Tested and Approved! Curl Your Hair with Aluminum Foil!

For those of you who follow AkronOhioMoms on Facebook, you may have seen my results when trying a new Pinterest hair tip on how to curl your hair. I’ve seen it a few times on Pinterest and Facebook and thought I would try it out and let you know if it is worth your time to try yourself!

Here is the original instructional video that you can try for yourself. The instructions are simple and easy to follow. Just prep your foil before hand so that you don’t have to do it as you go.

Fool Proof Curls!

So when I tried out this new technique for myself, I wanted to see how much time it would save me from my regular routine of hair curling. My hair is shoulder length and pretty thick, so with a regular 3/4 inch curling iron it takes me around 30 minutes to get my whole head curled, sometimes longer if my hair is stubborn and doesn’t want to hold the curl.

This was my first time curling my hair using a straight iron and foil, so it took a little extra time because I had to cut all of the foil. I used 18 pieces of foil, each of them about 5-6 inches in width and 3-4 inches in length. Of course, if you have longer hair, you may want to make your pieces a bit longer to ensure that all of your hair is covered in the foil.

Here is my during picture, after I had wrapped all of the 1 inch pieces of hair in foil and already flattened them with my straight iron. Top Right: Back of hair after using foil technique. Bottom: Front  curls...I couldn't believe how bouncy my hair was! And the next morning I still had curls!
Here is my during picture, after I had wrapped all of the 1 inch pieces of hair in foil and already flattened them with my straight iron. Top Right: Back of hair after using foil technique. Bottom: Front curls…I couldn’t believe how bouncy my hair was! And the next morning I still had curls!

Once I had my foil cut out, I began to wrap my hair around my fingers and then wrap them in foil. To keep the curls immediately, I flattened them with my flat iron, being sure to go over the entire foil a few times before moving on to the next curl. I had thought about wrapping all of my hair in foil first before using the straightener, but when I tried that, the curls loosened inside of the foil and I ended up having to re-wrap them before heating.

The best technique is to wrap and then heat one at a time until your whole head is done. After that, I waited 10 minutes to be sure that my entire head was cooled and the curls had set. Then, simply pull down on each piece of foil and VOILA! Perfect curls! If your hair is shorter, be prepared for some serious volume! For longer hair, this is perfect and would definitely save on time if your hair doesn’t tend to keep curls very well. I did this without using any type of product in my hair what so ever and they kept through the next day!

The best thing about this is that there is no need to cut your foil out each time, just unfold and flatten out the pieces that you cut out the first time and reuse them! From beginning (first wrap to pulling last one out) to end it took me a total of 20 minutes! 10 minutes off of my normal time with a curling iron. Considering it was my first time trying this technique, I was impressed with my results. I can imagine that the more often I use this technique that it will cut down my time even more.

This is also would be a fun way to curl your kids hair, without putting the heat directly onto their hair. I would still use some type of heat protecting product for little ones hair though just to be safe.

Happy curling ladies! Enjoy!

This was not a paid post. All opinions and views are my own. 

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Megan
Megan is a stay at home mom of 2 girls, 5 and 4 years old. Currently, Megan lives in the Youngstown area. Megan grew up overseas with parents who were missionaries. She hopes to give a global perspective to her writing, as well as ideas of how to bring different cultures into your home in a fun way. Megan likes to spend her time crafting, creating DIY gifts, cooking, and discovering new fun places to go with her family.
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