80s shampoos & conditioners: Do you remember these 72 popular brands?

Vintage shampoos and conditioners from the 80s

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Take a step back in time and check out some of the most awesome 80s shampoos & conditioners — including a lot of discontinued brands (and fragrances) you can’t find anymore!

PS: Don’t miss seeing vintage shampoos of the 70s? Retro brands so good, you can almost smell ’em.

80s shampoos: Priscilla Presley for Wella Balsam Shampoos (1980)

Make a beautiful discovery. New and improved Wella Balsam Shampoos. – Priscilla Presley

Priscilla Presley for Wella Balsam Shampoos (1980)

“Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific!” shampoo & conditioner (1980)

New, improved “Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific.” Now Gee is better than ever, for hair that looks and feels its best, too.

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Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific

Retro 80s Silkience Self-Adjusting Shampoo (1980)

Silkience beats the grease without beating the ends. Choose Regular or Extra Body.

Retro 80s Silkience Self-Adjusting Shampoo (1980)

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Shampoos of the 80s: DEP Amino shampoo and conditioner (1980)

The Dep Professional System works! Here’s all you’ll ever need for the healthiest, prettiest hair you’ll ever have. Just 1… 2… 3. Quick and easy. Gentle and natural. The amino organic protein conditioners add body, bounce, beauty in every hair fibre. Do it  — your hair will love it. 

DEP Amino shampoo and conditioner (1980)

Alberto VO5 Shampoo with Neutral Henna (1980)

Discover the secret of Alberto VO5 Shampoo with Essence of Neutral Henna

From Cleopatra’s time, women of legendary beauty have shared the secret of henna: a mysterious natural ingredient used over the ages for more beautiful hair. Now you can share in the secret with new Alberto VO5 Shampoo with Essence of Neutral Henna.

This golden amber shampoo brings out your hair’s natural shine, natural beauty. And leaves it beautifully manageable, smelling fresh and clean, with an essence reminiscent of a romantic, exotic bouquet. Without changing the natural color. Discover the secret. And be beautiful.

Alberto VO5 Shampoo with Natural Henna (1980)

80s shampoo brands: Tame Conditioning Clean Rinse (1980)

Is there a part of you that’s over-conditioned? Try Tame Conditioning Clean Rinse — so you won’t over condition your hair, so you can condition every day, so you can look as good as the rest of you.

Tame Conditioning Clean Rinse (1980)

80s shampoos: I just tried Breck again. And wow! (1980)

Who knew the light conditioning in today’s Breck Shampoo would give me the stop’n stare hair? Light conditioning’s just right! Now there’s not a flyaway or greasy hair in sight.

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I just tried Breck again. And wow! (1980)

Naturally clean means Earth Born shampoo (1980)

Naturally clean means no alkaline residue, no conditioner buildup, and no greasy feel! When your hair feels naturally beautiful, so does the rest of you.

Naturally clean means Earth Born shampoo (1980)

Shampoos of the 80s: Vintage Enhance shampoo and conditioner (1981)

Now Enhance has a shampoo for overworked hair.

Vintage Enhance shampoo and conditioner 1981

Cristina Ferrare for Body on Tap shampoo with beer (1981)

When your hair’s got body, it’s got everything! Body on Tap shampoo — for the look of fuller, thicker, more manageable hair.

It’s a fabulous shampoo made with a touch of beer, and combined with a fragrance that’s fresh, light, elegant. Try it. You’ll love what it does for your hair. You’ll love the fuller, thicker look, the joy of more manageable hair!

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Cristina Ferrare for Body on Tap shampoo with beer (1981)

80s shampoo brands: Pert shampoo: For bouncin’ & behavin’ hair (1981)

Hair so clean it bounces… so manageable it behaves. Pert’s cleaning-conditioner. No other leading shampoo has it. We’ve got the ‘drop’ on them. Discover Pert Shampoo, the one shampoo that helps with two of today’s biggest hair problems.

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Pert shampoo For bouncin' & behavin' hair (1981)

Head and Shoulders shampoo (1981)

Good news… Head & Shoulders new conditioning formula. It’s for people who want the unbeatable dandruff control of Head & Shoulders, plus extra manageability. Because we’ve added conditioners to give you soft, shiny hair that’s easier to comb and has fewer fly-aways.

…and more good news. Head & Shoulders regular formula. Yes, those of you who manage beautifully with Head & Shoulders regular formula still can. Because it’s still here. Same unbeatable dandruff control. Same soft, shiny hair. Same sensational shampoo. How’s that for good news?

Head and Shoulders shampoo (1981)

Vintage Tender Treatment shampoo & conditioner (1981)

At last. A line of products made especially for the care of relaxed hair.

Tender Treatment shampoo and conditioner from 1981

80s shampoos: Faberge shampoos (1982)

Vintage 80s shampoo arieties shown: Nucleic acids & Panthenol in a Fabergé shampoo, and another with Natural Jojoba

Vintage Faberge shampoo from 1982 - Haircare

Farrah Fawcett shampoo and conditioner from Faberge (1982)

Sexy is the only word to describe hair this shiny, this rich with body. And now, sexy hair is just a shampoo away thanks to Farrah Fawcett Shampoo and Creme Rinse Conditioner. Both with vitamins, minerals, protein and herbs.

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Farrah Fawcett shampoo and conditioner from Faberge (1982)

Alverto VO5 shampoo with essence of Jojoba (1982)

Alverto VO5 shampoo with essence of Jojoba (1982)

Avon Henna Rich and Hi-Light shampoo & conditioner (1982)

Vintage Avon shampoo varieties from 1982


Revlon Flex shampoos from 1982

There isn’t a head of hair that can resist a pair of Flexes: One Flex Shampoo with balsam and protein and its own interlocking Flex Conditioner, can make your hair soft, smoother, flexible, beautifully clean and conditioned …overnight!

Revlon Flex shampoos from 1982

Heavenly Body shampoo and conditioner by Ogilvie (1982)

Heavenly Body shampoo and conditioner by Ogilvie (1982)

Victoria Principal for Jhirmack: Trade secret for beautiful hair (1982)

Jhirmack shampoos, conditioners and hairsprays give your hair professional care from start to finish. — Victoria Principal

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Victoria Principal for Jhirmack 1982

Brooke Shields for Wella Balsam shampoo and conditioner (1982)

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Brooke Shields for Wella Balsam shampoo and conditioner (1982)

Your search is over. For Oily Hair Only is here! (1983)

FOHO shampoo breaks up oily sebum so fast, so fine, the oil is almost instantly dissolved. So it lifts right out of your hair — gently, very gently.

Your search is over. For Oily Hair Only is here! (1983)

Retro 80s Squeek! Shampoo from Jergens (1983)

At last! A shampoo as good as it sounds!

Listen! New Squeek! Shampoo (and Conditioner, too) has a very special anti-oil formula that works to make your hair look fresh and full and just washed longer. Try it yourself. You’ll see. Actions Squeek! louder than words.

Retro 80s Squeek Shampoo from Jergens (1983)

Avon One-Step and Salon System shampoo & conditioner (1982)

1980s Avon shampoos from 1983

Roux Fanci-Full Shampoo for color-treated hair (1983)

Roux Fanci-Full Shampoo (1983)

80s shampoos: Sallé natural ingredient shampoos and conditioners (1984)

Introducing Sallé natural ingredient shampoos and conditioners. Why pay through the nose to give your hair more body and shine?

If you think you have to pay a premium price for natural ingredient shampoos and conditioners, think again. Now, there’s new Salle Shampoos and Conditioners: Chamomile with Keratin, Aloe Vera with Paba, Keratin with Ponthenol, Balsam and Protein, Strawberry with Keratin.

Here are five premium, natural formulations in a large 16-oz. size that guarantees to give your hair all the body, shine, and silkiness you want without the premium price. Salle costs even less than ordinary shampoos and conditioners. See the difference Salle can make And use the price difference to buy on extra lipstick or nail polish.

Old Salle natural ingredient shampoos and conditioners at Click Americana (1984)

Vintage Splendor Shampoo (1984)

The secret to beautiful hair is cuticle care… Splendor is Hair Defense.

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Vintage Splendor Shampoo (1984)

Affinity Shampoo for hair over 40 (1984)

New Affinity Shampoo helps bring back fullness and shine the years take away. You’ll notice the difference the first time you use it. Affinity brings back body and highlights. Reduces breaking and thinning, too. Now there’s no age limit to looking good!

Affinity Shampoo for women over 40 (1984)

Revlon HDR Shampoo – Hair’s Daily Requirement (1984)

Revlon HDR Shampoo from 1984

7 different Clairol Essence shampoos from 1984

No one shampoo can possibly be right for everyone’s hair needs. That’s why Clairol introduces a magical new concept in beautiful hair. Clairol Essence Shampoos. Seven different exotic formulas for seven different hair care needs.

Each formula is blended with its own special botanical ingredient and customized to bring out the natural beauty of your particular type of hair. All seven Clairol Essence Shampoos are enriched with Keratin protein — the building block of healthy-looking hair.

So, whatever your needs are, there’s a Clairol Essence Shampoo that will give you the beautiful hair you’ve always wanted. Varieties shown: Clairol Aloe Essence Shampoo, Ginseng Essence, Cocomilk Essence, Herbal Essence Balanced shampoo, Jasmin Essence, Henna Essence and Chamomile Essence

Vintage Clairol Essence shampoos from 1984 at Click Americana (1)

Vintage Clairol Essence shampoos from 1984 at Click Americana (2)

80s shampoo brands: Vintage Freeman Sea Kelp Shampoo (1984)

Even the best shampoos burn out. That’s why we created Freeman Sea Kelp Shampoo — to fight burn-out.

First, it washes away every trace of shampoo residue. Then it literally nourishes your hair with rich vegetable protein. So your hair is lively and manageable again. Prevent shampoo bum-out. Make Freeman Sea Kelp Shampoo one of your regular shampoos.

Vintage Freeman Sea Kelp Shampoo (1984)

Nexxus Humectress Moisture Potion hair conditioner (1984)

Vintage Nexxus Humectress hair conditioner (1984)

Cornucopia Valley shampoo, conditioner and more (1984)

Cornucopia Valley shampoo conditioner and more (1984)

Vintage 80s Avon shampoos from 1984

Avon New Vitality shampoo and hair care products, Keep Clear anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner, Naturally Gentle shampoos and hair conditioner, Aloe Vera hair care

Vintage 80s Avon shampoos from 1984 (1)

Vintage 80s Avon shampoos from 1984 (2)

Introducing Klorane Shampoos and Conditioners (1984)

In ancient times, beautifying your hair was a question of picking the right botanicals. Today, you can simply pick the right Klorane. The luxury haircare products of France.

Women long ago discovered the virtues of botanicals — walnut leaves and henna berries for dark hair, camomile blossoms for blonde and light brown hair. Now Klorane brings them back to you. Six pairs of botanical shampoos and conditioners, individually formulated for the individual nature of your hair.

There are three specially made to treat problem hair. And three for beauty enhancement. Like Chamomile Shampoo for blonde hair to bring out the shine. Natural henna for chestnut hair to bring out the highlights. Used over time, they can actually help restore the natural beauty of your hair.

Klorane Shampoos and Conditioners (1984)

Stefanie Powers for Naturals Shampoo (1984)

Introducing Naturals, the first 100% natural shampoo and conditioner. From Nature’s Organics Plus.

Stefanie Powers for Naturals Shampoo (1984)

Vintage Mink Difference Replenishing Shampoo (1984)

Shampoo back what you lack — put back the precious oils nature takes away.

Vintage Mink Difference Replenishing Shampoo (1984)

Dimension Shampoo: Get all you need for beautiful healthy-looking hair. (1984)

Why settle for just silky, just shiny, or just bouncy, when you can get everything it takes for beautiful hair in just one shampoo?

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Vintage Dimension Shampoo beautiful healthy looking hair (1984)

UltraSwim shampoo (1984)

Swimming is good for your body. Bad for your hair. / Gets chlorine out. Puts beauty back in.

Old UltraSwim champoo - 1984

Clairol’s Condition II: It’ll leave your hair physically fit. (1984)

You need Clairol’s three-step physical fitness plan to get your hair into shape. 1. Condition shampoo, 2. Condition II Instant After Shampoo Treatment, and 3. Condition beauty pack.

Clairol's Condition II shampoo and conditioner 1984

Lilt – Vintage shampoo & conditioner for permed hair (1985)

Lilt perm shampoo from 1985

Colorful Puré shampoos: Earth, Wind, Rain & Fire (1985)

Colorful Pure French shampoos - Earth Wind Rain Fire - Click Americana (1985)



Aqua Net shampoo: Silk goes to your head (1985)

New Aqua Net shampoo with silk protein brings out your natural shine. It brings out the shimmer, the softness and the sexiness of the hair you always wanted. With silky rich lather and silky soft conditioners that make your hair feel full and beautiful.

Any way you look at it, Aqua Net is a beautiful new shampoo. And that’s just what you’d expect from the hair care specialists who’ve made Aqua Net America’s favorite hair spray.

So whether you wear your hair long and luxurious, or short and sassy, you’ll love new Aqua Net Shampoo and Conditioner with Silk Protein. So go ahead. Let silk go to your head. Shampoo Normal, Extra Body and Moisturizing. Conditioner Normal and Extra Body.

Vintage Aqua Net shampoo (1985)

Alberto Natural Silk shampoo and conditioner (1985)

Retro Alberto Natural Silk shampoo and conditioner (1985)

Vintage L’Envie perfumed shampoos, from Agree (1985)

Introducing L’Envie parfum shampoos and conditioners. With fabulous fragrances similar to classic perfumes… for hair that smells as beautiful as it looks.

EMBER MUSK: A fragrance similar to Classic Musk Perfumes
CYPRESS: A fragrance similar to White Linen Perfume
LEGACE: A fragrance similar to Vanderbilt Perfume
SIAM: A fragrance similar to Opium Perfume

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Vintage L'Envie perfumed shampoos (1985)

Atune shampoo and haircare from Helene Curtis (1985)

Introducing Atune: Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Spray. The first system that keeps permed or colored hair looking good longer.

Atune! It’s just what I’ve been waiting for. A hair care system made just for permed or colored hair

Atune shampoo won’t strip my color or dry out my perm. The conditioner makes my color shine. It even perks up my perm. And Atune hair spray has a sunscreen. So even in the sun, my color won’t fade… my perm won’t frizz.

Finally! I can be kept in color and curls. Won’t my hairdresser be surprised.

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Atune shampoo and haircare from Helene Curtis (1985)

Supermodel Christie Brinkley for Prell shampoo & conditioner (1985)

When your body’s in great condition, it should show. By Christie Brinkley.

Everyone who uses my Prell Body-Building Shampoo should know there’s only one way I’d show off that beautiful body — with Prell Conditioner. 

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Christie Brinkley for Prell 1985

Vintage ’80s Suave haircare products – Shampoo, conditioner & mousse (1985)

Suave introduces 3 more solutions to the high cost of beautiful hair.

Suave has always made the most of my money — and my hair. So what more could I ask for? Well, Suave just came out with a new Extra Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner that are just right for me. And a new Styling Mousse.

With Suave’s new Extra Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner, I can take it easy on my hair—no matter how often I wash or condition it. And it always looks terrific!

Whenever I want a little styling help, Suave’s new Styling Mousse is right at my fingertips. I use their Extra Control. But their Soft Control is perfect for that ‘natural’ look.

Suave looks better all the time. And so do I. So why not give them all a try? Considering the price, can you think of a better solution for beautiful hair?

Suave makes you look like you spent a fortune on your hair.

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Vintage Suave haircare products - Shampoo conditioner mousse (1985)

Style collagen-enriched shampoo and conditioner (1985)

Style shampoo and conditioner (1985)

Ivory hair care – Shampoo and conditioner (1985)

“The things she enjoys are as natural as she is. She’s not fancy… just fabulous.”

Ivory hair care - Shampoo and conditioner (1985)

Salon secrets from Jhirmack (1987)

Jhirmack’s new conditioners. Formulated for clean conditioning. Choose from E.F.A., Nutri-Body, Gelave, or Natural Performance Formula.

Vintage Salon secrets from Jhirmack (1987)

Faberge Organics Shampoo with wheat germ oil & honey (1987)

The new beauty buzzword is honey: Everyone’s abuzz! They’re talking about Faberge Organics Shampoo with wheat germ oil — and honey!

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Vintage Faberge Organics Shampoo and conditioner - 1982

Heather Locklear TV commercial for Faberge Organics (1984)

“When I first tried Faberge Organics shampoo with wheat germ and honey, it was so good, I told two friends about it. And they told two friends, and so on, and so on, and so on…” (1984)

YouTube video

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Vidal Sassoon salon formula shampoo & conditioning finishing rinse (1987)

Vidal Sassoon salon formula shampoo and conditioning finishing rinse (1987)

Vintage 80s Textra shampoo for fine hair (1987)

Vintage 80s Textra shampoo for fine hair (1987)

Bring out your natural highlights with Halsa. (1987)

Your hair has its own special glow. Make it come alive with Halsa — Halsa Swedish botanical shampoos and conditioners.

Bring out your natural highlights with Halsa shampoo 1987

Moisture Perfect fragranced shampoos & conditioners by Amitee (1986)

Moisture Perfect fragranced shampoos and conditioners by Amitee (1986)

Salon Selectives shampoo & conditioner (1987)

Feel like you just stepped out of the salon — Salon Selectives from Helene Curtis brings you salon beautiful hair.

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Salon Selectives shampoo and conditioner (1987)

Belinda Carlisle: Turn up the volume with Agree (1988)

“Agree gives you hair like you never felt before. So turn up the volume… turn on the softness… and then really feel the magic.” — Belinda Carlisle (Go Gos)

Belinda Carlisle - Turn up the volume with Agree shampoo (1988)

Flex Sun & Sport shampoo (1988)

Beautiful protection for your active hair. Flex is the official haircare sponsor for the U.S. Ski Team.

1988 Flex shampoo - beauty hair

Cindy Crawford for Revlon Outrageous daily beautifying shampoo & conditioner

“I say your hair can be outrageous.” – Supermodel Cindy Crawford

The outrageous patented shampoo formula is enriched with pro-vitamin b5, silk protein and moisture-binding silicon.

Cindy Crawford for Revlon Outrageous vintage shampoo and conditioners

Supermodel Iman for Pantene (1987)

“Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.” (See more of these vintage ads here)

Iman Pantene ad 1987

’80s Jheri Redding shampoo and conditioner (1986)

80s Jheri Redding shampoo and conditioner from 1986

Cindy Crawford for Flex protein shampoo with Fortifyl

Drench your hair in the look of health — therapy for your hair that wants to look drenched in health.

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Cindy Crawford for Flex with Fortifyl - 1980s

Model Kathy Ireland for Agree II shampoo & conditioner

You don’t have to diet to get this beautiful body. You just need Agree II. Agree II, builds beautiful body.

Kathy Ireland for Agree II shampoo conditioner

Retro Rave shampoos and conditioners (1989)

Introducing Rave Professional Hair Care. The unique 4-point system for true custom care.

Rave Hair Care is 4 professional formula shampoos and 4 professional formula conditioners. With a unique 4-point system that goes from light to deep and lets you find the exact combination of shampoo and conditioner for your particular needs.

Retro Rave shampoos and conditioners from 1989 (1)

Retro Rave shampoos and conditioners from 1989 (2)

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  1. 1988 Just Wonderful shampoo by Andrew Jergens company.
    1980 Spring Feeling shampoo by Andrew Jergens company Awesome smell.
    1980-1981 Alberto VO5 pump hairspray the most incredible fragrance ever.
    1980-1981 a Suave shampoo in a brown bottle so thick it was like a gel, orange color, incredible fragrance.
    1987 Suave honeysuckle shampoo incredible honeysuckle smell unlike now where the smell does not
    match the name of the plant.

    Wish they would bring almost all of these shampoos and hairsprays back especially Body on Tap and the VO5 pump hairspray with the same 1980-1981 fragrance.

  2. 1987: “The Rusk Edition” by irivine and rita rusk. “wash” shampoo was in a very contempory stylish uk styled packaging, with a fine art logo like a matisse painting, a very softening shampoo, there was a fab range to go with it including conditioner rinse the rusks were pioneers in every way, panthenol protien etc in this range.

    January 1987: Revlon releases “nutrasome” thickening shampoo and thickening serum, with new trioxyl with muccopolysaccharides, used correctly, This stuff Really worked to stop hairloss and plump up limp strands. Why they discontinued this i’ll never know but my hair has never been the same since 2016.

    1983: loreal releases “Protelene” protien conditioner for seriously damaged bleach and colour ruined hair. and also a shampoo, the conditioner outlasted the shampoo.
    Contains protien. amino acids. ceramides. And silk. Discontinued yrs ago in us and uk, was the buisness and could better repair hair than todays olaplex. sold in sachets only in the middle and far east now.

    1981: Infusium 23 repair milk serum and shampoo, it’s a shadow of its former self now. The original once miraculous formula that actually penetrated and stopped chewing gum hair from falling apart has been no more since the late 90’s when they changed the formula badly.
    This was an eye opening product, it was so slippery and people loved it as it saved peoples hair back in the 80’s to mid 90’s.

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