Jan 7, 2012

Community flat iron. Gross?

Community flat iron is a thing. So, I was in Houston at a bar with some high school friends and saw this:

It is a ladies' room vending machine of sorts. You put in dollars and a flat iron heats up for your use. I have some questions...

Does your 2 or 5 minutes count heating time?
How many drunk idiots burn themselves?
Does anyone clean it?
What level of "hair emergency" merits using one of these?

But most importantly...

Is this completely disgusting or  is it ok?

It's conceivably ok since the thing gets over 300 degrees. Germs can't live on that, right? Honestly, I'm leaning toward it being completely disgusting. I was raised by a mother who lived in fear (and it's a healthy fear) of her daughters acquiring head lice from stuff like batting helmets, dress up clothes and camp beds. I now too am on the verge of paranoid about it. But this is gross, right?

Have you seen this? Or god forbid...used this? Explain.


  1. I have never seen that before but I think it's completely disgusting. I wouldn't use that thing on my worst hair day!

  2. Yeah, that's pretty disgusting! I would just think of the residue building up on it from all of the products most girls slap onto their hair to keep it straight in the first place.


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