That certainly looks like a torture device. Ammonia and icky lotion then add heat, I would throw up also. My mother use to tell me about all the things she and her friends used to do to themselves in the name of beauty.
I'm so glad things have gotten simpler now. Blow dryer, curling iron and now those straightening irons, all much easier to use and so less time consuming. Thanks for the trip down memory lane Soos. Linda