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History[ edit ] The hot comb was an invention developed in France Hot combs a way for women with coarse curly hair to achieve a fine straight look traditionally modeled by historical Egyptian women. His Marcel Wave remained fashionable for many decades.
Britain's Science and Society Library credits L. Pelleray of Paris with manufacturing the heated irons in the s. Duncan is believed to have invented and manufactured the first hot comb or heated metal straightening comb in America.
Scott's Electric Curler was advertised in several publications including the Bloomingdale's catalog  and in the June issue of Lippincott's Magazine  Marketed to men to groom beards and moustaches, the rosewood-handled device also promised women the ability to imitate the "loose and fluffy" hairstyles of actress Lillie Langtry and opera singer Adelina Pattipopular white entertainers of the era.
Baum's "entirely new and improved" straightening comb in Hot combs advertisements claimed that she now had a "shampoo dryer and hair straightening comb," said to have been patented on April 1, Patent 1, for a heated "hair drying" comb — but not a hair straightening comb — is credited to Emilia Baum and was granted on May 12, The patent was granted on December 21, Patent Office does not list her as a holder of a hot comb patent in Louis in a list of patentees of designs as being granted Patent No.
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Walker never claimed to have invented the hot comb,  though often has been inaccurately credited with the invention and with modifying the spacing of the teeth, but there is no evidence or documentation to support that assertion.
During the s, Walker obtained her combs from different suppliers, including Louisa B.
Cason of Cincinnati, Ohio, who eventually filed patent application 1, on February 17, for a comb Cason had developed some years earlier. The patent was granted on April 18,  though Cason had been producing the combs for many years without a patent.
Potential consequences[ edit ] It is not uncommon, especially when using a traditional hot comb, to burn and damage hair. A hot comb is often heated to over 65 degrees Celsius degrees Fahrenheittherefore if not careful severe burns and scarring can occur. Hot comb alopecia and follicular degeneration syndrome are irreversible alopecia of the scalp that was believed to occur in people who straighten their hair with hot combs, but this idea was later debunked.
The hot petrolatum used with the iron was thought to cause a chronic inflammation around the upper segment of the hair follicle leading to degeneration of the external root sheath. The study concludes that the term follicular degeneration syndrome FDS is proposed for this clinically and histologically distinct form of scarring alopecia.
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Papa, MD; Albert M. New York University Press, Beauty Culture and African American Women. Rutgers University Press, Science and Society Picture Library, .A hot comb (also known as a straightening comb) is a metal comb that is used to straighten moderate or coarse hair and create a smoother hair texture.
A hot comb is heated and used to straighten the hair from the roots. It can be placed directly on the source of heat or it may be electrically heated. This week's most popular country songs, based on radio airplay audience impressions as measured by Nielsen Music, sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music and streaming activity data from online.
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One thing you may remember about Easter Sunday as a child is hot combs as straighteners. We don't use them much anymore, but they still come in . KOFM is the most popular country music station in NW Oklahoma. KOFM-FM is located in Enid, Oklahoma Home to Vance Air Force Base in the U.S.A. Listen online or at on the radio. You'll love us! Friend us on facebook at KOFM Continuous Country Favorites. Also our sister station News Talk KGWA. Facebook KGWAOK. The hot comb is good for straightening hair around the perimeter of the head “to give the hair a straighter finish,” says Wright. All this time I had it wrong. I would use the hot comb to.
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