I have a lot of hair. It’s long and thick. But sometimes I feel like chopping it all off, since all that hair can be pretty high maintenance. So it’s pretty imperative to get the last drop and all my money’s worth from the tons of pricey shampoo and conditioner needed to bring out all its awesome splendor.
I’ve come up with every trick in the book to get every drop of my shampoo and conditioners.
For instance, when I reach what seems to be the last couple of squirts at the end of the bottle, I go to battle — and pridefully wind up getting at least two more rounds of conditioner. I know it’s in there, just waiting and taunting me for my lack of ability to reach it.
I use Pantene Shampoo and the caps are not easy to get off.
But I know if I pull out the big guns, I can usually snap off the stubborn cap, allowing me to stick my finger into the Pantene bottle and wipe out all the shampoo collected at the top. One more shower’s worth of conditioner. Check!
The next time I wash my hair with my Pantene, I have to get really creative.
I’m not afraid to admit that I’m not above sticking my hair right down into the Pantene bottle. You will be amazed at how much shampoo or conditioner you can grab that way!
Then, to get every drop of what’s left, I put just a little bit of water in the bottle, shake it up, and pour it over my hair. It will be a little watery, but it still does the job.
Mission accomplished. Gorgeous hair. I get every drop, so no Pantene goes to waste. And I feel and look and feel like a million bucks.
Help me out. How do you get the last drop of Pantene?
You silly. Just add a little water and shake.
PS. If it’s a tube, cut it in half in the middle, force all the stuff to the bottom and slide the pieces back together.
Actually, I find that all shampoos lather better and last longer if you dilute them with water. Don’t even wait until you’ve reached the bottom of the bottle. As soon as there’s a little room, top off with water, and the thinned shampoo will lather up thicker. Even better, when you start a new bottle, pour some of it into the old bottle (or another bottle if you can’t get the top off your old bottle) and dilute with water.
I use a bobby pin on my toothpaste to it out, but I have yet to crack the code on the best way to get the last drop out of my Old Spice body wash. Those caps do not come off easily. I’ve honestly resorted to cutting them in half just to scrape out what’s left. Are there other brands that have easier caps to open?
I no longer spend money on commercial hair products. I use my homemade soaps – and rinse with apple cider vinegar. I also only wash my hair about 2x per week. A huge money saver!!
Here’s how to get water into your shampoo bottle/tube if the top doesn’t come off: holding the bottle upright, squeeze some of the air out, hold the lid under running water, and let go. As the bottle/tube re-inflates itself, it will suck water in.
As Alex suggests, I commonly use my fingers to scrape out any amount that I can. Even so, I am always frustrated with the shampoo lining the sides of the container that seems to move at the speed of molasses. When I notice my shampoo bottle is almost finished, I purchase a new one and empty the old one into it. If you are able to do so, I place the old bottle on top of the new one and anchor them in the bathroom (against the window, on the floor in a corner, etc.), and leave it there for almost 24 hours to ensure that all of the shampoo has dripped down and into the new bottle.
I would also like to share that I use the commonly posted method of adding water and shaking the bottle for many beauty producs — shampoo when I do not have the time or have yet to purchase a new bottle for my suggested method; body wash containers; and for nail polish (with nail polish remover instead of water).
When there is only a little left, I set my shampoo (or conditioner) bottle upside down in a large plastic glass and leave it like that between washes. When I use it, I keep it upside down and then put it back into the (plastic) glass upside down. It is amazing how many shampoos I can still get even after it sputters like it is empty. From the first time it sputters, I can get 3 or 4 more washes – each time it yields about 1 1/2 teaspoons, and then sputters again.