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Lustre-Creme Shampoo with Lanolin

Lustre-Creme Shampoo with Lanolin

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Object Name
hair care product
date made
ca 1955
product launched
Colgate-Palmolive Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City
overall: 1 7/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I also used LusterCreme Shampoo in the 1950's when I was little. We used it up until I was about 10 years old in 1960. I heard that the company had burned down along with the formula. I was the best shampoo. It made your hair smell good and made it real shiny. I tried using Prell which was a new product but nothing was as good as Luster Creme to this day.
When I was a little girl in the 1950s my mother would wash my hair in the kitchen sink. I climbed up on the counter and lay down on my back on the drainboard and hung my head over the side of the sink. We used Luster Cream. it had an unusual consistency not creamy, but it glistened. I don't know what was in it but it smelled lovely.
That is too funny. I thought we were the only ones whose mom washed her little girls’ hair in the kitchen sink that way...and with Luster Creme! My mom was a licensed hairdresser and always had industrial size jars of Luster Creme. Haven’t thought of it in years.

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