Aluminum Foil Beauty Tips for Your Hair

· June 1, 2017
Even though we've all seen how they use it in hair salons to put in highlights, aluminum foil has other uses for your hair, too. You can even do some of them at home. Learn more and give them a try!

Aluminum foil has become a staple in our kitchens.  We all keep a roll around, but we usually don’t think of it in terms of hair. It has become popular for its ability to keep foods hot, and for its durability. But so many people are missing out on all the possibilities that it offers. In this article, we’re going to give you some aluminum foil beauty tips.

If you want salon looks without salon prices, then this article is for you!

Why aluminum foil?

aluminum foil beauty tips for your hair

Hair is a very delicate part of the body, so it’s easily damaged.  But it’s also a basic part of our appearance. We all want to look our best, so we feel obligated to try different styles until we find the one that we like.

This is where aluminum foil can help:

  • For one thing, it’s a great insulator. This is essential if you want to keep the products that you apply separate from one another.
  • Secondly, it conserves heat, so you don’t have to constantly heat up your hair to give it shape.
  • Lastly, it’s very resistant.  This helps to do two things: it can tolerate all kinds of liquids and stay intact in the same position for a long time.

Aluminum foil beauty tips for your hair

1. Curl your hair easilycurling iron and hair

All you need is a curling iron and 9-inch long sheets of aluminum foil.

The number of sheets depends on the how much hair you have and how thick it is. In general, up to 6 is fine, but if you think you’ll need more, cut 8-10.

Stack the aluminum foil in a pile and cut the pieces into 4 equal parts.  Later, separate the tresses that you want to curl from the ones you don’t want to curl.

Put hairspray on the locks that you’re going to curl and wait a few minutes. Roll them one by one and wrap them in the aluminum foil.

Use your curling iron on high heat. Then, wait until the foil cools and enjoy your curls!

Also, if you spray your hair again, we guarantee that your curls will stay in for a long time.

2. Aluminum foil beauty tips: color your hair faster

Hair expert Lidiane Silveira says that using this an amazing material for hair coloring. When your hair warms up in the foil, the cuticle opens up and the coloring goes much faster.

But you still have to do it right. You need to know how to part your hair and how much time you can leave the color before it begins to cause harm.

So, it’s always best to let a professional teach you how to do it first.

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3. Moisturize with a hair mask

woman combing through colored hair

If you have dry hair with a dull appearance, a hair mask can be a huge help. Once you’ve applied it from the roots to the tips, place the dull side of the foil over your head for 30 minutes.

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After 30 minutes, remove the foil and wash your hair like you normally would. 

You’ll see some spectacular results, especially if you’ve done this without foil in the past. The shine and softness that you get with this treatment are indescribable.

Have you heard of any of these treatments before?  Have you ever followed any other aluminum foil beauty tips?  If so, we’d love to hear from you!