The new internet fad really works: making curls with a noodle strainer
In a video, thousands of women open their kitchen cupboards to take care of their hair. NiT spoke to a hairstylist about this phenomenon.
“I no longer know how to tell the difference between madness and genius.” The phrase can depict most of the beauty tricks that have invaded social networks, sometimes strange and dangerous, and sometimes effective. But it was the caption creator Liz Fox chose to describe a hair tutorial that drove women crazy.
The American decided to leave the expensive equipment aside and found it in something trivial, found in any kitchen, the low-cost solution to getting more defined curls. He placed a strainer with a metal block on top of it and, with wet strands in the sieve, used a hair dryer to create an improvised diffuser.
Since it was posted on TikTok in January, the video has more than 24 million views, nearly 1 million likes and nearly 10,000 comments. Among them, there are many people divided by the extraordinary idea. To understand the effectiveness, which has been recreated all over the world, NiT spoke with a pro.
“Because the waves are so tight inside the sieve, and not as much air gets through them, curls end up with a more defined blow-dry.”hairstylist Marco Pita explains to NiT. “It’s almost the same thing as using a diffuser, except this makes the curls a lot neater.”
Although it is a good way to get thicker hair quickly, the process lacks finish and duration. However, it is a good alternative for those who do not have the device at home, as it is usually a more expensive investment.
Precautions to be taken
For side effects, The hairdresser guarantees: “It does not harm the hair, it is just a tool like any other.”emphasizing that although it is not dangerous, given the “appropriate equipment” there are some precautions that need to be taken.
how to deal with pure metal, The basic tip is to make sure to use a dryer with a low to medium temperatureSo as not to burn the wires. The concern is also increased by the fact that you are directly doing this hairstyle with wet hair.
Another recommendation from Marco Baeta is to spray your hair with a heat protection spray like very fluid, by Kerastase – , immediately after washing with shampoo and conditioner. Mousse application is also indicated to keep the styling intact.
Although many women wonder if this practice is healthy, the truth is that this trend is spreading all over the world. That’s because the trick isn’t just for those with naturally curly hair. It can be used for those with wavy or even light hair, in order to gain personality.
If you love hair with movement and texture, NiT has selected several photos of women with curly curls, including well-known characters, for your inspiration.
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