WHERE DID IT GO??? The ORIGINAL Clariol Herbal Essences Shampoo!


** FOUND** You can find this shampoo at the Vermont Country Store.


Oh where, Oh where did this wonderful shampoo go?

Oh where, Oh where could it be?




.....Special prize to whoever can tell me where to find this.

42 comments:

Lizzy said...

Oh! that shampoo...well, now there's another kind of herbal essences, I mean with other smell, not that one you show, I remember it smells so good!...but you're right...I haven't seen it in long time!

Di said...

Yay! I'm so glad someone else remembers the shampoo... I LOVED it and remember buying it thinking I should just keep a bunch of bottles of it just in case, but I forgot! ahh! I don't really like the new line of products, so I'm hoping they bring the original back! ;)

nitramnaed said...

You can get it at "The Vermont Country Store".

http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/browse/Home/Apothecary/Hair-Care/Shampoos-Conditioners/Country-Herbal-Shampoo/D/30100/P/1:100:1000:10070:100100/I/f53408?evar3=BROWSE

Among other old favorites.

Di said...

Ah, thank you nitramnaed... Vermont is a swell place. :)

Buy Generic Viagra said...

well I tell you where it is this shampoo, is in the desk of one of the sponsors of the company, as a good sourvenir, just a memory, easy if you can sell more expensive with a low quality product, you do it, that happen with the original.

RIO said...

Unfortunately, Vermont Country Store is not selling it anymore... It was actually THEIR version of the old vintage Clairol Herbal Essence Shampoo. It smelled IDENTICAL to the old one. My Mom used the vintage one, and I remember how good it smelled. Now I am back on the hunt for it again.

Anonymous said...

Dollar Tree carries a Softsoap body wash called Fresh Aloe Fragrance that smells a lot like the original Herbal Essence. Bought four bottles today :-)

Anonymous said...

Vanart green herbal shampoo at Walmart is identical to the original Herbal Essence Shampoo! And for under $2.
(Even better than the Vermont Country Store's version.)
from Claudia

Anonymous said...

I am not sure what some of you remember. I was a faithful consumer of the orginal clariol herbal essence from the early 1970's. I have tried all of the products suggested that smell like the orginal clariol herbal essence. I can tell you none and I repeat none of them smell like the orginal herbal essence.

Pat said...

I contacted Proctor and Gamble customer care email and got a completely unacceptable answer. Perhaps EVERYONE should contact them and tell them to bring it BACK! Come on people!

Kevin Partin said...

Link no longer works. Do they still sell it?

Kevin Partin said...

Link no longer works. Do they still sell it?

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Unknown said...

I've written them many times over the years, to no avail. Petitions haven't helped. I can't understand why a business that has a large dedicated group of people wanting one of their products is ignored.

Lisa Johnson said...

Does anyone know what fragrances were used in the original (dark green formula) Herbal Essence shampoo made by Clairol back in the 1970s? Thank you.

Robert White said...

I've tried many of the so called substitutes for the original Herbal Essence shampoo and none reminded me of that great shampoo. I have the same problem with Gillette's Wild Rain aftershave, a great odor, a lot of people who love it, but totally unavailable. I've written to both companies and got the usual stock answer. Yet they hang on to their patented formulas so no one else can make it. I wish something could be done. I'm 82 and would love to smell that shampoo one more time. I bought one on eBay a year ago and it had turned dark brown. The smell was gone, so no luck there.

djay said...

I just emailed Clairol to let them know that there are more customers out here, looking for a return of their original Herbal Essence shampoo. Any possible substitutions, Vermont Country Store's, Walmart's Vanart green herbal or Softsoap Fresh Aloe, are no longer available. For a while, Soap & Glory had Wash Almighty which was close, but also is no longer available. I'm on my last bottle. I have a nearly empty bottle of the original Clairol Herbal Essence which still has the fragrance, but there is no list of fragrance ingredients on the label. Sigh...

Susan Mclaughlin said...

No, sadly, they don't sell it. We should all write emails to Clairol!

Susan Mclaughlin said...

I'd give the world to sniff that shampoo again!

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Robert White said...

At least now I can smell that beautiful odor every week for a while longer. I found and bought two bars of Herbal Essence soap. It was made briefly at the same time the shampoo was made. It smells just like the original shampoo. I'm down to 1 1/2 bars now. I use it about once a week to wash my hands so I can enjoy the smell. I bet that the people at Clairol now don't even know what we are complaining about. That younger generation doesn't know what they are missing.

micheleraymond said...

Me too, I've written to P&G several times over the last few years from Nova Scotia, begging them to at least release a special "vintage" "anniversary" edition of that magnificent-smelling shampoo. Every now and then some hotel shampoo brings up the merest whisper of a similar smell, and it sets me off again on the quest.

More pleas, please!

Jill kane said...

I wrote to Clairol and they said they won't release it. I totally don't understand that, they would make a fortune off the original formula and don't forget those wonderful ads. The girl's long hair, the flowers and I think it was a deer.

NitaRae7 said...

It's nice to know there are so many others that reminisce of 70's smells. I've told my kids about the original scent of Herbal Essence shampoo. As a teenager, I would wash my hair in the kitchen sink and it was a luxurious experience. I also use Lemon-Up shampoo, and wore the Cody Sweet Earth solid fragrance trio collection and Musky Jasmine/Baby Soft sprays. I washed dishes in Peach Thrill. Nothing today smells like the great fragrances of the 70's. Seems like it would be a marketing bonanza to bring them back.

micheleraymond said...

it's strange, I just keyed in the words "Herbal Essence- original" in an email which I didn't send to my daughter (telling her that there's aGerman shampoo that smells a lot like it -- "Pure Herbs" - Melissa, Thyme Rosemary), and lo and behold your comment arrived as an email on my computer.
Can't understand it, but I sure agree about the mar great smells -- and I'd forgotten Cody Sweet Earth. Lots of musk in those scents I think…

Robert White said...

I just wrote again. I know it's almost hopeless. This time I commented that most of the employees are not old enough to remember how great the shampoo was. I suggested they make a small run and sell it only through Amazon. This eliminates the high cost of marketing a new product. They can find out what we are all talking about for a very little cost to themselves. I also mentioned how much I loved the Herbal Essence hand soap. I said I still have 1 and 1/2 bars left and every time I use it, it brings back memories of the great shampoo. I also sent them a picture of a whole wrapped bar in case they had no idea of what it looked like.

Jill said...

I would buy a case if it's the real original formula!

Di said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!! Please keep in touch with me here! I appreciate all your comments!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I’d also love to find it. You’d think P&G would make a batch and see what would happen. I’d buy a case or two!

Maureen Tooker said...

It would be great if they introduced it into their current line of Herbal Essences hair care then it wouldn't distract from sales of that product line. Of course, with all of us wanting it, sales would be high for this one scent. Sure do miss it.

Carolineh82 said...

I also emailed the manufacturer and they were quite snotty in their response, telling they know what their customers want.

Carolineh82 said...

I also emailed the manufacturer and they were quite snotty in their response, telling they know what their customers want.

Anonymous said...

I also got a "snotty" reply from them. Must have been the same form letter. They "THINK" they know what their customers want. I guess that's why they keep formulating then discontinuing their shampoo products. I refuse to buy any of the new Herbal Essence shampoos.

Robert White said...

I never have bought a Herbal Essence product since the disaster. I will try to avoid all products made by Coty,Inc. The corporation that owns Clairol also owns 76 other products. Here are some of them.


Adidas[17]
Alexander McQueen[18]
Balenciaga[19][20]
Bottega Veneta[21]
Bourjois[22]
Bruno Banani[18]
Burberry[23]
Calvin Klein[24]
Chloé[16]
Clairol[25]
Clairol Professional
CoverGirl[24]
David Beckham
Davidoff
Escada[18]
Good Hair Day (ghd)[26]
Gucci[18]
Hugo Boss[18]
James Bond (007 James Bond)[18]
Jil Sander[27]
JOOP!
Jovan
Katy Perry Perfums
Kadus Professional
Lacoste[18]
Lancaster
Londa Professional
Marc Jacobs[24]
Max Factor[24]
Mexx[18]
Miu Miu[28]
Monange
Nautica
Nioxin
OPI Products[29]
philosophy
Rimmel[29]
Risque
Roberto Cavalli[30]
Sassoon Professional
Sally Hansen[31]
Sebastian Professional
Stella McCartney[18]
System Professional
Tiffany & Co.[32]
Wella[25]
Younique

Unknown said...

Thank you!
(but how can I possibly control my Tiffany's habit?)

Seriously, I can't stand the imitation "Herbal Essences" that's been foisted on the market since the Original was taken off the market, and I have no idea why the company would want to resist the pressure to re-launch the original, especially 40 years later, when copyrights must have expired.

Anonymous said...

The Shine Collection herbal essence shampoo sold at Walmart has that sort of same smell as the original Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo. It has chamomile, aloe vera and passion flower. I wonder if they discontinued this nice shampoo too.

Who is keeping the recipe for the original shampoo? Can the public have access to it?

Anonymous said...

Sorry my ignorance, but isn’t the original company Jergens?

Anonymous said...

IMHO, the reason the company refuses to relaunch the original HE shampoo is because every company's demographic target is people between the ages of 18 and 49. Most of us who were teenagers and used HE during the 70s and early 80s are past 50 now, so even though we have more money to spend on things than the 18 to 49 year olds, we aren't a part of the target demographic.

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Unknown said...

In 36 years old and I remember my mom washing my hair with it as a kid and me and my whole family loved it!!! Bring it back!!😘

Arkansas-Beth said...

I've been searching for the original HE. Nothing like it. Everytime I go to buy a new bottle of shampoo I smell many different scents and never really find anything I like. I bought a bottle of HE shampoo at a dollar general store and I've kept the bottle hoping to find that scent again but no such luck. It smelled pretty good. If they would make the original they would make a fortune. They are missing out on a great opportunity. Too bad someone can't come up with the original formula!

Arkansas-Beth said...

Don't know how this will turn out but just found this website that makes imitation scents. I just ordered 4 mini perfumes to find out if this imitation of original herbal essences is the same or close. They have a ton of scents. You can get four mini's for $15.00.

https://www.somethinspecial.com/searchresults.asp?Search=herbal+essences+original&Submit=

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