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Old 08-29-2005   #1 (permalink)
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"Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific!"

Those of us old enough and living in the North American market should remember the above-mentioned shampoo.
They flooded the tv with a lot of commercials.

For those who don't know, it was a VERY heavily perfumed shampoo. You could wash your hair with it and it would still retain a fragrance 24 hrs later.

OK here is the question.....Is there a shampoo that comes close to that on todays market?? I have tried some that I thought had (by sniffing the open bottle) a strong fragrance BUT after buying and trying I have always been dissapointed.

I understand that the "Gee.....Terrific" shampoo is still made and sold in some markets but some say it is not the same as the original.

So once again.......Do any of you know of a shampoo that can equal the above in strength of perfume?? One where the fragrance is still there the next day?? If someone can recommend one, I'd be willing to try.

Thanks!
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It's expensive stuff, but all Aveda products leave your hair smelling terrific. I can always tell an "Aveda" person when standing next to them in line.
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You could always spray your head with some Chanel or lesser costing fragrance.

Sorry...not much help.
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"Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific!"

Those of us old enough and living in the North American market should remember the above-mentioned shampoo.
They flooded the tv with a lot of commercials.

For those who don't know, it was a VERY heavily perfumed shampoo. You could wash your hair with it and it would still retain a fragrance 24 hrs later.

OK here is the question.....Is there a shampoo that comes close to that on todays market?? I have tried some that I thought had (by sniffing the open bottle) a strong fragrance BUT after buying and trying I have always been dissapointed.

I understand that the "Gee.....Terrific" shampoo is still made and sold in some markets but some say it is not the same as the original.

So once again.......Do any of you know of a shampoo that can equal the above in strength of perfume?? One where the fragrance is still there the next day?? If someone can recommend one, I'd be willing to try.

Thanks!
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huh?
deja 'vu.
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Good news....you can still buy this shampoo, actually.

http://www.auctiontopia.com/

I have not come across an shampoo lately that matches it for heav perfume, but I know department stores sometimes sell heavily perfumed lotions and shampoos that match perfumes (for people who want to 'layer' their signature scent)- they are likely expensive though.
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Really purfume-y shampoos are not good for your hair or scalp, actually.

That said, there's some good shampoos available at hair salons that smell terrific. I would only purchase my shampoo there, the lines are more expensive (Paul Mitchell, Joico, Biolage, Aveda) but they are worth it for your hair. The so-called "grocery store shampoos" just leave my hair dry, brittle, flat, and yucky looking in comparison.
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Isn't that what John Edwards uses???? or is that Breck???
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Those of us old enough and living in the North American market should remember the above-mentioned shampoo.
They flooded the tv with a lot of commercials.

For those who don't know, it was a VERY heavily perfumed shampoo. You could wash your hair with it and it would still retain a fragrance 24 hrs later.

OK here is the question.....Is there a shampoo that comes close to that on todays market?? I have tried some that I thought had (by sniffing the open bottle) a strong fragrance BUT after buying and trying I have always been dissapointed.

I understand that the "Gee.....Terrific" shampoo is still made and sold in some markets but some say it is not the same as the original.

So once again.......Do any of you know of a shampoo that can equal the above in strength of perfume?? One where the fragrance is still there the next day?? If someone can recommend one, I'd be willing to try.

Thanks!
I don't know about the commercial ones. I know you can make your own if you wish...with your own perfume. We used to do this a long, long, time ago...

Depending if the perfume is oil or alcohol based (look on the ingredients--if there is any ingredient in the first 3 ingredients with the suffix "ol" it is alcohol based.) If it is oil based (like those essences like strawberry, sandlewood, etc..)-mix about 1-2 drops with one drop of cooking oil (not scented or flavored cooking oil) and beat it into about 3 or 4 tablespoons of your shampoo with a whisk, or stir it really well. If it is alcohol based, note that it will not last as long as the oil and you will need to experiment a little more with adding just the 'right' amount to the shampoo.

Don't add too much oil-your shampoo may not be able to compensate for it. If your shampoo dissolves in the oil and washes away the fragrance, you may want to add it to the conditioner that you use instead.
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I don't know about the commercial ones. I know you can make your own if you wish...with your own perfume. We used to do this a long, long, time ago...

Depending if the perfume is oil or alcohol based (look on the ingredients--if there is any ingredient in the first 3 ingredients with the suffix "ol" it is alcohol based.) If it is oil based (like those essences like strawberry, sandlewood, etc..)-mix about 1-2 drops with one drop of cooking oil (not scented or flavored cooking oil) and beat it into about 3 or 4 tablespoons of your shampoo with a whisk, or stir it really well. If it is alcohol based, note that it will not last as long as the oil and you will need to experiment a little more with adding just the 'right' amount to the shampoo.

Don't add too much oil-your shampoo may not be able to compensate for it. If your shampoo dissolves in the oil and washes away the fragrance, you may want to add it to the conditioner that you use instead.
Thanks for the tip! I will try this.

PS Sorry for the repost! I don't know what happened!!
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Whats the one where they sound like they are having sex while shampooing? Have heard that smells really good....Something like natural essence....
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Whats the one where they sound like they are having sex while shampooing? Have heard that smells really good....Something like natural essence....
Herbal Essence. I knew I wanted that shampoo as soon as I saw the commercial Unfortunately my experience was not very....satisfying.
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Herbal Essence. I knew I wanted that shampoo as soon as I saw the commercial Unfortunately my experience was not very....satisfying.
Damn the luck...I have not used a shampoo in ten years because I shave my head but Donna uses Pantene?sp smells really good....
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Aveda's Shampure Shampoo is the best smelling shampoo I have ever used. In fact, I love it so much I use it as body wash too. The smell lingers on and on and on and on....

It's not available via mass merch though, and is $9.00 for 8 ounces - - so, not cheap.
"Our pure, gentle daily shampoo—with Morikue<SUP>TM</SUP> protein—cleanses and fortifies any type of hair. Infusing it with one of Aveda's original aromas: a calming mix of 25 pure flower and plant essences."
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It's expensive stuff, but all Aveda products leave your hair smelling terrific. I can always tell an "Aveda" person when standing next to them in line.
too funny! I just suggested Aveda to her in the other thread, didn't know there were 2 threads goin'
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