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Back in the day: Afro Sheen

Okay so I wasn’t even alive with all the Afro Sheen commercials were around, nor do I even know what a “blowout kit” is. I just thought I would share this commercial. I was watching a Soul Train special on Vh1 the other day and saw all of these companies advertise products for afros. I guess at that time it was a fad…and also very political in the 70’s. Nowadays, you don’t see too many afros and if someone does they always get stares. I don’t mind getting stares. I try to do an afro but the longer my hair gets, the harder it is to get it to stay up. My boyfriend joked me the other day saying I could not wear an afro if I wanted to. He said it would be one big part in the middle and hang down. I used to when it was shorter though!!

So what is a blowout kit now? I’m googling, and from the looks of it…it is a texturizer. Is this correct?