Earlene is right!
Posted by Gayle on July 19, 1998 at 13:19:10:
In response to Way back in the 60's, written by Earlene on July 16, 1998 at 01:21:29
Yes, baby powder was popular during the 1960's and 70's as an oil absorber. (snip)
Yep, I'm a child of the 70's (1970's) and had long, straight hair. I used to wash my hair at least twice a week, and sometimes three times a week. My mother was convinced I'd ruin it if I washed it more than that. I'd sprinkle baby powder into my hand, work it into the scalp and brush, brush, brush and brush some more as you say! Took a lot of brushing to get the powder worked through (and so you didn't look like a little old lady!). As I cut my hair shorter, I was allowed to wash it more often as it got oily much faster. I've washed it daily for over 20 years and it hasn't dried it out yet!
There was even a product called "PSST" which was basically a powder that was sprayed into the hair, in emergencies, between washings.
Hmmmm, that product never made it to my area. Oh well, small town.
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