Letter: You know it makes sense

This letter sent to the Star was written by Cathy Langan, Sheffield, S8

Monday, 10th May 2021, 6:58 am
Monica Dyson portrait. Picture Scott Merrylees

What a lovely surprise to see my beloved and much mourned for “Monica makes sense” page back again.

Monica has definitely made sense by returning, but of course I also respected her previous decision to bow out, even though I was greatly missing her reminiscing.

Monica’s musings invariably hit the spot with me and I can always relate to them.

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Her latest trip down Memory Lane focused upon hair does, hairdressing and all things hair related in days gone by.

Those driers we used to sit under in the salons (no joke for the claustrophobics), and the Sunsilk and Supersoft shampoos I used to virtually marinate my hair in as a teenager.

Oh and the Lincobeer shampoo, now don’t get me started on that one!

I saw it advertised in my weekly “Jackie” magazine, got some at the local chemists, and I stunk like a brewery afterwards.

Also, no article about the history of hairdressing would be complete without a mention of the good old curlers.

So many women would think nothing of going out in their curlers, rocking the Hilda Ogden look.

For the under fifties of this world, Hilda Ogden was a Coronation Street legend who was rarely seen without her curlers in.

I actually found some of my late mothers curlers recently when going through some of her belongings.

Not that she would’ve dreamt of wearing them outside the house though, she considered that to be the ultimate indignity!

So many hairdos been and gone too and I have some cringe worthy photos of my seventies centre parting, seventies feather cuts and eighties bubble perms which would’ve made the poodle down our road mighty jealous.

So thanks Monica for breaking the silence and for gracing the Retro pages again, which could never be the same without your input.

May there be many more Monica makes sense pages, for all us nostalgics to devour.