1960s ads for hair color that covers gray and rinses that make gray look better — though when we baby boomers were kids, we all knew at least one silver-haired woman whose gray hair looked kinda blueish.
No amount of hair dye is going to make up for the helmethead hairstyles below.
Colgate's Ribbon Dental Cream, from 1912, came out of the tube in a flat ribbon. Sounds like a great idea though I bet Colgate realized people would use more if the toothpaste came out of the tube the way we're used to it today:
Ipana toothpaste from 1939:
Colgate Ribbon Dental Cream from 1955. According to Interfaces, Gardol, or sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, is still used in toothpastes today:
Colgate Dental Cream from 1960. I had no idea toothpaste once came in a can like shaving cream:
All of these toothpaste tubes would have been made of metal, not plastic.
If you're a nerd like me and think a quick history of toothpaste and tooth powders would be an interesting read, click here.