Looking for Hair Dryers, Look for Curling Tools

October 20, 2009

Even though many perceive the curling iron as a recent innovation, curling tools were already in use as way back as ancient Egyptian times. Both gentlemen and ladies of the noble classes would curl or crimp their wigs. The reason for the wigs was that most Egyptians were shaved bald to keep them cooler in the desert heat. However when they had important functions to attend they wore ornately styled wigs.

In some museums you may come across metal curling utensils used by the Egyptian nobles for wig styling. Another ancient demographic that made use of styling tools were the Greeks and Romans. While these tools would be considered primitive today, they were quite innovative at the time and reserved for the wealthy and privileged.

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