8 iconic trends from the 60s with insane origins

We all know about the most popular 1960s fads such as mood rings, bell-bottom jeans and tie dye clothing. However, the 1960s was a rich decade that had a lot more fads beneath the surface. I gathered the most curious and even dangerous trends that were popular in the 60s.

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Doris Dallaire
Brought back memories! Mercurochrome was used also before the 60’s. I was born in 1943 and I remember my mom putting it on my bobos all through my childhood. The alternative was iodine, but she preferred mercurochrome.
Oct 20, 2020 6:57PM
Peter de Boer
Bell bottoms rule.
Oct 20, 2020 10:14PM
I was a child of the 60s & teen of the 70s I totally Loved bell bottoms ! Mom never would let me order the sea monkeys . I remember some of the older girls that I knew talk about ironing their hair . Also U didn't mention the Huge hair rollers of that era . I remember some older girls rolled their hair up on empty OJ cans . If they rolled it on these huge rollers like that it really straightened it out some with just a little curl under at the bottom -- these girls had hair down to their waist
Oct 20, 2020 5:16PM
Kristal Howard
Extremely privileged to have lived it and loved it
Oct 21, 2020 2:07AM
My MIL tried to put mercurochrome on my cut. Lordy loo!
Jan 17, 2021 7:25PM
David Holmes
I have used both, also gentian violet. Many years ago I had a deep scrape on my left elbow that went septic and wouldn't heal. The doctor's nurse cleaned and gave me some cream to apply etc, all to no avail. I got fed up with the whole business that I scrubbed it with a hard nail brush and applied iodine it stung like mad but within a few days the scape started to heal. End of the problem.
Oct 25, 2020 12:14PM
Interesting going down the memory lane. Afro and bell bottoms for this golden gal. Thank you for sharing and be well.
Oct 24, 2020 2:06AM
Julie Allen
Pierre Poirier, Late than the 60's in Australia and generally hatched nothing.
Oct 22, 2020 10:12AM
Julie Allen
Doris Dallaire, There was always gentian violet as well in those days and iodine stung.
Oct 22, 2020 10:11AM
Lynne Cage
Ahhh the memories! Thnx for sharing
Oct 22, 2020 7:25AM
Suzi Hann
Doris Dallaire, Iodine stung, Mercurochrome did not.
Oct 21, 2020 8:03PM
I'm am glad they are gone
Oct 21, 2020 4:17PM
There was something a lot worse than Mercurochrome, Methythilate. It was used for same purposes but burned like crazy, it would set you on fire. I grew up in 60's, graduated 65. Did the bell bottom pants, teased the hair, didn't do the mini skirts or any wild things. Sure seemed like simpler times!!! Sea monkeys were a rid-off, didn't live that long, luckily.
Oct 21, 2020 11:48AM
Richard Perkins
Used a lot of Mercurochrome when I was a kid. it's a miracle that I'm still alive at 76.
Oct 21, 2020 9:32AM
Ahhhh,...the 60s! As a kid you would go OUTSIDE and play all day long. Unfortunately kids of today would not understand.
Oct 21, 2020 8:38AM
Madi Marven
Loved the 60's loved the fashions ,loved the music! When younger always had iodine put on cuts & scrapes,that hurt!!!
Oct 21, 2020 7:30AM
Bernice Sartori
I remember those lousy sea monkeys and being really mad that I'd wasted my money. Also having tolisten to my older siblings "I told you so's"! Lol
Oct 21, 2020 6:47AM
Vimala Padmaraj
Oct 20, 2020 11:56PM

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