All the Crazy Things Women Used to Style Their Hair With

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Through the ages, women have always gone to great lengths to get beautiful hair. From ancient styling tools that could've doubled as machetes to 21st century electronic perm machines, it's been one fascinating "must-have" gadget after another. (No judgement here, ladies—we would've been right there with you.) Thankfully, we've come a long, long way. Here, a look back on tools that would raise more than a few eyebrows today.

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