November 29, 2018

Gee, I Wish I Remember Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific

I purchased this item.
5 stars out of 5

Does anyone remember Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific Shampoo and Conditioner? I didn’t grow up in the 70’s but I always remember my sister talking about how my grandmother used it and something called Small Miracle on her hair.

I do remember Teen Spirit Shampoo and Conditioner. I almost forgot about it but I have awesome readers who bring back great memories and we had a discussion a few months ago about it in the comment box! I still might use Teen Spirit Deodorant but I didn’t just admit that.

You know, it’s a weird thing, I always used to roll my eyes whenever my mom and dad would talk about how great stuff was back in the day! They’ll start in about some product that was so much better in the 60’s and how it was cheaper or it performed better or tasted better.

I’m reaching a age that I find myself doing that too. There are certain products that just don’t really perform they way they once did. Urban Decay Primer Potion, Urban Decay Eyeshadows, Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner, there are so many different products I felt performed so much better 10 plus years ago. Even chocolate like Kit Kats tasted so much better 20 years ago! It feels like formulas are so mediocre nowadays…!

Anyway, I digress!

I am an absolutely obsessed with the Vermont Country Store. When the catalog comes in the mail I stop everything I’m doing, sit on the couch, and slowly flip through the pages savoring the descriptions on each item. I’ve purchased countless things from them over the years and recommended them in my Fun Places You Probably Never Shopped Beauty and Makeup From. They carry a few hair care products one of which is Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific Shampoo and Conditioner.

I’ve been meaning to order it for a while but sometimes my list gets so long when I order that I end forgetting about it. I did an order recently for the fairly new Tangee Perfume and decided to pop in Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific. Sadly, at the time the shampoo was sold out but I got the conditioner.

AND OMG! I love it! Well, actually, I don’t love the formula. It’s a lighter creamier conditioner that feels like it lacks silicone so, I do need to use a lot to get the tangles out of my drier hair. But man, it smells so lovely. It reminds me of Lush Potion or Fever but doesn’t smell exactly like it. It’s a spicy floral scent or a spicy carnation scent. It’s very, very pretty and it does leave a lovely lingering scent in my hair which I bet would be even more delightful if I had used the shampoo as well!

Does anyone remember Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific?

I’d highly advise checking it out!

Where to buy

Vermont Country Store

I purchased this item.

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  • Katie

    I loved it. Also loved Lemon Up, Breck, hated Prell…Agree was good and so was Milk Plus 6!

    I’m old

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t remember any of these aside from Prell which is still sold at Harmons! And also, Vermont Country Store carries Lemon up πŸ˜€

  • Michelle

    I certainly remember Gee…. but I never used it. I was an Herbal Essence (the very first formulation and original scent) girl!

    • Violet

      Also remember Gee… but I was an Herbal Essence girl too! Have been shopping at Vermont Country Store for a couple of decades. In fact, just put in an order last night. Bought liqueur filled chocolate sets for Christmas gifts and a Lanz of Salzburg flannel gown. It’s the best warm and cozy night wear on earth! The flannel isn’t as thick as they used to be, but still better than anything else I’ve tried, and they do last for years.

      • Isabella Muse

        likewise! I always get my winter blankets and sundries from them ;-D OMG we are old ladies! I ordered a flannel nightgown too! LOL ;-D And you’re right, because I have one from 10 plus years ago and that thing still looks BRAND new after many, many washings and the fleece is a bit thicker and cozier but still the newer ones are just as good. I also have one of the lightweight down comforters that I use when snuggling on the couch and it is divine! Truly their items are just fantastic quality!

      • kjh

        The Asbach Uralt ones? Admit to curiosity. At this point, it’s the only alcohol I ever drink…beer and wine crank my inflammation. My German host family served it on special occasions, back in the early 70s. Being an old f***, I’m in on anything nostalgic, and VCS has it all! My mum wore Faberge Woodhue and I did Aphrodisia, way BITD. My favorite section is the health tonics. Gotta try the turmeric, black cherry one. I had r/o gout once, and cherry juice really worked! Like the bath stuff, too, though I wish they’d bring back Magno La Toja (sp?). VCS is the perfect antidote for makeup mania and overkill.

    • Eraser

      Gosh, I loved the original Herbal Essence too. I’m surprised that Clairol hasn’t brought it back given all the nostalgia. However, I was never a fan of GYHST even when all the cool girls used it – the scent was too much for me.

  • Maria

    I loved Gee your hair smells terrific I used it all the time I have to check the website. Muse, how much do you have to spend for shipping? thanks

  • Brittany

    Omg thank you so much for posting this! My mom talks about this shampoo all the time, I’m gonna order some for Christmas (or just give it to her early lol) she’ll be so happy!

  • Linda Whitener

    I don’t remember Gee, Your Hair… but I do remember a Faberge shampoo and conditioner endorsed by Farrah Fawcett, shortly after that poster showing her in a red one-piece swimsuit and major tousled hair made her quite famous. Those products smelled WONDERFUL. I’d pounce on them in a heartbeat if some company brought them back. Another shampoo that smelled fabulous was the original Herbal Essence (from Clairol, I think). Green bottle, orange cap, only one formula…no relation whatsoever to the products sold under that name now.

  • Lala

    I used to love Thermasilk! Maybe it was just my elementary school preference haha, but I thought it smelled so good!

  • Bonnie

    I honestly don’t remember this one and I was alive in the 70s! πŸ™‚ (for a few years at least). I wonder if this is in the book Pretty Iconic! I don’t remember seeing it but it might be.

    Muse this is OT but I just saw Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald last night and have been wondering about what you think!

    • Isabella Muse

      I am so very sad to say I haven’t seen it yet. Ugh harry potter fangirl membership revoked! Saw the Grinch (which I love) and recently Maria by Callas (equally LOVED) but still haven’t seen Fantastic Beasts. Was it bad?! I actually didn’t quite love the first part as much as I thought I would!

      • Bonnie

        Muse, I did like the first one. This second one is def. darker–so I guess it depends on what you think of that. There is also a big twist/reveal at the end that has a lot of people talking. And my friend pointed out that the continuity is not good when you incorporate this film into the other Harry Potter canon.

        OT, Target has all manner of HP pajamas and I bought a snuggly pair in the men’s section!

        • Isabella Muse

          Something felt like it was missing from the first one for me! I did enjoy the second (finally saw it)! I think in no way is Rowling completely done with HP which is why we might see these little drops of characters we never knew existed. You have to question Hollywood taking liberties or does she have hand in it? HP is back in such a major way lately ;-D I was at Dylan’s the other day and they had a wall of Honeydukes’ treats, chocolates, and candies. I felt like I was in a time machine for a second there ;-D Doesn’t surprise me they have cut hp jammies too ;-D and I’m not below saying I’m going to look right now lol!

  • FrugalCat

    I remember a friend having it (this was like 1981) and I used it after a sleepover. Wasn’t impressed. My shampoo use in the 70’s and 80’s was Agree, Prell, Breck, and Faberge Organics. Remember that last one? Their thing was wheat germ oil and honey.

    • Isabella Muse

      I do not remember any of those aside from Prell! I vaguely remember Breck but never using it! I missed out on all those good stuff!

  • StellaDiva

    I was not alllowed to buy it because it was too expensive (like not $1 for 16 oz). However, we did get samples in those gift bags we used to get in gym class filled with feminine products. Prob showing my age!!!

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL I’ve heard about those bags but can’t say I ever got one sadly ;-D

      • StellaDiva

        Funny enough, when my then fiancé and I went to get our marriage license I was given a bag reminiscent of the feminine hygiene bag. But it was filled with cleaning products. Congratulations on your marriage, here’s some carpet cleaner!

        • Isabella Muse

          please tell me this isn’t recently. I’d be insulted by that if it was recent. “congrats you’re marriage, now go clean the house while your hubby works” ummmm NO!

          • Isabella Muse

            Jeez! lol I’d totally be insulted! I’d give it back to them and say, “Sorry, I have maid” haha!

    • Molly

      Yes, STELLADIVA! And those feminine products were HUGE!!! And the deodorant left huge white stains all over.

  • Carol G

    Oh yeah! I remember this. I loved it! We used it. I wonder if it truly smells the same though. Sometimes they bring things back and they aren’t quite the same. Like those tins of lip balm. They are similar but not the same. I would love to smell this again because I would instantly know if it’s the same. I had 2 sisters and we all used it. I even remember the commercial. That was the point: you would swing your long hair and people would say, “Gee, your hair smells terrific” because it did.

  • Carol G

    Oh yeah, I forgot: anyone who grew up in the 70s may remember “Body on Tap”, the shampoo that supposedly had beer in it. Back in the day, that was a thing that all the beauty magazines would say, that beer was good to rinse your hair in. So low and behold they made a shampoo with beer in it. Now being the youngster I was, I did not look at the ingredient list to see if there was actual beer in it, I just assumed there was (and lets face it, if there was it would probably be the last ingredient on the list). But that smelled nice as well. Ahh, the 70s. It was the best time to grow up in….

    • Angie

      I remember Body on Tap and all of the shampoos mentioned so far…you can see the old commercials on YouTube. Shampoo was huge in the 70’s and 80’s. πŸ˜‰

  • Rio

    Loved Herbal Essence! Great scent.
    It was easier to find drugstore shampoo for oily hair 12+ yrs ago. Have a tween now and have been looking but “oily” isn’t s word used anymore but that’s the correct description. I’ll have to check my Vermont catalogue later.
    Love many of their products. Their coca-cola syrup still works great for stomachaches

  • Jen

    Yes. I remember as well as Teen Spirit. Btw, I was recently at Dollar General and ran across the TS deoderant and bought it, but it didn’t quite smell the same. But, oh the memories. Agree shampoo smelled sooo good, but stripped your hair, much like prell. Another oldie to try if you ever run across it is Body on Tap shampoo. Loved that smell, too. I also just bought a Caboodle. Yes I did, yes I did.

    Ok. I gotta ask girl to girl. How old are you? I’ll you if you tell me!!! Lol
    Because we buy a lot of the same “vintage” cosmetics just for the nostalgia.

  • Carolyn

    I know I’m showing my age but yes I remember this shampoo!! . I also remember a shampoo called pert. . I love country stores I spent 50 years in Massachusetts and we had a ton of them

  • Susan K

    Dang those catalogs have beauty products?! And other cool stuff? I’ve been getting them the last few months and chucking them in the recycle bin without hardly a glance. There’s one on my dining room table right now! I do remember this and all the other ones mentioned. They all smelled great. Everyone had wonderfully fresh and sweet smelling hair. Things were made better, lasted longer, tasted better, and smelled better.

  • Tammy

    I loved Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific. My favorite was Herbal Essence, though. If the original one was available again I would buy it in a heartbeat! I I also remember Silkience. So many good products are gone now!!

  • kjh

    OMG, you guys! I was an Herbal Essences original person as well. None of the currents. Doesn’t it have sodium lauryl sulfate, anyway? Who remembers Halo? It was very popular, but smelled like Polynesian buffet. Cherry pineapple and rendered fat. Gross. My HSBF’s sister had her portrait done by the artist who drew the Breck girls. I thought that a tad pretentious. We trusted stuff then, but the formulas were not as complicated, nor had they invented so many troublesome ingredients. VCS is such fun. Thanks for the tangent, Is.

  • CL

    I remember it from ads, but I don’t think I ever tried it. I did try Herbal Essence, and couldn’t stand it because the perfume was far too intense. As for conditioners in the 1970s, they were awful; they left hair looking greasy. They were next to impossible to rinse adequately, and they did not have silicones in them. I just quit using conditioner until decent ones were developed some years later. By the way, anyone who is nostalgic for the 1970s either has a selective memory or was rich in the 1970s. The economy was truly awful; at the end, we had double-digit inflation and double-digit interest rates. Unemployment was high, and the crime rate was high. Illegal drugs were far more common then than now.

  • Kel Berg

    i definitely remember it. i also remember the heather locklear commercial for faberge shampoo. (and so on, and so on, and so on!)

  • Lisa Tomko

    AHHHHHHHHHHH…yes, yes, yes. This was one of my faves too!!! I can’t believe someone else on the planet remembers that. Growing up, I had 3 that I just loved. GYHST, Agree, and Body on Tap…that was the beer shampoo. Not sure if it was only in Canada or not but I can still remember how they all smelled. Brings me right back to being a kid! Thanks for bring back those wonderful memories Isabella.

  • Jane

    Not old enough to remember it. I’m surprised you haven’t tried the Tabu lipsticks from VCS (or maybe you have; haven’t searched yet!).

    Sadly, the names of some of the products I can dimly remember using have long since left my brain. The ones I can kind of remember were all green – I loved Prell and the green Herbal Essences (which lived well into the mid 80s) and did Palmolive have a shampoo?

    Frankly, I just hope Revlon keeps bringing vintage colors out of mothballs!

    • Isabella Muse

      nor I just memories of my sis talking about how my grandmother used it πŸ™‚ Nope, never tried those…! Me too! It’s weird how we sometimes can’t remember these things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rio

    Very true about the conditioner. I just remembered Tame Clean Rinse I think it was called? It was the answer to the rest of the greasy ones
    I’m only nostalgic cause I was a kid so didn’t have to worry about important stuff-I only cared about lip gloss, Loves Baby Soft and Hello Kitty stuff.

    • Isabella Muse

      I just wanna throw in there I miss the original Loves Baby Soft so much! It’s still out there and available but does NOT smell the same πŸ™

  • Suzy

    Growing up, I won the “gee your hair smells terrific” award at tennis camp. I also recently rediscovered the Vermont country store and I’ve been eyeing it along with the Lemon Up. I loved both growing up.

  • Christiane

    Absolutely I remember it! My aunts used it when they were teenagers. It was a big treat as a little girl to go to Grandma’s and use that shampoo!

  • MelodyJ

    I think I and some other poster(s) actually mentioned this in the good smelling shampoo post you had earlier this year. I was a little kid in the 70’s. My grandmother used Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific shampoo and conditioner in my hair. I did love the smell. But. it was not on the market by the time I was old enough to buy my own products in late 80’s and early 90’s.

    I actually do remember the commercial for this . Just like an another poster said it was a girl swinging her long hair and someone saying Gee your hair smells terrific. I didn’t use but remember Breck, Prell, Herbal Essence (original, green bottle with 70’s vintage label with a girl and flowers ) Agree, Faberge and the beer trend. I also remember Heather Locklear’s Faberge commercial . I’ll tell two friends, and they’ll tell two friends, and on and on.. I

    There are everyday items that were made better in the past and some things that are better now. I had an awareness of the socioeconomic problems of that time because I watched the news and payed attention to what adults were saying. Many TV shows of that time tackled the issues as well. Even though I didn’t have a full grasp of everything. For a time I thought white flight was bird migration. But, every era has it’s highs and lows.

    I connect Love’s Baby Soft and Hello Kitty more to the 80’s although I know both were around before than. I sometimes browse the Vermont Country Store website but have never bought anything. It is amazing what I remember from my fisher-Price and Little Golden Books era.

  • Joy ONeill

    I sure do remember GYHST. I used to use it – and loved it. I still do. I don’t know why the company sold the formula, why it’s not longer widely available except through the Vermont store. Some reviews I’ve read claim that the product is not the same, and doesn’t smell the same, as the original GYHST.
    Recently I tried a product by R + Co called Waterfall Moisture & Shine Lotion (for hair). Loved the smell – then I realized it reminded me of GYHST. They also sell a spray with the same fragrance in Waterfall. It’s called Serious Gaze. I’d like to try it. That is the closest I’ve come to finding a scent that mimics the memories of my youth!

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t remember what the original smelled like but I do like the one I got from Vermont Country Store. I’ll have to try the R+CO one thanks for telling me about it πŸ˜€


    I have looked up so many things on line to read about make-up or hair products and always see your lovely face… I think I am a long lost sister!! Thank you for so much enjoyment. xo michelle

    • Isabella Muse

      aww michelle what a sweet comment! ;-D Good to meet my long lost sister haha ;-D <3!