Thursday Throwbacks – Hair Products

Thursday Throwbacks are all about fun!! It’s taking a little trip down memory lane. Just like looking at old photos, we are transported back to a different time – a memory is jogged and it can bring a few moments of joy. So that’s what I want to do with this Thursday Throwbacks series.

This week for Thursday Throwbacks we are looking at Hair products!! Simply because I was thinking about this lately – the absolute hardship we went through to get rid of the kink or get the front bits straight!!!

Babyliss Straight and Shine
This was long before any GHD came on the market! You filled a compartment with water and the steam just flew out of the plastic plates – with combs on the side that used to catch and pull every single stray hair…ouch!

Braun Curler
This was out even before the Babyliss bad boy! It took gas cannisters and came with a curling iron and a brush attachment. I used to borrow this one to (very stylishly) straighten the thinnest 2 pieces of hair at the front that were left out of the scraped back ponytail!!!

The Iron
I couldn’t do a throwback on Hair tools without mentioning my old pal – the iron. I used to have my own iron in my room at home specifically for straightening my hair. No brown paper or protecting my hair – just ironed away and hoped for a low number of neck burns…

Sun-In promised us summer hair – natural sun-kissed highlights. Yet to be confirmed if it ever delivered on these claims! Sunny day in Ireland – out came the Sun-In spray along with the baby oil! I still remember the smell – as I desperately sprayed it on my black/brown hair hoping for the best!

Zig Zag Hair Band
There came a time in the late 90’s when hair bands just weren’t cutting it – maximum hair reefing off the face needed to be achieved and the zig zag hair band was just the man for the job. I need to confess, right here and now, that I still have AND use a zig zag hair band that gives me poolside goals on every sun holiday (remember them?!) for the past 20 years! Frugal, retro and stylish – the holy trinity!

Let me know your retro Hair products! I’ll share them on Instagram so we can all have some nice flashbacks!

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