US 3050071 A
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Aug. 21, 1962 R. w. HALL HAIR SOLUTION ABSORBER Filed Nov. 19, 1959 FIG-.3
INVENTOR. RUTH WfiALL BY ATTORNEY United States Patent 3,050,071 HAIR SOLUTION ABSORBER Ruth W. Hall, 918 S. Dixie, Lake Worth, Fla.
Filed Nov. 19, 1959, Ser. No. 854,181
3 Claims. (Cl. 132-46) This invention relates to solution absorbing devices for hair treatment, and more particularly is directed toward permanent wave solution absorbing devices of flexible porous spongy mass having minute interconnecting cells.
In the treatment of hair in which solutions are employed, there is an inherent problem of solution control for the comfort of the customer as well as convenience of the operator; and, this problem is of particular importance in permanent waving where solution is applied to rolled tufts of hair forming blocked sections preparatory to final waving operations.
An object of this invention is to provide a flexible, substantially H-shaped device of minute interconnecting cells in a spongymaterial.
Another object of this invention is to provide a device of the class described which will absorb excess solution in the area of application.
Another object of this invention is to provide a device of the class described which can be easily applied ad jacent the hair line and remain so positioned.
A further object of this invention is to provide a device of the class described which will be simple and economical in construction, and eflicient and durable in use; and, easily and rapidly applied, used and cleaned.
The foregoing and other objects and advantages of this invention will be more apparent from the following specification, in connection with the drawings, forming a part thereof, wherein:
FIG. 1 is a face view of the device of the invention in position of use, prior to blocking the head in rolled tufts;
FIG. 2 is a isometric view of the device of this invention;
FIG. 3 is a cross-section view taken along line 3-3 of FIG. 2; and,
FIG. 4 is a side view of the device of this inventionin position for use as shown in FIG. 1, in which the longer legs and cross member of the H-shape is a continuous strip.
Referring to the drawings, wherein like members are given the same reference numeral, the substantially H-shaped device of this invention is indicated generally. This device 10 is of soft flexible, porous spongy material having minute interconnecting cells, such as formed later, foamed super polyamides and modified super polyamides, and the like, preferably of substantially uniform structure.
The H-shaped device has the longer parallel legs 11 and 12 of sufiicient length to follow the hair line around each side of the head, over the ears, and overlap at the mid-line of the neck. The shorter parallel legs 13 and 14 are of a length sufficient to extend from the front hair line across the top of the head to the line of the ears, or beyond the normal front curvature of the normal head. The cross member 15, stitched to the leg members, is of a length approximately one third the length of the front hair line. The cross-member 15 and shorter legs 13 and 14 divide the front half of the head into thirds. The longer legs 11 and 12 and cross member 15 may be a continuous strip with the legs 13 and 3,050,071 Patented Aug. 21, 1962 14 secured thereto at appropriate position as shown in FIG. 4.
In use, the device is placed on the head with the cross member 15 centered across the forehead beneath the hair line. The shorter legs 13 and 14 are extended across the top of the head, and the longer legs 11 and 12 extended over and behind the ears. The hair beneath the shorter legs 13 and 14 is parted to receive these legs; and, the hair is then formed into tufts, the tufts rolled and locked according to conventional practices and procedures.
With the tufts rolled, the shorter legs 13 and 14 are checked and reseated in the hair parts and secured leg pins to adjacent rolled tufts, if desired. The cross-member 15 is fitted to the forehead and the longer legs 11 and 12 fitted beneath the hair line, over the ears, be-
hind the ears, and down the neck, around the neck overlapped and joined. Suitable pins may be used to secure the longer legs 11 and 12 to adjacent rolled tufts along their lengths, if desired. Solution is now applied to each individually rolled tuft of hair, and any excess solution is promptly absorbed by the porous spongy material of the device, preventing dripping into the skin of the face, ears, or dress.
After use, the device is easily cleaned with a detergent solution by conventional sponge cleaning techniques. For customer comfort as well as increased rate of absorption for certain material, the device may be wetted with Warm water and squeezed water free, before use.
Difierent sizes of the device may be made and used, but adult head size variations are small enough that a single size device is adaptable to all size heads.
The device of this invention has been described in detail, but it is clearly understood that the invention is not so limited; many changes can be made. therein Without departing from the spirit and scope thereof, as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A hair treating solution absorbing device comprising a substantially H-shaped porous spongy mass of minute interconnecting cells, in which the cross-member is approximately one third the length of the front hair line of a human head and divides the side members into shorter legs and longer legs, the shorter legs being approximately the length from the front hair line to the ear line, and the longer legs being sufficiently long to follow the hair line on each side of a human head and overlap at the center neck hair line.
2. The device of claim 1 in which the porous mass is foamed latex.
3. The device of claim 2 in which the porous mass is a foamed super polyamide.
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