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My Hair Is A Mess! (Comic Ads #49)

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Comic Ads are more than just the mountain of Hostess Ads we know and love. Over the years, many a company has used one page comic ads to shill their products in the pages of comic books! So I thought I'd do a list series that showcases those ads, and shows you what issues I've found them in. To me, these are as much a part of comics history as any superhero, and I love 'em for the nostalgia they bring. I hope they do the same for you. Enjoy.

This is not from the same Kenner Fun Catalog as the previous twelve ads, but it is from Kenner, and to be honest, I needed a filler to get me to #50. So here we have an ad for Kenner's Easy Curl Quick Hair Setting Kit. Now little sis can do her hair too, and the curlers are warmed by a sixty watt bulb! Yep, just like the Easy Bake Oven. Kinda wild the number of ways Kenner came up with to encourage kids to play with electricity.

Can I just tell you though? Penny's a cold hearted little so-n-so. Sure, Teri was in distress over how her hair looked, so Penny looks like the great friend, walking in with an Easy Curl set to help Teri out. But think for a minute: Penny was already in the house with the Easy Curl Kit, so what the heck? Penny's clairvoyant, and just happened to know that Teri was going to cry out in distress about her hair? No indeed! Penny was already coming over to tell Teri that her hair was a mess!

What the heck is that? Add two more girls, and we've got Mean Girls 2 going on up in here! Kick that wench to the curb, Teri! She ain't no friend! Keep the Easy Curl set though...your hair did look better afterwards. Jus' sayin'.

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