Friday, April 15, 2016

Great Hair Fridays - Canthrox Shampoo

While searching for images and inspiration for my Great Hair Fridays series I came across some lovely ads for Canthrox Shampoo. Never having heard of this product I thought I would do a little more research.

Ad from The Literary Digest H.S. Peterson & Company’s Canthrox Shampoo (1920)

According to the National Museum of American History, Canthrox Shampoo was sold between 1909 and the mid-1930s. It was manufactured by H. S. Peterson and Company of Chicago, Ill. It was marketed as a cure for dandruff, hair loss and graying hair.

In the 1920s the product was described in ads as quick drying and streak free. Canthrox was packaged in a tin and often shown next to woman will beautifully style hair. It is partially credited with helping to popularize the bobbed hair style of the 1920s.

H.S. Peterson & Company’s Canthrox Shampoo – "You can always look forward to a pleasant and comfortable day when you have given your hair the best possible treatment, by the use of Canthrox Shampo" (1920)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...