Guys, did you know that back in the day, ladies used the washing of their hair as a perfect excuse to decline their suitors’ invitation out?
Yeah! Truth is, it wasn’t so much about how long it took them in washing their hair but the time it had to take them in drying their hair.
In this 21st century, we see all kinds of portable and highly sophisticated hair dryers in our homes unlike some 140 years ago.
From one generation to the other, women have seen it all from ancient styling tools that could’ve doubled as machetes to 21st century electronic perm machines.
Today, Yours Truly BieGyaNation.Com will show you how far we’ve come in the beauty industry ever since the first hair dryer was invented in France — the country known for its impeccable sense of fashion, beauty, and style.
In 1890, a Frenchman hairdresser named Alexander F. Godefroy invented the first hot air-blast hair dryer for his Salon by taking inspiration from the vacuum cleaner.
This dryer was a sit-down structure dryer with a large hair hood – similar to the ones we see in hair salons today.
American Gabriel Kazanjian later invented the hand-held versions sometime in 1908.
And by 1915, it was available to those who could afford such luxury including the high and middle-class consumers.
Before the invention of the hair dryer, the common method for drying the hair was the use of a vacuum cleaner.
Now due to technological advancement, the ‘old’ hair dryer has evolved from an obscure stoneware ‘Thermicon’ brush that was heated with boiling water, to the dryer we use today. Amazing, isn’t it?
Whether you’re drying your hair at the salon under the hooded dryers, or getting the perfect blowout from a hand-held, find out exactly how far this useful tool has come.
Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com