Monday, January 8, 2018


A couple of days ago I did a
about things from the 1960's/70s.
It struck quite a chord with a lot of you
and I had a lot of fun comments.

I am going to pick up where
I left off and maybe make this a
Semi-Regular Feature
on my blog.

Here are some things that many of you mentioned.
Some of you couldn't remember 
the name of the product(s)
but we won't mention that here.

We were ALL about the HAIR!

I mentioned Prell Shampoo  
and YOU mentioned the 
we all used.
I can still remember the soft sweet smell of it.
AND you mentioned another product I used:
See the price tag on there?
For less than $1.00 you could
make your hair so sticky you could
use it for a fly trap.
Some of YOU mentioned this one-
Oh- how it stunk and made your
head itch while you were waiting for 
it to "process"!
You see where it says,
THE UNCURLY permanent?
Yeah-that was a lie straight from the Devil's mouth!
The result of a Toni perm?
Which brings me to 
Does she -or doesn't she?
Only her hairdresser knows for sure...
and anyone else that has seen her naked!
set our hair on CANS to straighten it.
I used orange juice cans myself
The Dippity Doo would have 
held your hair to the cans
without any clips!
Yes!Yes! I did!
This is OBVIOUSLY a FAKE 1960's picture
because NO ONE I KNEW had a
Steam Iron in the 1960's!
When we were done-
curling and setting and ironing our hair we 
so it wouldn't move in a Hurricane.
Many of us used this:
or this
As for me?
I used this-

and kept waiting for it to work..
even sprayed my face a few times..

Well, AFTER a good curl and spray
my hair looked like this~
and SET for the SHOW!
forgive the quality-it's a 
picture of a picture in an album-
stuck permanently to those sticky sheeted albums
they sold years ago to SAFELY keep your photos.
Just realized looking at this that my nose
looks like it has a ski slope on the end of it...
kind of like an elf's
....optical illusion, folks...
Remind me to check my pictures better
before I post them next time.  lol
So--that's about all I have to say today
about HAIR in the 1960s/70s.

 But wait-some of you mentioned
Yep-wore that ---but I think I was
to pick up a pair of these
and I never looked back!

Feel free to add any thoughts of your own.
I have a whole lotta things I want to 
share about the 60's & 70's
if you all are GAME!

ps.  NEVER tell a HUNTER
you are GAME because
you might end up looking like one of these:

Have a great week.
I am working through some
miserable inflammatory issues and
trying to find the right meds to get
my body back into a restive state.
I have not had a flare in 6 years.
It hits me like tendonitis and
moves from area to area in my body.
The last flare I had took about
18 months to get it under control.
Not Good!

I am taking a few weeks off from
I will miss being there-
it is one of the highlights of my week
but know it will be like old home day
when I go back.

This flare came out of nowhere and I am 
I am a "doer" and "caretaker"
and can't stand being on the side
where I need 'help'.

Speaking of HELP-
Remember The Help?
Let's just say I won't be eating
any chocolate pie 
MyHero offers me!

If you don't know what 
THAT is all about you can 
read about it here.
And that's all I'm gonna say
about that!

Have a great week!
your photo name


Carol Slater said...

I love the movie and book The Help. My grandma always used Prell Shampoo and that Crème Rinse. I remember buying my first pair of panty hose in the egg and how excited I was because I then had the best pantyhose money could buy. LOL!!

Lisa said...

I remember daddy using dippidy doo. I skipped the bouffant days. I love them and recently asked my hairdresser to do one on me. I thougth they might be coming back. I was an 80s girls which meant big hair and banana clips! Oh and in the stores today, you will see the stirrup pants are making a come back. Oh dear!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

First of all let me say that I hope you feel better and get back in the groove soon! Now let me say that you ain't right girl, at least that's what the Southerners say! Of course in West Virginia we always like to bring out those in the family that "ain't right" and show them off! We were right proud of Aunt Jenny that walked around late at night carrying a candle and wearing a nightgown and Uncle Earl who talked to the walls and the TV...just to name a few! LOL! I do love this segment because I can relate and used probably half of these products.
Love ya Girl.


Sylvia said...

I saw the HELP movie and bought the book. I no longer have it, must have past it on to someone.
I think I did or used most of your photo's except for using cans to roll my hair and I don't think I ever ironed it. I was a teenager in the 60's and married in '63 and that's been a LONG time ago and may have done lots of things that I don't remember. Thanks for reminding me of these.
Hope you feel better soon.

Hibiscus House said...

I love these posts and identify with each one! Praying for your health to return and for you to be out of pain dear friend. xoxo Dolly

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I remember all of those products and yes I did iron my hair! Hope you feel better soon!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Diana and Happy New Year. I remember some of those hair products. When I was little my mom would set our hair with the dippity do. I do hope you feel better and take care of yourself.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love this post and glad you'll be doing a series. And man oh man, do I ever remember Tame and Toni home permanents! The first pair of nylons I ever wore had to be gartered. Pantyhose were invented a couple of years later and yes, that ended the garter belt forever! (except for kink purposes)

I hope your flare-up is not too long lasting and that you'll be feeling fine again soon!

Anonymous said...

oh I love this, I think I used everyone of those products except I have straight hair,, my friend however ironed hers and did the can thing to straighten hers,, frightful!!!!!I am so sorry to hear that you are under the weather, I know how you suffer with this. Maybe the stress of the holidays triggered it,, do you think? Take care my dear friend and rest those sore bones, and you will be missed at the VA, that I know for certain! Take care,,

Jettie said...

The only thing I don't remember is that cream rinse. And you can still buy Aqua Net I have a can of it. I never used cans to roll my hair, I never let it get long enough. I used brush rollers and they came in pretty large sizes, since mom had a beauty shop.

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Mac n' Janet said...

Again, I remember all those products, except the cream rinse, that was for rich folk. Sure remember those stinky perms. I have baby fine hair and they always burned the heck out of my hair.
Sorry about your health issues, hope they get you straightened out in less that 18 months.

Katie Clooney said...

Thanks for the chuckles and the trip down memory lane. I loved my Dippity Doo and Aqua Net was a staple on my Mother's dresser. Enjoy your week, dear Diana.

Shelly said...

So fun! I always thought the women around me had gorgeous hair when I was younger and I do remember my aunt using cans! She had the prettiest long hair. Loved The Help book and movie! And Diana, prayers you get your inflammation under control. You know what my advice would be and if you want some samples, let me know. Breaks my heart to hear you're suffering. Prayers for a speedy recovery!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I always had short hair and wished I had long hair. Oh looking back is fun! Sorry about the flair up, hoping it gets under control soon. Hugs to you!

Simply LKJ said...

So hope you get to feeling better soon. That is no fun at all. Thanks for the chuckle. I had forgotten about the creme rinse.

The Sketchy Reader said...

The Help is such a great book!

The only shampoos I remember from the seventies is Clairol's Herbal Essence, and Greenout (which you can still buy on Amazon) because I had (natural) blonde hair and I was on a swim team and the chlorine turned my hair green sometimes.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I never used cans in my hair but I remember most of the products shown here. I hated perms because they usually fried my hair. My hair was the color of yours and when it started turning darker in my teens, my mother introduced me to Clairol to keep it light.
I loved the movie The Help...and I made a sugar free chocolate pie yesterday. ha!
Sorry you're feeling you take probiotics? Hope this goes away quickly!
xx Cheryl

Adam said...

Now garters are only bought by women to look sexy.

Sally said...

So sorry for the flare up, Diana. That has to be awful.

Oh, I used many of the things you mentioned; the toni home permanent was horrific! Never again after Mom gave me one and it nearly shaved my head with tiny little kinks. UGH

Take care, and feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

So sorry you are having a flare up. God bless you. All of this is so funny to me. The 70's were so clear in my mind! My mother was the queen of hair spray! Sometimes when we would get in the car with her, it would take your breath away if she had just sprayed!
I am taking a long break from posting but will be checking in with you - this is fun!

Vee said...

Yikes! An eighteen-month flare sounds so awful. I have flares that last days and that is plenty long enough. Get lots of rest and no shoveling. Well, feel free to shovel the Bolshoi, but that’s it!

Karen Ann said...

Well I just loved that little bit of revenge on Hilly. LOL...

Your "flare" sounds like a fibroymalgia flare - they are miserable and the very cold weather exasperates it.

Karen Ann said...

fibromyalgia. Sheesh, and I'm an editor.

Susie said...

Diana, I laughed about some of those old products. My sister Jeanie used to set her on rollers, then tease the heck out of it (looked like big nest) then she would comb it smooth nd spray half a can of spray on it. She had to buy her own spray...mommy never bought that for us girls..although she used it. Jeanie had a crush on one of our mailmen..really young fellow just starting the job... Daddy would say, "Jeanie you better get your gypsy eyes on , here comes the mailman. " LOL She always drew black eye rimmed eyes and brows. LOL. Too funny to think about. Sorry you are not feeling any relief from the inflammation. We never know how our health will be ...not to be taken for granted. There's days once I sit down my ankles will feel stiff and hurt for long periods. Warm hugs to you my friend, love, xoxo, Susie

Debby said...

I remember all those products. Also, remember Psssst, the dry shampoo? Sunin and along the lines of garter belts, I remembered Kotex Miss Deb. A pink box of kotex products telling us how we are young ladies now...even had a sweet little white sanitary belt edged in pink.

This is fun.IT jars my memory and believe me, it needs it. Have a good day.

Katie Mansfield said...

I hope you feel better soon. I only ironed my hair once. My husband continues to call in cream rinse on occasion. It's my personal mission to remind him that we aren't still living in 1973. Rest up and I hope this flair up is short lived.

bill burke said...

I hope you feel better Diana. I grew up in a house full of women so I remember seeing some of those products. Take care and take it easy.

bj said...

hahhaa...oh, yes....I saw the movie !!!

Kay G. said...

Oh my goodness, I remember every single product that you have pictured here! I remember the book and the movie, and I know what you talking about! DON'T accept any chocolate pie!! HA!
Take care, hope you are better soon!
Any bets on the Georgia/ Alabama game tonight? You know the DAWGS should win! LOL!!!

NanaNor's said...

Dearest Diana, firstly I remember all those products, but had such straight hair I never would have ironed it. I’m so sorry that you are battling with inflammation and praying for you now.

Rose L said...

I never used cans to curl hair! Garter belts are now considered sexy!

DJ said...

My mom owned a beauty shop and I remember the permanent machine. A big "hood" like thing with tendrils hanging down and the curlers hooked to them. Yuck. She did my hair once with that thing. I would rather go with straight hair myself. LOL
I loved garter belts and stockings. I hated panty hose, and I guess the last time I wore them was in the early 90s when my son got married. Last time ever.
Hope you feel better soon. I have psoriatic arthritis and I am so unhappy in cold weather. Hope they have treatment for you.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

So sorry about your illness. Hopefully it won't last long and you will be up and going 90 miles an hour. It really stinks when we have a disease that keeps coming back. Hopefully you will get the right medication. If I lived close I would be there in a minute to take care of you.

We are getting rain and I am so excited, this is the first rain in 2018. We have to take the rain when we get it.

Please take care of yourself - prayers are being sent your way.

Lots of hugs,

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I so sympathize with your pain and not wanting to be on the side of needing to be helped....ugh! I think you deserve to be waited on and pampered for awhile. Let your Hero do your hair! Just kidding. I remember all of these products too but I didn't do much with my hair. It was long and straight and I just let it be there :-)

Pam Jackson said...

haha....I remember those. I never used Dippity Do but I did use Breck, and Earth Born shampoo. How about Tickle deodorant? Wow.....throwback products, love it.

Cecilia said...

Whew, thankfully I missed those things but remember my mother and older sister using them! Hope you feel better soon!

Carla from The River said...

Get Well my friend. I am like you, I hate being the one that needs help. Take it easy and heal, so you can be back at it.

Aqua Net, oh the smell of it. ;-)

Chatty Crone said...

I enjoyed looking back at the past. And I loved the movie Help and that chocolate pie - you are right don't eat any. I sure hope you get some remission in your illness - I am sorry you have to stop the VA for awhile - but it is probably for the best. You need to slow down and take care of
Y O U ! ♥sandie

Our Hopeful Home said...

I never used any of the products you mention but I sure do remember them -- my sisters used some of them and I also remember the commercials/ads! I remember my one sister ironing her hair when she was about 16 and I was 10. I thought she was crazy! But it worked lol Hope you're feeling like your old self again soon. I have a few chronic health issues so I know a bit of what you're going through. Hang in there, this too shall pass! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

Boopnut said...

Thanks for the memories! Did anyone wear the bow clip in their hair? The flip? Long hair parted in the middle.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Ahh good old aqua mom used that like crazy. I think the bathroom wall and door are lacquered for life from it! Sorry to hear your inflammatory problem has come back to haunt you. I hope it will get better soon. :-/
Hugs, Liz

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Haha, I remember all of these and the ones in your previous post, too! I did the 'pop can curler' thing, too! Love it. Hope you will be ok and not hurting for too long. Hugs xo Karen

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh I have to admit that I am familiar with all of the above?!!!...I remember my first Toni perm...I truly did look like Shirley Temple...and while we are on the nostalgia train, do you remember Clove gum?...I loved growing up in the 60's...Hope you feel better Diana!!!!

krishna said...

Oh dear!! get well soon.. I'm very much enjoying your good old days stories... :)

jmac said...

"ironing your hair"!!!!! college roomate used to do that and I was always a-maaaaazed!!!
Aqua, seems like only yesterday. Sooooo funny!!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh Diana! Hilarious! You just have a way of sharing stories in such a fun way! I do remember that Aqua Net hairspray, ugh, that smell will stick with me always, as it is what we used on our hair. I never ironed my hair, had a perm or used the cans, but it was fun reading about such antics, lol!

I'm so sorry to hear about your inflammatory issues flaring up! I will be praying for you dear friend! I know it must be terrible to have to be still and get some rest, but that's probably what you need, and the hardest thing to do... they sure will miss you at the VA! Hugs!

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

ROFL! This post made me laugh so hard! I know we must be around the same age and I remember many of these products, but the only one I used was Tame. Thank God for it! It prevented my mom from n pulling out all of my hair while combing it out after a shampooing! My hair was down to my rear so that was a lot to untangle! I recall my aunt coming over for Toni perm day, when they'd torture each other with those stinky kits! Wait! I do recall wearing a garter belt! My mom taught me to sit down and hook the back clips first. If you stood up and did the front ones first, toy had to do all kinds of contortions to do the back ones! Catching flies with Dippidy Do hair? Way too funny! You know what got me? Vanishing cream! I kept rubbing it in my little sister but she never went away! Lol! Thanks for the great laugh! I hope that your flair goes away soon! Will be praying for a quick recovery! Hugs!

Debby Ray said...

Another fun post, Diana! I loved looking back on these old products and ads! You can't forget about the HAIR TAPE. I used mine WITH the Dip-itty-Doo for those "spit curls" around the face...and you missed could you have forgotten spoolies??! Oh we could go on and on, couldn't we?? The Help is one of my favorite movies. :D

Cheryl said...

Oh, my, did THIS bring back some memories! Here's another one for you remember "Body on Tap" shampoo?? Now, this would have probably been late 70's or early 80's....maybe even mid to late 80's?? But, oh, man, I LOVED that shampoo! It had beer in it, and it made my hair so shiny, smooth, and silky. I hated when it got to where we couldn't find it anymore. My dear, sweet husband found it one time at a Publix store, and he bought every last bottle they had for me. I did find a really neat store, in case you are ever looking for those retro can still find a lot of them there, INCLUDING Body on Tap!!! It is quite expensive ($14.95) for a 12 ounce bottle, so, obviously, it is not something I keep on hand continually. But, again, my dear Sweetie has been known to buy it for me for Christmas!! I can't even tell you how excited we were when we found it. It is called "Vermont Country Store", and you just MUST order one of their catalogs. You won't believe how many of those neat, old products you can still buy there. Here's the link to the "Body on Tap".

Cheryl said...

Mercy me! I am SO sorry...I meant to tell you how sorry I am that you are suffering so! May God have mercy and send healing to you, and quickly! I know you will miss your VA work and other things, and it is not easy to be called aside to "rest awhile"...when I think of that, I remember how Jesus did that for His disciples when He saw that they were not having time to care for themselves. You have such a servant's heart, and now, it is time for you to rest, my friend. Take care of yourself. I am praying for you and sending lots of hugs!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana, this is such a blast from the past and great fun to remember these. The old ads are so funny. We thought we were something. I can catch the scent of that perm now. haha!!!
Sending well wishes your way. Hope you feel better soon. xoxo

Debbie Lorson said...

Oh my goodness.....what a hoot. You had me laughing over my morning tea. I am old enough to remember all of those products. Totally enjoyed the post. Hope you will be feeling better soon.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I never ironed my hair. And I don't use hair spray due to asthma. I remember I loved the scent of Herbal Essence shampoo.

Missy George said...

Your flare sounds like my psoriatic arthritis..Methotrexate works wonders..Takes about a year..Hope you get it under control soon..Never used Tame or hair spray..My husband used Aqua net..Dippity Do..yup!! Garter belts..Oh my..I never was a fan of panty hose but of course I wore them..We had a nanny that gave both of us Tonis..Never bleached or dyed my hair and it was never long enough for the cans!! Your nose looks great...What about cigarettes?? Didn't we all smoke then? Petticoats..the more the better..saddle shoes and bobbi socks..they where the good old days..Feel better..xxoo

Lea said...

Oh, my word, talk about "digging up bones." I remember every one of those hair products and I also rolled my hair on cans and ironed it too. Goodness, what memories!

Stacey said...

Oh the perms and the Aqua Net!! I grew up in Dallas and it is and was humid. My fine hair was always a struggle because I wanted it big and poofy. :)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I am your newest subscriber and loved this wonderful post full of memories! Hope to visit again soon!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I just read through these fun blogs from the days of yore. Yes I rolled my hair on orange juice cans. I never ironed my own hair, but I did iron a friend's hair once. We also put mayonnaise on it. It was a good conditioner, so they say. I used dippity do, prell shampoo...I ate some of those sweet cereals, but not often. Frosted Flakes was my favorite. (Tony the Tiger!) Nestle's quick was a staple,(N e s T l e s, Nestle's spells the very best, chocolate!") but I prefer Ovaltine nowadays. Especially hot. I still like spam for breakfast occasionally...and there's always room for Jello! This was fun. I must come back again and walk down memory lane with you.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I hope you are feeling better now, Diana...sounds awful!
I remember using all of these...but I lightened my hair with Sun-In. And I was so happy when panty hose were more garter belts!

Donna said...

After reading your first post on the subject of oldies but goodies, I wondered if you would post about Dippity Do and garter belts. I wore a garter belt for years but when I first wore hose (stockings), my mom adjusted some of her garters to fit my chicken legs. It was always fun to shop for stockings with my mom and have the clerk get them out of special drawers, wrapped in tissue paper. Department stores were just different back in the 1950's...especially to this little farm kid. Ladies dressed up in their finest to shop in downtown Indianapolis. Now gals wear their pj's and Crocs to the store and call themselves presentable. Oh yeah, getting on the school bus in a cloud of Aqua Net was common. Surprised we didn't all gas ourselves into oblivion. In another vein, does anyone remember wrapping your boyfriend's class ring in angora yarn to make it fit? We also made little pads of adhesive tape and painted them with nail polish to put under the ring. Also, the "in" socks to wear with our penny loafers was a white wool sock with the brand name Snow Birds. You were not cool if you didn't have those socks. Ah, the good old days... xoxo

living from glory to glory said...

Well, I never... I just read that book last week! It was so good! Now that part about the cake was pretty disgusting LOL
I do hope you feel better soon, but we sometimes have to sit in the sidelines (boo-hoo)
All the products you share will all the rave. I also made myself sick eating the creal Captain Crunch when it first came out, and the roof of my mout was shredded!
The one thing I loved was the Beehive hair style and of course the ratting comb!

Hugs xo

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