Today’s throwback is dedicated to personal hygiene. Remember those products that have come and gone? Some we loved, others we tolerated, some are still around. Here are some from my growing up years.
1. Mr. Bubble. I was never a huge fan of baths as a little kid, even though I loved the water. A bubble bath, on the other hand, was a treat!
2. No More Tangles – My grandmother bought this just for me and used it whenever I stayed over. My mother did not use it, and there were both tangles and tears. Maybe that’s way I dreaded the bath?
3. Prell Shampoo – How could something so green not be good?
4. Herbal Essence Shampoo – You’ll tell two friends, and they’ll tell two friends, and so on. I liked the smell of this one.
5. Body On Tap Beer Shampoo – Why?
6. Nair – Oh my goodness. My dad was a dermatologist and had a fit when he saw that I bought this. He had so many people visit his office with horrible reactions to this product. Still, it wasn’t as scary as a razor.
7. Love’s Lemon Scent – To this day the scent of lemon takes me back to junior high.
8. Loose Powder with a big puff – I remember having this stuff after a bath when I was little. I like plain ole baby powder better, thank you very much.
9. Aim Toothpaste – I liked this minty green gel so much better than the boring old crest toothpaste my mom always bought.
10. Noxzema Cream – From acne to sunburn, this stuff was the best. And that fresh tingle it gave you… brrrrr.
March 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm
Notice anything familiar about the shoes in the Nair ad? They are back! LOL. Loved Aim as well and can attest to using Noxema and going double brrrrrr. Can’t let go of my big powder puff and extra large powder container – still have and use one today 🙂 Cute post.
March 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm
Everything old is new again, huh? Glad you took the trip down memory lane with me, Gale. 🙂
March 13, 2014 at 6:16 pm
great memories- especially the Herbal Essence as the fragrance in it was from the company my father worked for, and was his account. He helped Clairol choose the fragrance they used. There was never a shortage of it in our house!!
March 13, 2014 at 7:42 pm
Neat story! 🙂
March 14, 2014 at 7:25 am
I remember some of these – though some did not reach South African shores.
March 14, 2014 at 8:06 am
I am sometimes amazed by which products are universal (or at least multi-national). Coke and Ford, sure, but some of these? I wonder why. 🙂
March 14, 2014 at 9:33 am
Depends on whether the manufacturer is in the country or not. Johnson & Johnson is in South Africa, for example, but Arm & Hammer are not.
March 14, 2014 at 9:17 am
I remember some of the products. I was one of the nair-victims, your dad was right, I had a horrible week with inflamed armpits. I bought Herbal Essences again, but it isn’t still the same. The smell is great, but I think it’s not really the jackpot for my hair :o) Thanks for a great post, it’s great to be a teenager again … for some minutes :o)
March 14, 2014 at 9:38 am
It would be fun to go back in time, if we could pick the exact moments! 🙂
March 14, 2014 at 9:42 am
yes! it would change a lot of things :o)
March 14, 2014 at 5:34 pm
I’ve nominated you for the Lighthouse Award. You can find the guidelines on this page:
If you accept awards, please accept this with my gratitude…if not, I get it. They are lovely, but take a long time and it’s way, way, way too difficult to only thank a few people since so many wonderful people support us on our journeys. No worries. Thank you either way. Donna
March 14, 2014 at 5:48 pm
How very kind of you, thank you, I am honored. 🙂