Curling Iron Research Paper

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Most people probably think that the curling iron is a modern invention from the 20th century, but in reality, the curling iron is a beauty tool that has been around for centuries. There have been many different types of curling irons since the Ancient times. The first curling irons were heated over fires. (Fikes) The curling iron has been a changing thing since 1894 BC. Let us jump into the legacy of the curling iron that has been created and that is still being created today The curling iron has been around since the ages of the Babylonians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, and Egyptians. (Fikes) Curling irons were prevalent before electricity was even invented. That means that the curling iron has been around over 6,000 years! During the early…show more content…
Today’s curling irons use electricity to heat metal coils to heat the barrel of the curling iron. (Fikes) These irons are usually made of ceramic, tourmaline, titanium, or nano-silver. There is a variety of sizes from 3/8 inch to 1 ½ inch and above. There are even curling wands, which are clip less. There are many different types of curling irons now. The BeLissPro Curl Genius Professional Curl Machine is one of these. (BeLissPro) This iron lets you control the temperature and even the time you want your hair to stay on the iron. Longer times produce tighter curls and shorter curls produce wave-like curls. It will even give you a signal when it is time to release your curl. This iron can heat up to 430°. This iron also has the Smart Tech® Safeguard feature and Energy Saver with Auto Shutoff. Another popular curling iron is the BaByliss Pro TT 500. (BaByliss) This iron has a variety of features including an 8-foot cord, a swivel head, and even a locking temperature dial. This iron will also adapt to different voltages in different countries. This iron will heat up to a temperature of 428° and will heat up almost instantly. This iron comes in a variety of sizes from 3/8 inch to 1 ¾ inches. These high temperatures help with curling frizzy or coarse hair. There are also curling irons that are for beginners such as the Remington Curl Perfect. The Remington Curl Perfect heats up to a cool, but effective 340°,…show more content…
We had the crude versions of the curling iron from the Babylonians and Assyrians. We had Maxim’s “deadly” curling iron. Who lets the same person who invented the curling iron invent the machine gun? He wanted to create “curls of death”! Then, in 1890, Marcel Grateau patented his “Marcel Curl”. This curl was originally discovered in 1872. Sixteen years later in 1906, Charles L. Nessler, a German hairdresser working in London, applied a borax paste and curled hair with an iron. The Borax paste was used to supposedly make the curls stay in the hair longer. This process was time consuming and costly. There had to be a better solution. It came 8 years later. In 1914, Eugene Sutter invented a new way to curl hair. Sutter introduced a dryer containing twenty heaters to curl hair like Nessler, but it was less time consuming, but the innovation wasn’t complete yet. Gaston Boudoir then modified Sutter’s dryer to create the first automatic roller. All of the new models of the curling iron werew simply based off of the older versions. In 1920, a Parisian hairdresser by the name of Rambaud , perfected a curling and drying system for permed hair that made softer, looser curls by using an electric hot air dryer. This hot air dryer was manufactured by the Racine Universal Motor Company of Racine, Wisconsin. This was a turning point in the world of the curling iron. By 1940, some

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