Whenever you see a news anchor on television, odds are high there’s a can of hairspray within a radius of five feet. From experience, I can tell you there’s a lot more spraying these days since broadcasts are in HD and the camera picks up every, single flyaway hair. And, a lot of anchors prefer aerosol hairspray since it goes on more evenly. I cringe to think of how many cans I’ve used over 20 years of anchoring and reporting.
Since I’m currently on a break from the biz, I’ve been using a lot less hairspray. But now, I will try to keep it that way. Actually, I tried to give it up before because of my daughter. After watching me use hairspray, she commented, “You’re killing me and the ozone layer!”
She’s also the one who pushed me to give up my luxury car for a hybrid which is so quiet, it reminds me of driving a golf cart. So, we’ve nicknamed my car “Golfie”. Once in awhile, as we’re driving along, my daughter will refer to Golfie and declare, “We’re saving the world!”
Indeed, less hairspray and CFC (chlorflorcarbon) in the air can only help, too.
This post was inspired by the Yahoo! Mother Board and this month’s focus on Earth Day.