Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


Walter Sammons

No description

Chaleisa Butler

on 25 February 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Walter Sammons

Walter Sammons
What Did He Do?
Walter received a patent on December 21, 1920
for an improved comb that straightened hair. According to the patent, he invented a heated comb that removed kinks from hair.
Background Info
Walter was born in 1980 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked with other African American scientists such as Madame C.J. Walker, and Annie Malone, the woman who first patented the hot comb.
Water Sammons
Original Design of
the Hot Comb
Effect on Society
Hot comb today
The hot comb was originally designed for the African American community. Women use it to remove the kinks from their hair to achieve a sleeker look. Although there are risks to using it too much, just as any other straightening tool, it is a better alternative than chemically straightening your hair. Walter designed the comb to be used from root to tip.
After slavery, the hot comb became controversial. Some African Americans believed the tool was damaging to the African-American community because it made them submissive to 'white standards' of beauty and that they were throwing away their natural beauty.
Then to Now
When the hot comb was first invented, it was made to be heated on a stove, and then used on the hair. Hot combs now are seldom found, but they are electric, and they plug into outlets. For straightening now, women use flat irons, which do a better job overall with not only getting the hair sleeker, but with heat control. Flat irons now can range from $30-$200.
Full transcript