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100 Innovations - Tekniska museet

An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

Hairstyling

Hairstyling

Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

Hairstyling

The hairdryer that blows off a wig in this photo is an older model made of tin, bakelite and wood. TM40248. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

Hairstyling

”Star-curlers that give you soft and natural locks.” These hair curlers have been used by an unknown woman until 1941. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

Kort fakta om innovationen

Kort fakta (2) om innovationen

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Hairstyling

Were the Flintstones the first to have braids? It is believed that Stone Age man put up his hair and cut it so that it did not get caught up in bushes and thickets. In Gotland they have found Sweden´s oldest comb. It is from Neolithic times and made of bone.

Discoveries in chemistry and technology have made their impact on mops of hair and wavy hair throughout history. The electric hair drier was invented in the 1890s by the Frenchman, Alexandre F Godefoy, who was inspired by the vacuum cleaner. An early hair straightener was designed by the American, Annie Malone, in 1905.

The first synthetic hair dye was launched in 1907 by Eugene Schueller, founder of L´Oréal. A problem for both hairdressers and their customers today is that dye and perming fluids contain large quantities of toxic chemicals.

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