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In the 70s was there more hair static and staticy clothes?

Especially in the winter, I remember lots of static hair in school. Was Bounce not available then? Maybe it was the polyester in our clothes?

by Anonymousreply 1612/27/2012

Yes, and it explained the concept of a "creme rinse" for your (longer) hair. Helped fight the static.

by Anonymousreply 112/22/2012

I remember Bounce sheets used to be sliced up like a plantation shutter.

by Anonymousreply 212/22/2012

Bounce caused contact dermatitis in me. Liquid Downy is the way to go.

Also, P&G has removed the sensitizers from the scents used in Tide and Downy.

by Anonymousreply 312/22/2012

Yep,and more dandruff, more perspiration stains on clothing under the arms, more body hair peeking out around the edges of bikinis, and more rings around the collar.

by Anonymousreply 412/22/2012

And the smell of feet! And red, chapped lips and noses!

by Anonymousreply 512/22/2012

Yeah, there was more dandruff back then. Shampoos in those days were pretty harsh, and didn't have all the oils and conditioners that modern-day shampoos have.

by Anonymousreply 612/22/2012

It's been scientifically proven that Bell Bottoms cause static.

by Anonymousreply 712/23/2012

SO where did the Static go? I haven't had static in years???

by Anonymousreply 812/23/2012

Prolonged use of those damn dryers sheets caused my dryer to catch fire a while back.

Thank goodness my laundry room is off my kitchen where I was making breakfast.

If you use them, please wash your lint trap often to remove whatever flammable shit those sheets are made with.

As for me, I stopped buying them. Now I use white vinegar on the rinse water.

Does a better job removing soap residue and also helps with static cling because it softens the fabric. And no, the vinegar smell doesn't stay in the washed items.

by Anonymousreply 912/23/2012

Who doesn't clean their lint tray?

by Anonymousreply 1012/26/2012

It was the polyester, which is a fabric made from petroleum byproducts. So of course it conducted electricity more strongly, hence the static.

by Anonymousreply 1112/26/2012

There was all that wall to wall plush carpeting back then too.

by Anonymousreply 1212/26/2012

and shag carpeting

by Anonymousreply 1312/26/2012

If you have static, it means you're too stupid to get a humidifier.

by Anonymousreply 1412/27/2012

Dry air facilitates static, and cold weather facilitates dry air. Perhaps it is because winters are not as cold?

by Anonymousreply 1512/27/2012

Amyls increased static cling. So I would take my shirt off. I can't remember if I passed my shirt or the brown bottle. In fact, all I remember is static, kind of.

by Anonymousreply 1612/27/2012
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