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shampoo

Pronunciation: /ʃæmˈpuː/

Translation of shampoo in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -poos)

  • 1.1 u and c (product) champú (masculine) herbal shampoo champú de hierbas
    Example sentences
    • The more volume you can get in your hair from shampoo, setting gel and a round brush, the better the height.
    • Add in 1/2 cup of regular baby shampoo or liquid dish soap to aid the process.
    • Use a hot-oil treatment after every shampoo and follow with liquid, not creamy, leave-in conditioners.
    Example sentences
    • The vinegar pulls out the old shampoo cleaning the carpet as well.
    • Vacuum your carpet regularly, and do not use liquid carpet shampoos to clean them.
    1.2 countable/numerable (act) lavado (masculine) shampoo and set lavado (masculine) y marcado
    Example sentences
    • To clean your scalp between shampoos, especially if you wear braided or dreadlocked styles, wipe it with an astringent-soaked cotton hall or pad.
    • As well, the pigments used have less capacity for oxygenation and thus stay small enough to be removed from the hair cortex in 6 to 12 shampoos.
    • To one tablespoon of lemon juice, add a pinch of black pepper and massage this on your scalp before a shampoo.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-poos, -pooing, -pooed)

  • 1.1 [hair] lavar I'm going to have my hair shampooed voy a ir a lavarme el pelo or la cabeza a la peluquería 1.2 [carpet/upholstery] limpiar

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