Hands up if you grew up in the 90s! Congratulations, you got to live through the greatest decade ever. It was bright, it was colorful, and we had a lot of fun. Sure, most of us were still in our pre-pubescent years or maybe our early teens, but you know what, we loved it.
The one thing that still stands out, was the fashion and the style. There were absolutely a few definitive looks that went along with the 90s, and they all involved some weird tools to make them happen.
Whether you wanted to braid your hair, crimp it, or bedazzle it, the 90s had a tool for you. The only problem was that it wouldn't be comfortable, easy, or fun. Most of the time it would end up with us being incredibly frustrated and throwing the tool in your closet for the rest of time.
Seriously, why did we want these?
The two metal plates would clamp together, pushing the searing hot plates into you hair, scorching it for several seconds. You would then have to release it, move it down the width of the piece and repeat. It was such a repetitive process, and it more often then not your hair would get full of static and end up getting stuck in the joints of the crimper. That was if you were lucky enough to avoid completely burning your hair.
2. Topsy Tail
It was supposed to make a cool looking ponytail, but instead it would just stab us in the head and then completely mess up. When it worked it was okay, but if your hair was super fine there was no chance that it was ever going to work. To be fair, I doubt it worked for people with really thick hair either. It had a very specific target audience.
Why couldn't we just braid our own hair? We'll never know. These tools didn't really make anything easier, they just frustrated our moms so much that they would never let us use it again.
4. Conair Quick Wrap
Because sticking your hair through a complicated device that will wrap string around it seems like a great idea... It was like having highlights in your hair, but instead of some hair, it was pieces of string that just became annoying immediately. That was, if you could actually get it to stick in your hair at all. Most of the time something would go wrong and your hair would get all tangled up in a bizarre way.
5. Comb Headbands
At a quick glance, these look like a torture device, and that's because they were. Their sharp little teeth would stab into your head while you tried to put it on, and then throughout the day you would feel the constant pain of the combs rubbing against your scalp. All in the name of beauty right? Did anyone else hate putting these on? I always remember it feeling like it was scratching up my face.