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I know we have setting gels now, but just the name "Dippity-do" makes it seem much more fun to use!
Apparently it was still being made (just the green one) up until recently. After a quick search I'm finding that all the online stores list it as "manufacturer discontinued." The new bottle had the same name, but it just wasn't as appealing, I guess.
Well, there ARE still others out there. I do think that "product" such as gel and hairspray are necessary to achieve the vintage styles. (Maybe that would have stopped the frizzies when I tried to duplicate Samantha Stevens's hair?) I remember (now) that my sister would put a good glob of the stuff on each wet section before adding the roller. She also did something that was warm, I'm sure, but not very safe. She'd put the vinyl hood of a hair dryer over her head and then fall asleep. I always worried she'd electrocute herself.
At least her hair would look good.
I found two commercials for Dippity-do. The first was from the 60s. I LOVED her style at the end of the commercial. Did those rollers really create that?
The second one I REMEMBER AIRING! It's not good and clear, but it instantly took me back to 2nd grade. Sheesh!