Blot, rinse, and blot. Repeat if necessary.
  12. Shave. Apply Clairol Herbal Essences Shampoo to wet skin as a substitute for shaving cream.
Copyright © 1995- Joey Green. "Clairol" and "Herbal Essences" are registered trademarks of Procter and Gamble.
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