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Does anybody else use shampoo as a body wash ?

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JellyTots2009 Tue 22-Oct-19 22:05:29

A few days ago I was in the bath and noticed I was out of shower gel of any kind, DP said he would pop to the shop but comes back with Dove shampoo!
I thought sod it I'll use it for now. Well I also used it the next day and then tonight and I can't get over how soft my skin is.
It has got to be the shampoo as my moisturiser I put on after never leaves my skin like this.
However just had a quick look on google and you shouldn't really use shampoo as it will be slimy on the body, hard to rinse off and has chemicals in that are good for washing hair not really for your body but it's not the end of the world.
Wondering does anybody else do this and also think their skin is super soft?
I may continue to use it just because of this effect

formerbabe Tue 22-Oct-19 22:07:09

I do all the time!

TreacherousPissFlap Tue 22-Oct-19 22:11:14

DH has done this for years and actually, now I come to think of it, has extremely soft skin confused

JellyTots2009 Tue 22-Oct-19 22:19:46

It must definitely be the shampoo!

SwampOfDeath Tue 22-Oct-19 22:24:01

If I am washing my hair in the shower I just wash my body with the shampoo suds, absolutely don't bother to get shower gel out as well.

Lwmommy Tue 22-Oct-19 22:25:24

I do, but then I use kids 2in1 shampoo, herbal essences raspberry and almond so I smell like a bake well tart grin

haverhill Tue 22-Oct-19 22:35:47

I don’t but I did use Dove hand soap as shampoo once and my hair was gorgeous!

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 22-Oct-19 22:39:46

Yes but mine is a solid bar shampoo and I CBA faffing with different bars in the shower. Does the job beautifully.

StarlightLady Wed 23-Oct-19 07:03:38

I do when I’m holiday or away for work. ‘Never noticed any difference. At the end of the day, it’s all detergent. I use hair conditioner for shaving my legs, pits and bits.

MrsT1405 Wed 23-Oct-19 07:55:07

I shower after a swim at the pool and just take one bottle of shampoo and use that. I have a good scrub down twice a week at home as I feel the shampoo leaves me in need of an exfoliation.

Puta Wed 23-Oct-19 07:59:07

All shampoo and body wash is basically just fairy liquid. When I was v v skint years ago I used to use cheap washing up liquid for everything: head, arse, plates.

Teacakeandalatte Wed 23-Oct-19 08:06:01

Don't do this with Volumising Shampoo it will give you a thicker, full body.

Heymummee Wed 23-Oct-19 08:10:14

I’ve done this plenty of times! It does make your skin really soft, but I can’t imagine it’s good to do long term. If you regularly exfoliate to get anything that the shampoo leaves on your skin off, I don’t see what the problem is.

YippeeKayakOtherBuckets Wed 23-Oct-19 08:13:15

Always have. Shampoo from head to toe and then conditioner if I’m shaving.

Dh always amuses me with his lotions and potions, mainly because he’s essentially bald but still uses different products for hair and body.

Ginfordinner Wed 23-Oct-19 08:13:38

I just use bars of soap. Shower gel and shampoo leave a film on you skin so places like armpits never get properly clean.

Blibbyblobby Wed 23-Oct-19 08:18:17

Another solid shampooer here. If I'm travelling / gym-ing I use the solid bar for hair and body rather than carry two.

Grimbles Wed 23-Oct-19 08:23:09

As shampoo is meant to clean the skin on your head, theres no real reason why you cant use it to clean the rest of your skin 🤷‍♀️

Rosere Wed 23-Oct-19 08:53:43

Have done if I'm stuck. I do use shampoo to hand wash my bras though. I figure it's gentle enough for my head, it's going to be gentle on my boobies 😂

penisbeakers Wed 23-Oct-19 09:11:03


penisbeakers Wed 23-Oct-19 09:12:00

@teacakeandalatte - I have always wanted a bigger arse, might have to try this.

redchocolatebutton Wed 23-Oct-19 09:14:42

I do, though prefer to use bar soap on pits and bits.

but dh doesn't unless the bottle says 'shampoo and body wash'
but he is the type who can't use kitchen cleaner in the bathroom either or use body lotion on hands hmm

user1493494961 Wed 23-Oct-19 09:21:11

Sometimes, I think it's probably all the same.

MsRinky Wed 23-Oct-19 11:18:13

Bar soap on pits, bits and feet, shampoo suds on hair and rest of body. Obviously.

jackparlabane Wed 23-Oct-19 11:21:54

Take two bottles into the shower? Not me! (I do use shampoo and conditioner, but the shampoo suds clean the rest of my body just fine as long as its simple cheap shampoo like Alberto Balsam - posh brands leave some sort of residue that's slimy)

OpheliaBee Wed 23-Oct-19 11:22:52

I just use the suds from washing my hair on my body. Unless I’m not washing my hair... and even then it’s still shampoo because I view shower gel as a bit of a con.

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