The Curling Iron

Jenna Bride

6,000 years ago

6,000 years ago the curling iron was used by babylonians, persians, greeks, and egyptians.

people used the curling iron to curl their hair, beards, and wigs.


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curling irons were made out of iron rods or bronze rods.

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1866

the first patent on the curling iron was in 1866.

the man was Hiram Maxim at age 26.

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1890

in 1890 a man named Marcel Grateu invented the Marcel Wave.

Hairdressers would test the iron on a sheet of paper before using on he customers to make sure tha iron wasnt too hot.

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1959

the electric curling iron was created in 1959 by Rene Lelievre and Roger Lemoine.

it was sold in drugstores and allowed better heat control.

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1980

A curling iron was made that was light weight, portable, and easy to control temperature.

The curling iron also made it easier and faster to curl hair which was done by using a spring clamp to help hold the hair down to curl it.

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1987

the zee curl was made by wahl clipper corporation that made z shaped curls.

present day

todays curling irons are made to be plugged into an outlet to heat up the barrel so that we can curl our hair in a quick and fashionable way. we have things like blow dryers that curl your hair to curling wands that you have to hold onto your hair with. in all the curling iron has come a long way since 6,000 years ago.
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