A new beauty hack is going viral on TikTok. With aluminum foil, frizzy, straw-like hair should shine again in no time at all. Does it work? We reveal what's behind it and whether the household remedy can really tame flying hair.
Anyone with frizzy hair knows this: the mane is dull and difficult to comb. Although you can get flyaway strands of hair under control with anti-frizz spray, the beautiful shine is often missing. So how cool would it be if we could make our hair sleek and beautiful again with a simple trick without having to use styling products?
This now promises a simple method that is currently making the rounds on TikTok. A household item is used that you probably also have at home: namely the good old roll of aluminum foil. This time, however, the foil is not used to dye the hair, but to make the mane supple again.
Aluminum foil for frizz? It sounds pretty far-fetched at first. But if you believe some beauty TikTokers, the household helper should make dull hair shine again in no time at all. The beauty hack is being promoted on social media with the slogan "No more Bad Hair Days". And what would the online world be without cool hacks that make our life easier!
Using a simple trick to say goodbye to problems with flyaway hair when it's humid or caused by static electricity sounds really great. And this is how the TikTok trend is supposed to work: You simply take a fresh sheet of aluminum foil and rub it several times over your dry hair from the roots to the lengths. If you believe social media, frizzy hair is straightened in no time at all.
The result of the influencers: Shiny hair like fresh from the hairdresser. But does the hack really work as an anti-frizz method and will we never have to worry about bad hair days again in the future?
Of course, one is initially very skeptical when it comes to a new beauty hack from the internet. After all, much of the viral trend is disappointing. Still, it certainly wouldn't hurt to try the method. We did that too.
Our verdict: A frizzy mane is not tamed or completely untangled by stroking the foil, but the result can still be surprising. After use, the hair looked smoother and freshly combed. Even flying hair was neatly arranged. The results lasted about two hours. But there is also a downside: This beauty trick is not really sustainable. Unless you use the aluminum foil several times.
However, one thing is for sure – on bad hair days, the aluminum foil unfortunately cannot provide the necessary remedy. But for a quick refresher in between, the method is recommended. The hack is also practical for on the go. Because in most handbags there is certainly a small space for a folded sheet of aluminum foil in addition to hairspray and the like. Try the TikTok hack yourself, it certainly can't hurt.