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Trend Alert: 3 Ways You Can Curl Your Hair Using Aluminum Foil

Just when I thought there was no other way to curl hair, the internet proves me wrong. Foil curls create soft, voluminous curls by wrapping the hair with aluminum foil. The idea is to create curls without applying direct heat to your actual hair. There are two ways to foil curl. One process involves using a flat iron, the other process involves air drying. Both methods take less time than traditional curling and you’re likely to avoid heat damage by using this curling method. This routine is perfect for those who want curls, but are pressed for time or don’t have any rods on hand!

Indirect Heat

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YouTuber, Taylor Anise, created these voluminous curls by first detangling her hair and sectioning off medium-sized portions of her hair. Then she takes the section of hair and wraps it around two fingers – creating a pin curl at the very tip of her hair. Next, she slides the hair off her fingers and continues to roll her hair to the base of her head. Then she applies the foil to the curl and holds her flat iron on the curl for 10 seconds. Repeat this process all over your head, then let the foils cool. Remove the foil and finish them off with a setting spray. After you’re finished, you are left with a head full of bouncy curls!


No Heat

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If you prefer no heat, you can achieve curls using the foil method too! MissKenk rocked foil curls on her short, tapered cut without applying any heat. First, she took a section of hair, applied coconut oil and a moisturizer. Next, she combed the product through with her Denman brush, took a small square of foil and folded the square. Finally, she wrapped her hair around the foil just as one would on a flexi-rod. Let your hair air dry. After drying, apply coconut oil to your hands to eliminate frizz and take the curls down. This step is important because the foil has a lot of jagged edges that can snag frizzy hair and break it off. Lastly, separate your hair to your desire.


Twist and Roll

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Want more of a curly afro look? Kriya Botanicals has you covered! She started off by two-strand twisting her hair into medium sections. Then she took strips of folded aluminum foil and curled her hair around the strips, looped the bottom, and connected it to the base of her twist. Sleep with the foils in overnight and remove them the next day. Next, unravel your twists and finger style.

Have you tried curling your hair using the foil method?

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6 years ago

Nice! I would like to try it!

6 years ago

Thank you for posting a hair article. Looks good. My hair won’t air dry overnight like some people. I need a whole day.

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