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Will Grefé, Watkins Mulsified Shampoo, 1920 on Flickr.


Scanned from Taschen’s "All-American Ads of the 20s".
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“Makes your hair look its best
Proper shampooing is what makes beautiful hair. It brings out all the real life, lustre, natural wave and color, and makes it soft, fresh and luxuriant.
Your hair simply needs frequent and regular washing to keep it beautiful, but it cannot stand the harsh effect or ordinary soap. The fre alkali, in ordinary soaps, soon dries the scalp, makes the hair brittle and ruins it. This is why discriminating women use
Watkins Mulsified Cocoanut Oil Shampoo
This clear, pure and entirely greaseless product, cannot possibly injure, and does not dry the scalp or make the hair brittle, no matter how often you use it.
Two or three teaspoonfuls will cleanse the hair and scalp thoroughly. Simply moisten the hair with water and rub it in. It makes an abundance of rich, creamy lather, which rinses out easily, removing every particle of dust, dirt, dandruff and excess oil. The hair dries quickly and evenly, and has the appearance of being much thicker and heavier than it is. It leaves the scalp soft and the hair fine and silky, bright, fresh-looking and fluffy, wavy and easy to do up. You can get Watkins Mulsified Cocoanut Oil Shampoo at any drug store. A 4-ounce bottle should last for months.
Be sure it’s Watkins
If it hasn’t the Signature, it isn’t ‘mulsified’”

Will Grefé, Watkins Mulsified Shampoo, 1920 on Flickr.


Scanned from Taschen’s "All-American Ads of the 20s".

Click image for 1232 x 1809 size.

“Makes your hair look its best

Proper shampooing is what makes beautiful hair. It brings out all the real life, lustre, natural wave and color, and makes it soft, fresh and luxuriant.

Your hair simply needs frequent and regular washing to keep it beautiful, but it cannot stand the harsh effect or ordinary soap. The fre alkali, in ordinary soaps, soon dries the scalp, makes the hair brittle and ruins it. This is why discriminating women use

Watkins Mulsified Cocoanut Oil Shampoo

This clear, pure and entirely greaseless product, cannot possibly injure, and does not dry the scalp or make the hair brittle, no matter how often you use it.

Two or three teaspoonfuls will cleanse the hair and scalp thoroughly. Simply moisten the hair with water and rub it in. It makes an abundance of rich, creamy lather, which rinses out easily, removing every particle of dust, dirt, dandruff and excess oil. The hair dries quickly and evenly, and has the appearance of being much thicker and heavier than it is. It leaves the scalp soft and the hair fine and silky, bright, fresh-looking and fluffy, wavy and easy to do up. You can get Watkins Mulsified Cocoanut Oil Shampoo at any drug store. A 4-ounce bottle should last for months.

Be sure it’s Watkins
If it hasn’t the Signature, it isn’t ‘mulsified’”

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