Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pain is beauty? Check out my worst curling iron burn ever.

If you're a regular Prettied Up reader, you probably already know that I curl my hair every morning. In fact, I have been curling my hair every single day for approximately the past ten years! So, it's a wonder that I haven't really suffered too many burns over the years except for the occasional slip of hot the curling iron on my forehead or neck. (Side note: Have you ever suffered a curling iron burn on your neck that looks like a hickie? Embarrassing!)

Well, I'm sad to say that my lucky streak ended this week. While I was wrapping the cord around the handle of my still-hot curling iron, it somehow slipped out of my hand and the hot barrel landed directly on my arm. Check out the results:
Ow! Even though the hot curling iron only made contact with my skin for about a second, it was enough to leave me with a burn down the inside of my whole left forearm.

I immediately put my arm under cold running water and took some Tylenol. I have been putting burn relief gel on it for the past two days and I'm really hoping it doesn't scar! Luckily it was just a minor burn so I really don't think it's going to leave any lasting marks.

Anyway, the incident was a good reminder about the importance of being careful when using hot hair appliances.

Have you ever suffered a curling iron burn?

6 comments:

  1. Owie!! Sorry to hear ("read") that this happened to you. I've had a curling iron burn on my forehead. Not fun. Got made fun of a lot LOL. Everyone still thought it was a hickie :) Feel better soon. I don't think it will scar, I hope not. But you can try Mederma. That works. Take care!

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  2. I get curling iron burns too..I've had them on my neck (both sides), ears, forearm, thigh and the most wonderful spot...my forehead. I think I should use sponge rollers! hahahaha Here's to hoping you heal fast and painlessly!

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  3. Yup... seems like lots of people have burned their forehead with the curling iron. Maybe we should call these "beauty battle wounds."

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  4. Update: here's what the burn looks like two days post incident (looks worse, but doesn't hurt as much) http://twitpic.com/3ynrbz

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  5. Yup I have got burn by a curling iron twice an plus a iron an I'm only 13 and on dis grow ppl website tryna figure out how 2 get rid of my burn .wen I wus in da 6th grade I burn my self on da neck with a curling iron an didn't even sit on my skin dat long for it 2 make a mark every1 thought it look wus a hickie how embrrassing. Den wen I wus ironing I burn myself a little not bad at all.Den anutha time wus 2day it wus not even on my skin dat long mayb 2sec. and it didnt take long for it 2 make a mark not bigger Dan my pinky an wen dat happen I ran cool water on it for a while it stung but I'm okay now

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