Farrah Fawcett Shampoo with Vitamins and Minerals

Farrah Fawcett Shampoo was produced by Faberge, Inc. of Hollywood, Calif., from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s. Under the leadership of George Barrie (1964-1984), the company launched many cosmetic products and deployed celebrities, including Joe Namath, Roger Moore, and Muhammad Ali, to endorse them.
Capitalizing on the enormous popularity of Farrah Fawcett and her famous blond tresses during the 1970s, this shampoo was part of an entire line of Farrah Fawcett hair care products. The efficacy of vitamins, minerals, proteins, and herbs on hair is still debated. This particular bottle was likely produced between 1977 and 1979.
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
. . an energy bath for hair. . . .help hair maintain its vitality . . to make hair behave right away!
Currently not on view
Object Name
hair care product
date made
ca 1978
Physical Description
plastic (container material)
paper (container material)
overall (including lid): 20.5 cm x 9.5 cm x 2.5 cm; 8 1/16 in x 3 3/4 in x 31/32 in
lid: 3 cm x 2.5 cm; 1 3/16 in x 31/32 in
overall: 8 in x 3 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in; 20.32 cm x 8.89 cm x 3.4925 cm
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles, Hollywood
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Hair Care Products
Health & Medicine
Hair Care Products
American Enterprise
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
American Enterprise
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Visitor Comments

6/8/2016 4:28:48 PM
Christine Betlem
You know there's always a scent that takes you back to one particular place in time....this was it for me!!! Memories of a pre-teen coming home from a day at the ocean, full of sand and all sunburned...and getting into the shower and washing my hair with this glorious smell!!!! I know Farrah's gone, but I WISH somehow they could bring this scent back!!! It would bring me right back to 1979!!!!
6/26/2016 2:00:37 PM
I agree! It was a great favorite of mine, "back in the day"- special memory- wish they would bring if back now!!!...
7/10/2016 9:05:32 PM
Angeles Ascencio
Él shampoo era maravilloso, te dejaba una suavidad en el cabello y el aroma te duraba bastante era hermoso este aroma, ojalá alguien retomará la fórmula, saludos
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