Thursday, February 26, 2015

How My Hair Did With Aluminum Foil Curls

Exhibit A
 
A few days ago while browsing through Facebook, I ran across a video of a young gal doing a tutorial on aluminum foil curls.  Never heard of such a thing before.  I hardly know how to comb my hair right sometimes, let alone make it look good, but I figured I'd give 'er a go.
 
As you can see in exhibit A, my hair is generally straight with a couple cowlicks in the back.

To make aluminum foil curls, you need a straightener and well, yeah, aluminum foil.  Start by creating small square strips out of the foil. 

I was in somewhat of a hurry so I didn't get all methodical with the method.  The ideal situation is to twist a curl of hair around your fingertips, then neatly fold a square of aluminum foil over that piece of hair.   Your hair should lay flat.

Because of my lack of time and patience, I had my aluminum foil dreads going in all directions.  And I didn't cover my whole head.  Ah well, maybe next time.
 
My hair was super soft that day and didn't curl around my finger very well to begin with.  I suggest that if you're going to try this, either lightly hairspray your hair first or do it on a day when it's a little dirty.
 
After you've covered your head in foil that's covering hand-made curl, take your heated straightener and press down on each piece of foil, going over it a couple of times.  Once you've heat straightened each piece, take out the foil.  I just had to gently tug to get it to come off. 
 
The desired end result is lots of springy curls.  Mine didn't exactly turn out that way.  Then again, I didn't exactly do it the right way.  What I did find, though, is that my hair had more curl than before and lots more body.  So, as Mythbusters would say, this theory is confirmed - you can create curl with aluminum foil.
 
Have you ever curled your hair using the aluminum foil method?

12 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I have naturally curly hair that I pay a small fortune to straighten with keratin :)

alissa apel said...

I never have tried this. I'll have to give it a whirl.

dancingtorunning.com said...

I've never tried using foil, but my hair barely stays curled when I use an old fashioned curling iron. I'm worried that this wouldn't work either.

Renee said...

I have never heard of this before. Wouldn't using a regular ol' curling iron give better results much easier? On the plus side, that hid your cow licks :)

Healthy Disney Family said...

I've never heard of using aluminum foil to make curls - it gave you a lot of volume. I use a curling wand mostly.

mail4rosey said...

I think it turned out cute. Def. a different way to add a little body and some waves. :)

freddie said...

I have never tried the aluminum foil method but I think my would love trying it for herself and daughter. Looks like they could have fun with it.

Janet W. said...

I've never seen anyone curl like this before! I'll have to give this a try to get some extra bounce and volume in my hair.

Sue Hull said...

Im going to have my sister do this to my hair some time. Your hair turned out really good :)

Connie said...

No, I have never tried this. My hair is extremely hard to curl and very fine and I also have to deal With a cowlick. Thanks for the demo; it's worth a try!
Connie

VickeC said...

I thought your hair looked really good,wonder if this would work with really long hair too??

Maryann D. said...

I have never tried aluminum foil method to curl, but your hair looks terrific and it would be great to try.
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