Remember These Shampoo Brands of the 1970s?

By | October 11, 2018

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Farrah Fawcett’s famous hair made her a natural for promoting her own brand of shampoo in the 1970s, Farrah Fawcett Shampoo. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Believe it or not, even shampoo brands can be representational of the era in which they were made and marketed. Taking another look at these shampoos, that were popular in the seventies but have since gone out of business, is not only nostalgic but also shows us what things were important to people in the 1970s. 

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Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific

This might be the record holder for the longest name of any seventies shampoo. Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific, created and sold by the Andrew Jergens Company, was a must-have personal hygiene product for those on the dating scene. The shampoo was not well-known for getting hair clean or maintaining follicle health. Instead, the product was made using a powerful floral fragrance that lingered in the hair long after the shower. The print and television ads repeatedly showed how men were attracted to women with overly perfumed hair, and the message sent to female users was that they would have a bevy of strangers flock to them at the bar, hoping for an opportunity to sniff their hair.