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Stick It – SoCS

Linda has presented us with a rather common four-letter word this week. Should be a piece of cake, right?  If you want to give it a shot then check out her post and join the party.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tape.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Use it any way you like. Enjoy!

Somewhere along the route that we call progress, the art of pin curls went away. My mother could ‘set’ her hair in a flash – no mirror required. Every move of her fingers was precise, fastening every strand of hair into place. My sister was pretty good at pin curls, too. Me? Not so much.

Somewhere in the 60s, hairstyles got shorter (Thanks Twiggy). Even pin curls require enough hair to wrap into circles in order to pin with a bobby pin. Enter pink hair setting tape sold under the Scotch tape brand. Instead of pinning the hair into place, this low tack tape was used to tape hair in place. Little side curls would be taped to the side of the face securing it until the hair dried. Those pesky bangs could also be secured so they didn’t ‘flip’ while drying.

Sadly, fashion has moved on. Hair set tape is no longer sold. Never fear though, you can get used roll – dispenser and all – for about $30 on eBay (I think it sold for 69¢ back in the day). I knew I should have kept mine!