The pasta strainer’s hair chop goes viral on TikTok
The latest beauty hack to take TikTok by storm can ensure the best curls you’ve ever had, all thanks to an everyday kitchen utensil.
Liz Fox Roseberry – aka @FoxCraftCustom – took to TikTok to show off her new curly hair cut on the social media platform to her 157,000 followers.
Roseberry uses a pasta strainer – or colander – to dry her hair, resulting in some seriously enviable curls.
“Just learned that my pasta strainer is better at spreading my waves than my diffuser,” she writes in the video, which has received over 20 million views and thousands of comments.
The content creator hangs her head upside down and takes the pasta strainer and covers her damp hair with it, then takes her blow dryer to it as she chops the strands.
It might look a little wrong, but the results speak for themselves with bouncy and defined curls.
“I can’t tell the difference between genius and crazy anymore lol,” Roseberry captioned the video, which has since been shared by thousands of other users, all of whom are trying out the random curly hair chop for themselves.
“OMG I can tell this is going to be a game changer,” wrote one user, while another commented, “how to make ‘angel hair'”.
So how does it work?
“Using a pasta strainer works similarly to a diffuser accessory,” explains Jason Collier, celebrity hairstylist and Jerome Russell BBlonde brand educator. “It distributes the heat evenly to the curls so that the curl pattern remains intact and circulates the air so that the hair has a more air-dried effect.”
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However, reaching for your kitchen utensils doesn’t have to be the first port of call if you want to achieve that same ‘angel curl’ look. With the right styling, says Collier, “you can keep your strainer for pasta.”
Dry the curls with the diffuser on the hairdryer, but use it carefully, he explains. “It can be easy to get overzealous with the scraping which can increase frizz.”
Collier also recommends using products that hydrate and define your curls to give yourself every opportunity to achieve the ideal look.
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“When drying, use Bstyled Heat Protection for Curly Hair (£6.99) to protect your hair but also lock in your curls,” says Collier, “then use Bstyled Thickening Mousse (£6.99) before your heat tools lock in .the style and slow down the process of falling curls.
“Finish with Bstyled Curl Jelly (£6.99) to hydrate and keep curls intact without frizz.”
Keeping your hair in good condition will also help your curls look their best.
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“Use shampoo and conditioner for curly hair as this will give your hair all the nourishment and moisture,” adds Collier. “Look for protein in the ingredients for both to really strengthen your hair.
“Another great addition to prevent frizzy split ends is to use Bstyled Split End Balm (£6.99).”
What do you think? Will you reach into your kitchen drawer to try this TikTok hack? Or do you stick to a diffuser?