May 21, 2014, - 5:05 pm

Shampoo Jihad: Major Companies Marketing Shampoo for “Veiled [Muslim] Women”; HAMAS Ad Campaign Comin’ Soon

By Debbie Schlussel

Major cosmetics companies are promoting the wearing of the Islamic veil (the scarf of subjugation and extremism) through shampoo. They are even giving away free hijabs (Islamic headscarves) with the purchase of their ridiculous new shampoos.



Here’s a tip: if you suffocate your scalp and hair follicles with a rag for most of every single day, your hair will stink, and it will get more split ends than normal. There is NO shampoo that can fix that, but in trying to seek the Muslim dollar, major cosmetics companies are producing special shampoos they claim will “refresh hair” while the scalp is being smothered. Sounds like the female Muslim equivalent of the proverbial “too much cologne!” man (which is also–no coincidence–often the province of Middle-Eastern men). Hair is dead material. It doesn’t “refresh” itself, and shampoo–once you wash it out–doesn’t have magical halal powers to “refresh” your suffocated head stink. That’s halal junk science. Just doesn’t happen, as much as you may fantasize that your religion’s women are special and so allah willed it to be that way. No wonder you guys don’t win too many Nobel Prizes. Fools.

I warned over and over again on this site that this would happen: that companies would adopt the extremist religious edicts of Islam (and ultimately adopt the religion’s adherents’ causes and other extremist views). It’s the worst kind of capitalism. We’ve already seen it with some companies producing halal candy bars and other products and Whole Foods promoting HAMAS terrorist olive oil and “Palestine” and dumping Israeli olive oil. Now, there’s this absurdity:

Personal-care companies have discovered a hidden market: veiled hair. German consumer-goods maker Henkel AG [DS: the company is known as Schwarzkopf in the U.S. and has a number of brands, including “Got2B”) is touting its new Gliss Restore & Refresh shampoo as the world’s first hair-care product to address problems caused by the lack of ventilation under a head scarf, including split ends, itchy scalp and unpleasant odor. [DS: Funny, cuz’ that’s not how they’re marketing “Gliss” in Israel, where it is also sold, but should be boycotted.] British-Dutch rival Unilever PLC is also targeting the market with its Sunsilk shampoo. And hair is just the start.

After years of pushing Western-designed shampoos and deodorants in the Middle East, the world’s biggest personal-care companies are changing course and selling products made specifically for local consumers’ tastes. Procter & Gamble Co.’s Olay line targets Persian Gulf customers with skin-lightening creams. A recent campaign by Beiersdorf AG’s Nivea brand collected love stories from mostly female Middle Eastern writers to market its Sensual Musk body lotion.

Hilarious. How ’bout the “love stories” of women raped and then stoned to death and/or honor-killed because of the raping? Or poems from Gitmo’s Islamic terrorists? Or the “love story” of the Saudi Arabian chick put in prison for celebrating Valentine’s Day? Oh, wait, that one’s been done already. Thanks, Vanessa Redgrave.

The goal is to woo young Middle Easterners with cash to spare. Consumer spending in developed markets, by contrast, is still rebounding from the financial crisis. “If you want to go with growth, you want to go with the Muslim market,” said Shelina Janmohamed, vice president at Ogilvy Noor, a London-based Muslim marketing agency owned by WPP PLC.

The global Halal market—products made to be permissible under Islamic law—is valued at $2.1 trillion, according to a 2013 report by the Halal Industry Development Corp., a government-sponsored trade group based in Malaysia. [DS: Don’t believe the exaggerated figures of self-serving Muslim propagandists.] Roughly 9% of that goes to Halal cosmetic products, one of the fastest-growing categories. Marketing by major personal-care companies directly to Muslim consumers is still in its infancy, according to Ogilvy Noor’s Ms. Janmohamed, who likens the situation to the untapped Hispanic market in the U.S. 20 years ago. Still, some campaigns have started to appear, including an ad for Unilever’s Sunsilk shampoo in which no hair was shown. . . . Since 2008, Henkel’s Middle East and Africa business has grown three times as fast as the company overall. Regional sales increased 17.6% in 2013 from the previous year, and Henkel expects a similar performance this year. . . . Ahmed el Amir, who owns a drugstore outside of Cairo, said Henkel offered a free veil when it launched Gliss Restore & Refresh, and many women bought the shampoo to get the scarf. . . .

To better understand consumers and speed new-product marketing, Henkel recently relocated some of its research-and-development team to Dubai. In less than eight months, the team was able to develop and introduce a liquid-gel detergent under its Persil laundry-detergent brand that was aimed at low-income customers who wash their clothes by hand, Mr. Afifi said.

Yay, we produce Third World products. Say, when is the Henkel halal wooden washboard coming out?

Focusing on Middle Eastern consumers marks a strategic shift for Henkel and its rivals. Previously, personal-care companies would release products designed for U.S. or European consumers and assume Middle Easterners would buy them, industry officials say. Rising Middle Eastern spending power has changed that. And since locally focused products are often cheaper to make, they can generate higher profits than similar items sold world-wide—despite rising competition for Middle Eastern customers among the world’s biggest consumer companies.

Note to self: no longer purchase Got2B and Nivea products. I don’t buy Sunsilk because I bought it years ago and it turned my soft hair instantly into straw. Veiled women can have it.

Two years ago, I got L’Oreal to dump its pro-Hezbollah “Arab Ambassador,” after she told a Lebanese audience she admired Hitler. But the day is soon coming where that point of view will be openly embraced by these companies.

So, when do these cosmetics and personal care companies start partnering with HAMAS and Hezbollah for marketing campaigns?

Don’t bet against that. It’s coming.

Spilt Evil Zionist Blood Red Lipstick by Revlon. HAMAS Green eyeshadow, coming soon.

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58 Responses

General Schwarzkopf is now in the halal shampoo business ? Geez, whats this world coming to.

HK on May 21, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Marketing this in Israel makes sense because Jewish women also wrap their heads in scarves all day. Or worse, they wear hats or wigs. I wear a scarf and actually take it off in the house because what Debbie says about it being nasty to keep it on all the time is correct. I don’t use shampoo tho, I use a natural olive oil soap and I wear cotton scarves that breathe, not polyester. I get the point about marketing and consequently boycotting this shampoo in the US but saying it shouldn’t be marketed in Israel doesn’t make sense. There are probably more Jewish women going around with covered heads than there are Arabs here. Henkel is the largest purveyor of laundry and other cleaning products in Israel. They market under several brand names, but always identify Henkel on the label as the parent company. We prefer Israel’s own Sano line. The thing is if we boycotted companies who market to Arabs, we wouldn’t have anything to buy. Since we are NOT an apartheid state, Arabs actually shop in the same stores as Jews do and buy the same products.

Meira on May 21, 2014 at 5:41 pm

“Gliss”, as a product name? I think “Behead & Shoulders” is better.

CornCoLeo on May 21, 2014 at 5:48 pm


    “Behead & Shoulders”


    Liz Katz on May 21, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      that, actually was pretty good

      HK on May 22, 2014 at 2:21 am

      Now come on out from behind that hijacked website …you keep leaving a stench of phony…

      HK on May 22, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Very witty. How awful that it’s actually true.

    Dinak on May 22, 2014 at 9:49 am

Vidal Sassoon. Coming to a terrorist cell near you.

Ken b on May 21, 2014 at 6:06 pm

“Henkel offered a free veil when it launched Gliss Restore & Refresh, and many women bought the shampoo to get the scarf”

Hows about Walmart coming out with a halal, cheap, folding spectator chair for watching stonings – convenient stone holders in the arms!

DS_ROCKS! on May 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm

and forgot: Free throwing-stone with every purchase!

DS_ROCKS! on May 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    DSR: lol.

    skzion on May 22, 2014 at 10:36 am

I was on my motorcycle yesterday on the freeway and what do I notice, a huge billboard here in Sacramento with a female Muslim smiling, with the caption “Don’t fear Islam, Learn about Islam” or something to that effect.

I found this bizarre, being that I’ve never seen a billboard about any other religion. Maybe a billboard when A super pastor (Billy Graham) was coming to town, but I’ve never seen a Christian or a Rastafarian billboard. This society or certain segments of society are really trying to get people to sympathize with Muslim.

Quack! I’m not. I don’t trust ya. Now you Muslims may say thing about the Abeeds, well good, now we’re even.

Big D on May 21, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Good point.
    No other religion really has to do this but actually it makes sense to me because there’s no real separation between politics and the spiritual in Islam.
    In other words it’s a subjugation cult.

    Frankz on May 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I mean most religions don’t have to tell people in advance not to fear them not that they don’t have billboards.
    Just in case someone goes there.

    Frankz on May 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    @Big D……thank imam aamir nazir and the ICNA for those billboards

    HK on May 21, 2014 at 7:13 pm

But on the plus side if your hair turns to straw I guess it doesn’t matter that much under a hijab or what have you.

I’m just waiting for the Shwarzkopf camel urine collection, guaranteed SARS free.

Frankz on May 21, 2014 at 6:33 pm

If you wore a schmatta on your head 24×7, you’d need a shampoo too!

Ed on May 21, 2014 at 6:39 pm

I would suggest that Schwartzkopf gliss be changed to Scheissekopf gliss, More apropos.
Marketing dept.s will always look for new channels and markets themselves to push their products. But this one is hysterically inane. Whence from the unwarranted presumption the muzlems wash ? Have they ever stood next to one ?

JayPee on May 21, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    …now with Scheißkugelen!

    kirche61 on May 22, 2014 at 2:18 pm

“Dont fear Islam, Learn about Islam” the wolf ( ICNA or bka Islamic Circle of North America)said to the sheep… No, we KNOW about islam, and we DONT FEAR islam, so ICNA, shut the f up and stop undermining America.

HK on May 21, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Yeah, or…
    Learn about Islam from us nice Muslim people – Not those nasty infidels.

    Frankz on May 21, 2014 at 7:11 pm

I’m not sure if the “Schwarzkopf” company name bears any formal relationship to the late General Norman Schwarzkopf, but I do know that he became a booster of Islam several years after the Gulf War.

It was the late Nineties. The Islamic Saudi Academy (ISA), based in Alexandria, Va., was trying to win approval for construction of a new and bigger school in Loudoun County, Va. There was widespread public opposition. Schwarzkopf, however, spoke out publicly in favor of approval, and he derided the supposed anti-Islamic prejudice of the locals. The ISA eventually dropped its plans (it wound up building the facility in nearby Fairfax County), but I always wondered: What got into Gen. Schwarzkopf’s head?

Seek on May 21, 2014 at 7:41 pm

@ HK, dam dam dam, so I google the ICNA and their billboard campaign auto populated, so i go to google images, good grief, talk about an onslaught of desperation and nonsense, they have tons of billboards trying to desensitize America.

Big D on May 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm

what’s the skinny on imam aamir nazir? and where do they get their money?….

HK on May 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Not a lot of info online, but their goal is “ICNA seeks to promote Islam and the Islamic way of life in the United States.”
and “establishment of the Islamic system of life”

So that is why the aggressive billboard campaign.

Big D on May 21, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    a more benign way of …. forcing sharia law down our throats… DONT COME TO AMERICA LOOKING TO CHANGE US….may the imam and those like him take a one way magic carpet ride to mecca

    HK on May 22, 2014 at 2:30 am

“Major cosmetics companies are promoting the wearing of the Islamic veil (the scarf of subjugation and extremism) through shampoo.”

Sounds like capitalism at it’s finest…

and we’re all for capitalism… right…?

Liz Katz on May 21, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Yeah, sure, why not?
    There’s a sucker born every minute.
    Why not capitalize on that?

    theShadow on May 22, 2014 at 12:27 am

    No actually if it’s capitalism it’s capitalism at it’s stupidest.
    Why is capitalism so stupid these days? Mainly because it has produced so many losers like you.
    People who do not even understand it or the society they live in but think that they understand it’s unfair and exploitative.
    But don’t you worry because time for your particular brand is running out quick. Dingbat.

    Frankz on May 22, 2014 at 9:52 am

    @Liz the schmata Katz

    Frankz on May 22, 2014 at 9:53 am

    check out this circle jerk –

    Frankz on May 22, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Oh look, Lizard Kats is back. Since IQ is normally distributed, think how rare it is that we have a Jewish troll here with an IQ below 90.

    In addition, she demonstrates libtardism in pure form, being unable to dress it up. Her wit is limited to suggestions that she likes “men of size.” This shows how cool she is. Most of the time, though, she mocks her betters (pretty much everyone here) with dumb “barbs” in hit-and-run fashion.

    By the way, it occured to me that “she” may be a “he.”

    Lizard, you’re not cute or funny. I suspect Debbie hasn’t banned you already because you provide “teachable moments.” Thanks for playing–and be sure to get that 10% off coupon for your yeast infection on the way out!

    skzion on May 22, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Poor Lizard Kats trying to be clever.

    Anyone who understood capitalism would know that its great innovation was to allow the creation of wealth without violence. Naturally, libtards like Lizard think that government is a better answer, even though there is nothing innovative about using instrumentalities that are based on violence.

    Support for capitalism does not mean that government has no role to play. For example, it is government’s job to secure borders and control immigration. No Moooooslims in the West means no demand for products like the shampoo being discussed in this thread.

    Alas, Lizard Kats, with “her” low IQ and stupendous ignorance could never have realized how dumb her latest “barb” was.

    skzion on May 22, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Debbie, you illustrated in your view during the course of the article, before you gave out encompassed source from this story, in which you bought up an interesting perspective:

“producing special shampoos they claim will ‘refresh hair’ while the scalp is being smothered.”

My question is, how can anyone’s scalp smell fresh and not be dry if you’re scalp is being covered by a religious head-covering (make no mistake, religious body-covering and head-covering are apart of patriarchal male-supremacy from organized religions)? It’s impossible, and your scalp and hair will smell funky with an odd and bad odor, it’s not good or great hygiene.

“It doesn’t ‘refresh’ itself, and shampoo once you wash it out doesn’t have magical halal powers to ‘refresh’ your suffocated head stink.”

Agree Debbie, it is indeed pseudo junk-science 101, and it doesn’t work precisely with mechanical catalyst after you’ve washed your scalp with shampoo. I to believe in capitalism myself, but this idea and shampoo product sounds pretty silly to me, and whoever buys this (we still live in a free nation, you can do as you please), ought to question it before using it on their scalp!

Sean R. on May 21, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Looks as if my comment went to “spam” again. Henkel is the largest distributor of soaps and cleansers in Israel, both for personal care and home cleaning, marketed under various names. There are probably more JEWISH women covering their heads here than there are Arabs. We don’t cover 24/7, HK and neither do they. Also Middle Eastern hair is different from European hair and is not as prone to drying out and split ends but it will get nasty if not aired out. I don’t use shampoo. I use pure olive oil soap and then some coconut oil and I also wear only 100% cotton scarves. Hats and wigs are particularly bad for damaging hair. I don’t wear a head cover in my house but I keep one handy in case someone comes to the door.
I don’t think there’s a political agenda here on the part of Henkel. Could be wrong but I think huge corporations like this are too cynical. They’re just marketing to the newest untapped market.

Boycott if you will, but remember you are boycotting a company that does MEGA-business in ISRAEL. And since we DON’T live in an apartheid state, These products are sold in stores that sell to and employ both JEWS and Arabs.

M: Henkel makes a lot of money off of Israel, but doesn’t buy anything from Israel. That’s NOT the same think as “doing a lot of business with Israel.” Not even close. Henkel needs Israel, not the other way around. No reason NOT to boycott any company that promotes extremist Islam. DS

Meira on May 22, 2014 at 3:11 am

    ” We dont cover 24/7, HK and neither do they”.
    Meira…not sure what youre responding to…curious….could you please explain..thanks

    HK on May 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Sure, you [I think it was you] said that “you need shampoo when hair is covered 24/7 .” Implying that covered hair is nasty, ergo women who cover it are dirty. My point was that even if I covered my hair in the house when I’m alone, which I don’t, I don’t sleep in a head cover and neither do muslim women.

      Meira on May 23, 2014 at 12:30 am

        uhhm….wrong…wasnt me…but its ok

        HK on May 23, 2014 at 4:06 am

          Sorry, HK, I didn’t bother to go back and look who said it. Now I can’t find it, even scanning for “24/7.”

          Meira on May 23, 2014 at 5:56 am

          OH, found it, HL. It was “Ed.”

          Meira on May 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Debbie, when I first came to Israel, I was shocked to see all the Mercedes cabs. It was explained that this has something to do with Holocaust reparations. I’m actually not clear what or how. Perhaps you know but I think something to do with buying these goods at a deep discount to offset the enormous debt Germany owes us. I’m not saying I agree with doing it this way because how does it affect the average Israeli or Survivor living here? It’s just the basis of the seemingly one way trade. There are several other German firms under this agreement, Siemens being one of them and I don’t doubt Henkel, which is a huge chemical company, is also.

    M: The Mercedes deal was a long time ago, and there is NO such deal with Henkel. They are not giving Israel any discounts or doing them any favors. They are selling the shampoo in Israel for one reason and one reason only: to make money. In fact, while Israel sells a lot of crops to Germany, it now sells far less than it did sell b/c Germany refuses to buy crops grown in what it considers “Palestine,” including Jerusalem. Further, Germany, instead–as I pointed out on this site, has now replaced those Israeli crops with Hezbollah crops. No reason to buy Henkel and help its Shariah Shampoo or any other German products. DS

    Meira on May 23, 2014 at 12:36 am

Where’s the special shampoo for the millions of factory workers work-wide – both lineman and engineers who are required to wear a surgeons’-type cap all day? It’s an even sweatier enterprise. Why doesn’t a company create a shampoo to appeal to all of those people? Then, if a Muslim wishes to purchase it, fine, but to market to subjugated women in celebration of their misogynistic culture is obscene.

Dinak on May 22, 2014 at 9:44 am

some more Hollywood style capitalism

Frankz on May 22, 2014 at 10:13 am

“As long as it looks good it doesn’t matter”
– as long as somebody else picks up the tab (i.e. the average American Homer Simpson loser at the gas pump)

Frankz on May 22, 2014 at 10:17 am

I would surmise the head isn’t the only area that gets no ventilation and winds up smelling worse than a camel’s…

Then again, who in their right mind would venture there to begin with and who f’ing cares anyway?!

IceNoMore on May 22, 2014 at 11:10 am

    i would surmise for the culturally tone deaf it makes little real difference yet – enjoy

    Frankz on May 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

time for another leftfield rehash, sure they’d cheer this on and probably call it fracking propaganda but there you go.
never a truer word sung or spoken even if it was unintentional.
the left always tells the truth about itself when it’s denouncing others

Frankz on May 22, 2014 at 11:14 am

…for best results, do not cover hair…

kirche61 on May 22, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Talk about “culturally tone deaf” According to you, kirche, jewish women shouldn’t cover their heads either?

    Meira on May 23, 2014 at 5:59 am

I’m devastated as Schwatrkopf (name means black-headed) is the only brand that my hairdresser found that works on my hair (color, that is). I’d love to boycott this company. I will look into switching. But soon that will leave not many choices as more and more companies cater to the terror market.
I wonder that no one bothered to market to religiously observant Jewish women who cover hair- not as numerous, I guess.
I do love the “Behead and Shoulders” comment.
What a world we live in…..

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alcohol recovery pr on September 22, 2014 at 2:31 am

I wear the head covering which you have called the rag. Women do not wear the head cover 24 hrs a day, please get your facts right. This is marketing to sell it to the women wearing the scarf, nobody is forcing you to wear it so calm down.
My hair stays just as normal if so better when I have it covered. Less sun damage etc etc. I use a variety of shampoos and choose just like any other woman would.

Parveen on January 13, 2015 at 2:44 pm

I am a british woman who became muslim ages 24 I am now 50 and have been protecting my hair from dirt and damaging solar rays for the past 26 years and guess what my hair is extremely healthy. because a person follows a particular action, which is neither harmful to themselves nor others , because of their beliefs do you really need to insult them. I put my Health Both physical and psych.ological first and feel sorry for these who feel the need to pour chemicals into their hair and paint their skin before they face the world this includes many muslim women who use these unhealthy products. I wouldnt fall for the tricks of these poison pedlars and I call on ALL women to follows natural and traditional methods to “feel and look Good”

Sara Kök on June 9, 2015 at 4:50 am

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