Q-Ban Hair Tonic was produced by Q-Ban Hair Laboratories, Hessig-Ellis Drug Company of Memphis, Tenn. The Q-Ban trademark was registered by the company in 1919, but they claimed to have been producing the product since 1900. By 1939 the trademark was in the hands of another company.
Most advertising for this product falls between 1914 and 1924. "Sunshine and Air are free," ran one advertisement in 1917, but "with Q-Ban Hair Tonic you can restore vigor and beauty to your hair and get ‘Back To Nature.’" A 1920 advertisement claimed Q-Ban Hair tonic "checks falling hair, dandruff, bald spots, and gray."
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