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"mall bangs"

Posted by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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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!?

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VintageWife
by Silver Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM
I'm not a fan of hairspray.
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ReadWriteLuv
by Casey on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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I don't use hair spray now but circa 1990-1995 I used the hell out of some White Rain.
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countrymomma81
by Platinum Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I was a little young for that style. The big bangs pretty much went out by the time I got to middle school. 

I did have a perm though! And I used whatever my mom bought me. Usually Aqua Net because it was cheap. 

Hottmomma607
by Trica on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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LOL Haven't use hairspray since 90? Aquanet! LOL
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JasonsMom2007
by Lisa on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I was a little young for that trend as well.  I'd say that was 5 years too early for me.

opal10161973
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:18 PM

OMG, I remember that!  LMAO!  It was like a cloud that would eminate into the hallway when someone opened the door! 

greenmommo
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:20 PM
Yeah ... Aqua Net and hours in the bathroom. It would take baking soda to get it out.
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ambercates
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:22 PM
Me too!


Quoting JasonsMom2007:

I was a little young for that trend as well.  I'd say that was 5 years too early for me.


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Firewoman33
by Silver Member on Oct. 3, 2012 at 5:59 PM

I used one that smelled like apples. I cannot think of the brand though...


ETA: I went to find the name of that hairspray and came across this

http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=5074.0

Jen you posted this exact question in 2007. lol

momof3_dll
by on Oct. 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM
Haha...yes I remember that. Back then aqua net was my choice spray.
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