This is the greatest crime against our generation.
Actually, it isn’t. But, it was one of many.
I used my allowance for four things:
- Teen magazines (Remember Tiger Beat and Teen Beat?)
- Music: Cassette tapes and (vinyl) records
- Shopping (for the crap we used to wear)
- Aqua Net Hair Spray
If it wasn’t teased to the 100th degree and at least 4 – 6 inches in width in circumference, it wasn’t a hair style, it was a joke. I went through at least 2 – 3 cans a month — and that was in a good month. (When you are living on a small allowance and baby sitting, you couldn’t risk being out of hair spray, so I had to pace myself. If nothing else, the front and sides had to be teased — especially the bangs.)
I’m surprised I had hair left on my head when we cleared the 80s and went into the 90s. I also think with every pump of the spray, we lost brain cells.