Wednesday, February 06, 2008

The Wet Head is Not Dead

My dad was the comb-over king. He used Brylcreem (“a little dab’ll do ya”) to keep his hair in place. It made his hair look wet. During the 70's the "wet look" was unpopular, so he used the bare minimum amount of Brylcreem, meaning that his comb-over got blown-over on windy days.

I didn't think Brylcreem existed anymore. I thought Brylcreem was replaced by mens hairspray and then hair gel years ago. I can still remember the Gillette hairspray TV advertisement: "The wet head is dead. Long live the dry look from Gillette".

Thanks Dark Roasted Blend

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