Shampoo can be used to hand wash garments, but it should never be used in a washing machine. It causes the machine to overflow with suds and may also ruin the clothes being washed. More »

Baking soda, borax and oxygen-based bleach make excellent alternatives to laundry detergent. Baking soda is inexpensive and is excellent for cleaning clothes. The easiest method is adding 1 cup of baking soda to the wash... More »

To make your own car wash soap, fill a bucket with a mixture of warm water, dish detergent, borax and powdered laundry detergent. This procedure takes roughly 5 minutes and requires a large bucket, latex gloves, a paper ... More »

It takes more than a washing machine and detergent to rid your laundry of bacteria. Bleach and hot water are needed to kill the bacteria. More »

Sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS, is an organic compound used in many cleaning, makeup and hair products, which acts similar to a detergent. Like any widely used chemical, there are pros, cons and widely differing opinions. More »

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Filloxane is a shampoo ingredient that serves as a hair thickener. The compound is only found in L'Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Volume Filler products. It thickens the hair by penetrating the strands and expanding the ... More »

A shampoo that claims to grow hair faster has entered the market. However, it is generally said by most professionals that it is not possible to make hair grow significantly faster. More »

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