Monday, September 30, 2013

Thrifting Finds #25: Son of Fail!

Yeah, so it hasn't been all fun 'n games at the thrifts lately.  For the second week in a row I have found absolutely nothing that I liked/wanted/needed.  Nothing.  Zip.  Nada.

The Optimist in me is hoping that this is just a brief dry spell leading up to a period of fantastic finds.

The Pessimist in me knows better.

Oddly, this past weekend was so full of Pyrex I couldn't believe it.  Unfortunately, all of it was in terrible shape.  I found Butterprint and Early American and the squarish yellow casserole and a bunch of 401-403s, and some patterns whose name escapes me.  All of it (except the Early American fridgies, natch.) scratched and dishwashered to within an inch of its life.

So.  Rather than go a second week without posting anything, I thought I'd share a few pictures of some of my Vintage Hair Care products.  Ready?

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1.  The Famous Pyramid O' Perms!  Here's a nice little selection of both home and professional perms.  I particularly like the Smooth 'n Sleek Toni, which is The Uncurly Permanent!  Apparently, you needed to curl your hair if you wanted it to be straight.  Wait, what?  I'm not sure whose idea it was to name a perm "Affaire" and then illustrate the box with a picture of a reluctant looking woman leaning on a man's shoulder.  Am I the only one who thinks that's kind of skeevy?
Also of interest in this picture is the Summer Blonde box.  If you look closely, that's supposedly Nick Nolte on the front.  I can neither confirm nor deny this as I am terrible with faces.  And how many of you knew that Dippity Do made a lotion?  I sure didn't, which is why I snapped up the bottle as soon as I found it.
Here's a commercial for the Richard Hudnut Quick perm, featuring lovely Julia Meade:

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2.  Random products!  My favorite in this picture is the Clairol U.N.C.U.R.L. ("Unbeatable new conditioner for uncurling and relaxing locks")  Someone was working overtime at Clairol to come up with that, lemme tell you.  I also really like the Ipana with Hexa-Fluoride.  Back in those days, they put hexachlorophene in everything, including, apparently, toothpaste.  Remember Bucky Beaver?

"Brusha brusha brusha, get the new Ipana..."
And the gel version of Dippity Do that we all know and love:

3.  More random products!  Tried & True was a short-lived permanent hair color by Max Factor. I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the Revlon hair rinse in the blue bottle!  I do know that the color is described as "pink beige."  Huh?  Was that a thing?  New Dawn was Alberto-Culver's entry into the permanent hair color market.  I think they still make White Rain shampoo, but I'm pretty sure it's no longer made by Toni.  Here--here's a commercial for it:


"Use White Rain shampoo tonight and tomorrow your hair will be sunshine bright!"

Okay, so that's all I've got for today.  If anyone wants more of this sort of thing, I've got plenty.  Really, these three pictures don't even scratch the surface.

Linking up with all the fabulousness at Sir Thrift A Lotand The Nifty Thrifty,