Advertisements from long, long ago — fabulous hair edition

31 Responses to Advertisements from long, long ago — fabulous hair edition

  1. bydesign001 says:

    Jolly good, Bob. Really great ads. I remember Brylcreem, Posner’s and a few others. My mother used Posner’s on our hair and I remember the fit she had when me and my sisters began doing our own hair. She complained that we used so much that we could grease a wheel with all of the grease in our hair, lol.

    I don’t remember the Dr. Scott’s Electric Hair Brush but that advertisement is funny. Think I’ll send that to the most politically correct Democrat in my family and watch them bust a gasket.

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  2. says:

    What a fabulous collection. I especially remember the Breck ads.

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  3. Thomas Anger says:

    What does the guy in the last ad use?

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  4. Memories …. light the corners of my mind …. misty watercolor memories …. of the way we were ….

    I remember many of these. Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific really did smell good. Didn’t help my frizz, though.

    Did you send me an email? I did not get it, if you did.

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  5. Lifebuoy for bobs, eh? And since I should be starting supper, I had to look up rising star Betty Gillette. I almost wish I hadn’t. The shampoo add seems to be the pinnacle of her career.

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  6. ksbeth says:

    i must be ‘of a certain age’, as i actually remember some of these )

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  7. Donnalee says:

    I remember many of these and can still smell Prell and Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific. The Vermont Country Store actually sells a lot of these older products in their current incarnation, usually for a high price–sometimes I secretly think it’s worth it, just to have that smell back again.

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  8. Tha’s a lotta ads, BoB. What a trip down Mad Ave.

    ♫ Brylllllcreme, a little dab’ll do ya.
    Use more, only if you dare! ♪
    ♫ Brylllllcreme, the girls’ll all pursue ya.
    They love to run their fingers through your hair. ♪

    There was a time, oh, something over a half a century ago, when my older brother and I had matching “burr with a spur” haircuts. Short on top and sides, but a tuft left up front to which Brylcreme was applied to keep it upswept.

    That’s the extent of my familiarity with that stuff, but I always had to laugh at the jingle, thinking of the gal running her hand through the Brylcreme guy’s hair, then wondering how she’ll get the grease off her hand…

    (Hmm. According to, what we had was something between a burr and a crewcut. Whatever.)


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  9. floridaborne says:

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I remember girls ironing their hair in 1967. In the 1950’s and 60’s we used Prell shampoo, whichhad the consistency of hard jello squeezed from a tube. “Gee, your hair smells terrific” wasn’t all that great — the pet rock of shampoos. 🙂

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  10. I don’t think “Go-Gay” will go over as well today…. 😉

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  11. First thought: O Brother Where Art Thou, Clooney wakes up and yells, “Mah hair!”

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  12. I love these old ads. 😀 — Suzanne

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  13. V.M.Sang says:

    Gosh, these must be old, Bob. I didn’t regognise any of them.

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  14. “Brylcreem a little dad’ll do yer”, So I used to go and buy the stuff. Guaranteed to cause dandruff 😦
    What a pity that lovely word gay has been hijacked to mean anything but 😥 🐻

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