US 2700977 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 1, 1955 E, NEERUP 2,700,977
HAIR DRESS PROTEGTOR Filed April 15, 1955 United States Patent O HAIR DRESS PROTECTOR Einar Neerup, Oak Park, Ill.
Application April 13, 1953, Serial No. 348,350
2 Claims. (Cl. 132-46) This invention may be classied in a general way as a beauty accessory item and more specifically may be designated a protector for preventing the disarrangement of a ladys hair dress, particularly during sleep or while merely reclining.
The waves and curls into which the hair of the fair sex is skillfully fashioned are of a fragile nature, the beauty of which is destroyed or impaired by displacent resulting from resting the head on a pillow or the like. Such impairment is most serious and most unavoidable while the hair is damp following a fresh hairdo. Furthermore, under such conditions the pillow is subject to soiling by the oily liquids applied during the dressing process.
In an endeavor to protect the hair and the pillow it is a common practice to pin or tie a towel or similar cloth about the head at night, and often a net is employed for the purpose. Such cloths, however, are uncomfortable if tight, and useless if loose, and usually come off entirely during the night. Nets also, which are pinned on, come oi as the hairpins pull out and, furthermore, the net affords no protection for the pillow.
My invention is designed to overcome the hair troubles mentioned by providing a protector which can be easily and readily applied, which will remain in position and not come off or become misplaced; which will hold the hair in place without compressing or disturbing the waves and curls of the dressing; which will protect the pillow from the oily dampness of the hair; which will be completely comfortable to the wearer; which may be used repeatedly and may be washed when soiled; and which can be economically produced and marketed at a moderate price.
In order to facilitate an understanding of my invention, a preferred embodiment thereof is illustrated on the accomuanying drawing, on which:
Fig. 1 s a perspective view of my invention as applied for use;
Fig. 2 is an outside face view of my protector;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged view of one end of the protector;
Fig. 4 is a similar view of the opposite end; and
Fig. 5 is a sectional view on the line 5 5 of Fig. 3.
From the drawing it will be apparent that my novel protector comprises an elongated body 6 having preferably tapering ends provided with connecting means whereby the device may be secured in operative position about the head of a user as illustrated in Fig. 1.
The body 6 is composed of latex composition such as foam rubber or sponge rubber approximately 3A; of an inch thick and 4 inches or more in width and of suitable ,length the average being about inches) to encircle the ICC contributes to a marked degree to the comfort of the wearer.
To provide for adjustably connecting the ends of the body so that it will fit heads of various sizes, one tapered end of the body is shown for illustrative purposes as having sewn to its outer face a strip of eyeletted tape 7, the sewing being shown by dash lines indicated by reference character 8. A plurality of pairs of spaced eyelets 9 adapted to receive similarly spaced hooks enable variations in the effective length of the protector to be attained. The other tapered end of the body has secured to its inner face by stitching 1l a strip of elastic .tape 12, the free end of which is equipped with a pair of hooks 13 spaced in conformity with the spacing of the eyelets with which they operatively engage. Of course, other preferred means for adjustably connecting the ends of the protector may be employed in lieu of the hooks and eyelets described and, if preferred, the elastic tape may be omitted since the latex body itself possesses substantial elasticity.
ln applying the protector for use to the head, it is simply placed gently in desired position around the head so as to cover the hair dress, and is fastened in front under sufficient tension to maintain its position, but loose enough so a not to crush or disturb the wave and curls underneat The protector leaves the top of the head which does not come in contact with the pillow exposed, thereby providing ventilation which enhances the drying of the hair. Thus7 the back and sides of the head are protected and cushioned so that the hairdo is not disturbed during sleep, the pillow is protected against soiling, and the wearer is enabled to rest in comfort with no likelihood of the protector becoming dislodged or displaced. These is no annoying tension or binding around the head, and no roughness against the skin such as is occasioned by a fabric or net binder.
The body of the protector being absorbent in character takes up some of the moisture of newly set hair and thereby hastens the setting. It is valuable and effective for day use as well as at night and4 greatly prolongs the life of a hairdo by preventing its disarrangement.
The size, shape and proportions of the parts are obviously capable of variation, and the type of fastener may be changed without departing from the essence of my invention as defined in the appended claims.
l. A hair dressing protector consisting of a elongated body cut from a sheet of foam rubber of substantial thickness and tapered toward its ends and resiliently conformable to the contour of the hair dressing, and means including a strip of elastic material and separable fastening devices whereby said ends may be fastened together.
2. A hair dressing protector consisting of an elongated body cut from a sheet of foam rubber of substantial thickness and of reduced width at its ends and resiliently conformable to the contour of the hair dressing, and separable fastening means on said ends for fastening these ends and maintaining the protector encircled about the head of the wearer.
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