Aqua Net’s glue-like hold has been making hair happy for decades: teen girls fumigated their parents’ bathrooms when they were shellacking their beehives back in the 50's. The only hairspray for helmet head, Aqua Net’s affordability and accessibility (it can be found in every K-Mart the world over) has sealed its reputation as the premiere hairspray favored by all walks of life.
Aqua Net’s miraculous secret formula has been imitated, but never duplicated. While a little spray prevents the hair from flying away, a few extra layers of Aqua Net gives you a hairnet of impenetrable plastic. Hairsprays work by coating the hair in plastic polymer atoms, which join together to stiffen the hair. Housed in an attractively colored aerosol can with a fishnet design overlay, Aqua Net holds hair in an almost waterproof finish.
The “big hair” of the 80’s owes its existence to Aqua Net: mile-high hair mall girls, hair bands (Poison, Ratt, Cinderella), punk rockers’(mohawks) and gothics (see Robert Smith of the Cure) all relied on Aqua Net hairspray for their gravity defying coifs.
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