Adding Mouthwash to Shampoo

A bottle of mouthwash next to a bottle of shampoo.I have some lovely shampoo that leaves my scalp winter-itchy! Recently, I recalled that Listerine-type antiseptic is a good skin conditioner, so I began using it on my face. I had quite a bit left, so mixed it, half-and-half with my shampoo. I also added some drops of tea tree oil. Now, I have a wonderful shampoo that relieves all the itchiness, and leaves my hair feeling wonderful.


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December 2, 20182 found this helpful

I checked with other websites regarding doing this and the instructions are to wash your hair as you normally do, rinse then mix with mouthwash with water 50/50, apply to hair, leave on for a few minutes and rinse again. No where was it suggested to mix with shampoo.

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December 3, 20181 found this helpful

Good to know, though knowing how lazy I am, I'll probably continue to mix with shampoo; I usually dilute shampoo with water before use, anyway. Thanks for that info.

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September 12, 20220 found this helpful

I mix original Listerine with my shampoo in equal parts about every 6 weeks to 2 months because I sweat in my head alot. I have thick hair so it has a slight stinch. (yuck). Just being honest. I work in a rather hot place. My hair needs it. Ive never had an issue. It cured my scalp fungus too. That's why I originally started using it.


I condition it heavily with a processing cap. Rinse it all out with cool water. Air dry or blow dry depending on the time I have. Flatiron. Add some oil spray. I'm good to go. Hair still healthy. No issues. If a person's hair is already dry and brittle it may not be good tho.

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December 2, 20181 found this helpful

I'm going to try your method of mixing some Listerine with shampoo. I'm also having a problem with itchy scalp.

I have used it full strength applying it with a cotton ball and it helped a lot. I let it set for a minute or so and then washed my hair with Head & Shoulders dandruff shampoo & conditioner with almond oil. It really helped the itching.


I have read that Listerine will make your hair grow. Don't know about that but I could use some extra hair on my head.

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December 3, 20181 found this helpful

Great! I have found a half-n-half mix (listerine/shampoo) works well for me. You might consider adding tea tree oil (20? drops per 16 ounces of mix), and it is readily available at any pharmacy. Good luck.

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December 3, 20181 found this helpful

I actually have some. I'll do that.

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December 4, 20181 found this helpful

I'd suggest making a small amount to try it; if it works well for you, great!

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