Smithsonian museums continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read a message from our director, and check our website and social media for updates.

Breck Basic Conditioner with Protein - The Texturizer Regular Body

Breck Basic Conditioner with Protein - The Texturizer Regular Body

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Hair Conditioner, Bottle of
conditioner
hair care product
maker
Shulton, Inc.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Wayne
Physical Description
sd alcohol 40 (product active ingredients)
hydrolyzed animal protein (product active ingredients)
pvp/va copolymer (product active ingredients)
stear-alkonium chloride (product active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 13.335 cm x 6.0325 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
1993.0024.47
catalog number
1993.0024.47
accession number
1993.0024
Credit Line
Gift of American Cyanamid Company
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Best product I ever used and nothing today comes close to that product.
Although I'm a guy and not the typical Basic Breck Texturizer user/consumer, I have to say that I never encountered any product in the last 50 years that did more for styling my own coif. I think it must have be the hydrolized animal protein more than any of the other ingredients, but who knows, and who might ever be persuaded to try to bring a similar product to market???
I'm with Elizabeth. This product was terrific and it's hard to believe no company bought the formula, because nothing on the market today comes close. (Although, it was too concentrated and did need to be mixed with water. Maybe there weren't enough sales because not enough people figured that out.)
I loved this product and was truly crushed when it wasn't available anymore. I've tried many other texturizers over all the years and nothing comes close to this.

Note: Comment submission on our collection pages is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon!

If you have a question or require a personal response, please visit our FAQ or contact page.