Tonya Castillo Curling Iron January 05th, 2018 - 07:56:00
Through time there have been many methods devised to curl hair and to keep the curl in place. For example, in 1906 Charles L. Nessler, a German hairdresser working in London, applied a borax paste and curled hair with an iron to produce the first permanent waves. This costly process took twelve hours. Eight years later, Eugene Sutter adapted the method by creating a dryer containing twenty heaters to do the job of waving more efficiently. Sutter was followed by Gaston Boudou, who modified Sutters dryer and invented an automatic roller. By 1920, Rambaud, a Paris beautician, had perfected a system of curling and drying permed hair for softer, looser curls by using an electric hot-air dryer, an innovation of the period made by the Racine Universal Motor Company of Racine, Wisconsin. A significant breakthrough came in 1945, when French chemist Eugene Schueller of LOréal laboratories combined the action of thioglycolic acid with hydrogen peroxide to produce the first cold permanent wave, which was cheaper and faster than the earlier hot processes. To control the amount of curl, varying diameter of rods were used for rolling. Technology to hold hair in place was advanced in 1960 when LOréal laboratories introduced a polymer hair spray to serve as an invisible net.
We only have to look at carvings from the ancient world to see that people cared about the style of their hair and that a popular style involved creating curls. Babylonian and Assyrian men dyed their hair and square beards black and crimped and curled them with curling irons. Persian nobles also curled their hair and beards, quite often staining them. Egyptian nobles, men and women, cropped their hair close but later, for coolness and cleanliness in their hot climate, shaved their heads. On ceremonial occasions, for protection from the sun, they wore wigs. The wigs would be short and curly or long and full of curls or braids. The Science Museum has an example of curling tongs used by rich Egyptians to prepare their wigs.
Curling irons had made it easy and quick to curl your hair in different ways as per the occasion, anytime. After the introduction of professional curling irons, especially the ceramic curling iron, women can try out any curling styles on their hair at the comfort of their home without the need for visiting a hair salon. But choosing the best iron for curling your hair is very important and is a difficult task if you are not aware of the best features of a curling iron. In this article, we will help you in learning the best features to look out when scouting for a professional, salon quality device.
Curling irons can also be effective to create curls of different size in one strand of hair. Curls can be created in a number of ways. A diffuser can be used to create loose, bouncy curls. Curling irons can be used regularly without damaging the hair so long the hair is conditioned with thermal conditioners. In fact it is better to use a leave in conditioner to protect the hair from any kind of damage. Curling irons with various types of coatings are available in the market. Chrome-plated irons are quite popular as they suit all types of hair. Low heat should be used for fine, thin hair whereas slightly higher heat can be used for coarse to medium hair. Professional hairdressers use gold-plated barrels as it is a better conductor of heat. The latest contraption is the ceramic coated plates which offer value for money. They are more effective in providing uniform heat and are suitable for all types of hair.