Got dirty hair? Get yourself some shampoo and jump in the shower! Shampoo is soap made especially for washing hair.

Use shampoo for the liquid soap itself, or for the act of using it: "I don't have time for a shampoo, so I'll wear my favorite cowboy hat." It's also a verb: "I love the way my hair smells after I shampoo it!" You can also shampoo a carpet—or a dog. Shampoo originally meant "to massage," stemming from a Hindi root, champo, "press or knead muscles."

Definitions of shampoo

n cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair

Type of:
cleaner, cleanser, cleansing agent
a preparation used in cleaning something

n the act of washing your hair with shampoo

Type of:
hair care, haircare, hairdressing
care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair

v use shampoo on (hair)

apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny
Type of:
lave, wash
cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

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