Royal Drene Shampoo

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Description
Drene shampoo was introduced by Procter & Gamble of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the mid-1930s. It was the first modern synthetic (no soap) shampoo and it marked the company’s entrance into the hair care business. In 1946 and 1947 Procter & Gamble sponsored a variety radio program called Drene Time which featured singing and comedy acts, including the Bickersons, played by Don Ameche and Frances Langford. Procter & Gamble produced Drene in the United States until the 1970s.
Royal Drene Shampoo was produced by Procter & Gamble from 1956 to 1968. This bottle sold during the 1960s.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1962-1968
maker
Procter & Gamble Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Physical Description
glass (container material)
plastic (container material)
paper (container material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 10.16 cm x 4.445 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
1985.0475.211
catalog number
1985.0475.211
accession number
1985.0475
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
subject
Hair Care Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

There has to be a way this amazing shampoo can be brought back pleeeeezzzzz.
Hello. Do you know the origin of the name, 'Drene'? Did it refer to one of the ingredients? Thank you.
"I miss Drene Shampoo a lot I would use it in my teens and youth, no other shampoo is currently a match for it regarding hair care, it is real pity is not available anymore."

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