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History of Shampoo Timeline

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    First Soap/Shampoo

    First Soap/Shampoo
    The History of SoapThe first shampoo/soap was found to have been made in the third millenium BCE. It was found in Babylonian courts and was made of boiled animal fats and ashes.
  • Period: Sep 26, 1066 to Sep 26, 1485

    Hairwashing in the Middle Ages

    Hairwashing in the Middle AgesPeople in the Middle Ages would wash their hair by stripping to waist down and dipping their hair in a large, shallow bowl that was set on the ground in front of them with soap. This primitive version of shampoo was not only very irritating to the eyes but also did not clean well. Hair after it was washed was left with a dull look to it.
  • Dean Mahomet writes "The Travels of Dean Mahomet"

    Dean Mahomet writes "The Travels of Dean Mahomet"
    Dean Mahomet Introduces "Shampooing" to the Western WorldDean Mahomet was one of the first Indian writers to write and publish an English book. He brought the idea of the word "shampoo" and the concept of "shampooing" which comes from the Hindue word "champna".It was because of him that this concept began to be used extensively in the west.
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    Kasey Hebert Creates Shampoo

    Who Invented ShampooBefore this time, people washed their hair with a soap like substance instead a shampoo like modern day people would normally think of. This "shampoo" was made of soap boiled in soda water and mixed with herbs. Like other shampoos during this time period, it did not clean hair very well and also left hair looking dull.
  • Hans Schwarzkopf Creates the First Powder Shampoo

    [Hans Schwarzkopf's Inventive Talent](www.schwarzkopf.com/sk/en/home/schwarzkopf/about.../history.html)Hans Schwarzkopf is tired of the harsh chemicals and oils that were in shampoos during this time and decides to remedy this. He creates the first "powder shampoo" or as we would know it today dry shampoo.
  • Hans Schwarzkopf's Creates Own Version of Liquid Shampoo

    [The First Liquid Shampoo](www.schwarzkopf.com/sk/en/home/schwarzkopf/about.../history.html‎)After the success of the powder shampoo, Hans Schwarzkopf's company creates their own version of liquid shampoo. It is so popular and the demand was so high that it prompts the creation of the first hairdressing training center. This center was called Schwarzkopf Institute of Hair Hygiene.
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    Drene Introduces First "Modern Shampoo"

    Drene Shampoo First Shampoo to Use SurfactantsThe company Drene was the first company to release a shampoo like those that we use today. This is because this shampoo, instead of using soaps used surfactants which are also known as detergents. While there were still problems with this shampoo it was a large step in the shampoo world because surfactants break and spread out healthy oils while removing contaminants. Shampoos todays still use surfactants.
  • Onakali:The First Non-Alkaline Shampoo

    [The Prototype for All Modern Shampoos](www.schwarzkopf.com/sk/en/home/schwarzkopf/about.../history.html‎)
    Schwarzkopf's company creates "Onakali" the first non-alkaline shampoo.
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    Detergent Shampoos Are Improved

    How Shampoo is Made - History SectionIn the 1960s, detergent shampoos are improved. These detergents greatly increase the cleaning power of shampoo and leave hair with the shine we've come to recognize. These are the shampoos we think of when we think of modern day shampoo.
  • No Shampoo Movement Increases in Strength with Matthew Parris

    No Shampoo Movement Increases in Strength with Matthew Parris
    Matthew Parris Helps to Advance No Shampoo Movement - NY TimesAfter journalist, Matthew Parris, asks listeners on radio host, Richard Glovers, show to try to not use typical shampoo for six weeks the movement takes off. This method involves using either dry shampoo or a mixture that includes apple cidar vinegar to wash the hair. Out of the 500 listeners that participated in Parris's challenge, most felt like their hair was in better condition after they completed it.