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Old 01-23-2014, 11:35 AM
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80s hair days

For you ladies (and gents) who rocked some big hair during the 80s: What brand of hairspray did you use? Do you remember someone whose hair was the biggest in town? We went to an 80s party last weekend, and I went to my old faithful "Freeze and Shine". My bangs stood tall all night, and were still poofed the next morning. There was a guy at my highschool who could tell which brand hairspray we used by smelling. He was pretty accurate too. Probably not a skill he put on his resume, tho. I had 3 sisters and my dad would get so angry because there was a permanent sticky shallaq on the sink, the floor, the walls. But hey, heaven forbid we went out with flat hair!
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:58 AM
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Aqua-Net, fer sure!
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:03 PM
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Freeze and shine.
The Best shellac available for those spikes hair don'ts!!!!
I still remember that gawd awful smell.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:04 PM
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Dippity DOO!
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:13 PM
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Dippity Do gel followed by AquaNet, of course!
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:33 PM
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Early 90's here, until Grunge took over and we went flat.

Aussie Sprunch Spray, Freeze and Shine and sometime Hair Muscle which smelled of cucumbers

If I was broke, then that cheap stuff...Fame? What was it called?
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:54 PM
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Another vote for Aqua Net. I could bounce off a wall with my bangs and still not make a dent. Unless you're talking about the sheet rock......
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:00 PM
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Aqua Net was the weapon of choice in my school. I seem to recall the different colored cans being different strength hold, and the pink was the one most girls used (although I do recall some blue cans)
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:32 PM
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I forgot about Vavoom! It was in a really tall, black and neon pink can. You needed an extra large purse to carry it around! I typically used Rave (level 4...Mega) or Aqua Net in the pink and white can "Extra (!) Super hold". I guess "Super hold" wasn't stiff enougn... When I had extra money, I would buy "the good stuff", like Vavoom.
Does anyone remember Joico Ice Mist? Talk about helmet head? I had to have my hair perfect before unleashing the Joico, because it wouldn't budge until a shower with 2 shampooings. Almost every girl had some sort of "big hair" at my school. Remember the giant claw bangs? A giant stiff tsunami in front, and the rest was pretty normal. You could pound nails with those bangs, lol!
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:50 PM
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Rave! That's what it was! I'm sitting here, perfectly picturing that blue can, but I couldn't come up with the name. Yep, that, Aussie Sprunch Spray, and Vavoom. Wow. Trip down amnesia lane, for sure.

Early '90s for me too. When I graduated in '95, we were over all of that nonsense.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:19 PM
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Remember the giant claw bangs? A giant stiff tsunami in front, and the rest was pretty normal. You could pound nails with those bangs, lol!
We used to call that mall hair.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:43 PM
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I found an old ad that showed the different types of Aqua Net: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l1...8ui7o1_400.jpg

Most girls went for the super hold... no one used that all purpose. Pfft.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:44 PM
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Aqua Net Ultra Super Hold in the big white can. I chose my purses based on their having enough room to hold that can, along with a brush, a ton of makeup, a can of Confess body spray (Do you like Obsession? You'll love Confess!), a pack of Marlboros, and a lighter. No money, no driver's license.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:01 PM
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Stiff Stuff made my 18"/45cm Mohawk stand up straight and firm all night. I would have to ride in cars with my head tilted sideways for clearance. Fill that out with ripped jeans, Doc Martens, bullet belt, ironic t-shirt, heavy eyeliner and black lipstick, I surely made my parents very proud of their teenaged son.

Class of 88' btw

Capt
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:51 PM
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Oh, fond memories of stiff stuff!
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:57 PM
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In any form!
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:00 PM
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We always had Aqua Net in the blue can.
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:15 PM
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I remember AquaNet mousse being my mousse of choice but I think I used a variety of hairsprays.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:47 AM
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Remember the giant claw bangs? A giant stiff tsunami in front, and the rest was pretty normal.
That was me at 13. Rest of the hair in a ponytail except the massive teased-up bangs. I was stylin'.

The best hairspray I ever used (even better than Ice Mist, IMO) was one I could only find in the US. It was called "Jheri Redding Super Glossing Spray", if memory serves. I'd have to buy a few cans every trip or get people to bring some back for me. It came in a white can with a pink grid pattern, then they changed the packaging to a purple-y black can. I had the best big hair with that stuff.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:23 AM
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We used to call that mall hair.
lol. i have naturally curly hair on steroids. didn't need no stinkin' hairspray....
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:33 AM
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Hello!? Let your Soul Glo!

Being a guitarist in a few bands, I was a long hair in the 8o's and 90's but didn't go for the big hair look, I did use DippityDoo gel after I went to the short spiky look.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:41 PM
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Aqua Net was the weapon of choice in my school. I seem to recall the different colored cans being different strength hold, and the pink was the one most girls used (although I do recall some blue cans)
It was also the weapon fuel of choice for potato guns. You make a potato gun out of PVC plumbing parts and a BBQ spark igniter, shove a potato snugly into the barrel then spray AquaNet into the rear of the chamber.

We used to shoot spuds a couple hundred yards! And you were spraying it on your head!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZQMwsMjvLEs

http://potato-gun.wonderhowto.com/in...-fuel-0114830/
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:08 PM
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From an airliner safety card with humorously substituted text: Passengers with 80s hair will be cast into the ocean immediately

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Old 01-24-2014, 09:34 PM
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Most girls went for the super hold... no one used that all purpose. Pfft.
I feel like bright red isn't such a great colour choice for something that is absurdly flammable.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:26 PM
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This thread definitely should require pictures...

For me it was Rave, which my little brother referred to as Raid. My bangs flat went down to my chin, so you can imagine how high they went when teased and sprayed. And lets not forget the wings on the sides.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:28 PM
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I, like, totally used Aussie Sprunch Spray. It, like, totally worked with my perm.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:59 PM
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Rave was my spray of choice, mostly because it was cheap and I could afford it on my allowance and later my paltry part-time paycheck. Aussie Scrunch and Aquanet were also in play occasionally. Here is my Senior class pic taken in the Spring of 1989. I didn't have the biggest hair in the school, but trust me there is a ton of hairspray necessary to keep my baby fine hair poofy.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:37 PM
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This thread definitely should require pictures...

For me it was Rave, which my little brother referred to as Raid. My bangs flat went down to my chin, so you can imagine how high they went when teased and sprayed. And lets not forget the wings on the sides.
Yep. I rocked this look. For proof, if you were at the Metallica concert in Winnipeg in the 90's (The Black Album), I was in the video they showed prior to coming on stage.

HUGE HAIR!
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:41 PM
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Studio fix mouse and Aussie wet gel and I got a spiral perm to puff up.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:06 PM
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:29 PM
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A combo of Stiff Stuff and Aussie Sprunch Spray.

It's the only relevant pic I have online at the moment, but this is actually a very flat look for me back in '86.

\m/

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Old 01-26-2014, 01:36 PM
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Aqua Net or White Rain here. But I had "bad" hair, defined as fine straight straight straight that wouldn't hold a perm or curl for anything. I was so happy when Jennifer Anniston made straight hair okay again. And I think I'm a little younger than most of you, so my 80's hair was more Kimmy Gibbler than Madonna (except for that unfortunate Annie-perm in junior high, but we don't talk about that.)

Who else used a cassette tape box to get a nice lift and edge on their bangs?
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