A hot comb (also known as a straightening comb or pressing 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 by electric power and used to straighten the hair from the roots.
The hot comb was an invention developed in France as a way for women with coarse curly hair to achieve a fine straight look traditionally modeled by historical Egyptian women.
Parisian Francois Marcel Grateau is said to have revolutionized hair styling when he invented and introduced heated irons to curl and wave his customers’ hair in France in 1872. 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 1870s. An example of an 1890s version of Pelleray’s curling iron is housed at the Chudnow Museum in Milwaukee.
Elroy J. Duncan is believed to have invented and manufactured the first hot comb or heated metal straightening comb in America. Sometimes the device is called a “pressing comb.” During the late 19th century, Dr. Scott’s Electric Curler was advertised in several publications including the 1886 Bloomingdale’s catalog and in the June 1889 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 Patti, popular white entertainers of the era.
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. Our new style hot comb uses PTC heating element, also known as PTC heater, is composed of PTC ceramic heating element and aluminum tube. This type of PTC heating element has the advantages of low thermal resistance and high heat exchange efficiency, making it an automatic constant temperature and energy-saving electric heater. The outstanding feature lies in its safety performance, which will not cause surface “redness” phenomenon such as electric heating tube heaters in any application, resulting in safety hazards such as burns and fires.
Please dry your hair before using ceramic hair straightener.
Please wait for the straightener heat-up before operate and then slowly comb your hair/beard from top to bottom.
You are supposed to keep a safe distance when you are going to hair straightening use to prevent burning your skin.
Please keep out of reach of children.
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