I loved the long-haired ‘nature lady’ who used to grace the label of this shampoo. She used to bathe in a forest and birds and butterflies would happily hover over her. Clairol Herbal Essence came in a cool bottle, was a beautiful deep aloe green and most importantly, smelled so herbal essence good. I found an old ad (above) and was surprised to also find an on-line petition demanding the return of Herbal Essence. I wonder if the “Gee Your Hair Smells Teriffic” fans have the same passion. These ’70s women are loyal!
Speaking of Gee Your Hair Smells Teriffic, here’s something from the “You learn something new every day” department: Did you know that after Jergens stopped making the popular shampoo in the US, that the only place it was available in the entire world was the Philippines? According to this site:
By the mid-1980’s the products disappeared from [US] store shelves. Jergens had discontinued manufacturing the product. After that, the only place in the world where the items were still available was in the Philippines! Jergens had licensed the product to a manufacturer in the Philippines, and up until today the product has remained available for purchase there!
Well… lucky us!