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  1. jenweaver

    jenweaver Earning My Ears

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    Do you remember the smell of your favorite hairspray? As a child of the 1980s and early 1990s, the smell of Rave and Aqua Net bring back horrible images of gigantic, crunchy bangs. You know, the kind that wouldn?t budge for 3 days if you were walking through 80 mph winds in a rainstorm. My mom called my bangs ?The Claw,? and, unfortunately has many photographs to prove how unflattering and ridiculous the hairstyle was. But, oh, on school picture day, how the girls? bathroom smelled like Rave. We?d be lined up in a row, much like a firing squad, only our weapons were a can of aerosol hairspray in one hand and a pick in the other. Teasing our bangs until they stood up on end, we would have competitions to see who could get their bangs off of their forehead the highest. What was your spray of choice and how high was the highest hair in your school!?
     
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  3. HM

    HM My tag from the Tag Fairy is now too long to use.

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    I never had that hair. I wore mine straight and long.
    However, my first college roommate did use copious amounts of Aqua Net. She usually had two canisters on her dresser. And it was a pervasive smell...but not too unpleasant.
     
  4. shoney

    shoney DIS Veteran

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    Ah, the big hair days! My kids love to laugh at my pics....long spiral permed hair down to my butt and the top at 6 inches off my head. At only 5 foot 1, I was taller back then..:rotfl2:

    I used stiff stuff to obtain that glamorous look!;)
     
  5. Kae

    Kae DIS Veteran

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    Mine was either Paul mitchel Freeze & Shine or Sebastian Spritz Forte'. Funny thing is they both have been reformulated & are not as strong as they used to be. But I worked at a Drug Store & sold a crap ton of White & purple cans of Aqua Net bought in 2's with a 1.75 of cheap vodka.

    Kae
     
  6. MomofKatie

    MomofKatie Dairy World? Fairy World! OH, DARN IT!!

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    Me, too! That stuff was amazing. I didn't have tall hair- mine was more the News Anchorlady hair- a bob that stuck out from the sides of my head (kind of like the "brown football helmet" Sally Field wore in Steel Magnolias).

    I was also a big fan of the huge hairbow that you wore on the back of your head. Back in my UGA college days, all us sorority girls were called Bowheads!! :cutie:
     
  7. threeboysmom

    threeboysmom Our life is what our thoughts make it

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    I'm sad to say I was an Aqua Net girl. Only stuff that worked on my big hair, lol.

    Not only did it coat my hair really well, but my entire room of bedroom furniture! :eek:
     
  8. BellePrincessBelle

    BellePrincessBelle <font color=green>Nothing says Thanksgiving like s

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    Rave all the way. it was the only thing that could hold my hair. The new Rave is not even close to the same. I do big hair very well.
     
  9. Mkaz

    Mkaz <font color=deeppink>Well, bust my buttons! That's

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    Aqua Net in the 80's. Then a salon brand in the 90's. I remember running a pick through my hair before I washed it because the soap and water couldn't reach my scalp if I didn't. Good times!
     
  10. violetrose

    violetrose DIS Veteran

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    Big hair was a lifesaver for us short girls wasn't it?

    I was a Paul Mitchell freeze and shine girl too. :thumbsup2 My hair was perfect for the late 80s, all my friends were going to get spiral perms, mine was naturally a spiral perm. And big doesn't even begin to cover it. :rotfl:
     
  11. violetrose

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    I can remember having to Windex my bathroom mirrors a lot more often in the 80s, being that they were always caked with stick hair spray. :lmao:
     
  12. HannaBelle

    HannaBelle DIS Veteran

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    I was an Aussie Mega girl, but my college boyfriend used Salon Selectives and that smell can still take me back...
     
  13. bgirldeb

    bgirldeb DIS Veteran<br><font color=purple>Sometimes when I

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    I used stiff stuff as well with a long spiral perm and big bangs.

    Also used Aussie Sprunch Spray (see tag)
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  14. PlutoBaby

    PlutoBaby Treat stress like a dog;pee on it and walk away.

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    Oh how I miss the big hair days.... NOT!!:rotfl2: I was definitely a Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine girl. Now I can't get my hair straight enough and I barely use any hair spray at all. :laughing:
     
  15. curlyjbs

    curlyjbs <font color=cc0066>1 Tequila...2 Tequila...3 Tequi

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    Aqua net girl here! The cans were lined up on my dresser! I've always felt I was personally responsible for the problems with the ozone layer. :rotfl2:

    ~C
     
  16. zoemurr

    zoemurr DIS Veteran

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    I think it was Aussie Scrunch (or something like that). I actually miss my 80's
    perm.. so easy to take care of. Mine wasn't really "big" or high off my head though. This using the flat iron stuff takes so much more time.

    I used an Aussie product on DD a few months ago and immediately felt this odd feeling.. guess I was reliving my youth. :rotfl2:
     
  17. pixiewings71

    pixiewings71 <marquee><font color=deeppink>Sweet!!! Totally!!!!

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    I never had that hair, I wore mine super short, like boy cut short. No hair spray for me thanks. lol
     
  18. nchulka

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    I can remember peeling the hairspray off my forehead! Now that is gross!!!
     
  19. Kathryn Merteuil

    Kathryn Merteuil Barden Bella

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    delete duplicate, tried to edit and reposted.
     
  20. Kathryn Merteuil

    Kathryn Merteuil Barden Bella

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    :thumbsup2 Aussie Sprunch Spray....just can't beat the smell of that!


    As a teenager in the late 80s, I did the big hair thing with poofy bangs :rotfl:
     
  21. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    I didn't have airplane bangs (you know...bangs that could snag a passing airplane). Instead I used Wet by Sebastian to get that "Wet" look on my awful perm.
     

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