Friday, September 28, 2012
Girls Ratting Hair
Many of us will remember the days gone by when girls “ratted” their hair. This began in the early 60’s and was popular for a number of years…. The Newspaper devoted about ½ page to the subject in February, 1963. The girls (only 3 at the time) felt it gave them extra body and the illusion of height (up to 3 or 4 inches). The “rat” their hair properly would take about 60 to 90 minutes. To return their hair to normal, another 30 plus minutes. I the article, most of the boys interviewed were not in favor of the style. Most agreed that they did not like it… some went so far as saying it made the girls look like monsters and one claimed the girls look like grizzly bears with their hackles raised.