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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wheatie Hair

If my momma and daddy had bought stock in Dippity-Do during the early years of their marriage, they'd probably be wealthy by now. Case in point...

Tonggu Momma, circa 1976

Sometimes an ounce of hair gel just doesn't prevent fly-aways... and a pound doesn't seem to do the trick either. Which leads to me some people earning the childhood nickname Wheatie because her their hair looks like a wheat field blowing in the wind.

Wheatie - I mean Tonggu Momma, circa 1977

The dollop cupful they used on this day alone might have been enough to spackle an entire wall. Too bad they didn't plan ahead and invest in the company. Think of how much money they would have made in the eighties.



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21 comments:

The Source said...

Too cute. My mom had a jar of green, slimy Dippity Do that she used on my sister's long, thick, sttick-straight, blond hair along with sponge rollers to try and create some sort of ringlets. Never had to do that with my hair. I had the kind of hair that stayed wherever you put it. Literally. As in, put it in a ponytail, it stayed when you took the rubber band out.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Dippity Do! I haven't thought of that in years! I used to roll my hair in socks after applying some of that magical goo!
Thanks for the memories!
Becky

Momto3 said...

Thanks for the laugh!

Aunt LoLo said...

Hahahaha....oh, I've never heard the nickname Wheatie before! We just called BBJ's hair "crazy." She was born with LOTS of dark brown hair, and it all stood straight up for QUITE a while.

Debbie said...

My daughter's hair stuck straight up and no hair product would hold it down. I finally gave up and just enjoyed her wild look.

McEwens said...

I can recall dippty do hair days! Now the gel makes the boys hair feel like wood it is so hard!

Briana's Mom said...

LOL! That is some funny hair! Cute!

Briana's hair has tons of static in it now because of the dry air. Looks like she stuck a finger in a socket.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh my this dates me! I used to use Dippity Doo!

Jennifer said...

I wish I had as many pictures of me as a kid as you did! Plus, the creativity to put them all together.

Patricia/NYC said...

OK...first of all, you were one cute little girl!

Secondly....those pics are circa 1976???!!!! I went to my H.S. PROM in 1976!!! And come to think of it, probably could have used a little dippety do then too! ;)

The commercial I remember for "DD" is a little bit older than the one you posted & went something like this:
"Roll it, Stlye it! Dippety Do!"
Anyone remember that one? Anyone? Please, help me out here...say I'm
not the oldest one here! ;)

OH MY #6 said...

I have a Wheaten Terrier with the same beautiful hair!

Lea
xo

redmaryjanes said...

You were so cute!

Tammy said...

Well, you know this girl knows about some dippity-do. Not because it was used on me, but because the goopy stuff sat in my grandmother's bathroom and every time I visited I had to play with it.

You were too cute and the hairstyle is awesome!

Valarie Lea said...

Oh my goodness at that commercial!

Muthering Heights said...

You were so CUTE!!

Monica said...

Wow...do they still MAKE Dippity-Do! I don't think I've seen it in decades!!! But, I do remember it from my childhood!

The seventies was such a scary era!

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(Last week, my daughter had a church function where they were all to dress 80's style. I was baffled. I couldn't figure out WHAT to put her in. Don't remember anything bizarre about the 80's... 70's was bell-bottoms and polyester. 60's the psychedelic look. 50's the poodle skirts. But, what do you put your kid in to make everyone think 80's?!....maybe I should have broke out some Dippity-Do!)

littletoesandcheerios said...

Oh my gosh! My daughter needs Dippity Do! Such cute pics.

Jenny in Utah said...

that hair really is awesome!!

(and at least you had hair - I was all fuzz until I was about 2 years old)

Rochelle said...

lol!! I have seen several of pics of me when I was a baby and all you see is hair!! I SO can't believe my mom didn't paste it down or something!!

Christi said...

I had baby-fine, blond invisible hair until I was 3. All dipity do would have done was plaster it to my head.

I do remember using it and mousse though to achive the "wet look" when I had a perm. Not a good hairstyle for me.

Elizabeth Channel said...

Now I am reliving the grand smell of Dippity-Do! It was the most wonderful pink color. My grandmother used to use it when she would pincurl my hair...so many years ago...