An Ode to the Chemicals in Herbal Essence Hairspray

An Ode to the Chemicals in Herbal Essence Hairspray

ode to the Chemicals in Herbal Essence Hairspray

 Dimethyl Ether Alcohol

Rolling off the tongue, you do enthrall

Plus, you keep my hair in place and all

If I had your name?  I’d have a ball!

Amino Methyl Propanol

My follicles will never fall

My hair it stands up straight and tall

Thanks Amino Methyl Propanol!

Triacetate Ammonium

My hair’s tough . . .  like linoleum

You’re better than petroleum

Now come here and take the podium!

Glycereth-7 Acetate

Do I need to tell you that you’re great?

My hair conforms to your mandate

(Perhaps you are my hair’s soul mate)


You’re name’s so long it’s quite insane!

But you’ve got my hair on a ball and chain

Your the next best thing since urethane

VA/Crotonates Vinyl

I think you gave my hair a spinal?

Either that or it’s suicidal

Whatever the case, your say is final

PEG-8 Dimethicone

My hair’s addicted to you alone

And wondering if you’d give a loan

Cause it needs to buy some methadone



Until next time . . . I love you









22 thoughts on “An Ode to the Chemicals in Herbal Essence Hairspray

  1. Hi Linda, happy new year, best wishes for 2016
    Isn’t it sad the stuff we have to use to make ourselves look beautiful….but we do it most days don’t we…..have a good one my friend…

    • Thank you Michael. I wish you all the very best in this new year!! It is sad all the toxic chemicals we have to use to keep us looking our finest! What I don’t understand is where they come up with all these chemicals and how do they mix them all together to come up with hairspray. But then I never took chemistry. But something tells me even if I would have, I still wouldn’t have a clue.

  2. I wish this was how every bottle of shampoo listed their ingredients. I’d never have to buy a book again! I’d just read the label while my body ingested each entertaining ingredient in the bath.

  3. Don’t forget to add this to Linda’s big book of colouring! Be sure to use the Brittish spelling for “colour” for some reason

  4. I’m not sure what the Helsinki you were thinking, I’ll try to Copenhagen with it. (Had to borrow a town from Denmark for that pun as I think Finland has only the one town and you already used it!) And thanks for following, welcome Eric!

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