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Agree Shampoo ad from the 80s featuring Belinda Carlisle
If you weren't around in the 80s, then you might not know that back in the day, there weren't nearly as many drugstore haircare options as there are today. Nowadays, the big brands at the drugstores seem to churn out a zillion formulas for shampoo and conditioner each year, and new brands pop up on the scene all the time with even more options.
But back in the day, there probably were less than a dozen haircare options at most drugstores, and we all had our favorites. Mine was, above all others, Agree. Why, you ask? Well it got rid of the greasies!
Don't you DARE get caught with the greasies.
Agree spoke to me on a profound level back in the day. That pretty shade of green liquid, the fact that it got rid of the "greasies" (it really did), and Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go's was the spokesperson (The Go-Go's were my favorite band of the 80s, bar none, and not just because they were and still are an all-girl band, although that IS awesome). They knew what they were doing when marketing Agree, that's for sure.
And that smell. So fresh, so clean. There was nothing like the fragrance of that shampoo. If you used Agree in the 80s, You. Know. That. Smell.
In fact, if you loved the scent of Agree Shampoo, I want to tell you something...
ANYWAY, I grabbed this bottle of Aqua Blossom to put on the kitchen sink the other day, and I don't really remember sniffing it when I bought it. I just saw the name and thought, "Oh, he won't hate that." But then I used it, and I had a minor freak out incident in the middle of my kitchen. I called Mr. G over and said, "SMELL MY HANDS!" SMELL MY HANDS!" Sadly, he didn't make the connection but I'm telling you, this stuff smells exactly like old-school Agree Shampoo! The minute I sniffed it, the scent memories flooded my brain. It took me right back to using Agree in my childhood home, getting ready for school, long, hot summer days spent washing the chlorine out my hair...all of it. My childhood in a bottle.
If you remember Agree Shampoo, and you want to recapture that scent, give Aqua Blossom a sniff the next time you're at Bath & Body Works and then come back here and tell me if you "agree." (Ba-dum-chhh.)
By the way, Agree is still being made to this day but according to the Agree Hair website, the products have "reformulated fragrances, in newly re-designed bottles". You can check out their photo gallery of old-school ads HERE. Oh, and Agree is made by the same company that makes Fa (remember Fa??).
Do you remember Agree Shampoo? Did you used to use it back in the day? If not, what was YOUR favorite shampoo during your childhood?