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!?
Lol! White Rain hairspray, a teasing comb, a small curling iron and the blow dryer. Not only would I over/under curl my bangs and make them huge, I'd wing out my sides using the blow dryer. Oddly enough, I never touched the back. Looking back, I probably resembled one of those spitting lizards that flaps out its hood to try to intimidate predators.
Did you just say WHITE RAIN??? *faints...* WOW...haven't heard that in AGES...lol...I didn't do hairspray..I used an ungodly amount of gel to smooth my hair though...ugh...LOL....
I don't use hair spray now but circa 1990-1995 I used the hell out of some White Rain.
OMG!! Too funny!! My gals and I were Aqua Net chics and there was one girl we knew, Misty, who actually would iron (the days BEFORE the flat iron, or at least before they were available at our local Walgreens, lol!) her hair on the ironing board so it would stick straight up...aaaah, the memories!!!