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    Posted 5 months ago

    crewnail
    (69 items)

    I know that this comb was heated but not sure exactly how it was used, anyone with knowledge about it is welcome to comment. It doesn't appear to be very safe depending on how hot it was but from the looks it has been pretty hot.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 5 months ago
      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-brass-hot-comb-hair-470265172
    2. keramikos, 5 months ago
      crewnail, Cool . :-)

      *snip*

      It is not uncommon to burn and damage hair when using a traditional hot comb. A hot comb is often heated to over 65 degrees Celsius (149 degrees Fahrenheit), therefore if not careful severe burns and scarring can occur.

      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.

      *snip*

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_comb

      The 1914 patent for a hair-drying comb:

      https://patents.google.com/patent/US1096666/en

      The 1920 patent for a hair-straightening comb:

      https://patents.google.com/patent/US1362823A/en

      The 1922 patent for a hair straightening comb:

      https://patents.google.com/patent/US1413255A/en

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