Monday, May 18, 2009

Never Too Young For Pressure

1. Yes, you can be too young for curls. Unless you were born with them.

2. And yes it is too a home permanent.

3. Brush in means slather on, doesn't it? This is similar to men's hair dye ads where the guy "combs in" the "natural color."

4. That mother has got a hidden agenda. Just look at those eyebrows! She's gunning for a movie career for Miss Shirley Temple of 1959.

5. Putting loads of curling gunk in a kid's hair does not keep it "clean and healthy."

6. Parents Magazine "commended" this stuff - but isn't that different than "recommending"?

Commending = "Oh, that looks nice."
Recommending = "You really ought to use it."

7. "Thousands of mothers" used this? Probably not.

8. The kid seems to be sporting a faux mullet. But I guess the tag line "Brush In Beautiful Faux Mullet" would not sound that good.

9. "Used successfully for over 40 years" for making children feel inadequate and insecure at the earliest possible age, and ready for a future of looking to beauty products to correct things that are fine just as they are.

15 comments:

juno said...

such a cool blog.how ou market it?

tstreasures said...

I don't know about faux mullet, looks more like a toupee on the poor kids head.

Amanda said...

THE product for baby beauty queens of the 1950s. Nestle should stick to tasty chocolate instead of creepy kids' curls.

Tiggy said...

It's never too young for hair-care chemicals!

Bill said...

Do you want this little girl playing with your child? Or perhaps she's really an updated Baby Jane Hudson doll.

On the other hand, maybe it's a good thing that tots become cogs in the wheel of consumerism as quickly as possible. There's probably a companion product that promises to undo the alarming results of this hair treatment.

Pearl said...

What do you suppose was really in that stuff?

My mother gave me a home perm when I was 12. Can you say Pee-Yew? And then you couldn't wash your hair for at least -- was it 48 hours? At any rate, it truly stunk...

Pearl

Tori Lennox said...

This product is wrong on so many levels!

Mrs. West said...

As if the torture of pin curling the hair isn't enough now lets slather on smelly goo. Strikes me as odd that you would place chemicals on the scalp of a squirming toddler.

Stephanie B said...

My son was born with a head of beautiful gold curls and he still has them. That's the only kind of curls a baby should have: their own.

Janete Cabral said...

Hello


Congratulations on a great blog. Loved it and all things retro :)

janete x

Lidian said...

Juno - Thank you. I am thinking about where to take it from here, in general.

tstreasures - Excellent point, it does have a toupee look.

Amanda - I was wondering if it was the chocolate people, in which case yes, stick to candy by all means!

Tiggy - Presaging the future in 1959! Get 'em early.

Bill - So that's what happened to Baby Jane!

Pearl - I shudder to think what was in this stuff. They actually had Toni home permanent dolls that you gave perms to, back in the 40s and 50s.

Tori - Yes it is...and it was from a magazine that mothers took home from the hospital after having a baby!

Mrs. West - Yes, I can't imagine trying this on either of my girls when they were little. Or on me either (speaking of squirming and complaining!)

Stephanie - Absolutely!

Janete - Thank you and welcome! :)

Hairball said...

"Used successfully for over 40 years" for making children feel inadequate and insecure at the earliest possible age, and ready for a future of looking to beauty products to correct things that are fine just as they are.You rock, Lidian!!

Lidian said...

Hairball - As do you, my dear! :)

P.L. Frederick said...

That has to be one of the strangest hairdos ever seen on child, woman, or man. It's like two hairdon'ts on top of one another. That woman's evil eyebrows were involved, I just know it.

P.L. Frederick (Small & Big)

Lidian said...

P.L. - It really is like two hair styles piled up, I never thought of that.