Back in the ’70s and early ’80s, the best smelling shampoo and conditioner was Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific by the Andrew Jergens Company. Jergens discontinued the very popular smelling shampoo and conditioner. But Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific (GYHST) is still available in the U.S. to buy if you know where to look.
The shampoo company called Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific created this amazing shampoo and conditioner that smells like fresh apples with a hint of vanilla. They were bought by another company who decided to discontinue the product.
The original owner has been trying to find out if she can buy back her trademark or not from the new owners, but they refuse because it is now ONLY sold in Canada. This blog post will discuss what we know so far about the brand’s future and how you can still get your hands on some of their products while supplies last!
I found out that there are actually two versions of Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific Shampoo and Conditioner: one for fine hair and one for thick hair. And they’ll both leave your hair smelling terrific so you can show off those curls proudly.
In other words, it’s time to start getting into some old-fashioned lather-up fun with your favorite friend- shampoo!
When Was Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific Made?
GYHST debuted throughout the USA in the 1970s. I can still remember the commercial for GYHST. The fragrant floral and spicy smell would last all day and night after washing and drying my hair. Teenage girls and young women loved the shampoo and conditioner. All of a sudden and without warning or explanation.
Neither the shampoo nor the conditioner was in grocery stores or on pharmacy drug store shelves. Whatever happened to Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo and conditioner? We all loved it so much, is a question many wonders since the products disappeared.
About a year or two ago, my husband and I were discussing a variety of men’s colognes, women’s perfumes, shampoo, and conditioner hair products that are no longer available. But products we wished they were still around.
He mentioned how much he missed GYHST by Jergens. I was quite surprised it hadn’t occurred to me that some guys would like the smell of the shampoo and conditioner as much as ladies. Or, especially that teenage boys or grown men might want to wash their own hair with GYHST.
The fact that he remembered Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific from so many years ago he is reminiscing and wishing we could buy some got me thinking. I was thinking about other retro hair products like Clairol Herbal Essence, the original Agree shampoo and conditioner, Prell shampoo, Body on Tap, LemonUp, Short and Sassy, and Protein 21.
I haven’t seen Prell in stores for a while now. I remember a hairstylist once telling me that Prell is so strong it will remove dark hair dye and red streaks from hair:
“It is harsh enough to strip off floor wax so it should never be used to wash hair.”
I could tell from our conversation that my husband wanted to buy Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific at least one more time for old time’s sake. So I searched online for places where I could buy some for him and surprise him with a bottle or two.
Where To Buy Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific Shampoo?
I loved the smell of Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific too. I thought it would be fun to find out if our old favorite shampoo still smelled the same. Also, if Herbal Essence by Clairol was available anywhere.
So the hunt for GYHST began.
It didn’t take me long to find new bottles of Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific online at a couple of different websites. When I saw the whopping price of $14.95 PLUS shipping for one 12 ounce bottle, I nearly fell off my chair.
I was able to find the same size bottles of shampoo and conditioner on eBay. It was at a much lower cost than other places. So, I bought him two of the larger bottles of the Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo and two big bottles of the conditioner.
Even after paying for shipping I still paid less than if I had bought them directly from the online website that now sells the products almost exclusively. I say almost exclusively because sometimes you can find hair care products like “Gee, Your Hair Smells…” on Amazon or on eBay. It’s been quite a while since I tried to research where to find Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific for sale online.
As soon as my man opened his “just because” gift, the big smile on his face and shocked expression that Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific is still available. After all these years his face said it all.
He wouldn’t mind at all if I decided to use a little of his shampoo and/or conditioner from time to time. The fact that the shampoo has alcohol in it and seems to make hair very dry and cause hair breakage. I think I’ll pass. I’ve finally managed to get my hair looking and feeling very healthy with a brand new hairstyle. I don’t want to mess my perfect hair up.
We laughed out loud a few days ago when we found a new catalog from The Vermont Country Store in our mailbox. So we started flipping through the catalog right away to see what new and obscure items they may have added.
The Vermont Country Store is currently running a special on Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific for 3 or more 12 oz bottles at $9.95 each. So that totals up to a whopping thirty bucks for either the shampoo or the conditioner, but you’re going to want both.
As a special one-time thing or as a very unique Christmas stocking idea, Jergens sure made my man a very happy man. Grandpa still has an almost completely full bottle of GYHST conditioner and shampoo. So, I won’t be buying him any new bottles anytime soon. But the blast from the past brought up a lot of fun memories for both of us.
Main Takeaways – Can You Still Get Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific?
Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific is a shampoo and conditioner that was first introduced in the 1970s. It’s now available on Amazon if you’re interested, but it might be hard to find since many people are looking for it!
There used to be soaps with this same name too – they came in different scents like apple blossom and lavender. They have discontinued at times due to low sales numbers decades ago, which is unfortunate because these products seem really popular today based on online customer reviews.
In any case, there are plenty of other great smelling shampoos out there that will keep your hair soft and shiny just as well as the old-fashioned Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific did!
It’s a good thing that Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific Shampoo and Conditioner is still available! You can find it at your local Walmart. The shampoo was first introduced in the 1970s, so they have been around for quite some time.
If you are looking to get more of this product, I recommend stocking up while you can because who knows when they will be gone completely? They still make after all these years… either way it’s worth checking out if you’re interested before they do go away for good – or until their next big re-release (maybe). Good luck with finding them!