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?