Like Pulling Off a Band-Aid, Only with More Blinding Pain: 5 'Scotch' Hair Set Tape Ads, Circa 1970Meredith Carroll
Maybe it was like surgical tape and didn’t hurt that badly when removed. But even surgical tape, as soft as it is, still smarts when it’s removed from your head with hair.
There’s a price some pay for beauty, and then there’s resorting to tape to hold curlers in your hair. “Scotch” Hair Set Tape was apparently a thing back in the early ’70s. And so was using real heads to look like mannequins, apparently.
Creepy and potentially painful. That’s the message in these ads.
Would you have been enticed to buy “Scotch” Hair Set Tape based on these ads? Take a look:
Smart dollies use Scotch Hair Set Tape 1 of 5Off with her head, unless she's using the Scotch tape to hold it together.
Exactly what will Scotch Hair Set Tape do? 2 of 5A razor and Scotch Hair Set Tape, the former just in case the latter doesn't remove all the hair from your head.
The prettiest Christmas Dollies use Scotch Hair Set Tape 3 of 5For the temple and the table? A homemaker's dream come true.
Now Scotch Hair Set Tape does two lovely things for your hair 4 of 5Don't worry; the "lovely" part actually comes third. Hopefully.
Welcome soft new Scotch Hair Tape Set 5 of 5Soft going on — maybe.
Like plucking out your eyelashes one by one coming off — most definitely.
All images used with permission from Retronaut.co
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