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Shampoo Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    shampoo n
  1. cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair
  2. the act of washing your hair with shampoo v : use shampoo on (hair)
Shampoo Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shampoo \Sham*poo"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shampooed; p. pr. & vb. n. Shampooing.] [Hind. ch[=a]mpn[=a] to press, to squeeze.] [Writing also champoo.]
  1. To press or knead the whole surface of the body of (a person), and at the same time to stretch the limbs and joints, in connection with the hot bath.
  2. To wash throughly and rub the head of (a person), with the fingers, using either soap, or a soapy preparation, for the more thorough cleansing.
Shampoo Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shampoo \Sham*poo"\, n. The act of shampooing.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Shampoo'


Shampoo is a hair care product used for the removal of oils, dirt, skin particles, dandruff, environmental pollutants and other contaminant particles that gradually build up in hair. The goal is to remove the unwanted build-up without stripping out so much sebum as to make hair unmanageable.

Even though most modern shampoos include a conditioning component, shampooing is frequently followed by the use of conditioners which ease combing and styling.

The word shampoo in English is derived from Hindi chāmpo (चाँपो

In the 1860s, the meaning of the word shifted from the sense of massage to that of applying soap to the hair. However, the dull film soap left on the hair made it uncomfortable, irritating, and unhealthy looking.

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* Billy Shampoo is better. I go on first and clean the hair. Conditioner is better. I leave the hair silky and smooth. Oh, really, fool Really. - Billy Madison


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