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Thread started 02/12/11 11:27am

Wowugotit

1970's Shampoo Brands

I'm 39 and I fondly remember these shampoo brands in the late 70's when I was a child.

That 70's Shampoo:The Best Retro Shampoos from the 1970's

Most of These Shampoo Brands Are No Longer Available, but Oh the Memories.

Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific. The commercials were corny, but this shampoo by Jergens lived up to its name. Sure, a cute guy sniffing your hair and saying, "Gee, your hair smells terrific" was totally 70's, but so what? Guys dug the smell of this shampoo and so did I. This shampoo is so beloved that there's even a Facebook page dedicated to bringing the original formula back. (check out the Vermont Country Store for this shampoo www.vermontcountrystore.com)

Body on Tap. This 1978 shampoo from Bristol-Meyers was all gimmick and people ate it up. Or maybe they drank it up, because the original formula for Body on Tap contained 1/3 real beer. According to an article by Alan Taplow, a former purchasing manager for Bristol-Meyers, the brew used in the shampoo was Budweiser. All I know is, this shampoo made my hair look great. Or maybe that was just the beer goggles.

Faberge Organics. The commercials for this shampoo were legendary, claiming "If you tell two friends about Faberge Organics shampoo with wheat germ oil and honey, then they'll tell two friends, and so on and so on and so on". There were several incarnations of this famous commercial, including one starring actress Heather Locklear. Oh, and the shampoo was pretty good too. (check out the Vermont Country Store for their version of this shampoo available now www.vermontcountrystore.com).

Breck. In the 1970's, every girl wanted to be a Breck Girl. And why not? The Breck Shampoo advertising campaign portrayed the Breck Girl as the all-American beauty with long, shiny hair. Famous beauties like Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Tiegs, Kim Basinger, Brooke Shields and Christie Brinkley were all Breck girls. Were you a Breck Girl too?

Agree. If you suffered from a case of the "greasies", you needed Agree Shampoo. Agree's big selling point was that it helped stop the greasies between shampoos. Before this ad campaign, I had never heard of the word greasies. I think they made it up. Still, this shampoo smelled absolutely yummy. Agreed?

Wella Balsam. The commercials and print ads for this shampoo featured Charlie's Angels beauties Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith. The Wella Balsam ads were straightforward-

the shampoo promised wash-in body and shine. And all consumers needed to see was the gorgeous heads of hair on the ladies who peddled it. That was convincing enough for me.



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Reply #1 posted 02/12/11 11:31am

Mach

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Reply #2 posted 02/12/11 11:40am

Wowugotit

Mach said:

I loved the smell of herbal essence. My hairdresser swore if i used it for very long it would strip my hair and make it ultimately fall out - lol!

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Reply #3 posted 02/12/11 11:57am

Wowugotit

I religiously used Farrah Fawcett shampoo through 1983. I think it was one of the best over the counter shampoos out at the time. I used to order it by the case from Faberge.

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Reply #4 posted 02/12/11 1:27pm

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Wowugotit said:

I'm 39 and I fondly remember these shampoo brands in the late 70's when I was a child.

That 70's Shampoo:The Best Retro Shampoos from the 1970's

Most of These Shampoo Brands Are No Longer Available, but Oh the Memories.

Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific. The commercials were corny, but this shampoo by Jergens lived up to its name. Sure, a cute guy sniffing your hair and saying, "Gee, your hair smells terrific" was totally 70's, but so what? Guys dug the smell of this shampoo and so did I. This shampoo is so beloved that there's even a Facebook page dedicated to bringing the original formula back. (check out the Vermont Country Store for this shampoo www.vermontcountrystore.com)

Body on Tap. This 1978 shampoo from Bristol-Meyers was all gimmick and people ate it up. Or maybe they drank it up, because the original formula for Body on Tap contained 1/3 real beer. According to an article by Alan Taplow, a former purchasing manager for Bristol-Meyers, the brew used in the shampoo was Budweiser. All I know is, this shampoo made my hair look great. Or maybe that was just the beer goggles.

Faberge Organics. The commercials for this shampoo were legendary, claiming "If you tell two friends about Faberge Organics shampoo with wheat germ oil and honey, then they'll tell two friends, and so on and so on and so on". There were several incarnations of this famous commercial, including one starring actress Heather Locklear. Oh, and the shampoo was pretty good too. (check out the Vermont Country Store for their version of this shampoo available now www.vermontcountrystore.com).

Breck. In the 1970's, every girl wanted to be a Breck Girl. And why not? The Breck Shampoo advertising campaign portrayed the Breck Girl as the all-American beauty with long, shiny hair. Famous beauties like Jaclyn Smith, Cheryl Tiegs, Kim Basinger, Brooke Shields and Christie Brinkley were all Breck girls. Were you a Breck Girl too?

Agree. If you suffered from a case of the "greasies", you needed Agree Shampoo. Agree's big selling point was that it helped stop the greasies between shampoos. Before this ad campaign, I had never heard of the word greasies. I think they made it up. Still, this shampoo smelled absolutely yummy. Agreed?

Wella Balsam. The commercials and print ads for this shampoo featured Charlie's Angels beauties Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith. The Wella Balsam ads were straightforward-

the shampoo promised wash-in body and shine. And all consumers needed to see was the gorgeous heads of hair on the ladies who peddled it. That was convincing enough for me.



I used Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific, Body on Tap, and Agree. Loved them all.

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Reply #5 posted 02/12/11 2:02pm

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breck!!that was still out when i was little. i remember that in the house. and prell

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Was it "Gee" that had the "...and they told two friends who told two friends and so on and so on and so on"?

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Reply #7 posted 02/12/11 2:15pm

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lazycrockett said:

Was it "Gee" that had the "...and they told two friends who told two friends and so on and so on and so on"?

No - that was Fabergé Organics.

This was my favorite...endorsed by Dorothy Hamill (I had the same haircut)...

(The photo is of the conditioner, but there was a shampoo, too.)

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Well If i had bothered to read the copy I wouldnt have asked the question. Duh! shrug

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Reply #9 posted 02/12/11 2:33pm

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I actually used every one of those shampoos at one time or another, along with Prell (which is just awful for your hair - strips it completely) and the original Pert.

I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #10 posted 02/12/11 2:36pm

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Genesia said:

I actually used every one of those shampoos at one time or another, along with Prell (which is just awful for your hair - strips it completely) and the original Pert.

I remember pert and pert+

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Reply #11 posted 02/12/11 2:55pm

Wowugotit

Genesia said:

I actually used every one of those shampoos at one time or another, along with Prell (which is just awful for your hair - strips it completely) and the original Pert.

OMG! I completely forgot about Pert. Didn't it have conditoner in it too? Remember Deminsion? It was kind of obscure.

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Reply #12 posted 02/12/11 3:08pm

Wowugotit

Genesia said:

I actually used every one of those shampoos at one time or another, along with Prell (which is just awful for your hair - strips it completely) and the original Pert.

OMG! I completely forgot about Pert. Didn't it have conditoner in it too? Remember Deminsion? It was kind of obscure.

In the 80's I bought Finesse, Flex, Vidal Sassoon, Halsa, Jhirmack, Apple Pectin and then Paul Mitchell and Redkin.

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Reply #13 posted 02/12/11 4:46pm

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Pert, Prell, Head & Shoulders lol

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Reply #14 posted 02/13/11 1:02am

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Wowugotit said:

I religiously used Farrah Fawcett shampoo through 1983. I think it was one of the best over the counter shampoos out at the time. I used to order it by the case from Faberge.

I used to use it too! The first version with her picture on the bottle. That smelled so good!

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Reply #15 posted 02/13/11 2:40am

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purplemookiebut said:

breck!!that was still out when i was little. i remember that in the house. and prell

Prell is still around...

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Reply #16 posted 02/13/11 2:45am

RubyButterfly

Ha! I used all of those at one point or another. lol

I especially loved Agree.

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Reply #17 posted 02/13/11 2:48am

RubyButterfly

Genesia said:

I actually used every one of those shampoos at one time or another, along with Prell (which is just awful for your hair - strips it completely) and the original Pert.

Oh lord, Prell. For many many years my father would ONLY use Prell. He'd pitch a fit if ever he ran out and had to use the shampoo my mom would get for herself and my sister and me.

Then for some reason he switched over to White Rain. shrug

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Reply #18 posted 02/13/11 2:54am

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RubyButterfly said:

Genesia said:

I actually used every one of those shampoos at one time or another, along with Prell (which is just awful for your hair - strips it completely) and the original Pert.

Oh lord, Prell. For many many years my father would ONLY use Prell. He'd pitch a fit if ever he ran out and had to use the shampoo my mom would get for herself and my sister and me.

Then for some reason he switched over to White Rain. shrug

I still use it occasionally during the summer. I work in a VERY hot kitchen, and it's the only thing that seems to get all the sweat and funk out after working 10 hours mid-August.

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Reply #19 posted 02/13/11 4:13pm

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Wowugotit said:

I religiously used Farrah Fawcett shampoo through 1983. I think it was one of the best over the counter shampoos out at the time. I used to order it by the case from Faberge.

I loved that one! omg it smelled so nice

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Reply #20 posted 02/13/11 4:14pm

ZombieKitten

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Ha! I used all of those at one point or another. lol

I especially loved Agree.

omg I must have had that one too lol

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Reply #21 posted 02/13/11 4:23pm

Mach

Wowugotit said:

Mach said:

I loved the smell of herbal essence. My hairdresser swore if i used it for very long it would strip my hair and make it ultimately fall out - lol!

The original scent was the very best !

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Reply #22 posted 02/13/11 5:01pm

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benjaminira said:

Wowugotit said:

I religiously used Farrah Fawcett shampoo through 1983. I think it was one of the best over the counter shampoos out at the time. I used to order it by the case from Faberge.

I used to use it too! The first version with her picture on the bottle. That smelled so good!

Here it is......

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Reply #23 posted 02/13/11 5:02pm

BlackAdder7

the original pantene in the round bottles...

vidal sassoon shampoo....

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Reply #24 posted 02/14/11 3:45am

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pert, prell, breck, gee your hair smells terrific, herbal essence

the name gee your hair smells terrific always made me giggle ....

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Reply #25 posted 02/14/11 3:52pm

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vainandy said:

benjaminira said:

I used to use it too! The first version with her picture on the bottle. That smelled so good!

Here it is......

Thanks! I haven't seen the ad or the bottle in years! Brings back wonderful memories! Thanks Andy!

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Reply #26 posted 02/14/11 4:32pm

JohnnieBullo

And what, pray tell, is shampoo?

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