Straightening irons haven’t always been as accessible as they are today.  You can head into almost any shop that has hair products and find a cheap flat iron, but that wasn’t always the case.  Apparently the first hair straightening iron was invented in 1912, but they’ve only recently become popular.  In decades past, a group of girls would get together and use a regular clothing iron to press out their curls.  I can’t imagine how time consuming and painful that would be!  I guess we all suffer for fashion, right?  Have you ever used a clothing iron on your hair?

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Photo found at The Daily Edge