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The history of the curling iron. Is there such a thing or curling iron is just a modern invention? Each generation is the same. We believe that we have invented something new when everything we have done is to change "oldventions" by applying modern technology. Let's start exploring the curling iron story or, as it is known, curling tongue.
Let's start with the definition of a curling iron. It is a tool, a cylindrical metal apparatus, that is used to change the hair structure by applying heat to a hair lock that has curved around it. It is natural to think with a modern mind and assume that the heat is generated by electricity. However, the shrink tube goes long before the introduction of electricity.
We just need to look at carvings from the old world to see that people cared about the style of the hair and that a popular style meant creating locks. Babylonian and Assyrian men colored their hair and square beard black and shrunk and curled them with curling irons. Persian nobles also curled their hair and beard, which often color them.
Egyptian noblemen, men and women, cut their hair close but later, for cold and purity in their hot climate, they shaved their heads. On ceremonial occasions, for protection from the sun, they had wigs. The wigs would be short and curly or long and full of lids or braids. The science museum has an example of curling forceps used by rich Egyptians to prepare their wigs.
In classic Greece, it is known that the upper classes used curling iron.
Over time, there have been many methods for curling hair and keeping the curls in place. For example, in 1906 Charles L. Nessler, a German hairdresser working in London, applied a borax paste and curved hair with a stroke to produce the first permanent waves. This cost process took twelve hours. Eight years later, Eugene customized the Sutter method by creating a dryer containing twenty heaters to make the job more efficient. Sutter was followed by Gaston Boudou, who modified Sutter drinks and invented an automatic roll. By 1920, Rambaud, a Parisian beauty salon, had perfected a curling and drying system for the softer, looser curvature of an electric hot air dryer, an innovation of the Racine Universal Motor Company of Racine, Wisconsin. A significant breakthrough came in 1945, when the French chemist Eugene Schueller from Oréal laboratories combined the action of thioglycylic acid with hydrogen peroxide to produce the first cold permanent wave, which was cheaper and faster than the previous hot processes. To control the amount of curvature, varying diameter of rods is used for rolling. Technology for keeping hair in place was advanced in 1960 when Oréal laboratories introduced a polymeric hair spray to function as an invisible mesh.
The curling rod has been a favored tool despite all the chemical solutions. We have moved from the metal bars heated by insertion into hot coal or heating on gas or electric cookers. Without control of the iron heat, there must have been many cases of singing hair, not to mention burnt fingers and shells! Modern styles require more control and flexibility in hair style with hair that looks loose than "glued in place". Electrically heated and electronically controlled irons and pliers are now available. The barrels are available in varying sizes, which enables a tight curl or loose falling curl finish. Some have a smooth sliding ceramic barrel to create a super smooth surface and you can also purchase drip corks with a cone-shaped tongue to create loose, tumbling waves and tousled curls. The fluctuations in hair styles from curly to straight and back mean that manufacturers continue to dream new innovations to attract both professional hairstyles and consumers.
So who "invented" the curling iron? Inevitably you will find many references to "invented" and "patented by" or "introduced by". The original inventor is lost in the times of the times, but examples of the previous sentence are:
In 1866, Hiram Maxim, who designed the machine gun carrying his name, applied for and received the first of many patents aged 26 for a hair curler.
Four years later in 1890, two Frenchmen, Maurice Lentheric and Marcel Grateau, used warm air drying and heated curling steam to make deep, reflective Marcel waves.
Straightening comb but actually credited as first invented by French hairdresser Marcel Grateau from the late 1800s, who also invented curling iron, permanent wave and later Gillette razor which became popular in Germany after World War I.
In related development, Rene Lelievre and Roger Lemoine invented a krill iron in 1959.
The press / ripple iron was patented by Theora Stephens on October 21, 1980.
In August 1987, Wahl Clipper Corporation introduced the professional market ZeeCurl. This flat curling iron wave stylist is a tool for creating new hairstyles with Z-shaped curls, giving texture and body to all types of hair. In 1988, FrenZee, the consumer version, was appointed.
There is no doubt that fashion will require and dictate new innovations to ensure the continuation of the history of curling iron.