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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