Buzzed Look Hair Cream?!

The modern equivalent of selling ice to Eskimos.

An ad on my own site for something called “Buzzed Look Cream” caught my interest. After all, one thing a man with a nearly-shaved head does not need is a hair product. Clicking through leads to a Facebook page, which has at this writing 1.26 million likes.

Aside from containing sunscreen, which one imagines would be much cheaper to buy in more traditional containers, there’s no explanation for why this would be useful. This is the modern equivalent of selling ice to Eskimos.

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  1. Michael Demmons says:

    Good to see you fixed the typo. An ad on your own “size” would be a major Facebook privacy violation, I suspect. 🙂

  2. Franklin says:

    I’ve been a little light on top since I was about 25, so one of my friends gave me some “Bald Guyz” brand sunscreen for a birthday years ago.

  3. John Burgess says:

    When I was a kid, buzz cuts and flat-tops were the thing. For those who were au fait, there was a wax used to keep that hair in the air. Could this be an update?

  4. PD Shaw says:

    I was also thinking along John Burgess’ train of thought. From Wikipedia:

    Crew cuts, flattop crew cuts, and butch cuts are all traditionally groomed with hair control wax, commonly referred to as butch wax.

    (Though I don’t consider these to be a “buzzed look” since there is usually some hair left on top)