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:
All images used with permission from Retronaut.co
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