DuSharme Hair ConditionerDressing and Dab -The Man's Hair Dressing

DuSharme Hair Conditioner/Dressing and Dab -The Man's Hair Dressing

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The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
DuSharme gives new beauty and manageability to the hair, protects and enhances hair coloring and permanents. It restores the softness, sheen, and pliability that harsh shampoos, sprays, permanents, coloring, and the sun steal from the hair. It never streaks or discolors! Recommended by leading hair stylists.
Dab, The Man’s Hair Dressing. Groom your hair he-man handsome! Massage a little DAB into the hair and scalp. Look debonair all day long! And you’re set for all night too! DAB leaves no tell-tale stains on any pillow case, upholstery, or your hat band. DAB’s for grooming, not greasing!
These two hair dressing products were packaged together and sold for one dollar as "Buy one - get one free." Dusharme, "the pearl of hair cremes" was targeted to women, and DAB, "the man's hair dressing," targeted to men. This item probably dates to the early 1960s.
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Object Name
hair care product
hair dressing
date made
ca 1960
DuSharme Products
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
associated place
United States: Louisiana, Saint Martinville
overall: 6 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in; 15.5575 cm x 16.51 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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Interesting! My uncle Bernard Maldonado started DuSharme back in the 1920s or 30s - at the start, they used to mix the hair cream up in the Minneapolis basement of my grandfather, August Stixrud.

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