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TikTok Convinced Me to Curl My Hair With a Soda Can

After all it when I say I’ll try any beauty hack that goes viral on TikTok. So you’d better think that when I saw people utilizing a can (yes, an aluminum beverage can) to curl their hair, I had to use it to see if it worked.

To provide you with some context, people around TikTok and Instagram (including myself) are putting a bit of their hair right into a can, swirling it around, blowing the can with a hot blow-dryer, and taking out the hair to reveal a perfectly curled little bit of hair. I first saw the trend on TikToker the page of Jonathan K. Monroe, who claimed the can curled his hair to perfection. After all, it literally appeared as if he used a curling iron. After being among the 2.5 million viewers on his video, it had been time for me personally to use it out.

I’m going to be honest, before trying I was convinced it wasn’t likely to work, but I placed on my beauty editor shoes and gave it a chance. First things first, I washed the can out as the last thing I needed was sticky hair. Bear in mind, should you choose try this in the home, be extremely careful when cleaning it out because the edges are sharp.

To start out the procedure, I sectioned my hair off and inserted a little piece from leading in to the can. Once my ends were in, I twisted the can upward until it landed near my roots. At this time the full little bit of hair was in the can. I took my Dyson Airwrap with the blow-dry attachment on its hottest setting and begun to, literally, blow-dry the exterior of the soda can.

In the videos I saw, there have been no clear directions on what long to carry heat to the can, therefore i just blow-dried the can until it got too hot to carry. Once that happened, I slowly pulled the can from my hair, and well, to state I was shocked will be an understatement. The can of Coke created not only any curl however the perfect curl.

Given that I have been proved wrong, I had to learn the way the hell that is possible. I checked in with NY Citybased hairstylist Nicole Rolleri for the answers. The reason why this works is because of heat hitting the can together with your hair inside it, the heat is blowing in a single singular direction, exactly the same way it could blow to activate a curl with a hot tool, she says. Rolleri adds a pro tip because of this is always to hit the can with cold hair following the heat: This can provide you with a longer-lasting curl.

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