Straight Talk about Hairspray
In the late 1950ís and early 1960ís womenís hairstyles resembled the Marie Antoinette fashions of the 17th century. Towering Beehives and Bouffant hairstyles were the norm. Hairdressers spent hours making these creations and once made, the hair had to remain in place for some time, often until the next shampoo. The outside surface of the hair needed a chemical product that would lightly adhere to the hair and keep it rigid.
This necessity is responsible for the invention of spray-on hair fixing lacquer. This was conceived during the 1950ís and was introduced to the public in 1960.Before then hair spray, or lacquer as it was known then, was dispensed from an atomizer bottle. This proved unsatisfactory because the nozzle would clog, soaking the hair with product. Robert H Ablanl invented a valve in 1953 for dispensing gases under pressure creating the first clog free valve for spray cans. This enabled aerosol hairspray to be developed.
There has been a lot of discussion about aerosol sprays and their possible negative affect on the ozone. The ozone is a layer of the atmosphere that that protects us from the sunís radiation. Ozone depletion is widely believed to cause global warming. As a result, hairspray is strictly regulated by both Federal and State environmental protection agencies.
Early aerosol products used chlorofluorocarbons (CFC, s).as a propellant. When these chlorine molecules leak into the air, they are very effective at trapping heat. Because of their long lifespan, they drift up through the troposphere destroying molecules in the upper atmosphere, the ozone layer. Fortunately, environmentally safe alternatives to CFC, s do exist. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC, s) are relatively ozone friendly. Most modern hairsprays use HFC-154a. Because of its short lifespan it dissipates rapidly in the atmosphere before it can do any damage.
Modern hairsprays have come a long way since the day of rigid, untouchable hairstyles. Today hairsprays deliver a light even spray that leaves no build-up, stickiness or weight. They are fast drying, and create an instant flexible hold. Hairsprays have now become a delivery system for a wide variety of products. The Aero Styling Products line by TRI includes a styling spray, a curl enhancer, a temporary straightener, and a shine enhancer. The advantages are, a light even application of the product and your hands stay clean.
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