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Who invented hair spray?

Question #132069. Asked by Creedy.
Last updated Aug 03 2013.
Originally posted Aug 03 2013 12:13 AM.

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The first U.S patent describing copolymers for hair styling (called "Dressing of hair") dates back to 1942.


Aug 03 2013, 12:46 AM
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According to WIkipedia, "Hair spray (also hair lacquer, spritz, or sticky water) is a common household aqueous solution that is used to keep hair stiff or in a certain style. Weaker than hair gel, hair wax, or glue, it is sprayed to hold styles for a long period. Using a pump or aerosol spray nozzle, it sprays evenly over the hair. May leave hair feeling "crunchy" unless brushed out. Hair spray was first developed and manufactured in 1948 by Chase Products Company, based in Broadview, Illinois."


As is often the case, particularly when a product such as hair spray is poorly defined in differentiating it from other similar products, it is difficult to pinpoint a single inventor.

Aug 03 2013, 1:24 AM
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