Using a Curling Iron the Old Fashioned way

We think nothing, today, of plugging a curling iron in, waiting for it to heat and then curling our hair. Can you imagine, back in the day, what it was like to heat your curling iron up by fire? I can’t believe that process could have been very healthy on the hair. I can just smell the singed hair just thinking about it!

Here are some of the old ways in which women used to heat their curling irons and I have added these pictures into my Photo Museum of Hair History on my website:

Notice the two barrels on top of this stove. Two curling irons could be heated at the same time.

curling iron heater 3 double This was the old cast iron stove that curling irons were inserted in to heat the curling iron.

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Then in the late 1800’s curling irons were heated by Kerosene lamps.

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These next two photo’s were some of the first electrical heaters for curling irons.

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