Sinister Comb Overs
InventionMethod of concealing Partial Baldness
FiledTuesday, 23rd December 1975
PublishedTuesday, 10th May 1977
The comb over was not invented until 1975?
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Donald J. Smith
UNITED STATES PATENTS
3,317,921 5/1967 Zarzour....................................... 2/9
3,464,424 9/1969 Buzzelli................................... 132/7
3,811,453 5/1974 Bretton................................. 132/53
Primary Examiner—G.E. McNeill
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—John B. Dickman, III
A method of styling hair to cover partial baldness using only the hair on a person's head. The hair styling requires dividing a person's hair into three sections and carefully folding one section over another.
For those people who are partially bald and wish to cover the bald area hair transplants, hair weaving and hairpieces are the most commonly used solutions. The cost of covering bald areas by one of these methods can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars depending on a personi's choice and financial means. Some of these commonly used bald area coverings require periodic care, which generally cost money.
Obviously a partially bald person without the financial means can not afford the luxury of such hair coverings. This person, therefore, has few options;
The method here disclosed uses the remaining hair around the bald area on a person's head. The hair in this area must be extra long to cover the bald area. Generally the hair should be about 3 to 4 inches long.
To use the method of this invention, the hair around the bald area is divided into equal portions, generally three such sections will be used. The sections of hair used by this method generally will be to include equal sections on each side of the head and a third section on the back of the head.
The hair to be used as covering is brushed over the bald area in alternating folds using hair spray to hold the hair in place. The uppermost section can be styled to the person's personal taste.
It is the purpose of this invention to provide a method for covering bald areas using only the hair on a person's head.
Another object of this invention is to provide a method to fold hair in a prearranged design to cover a bald area.
Another object of this invention is to provide a simple method to cover bald areas operable by the user on his own head.
These and other objects will appear more fully from the specification below.
In the simplest form of the invention my method is directed to a person who is partially bald as the person illustrated in
The person's hair line
By placing a hand over the hair now covering the bald area and brushing the extra length hair from either of the sides
To complete the hair styling the hair from the side of the head either
To cover a bald spot the same procedure is followed, except that hair from in front of the bald spot can be used, if desired to brush toward the back of the head giving an appearance of a full head of hair.
While the above describes the preferred form of this invention, it is apparent that modifications thereof may occur to those skilled in the art, that will fall within the scope of the following claims.
1. A method for styling hair to cover bald areas using only the individual's own hair, comprising separating the hair on the head into several substantially equal sections, taking the hair on one section and placing it over the bald area, then taking the hair on another section and placing it over the first section, and finally taking the hair on the remaining sections and placing it over the other sections whereby the bald area will be completely covered.
2. A method as in claim 1 wherein the hair on a person's head is folded over the bald area beginning with the hair from the back of the head, and then from first one side and then the other.
3. A method as in claim 2 wherein after the hair from the back of the head is folded over the bald area, an object is placed over the hair and hair from a first of the sides is brushed over the object, and after the hair from said first side is folded into place the object is placed over the hair and the hair from the second side is folded over the object.
4. A method as in claim 3, wherein said object is a person's hand the hair spray is applied after the hair from said first side is folded into place and again after said second side being folded into place.
5. A method as in claim 3 wherein the hair from said first side and said second side is given a final styling.