When did Madam CJ Walker invent the hot comb?

Madam C. J. Walker did NOT invent the hot comb, the straightening comb or the chemical perm. This myth is often repeated, but it is not true. The hot comb was being used as early as the 1880s in Europe and America and was sold in Bloomingdales and Sears catalogues in 1890 16 years before Madam Walker developed her line of hair care products.

Madam Walker was an entrepreneur, a pioneer of the modern hair care industry, a philanthropist and political activist. For more information, please visit www.madamcjwalker.com.