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Old 07-12-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Ok I got a couple bottles off ebay because people kept telling me how awesome this stuff smells. it's a shampoo from the 70's or 80's but now only made in the phillipines.

I have to admit it does smell really good and lasts all day. But it ended up drying my hair out so severe it broke off!!!!!! I had to go back to using Aveda.

Took a year to get my hair back into shape.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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GASP! I'm so sorry to hear that!

When I was a teen, my mother was watching a talk show where they compared many different types of shampoo and condition, testing to see which was the worst with leaving residue on your hair and which was best. Panteen got last place and Suave got first. I always hated panteen because no matter how long I kept my hair under the water, it never seemed to rinse the conditioner out and left if feeling slimy until it was dry. That is when I learned why.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:23 AM
 
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I like Prell Shampoo; it seems to leave little if any residue and has a nice, unisex herbal smell, and I usually don't need conditioner (which is fortunate, because I don't believe Prell makes one).

About once a month, I'll condition my hair with a tiny bit of Finesse conditioner. A bottle lasts me a year or more.

My hair is thick, tends to oiliness, and is already quite "healthy".
Dryness is not an issue. Greasy residue is the enemy.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:28 AM
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I like Prell Shampoo; it seems to leave little if any residue and has a nice, unisex herbal smell, and I usually don't need conditioner (which is fortunate, because I don't believe Prell makes one).

About once a month, I'll condition my hair with a tiny bit of Finesse conditioner. A bottle lasts me a year or more.

My hair is thick, tends to oiliness, and is already quite "healthy".
Dryness is not an issue. Greasy residue is the enemy.
My hair dresser used to tell me to stay away from prell because it contained enough amonia to give you a perm . LOL !!! I really liked it though but it did have a tendancy to dry my hair out and now pantene is the only one I can use because of allergies to it all it seems LOL !!!!
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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My mom's hair used to look great with prell, my hair would dry out. I have very fine hair and it doesn't react well to most shampoo's
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Hmm what would actually make you think that shampoo made in the Phillipines that you had to buy off E-bay was good I am sorry that happened. Are you able to get a stylish cut at least?
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Ok I got a couple bottles off ebay because people kept telling me how awesome this stuff smells. it's a shampoo from the 70's or 80's but now only made in the phillipines.

I have to admit it does smell really good and lasts all day. But it ended up drying my hair out so severe it broke off!!!!!! I had to go back to using Aveda.

Took a year to get my hair back into shape.
Don't know where you got your information, but this link from the Vermont Country store says made in the USA.
Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific Shampoo available at the Vermont Country Store
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific - LoveToKnow Hair


"Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific" may be discontinued in the United States, but it is still being made in the Philippines. Fortunately, Jergens sold the formula to this shampoo to Vibelle Manufacturing Corporation in the Philippines where it is made and sold.
You can get your own bottle of this terrific smelling shampoo at The Vermont Country Store. This website carries many discontinued and hard to find items from days gone by.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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exactly, I think it's the alcohol.

Last edited by Cupcake77; 07-12-2009 at 01:18 PM..
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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My guess is that b/c it is a product that is supposed to leave your hair smelling, well, "terrific", it contains lots of perfume in it and it is the alcohol in the perfume that's probably causing your scalp to dry out. I know allergy sufferers who can't use scented anything b/c they get a rash known as excema on their skin.
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