Pasta strainer hair hack goes viral on TikTok

The viral TikTok hack promises to transform your curly hair. (Getty Images/Yahoo Life UK)


The latest beauty hack to take TikTok by storm could guarantee 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 hack on the social media platform to her 157,000 followers.

Roseberry uses a pasta strainer — or sieve — to dry her hair, resulting in some seriously enviable curls.

“I just learned that my pasta strainer is better at spreading my vibes than my diffuser,” she wrote in the video, which has garnered 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 hair dryer over it while trimming the strands.

It might sound a little crazy, but the results speak for themselves with bouncy, defined curls.

“I can’t tell the difference between genius and madness anymore lol,” Roseberry wrote in the caption of the video, which has since been stitched in by thousands of other users, all trying out the random curly hair hack themselves. .

“OMG I can say this is going to be a game changer,” one user wrote, while another commented, “how to do ‘angel hair'”.

So how does it work?

“Using a pasta strainer works the same way as a diffuser,” says Jason Collier, celebrity hairstylist and brand educator Jerome Russell BBlonde. “It distributes heat evenly to the curls so the curl pattern stays intact and circulates the air so the hair has a more air-dried effect.”

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The viral TikTok hack uses an everyday kitchen utensil, pasta strainer or sieve.  (Getty Pictures)

The viral TikTok hack uses an everyday kitchen utensil, pasta strainer or sieve. (Getty Pictures)

However, reaching for your kitchen utensils doesn’t have to be the first port of call if you want to achieve the same “angel curls” look. With the right style, Collier says, “you can save your pasta strainer.”

Dry your curls using your diffuser on your hair dryer, but use it gently, he explains. “It can be easy to get overzealous with wrinkling which can increase frizz.”

Collier also recommends using products that hydrate and define your curls, to give you every chance of achieving the perfect look.

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“When drying, use Bstyled Heat Protect for Curly Hair (£6.99) to protect your hair but also to hold your curls,” says Collier, “then use Bstyled Thickening Mousse (£6.99) before your heated tools to lock in style and slow down the process of curl fallout.

“Finish with Bstyled Curl Jelly (£6.99) to hydrate and keep curls intact without the frizz.”

Keeping your hair in good condition will also help your curls look their best.

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Collier recommends using a brushing balm. (super drug)

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“Use shampoos and conditioners for curly hair as this will give your hair all the nourishment and moisture,” Collier adds. “Look for protein in the ingredients so both really strengthen your hair.

“Another great addition to keep curly hair from breaking is using the Bstyled Split End Balm (£6.99).”

What do you think? Will you reach for your kitchen drawer to try this TikTok hack? Or stick to a diffuser?

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