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History of Shampoo

Posted by Ben Stevens on

History of Shampoo

Some of you may not know, but many years ago I received a B.A. in history.  I've always been fascinated with things of the past, which has lead me to some exploring of the history of soap nuts.  There are some remarkable facts about soap nuts that may surprise you.  First let us begin with the origin of shampoo.  The word itself originates from India and only goes back a few hundred years, when the English who were occupying India began using the word.  The word itself actually means head massage, which is what we do when we shampoo our...

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