how was hair gel invented?

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Who invented Hair gel?

In Birmingham, England, in 1929, a company called Chemico Works decided to market a product called Brylcream that was invented in 1928.

WHY was the hair gel invented?

Hair gel was created so men could keep their combed hair in place, while supplying hair with a glossy or shiny appearance.

extra information

  • Before hair gel was invented, men used substances such as petroleum jelly, corn oil and macassar oil.
  • Chemico Works was known for creating strong kitchen and household cleaners.


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