Hot Comb


 “A hot comb is metal comb that is used to straighten moderate or coarse hair and create a smoother hair texture. A hot comb is heated and used to straighten hair from the roots. It can be electrically heated.” A hot comb is used for certain types of textures of hair but more likely for African American hair. It is used to make us African American hair more manageable for us because our hair is not like the rest of people that are not African American.  We have to be able to make our hair bone straight because  it is hard for us to manage our hair to be straight. This object came from a person name Madam C.J Walker, which is an African american millionaire.
My grandparents were the first to use that object on their kids hair. When my mother started using that tool once she had her two girls. This object makes my hair straight or any other African american women hair straight. On certain occasions such as Christmas, Thanksgiving I used to use this object to make my hair straight.  This object is important to me and other black women because it keeps African american women hair straight. This object connects to my culture because it was made by an African american. Also only African Americans use to use it all the time for occasions. 

Place(s): United States

– Sierra Lewis

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