This trick is making TikTok users completely freak out right now, and we tested it...
Swipe aluminum foil over your hair once and frizz and flyaways should disappear. Does that really work? We tried it...
Aluminum foil against frizz: The viral TikTok trick in a self-test
A trend is currently circulating on TikTok that is inspiring millions of users. The main actor: a piece of conventional aluminum foil. It is said to help tame flyaways and frizz within seconds. Quite simply by stroking it over the head. If you look at the many videos, the trick really seems to work. Of course, we wanted to try it out for ourselves first, and beauty editor Lucy Binder thinks so.
A 2-Second Trick Against Frizz? I need! After all, I struggle with flyaways and frizzy hair on a daily basis - especially after a rain shower or when I let my hair air dry. According to TikTok, a simple piece of aluminum foil should provide an immediate remedy, and if you look at the videos, it actually looks as if the whole thing works. So I wait until my hair is in frizz-top shape and grab a small piece of aluminum foil from the kitchen. After combing my hair, it stands on end like a model and I start with the aluminum foil.
There really isn't much to say about the TikTok trend. Fold the aluminum foil once to make it a little more robust and rub it over your head several times. Especially where the hair is sticking out in all directions. At first, I'm a bit disappointed because the expected wow effect didn't materialize. Somehow I thought it would zoom and my hair would be A1, shiny and frizz would be banned forever. It's not quite that fast, but after several strokes over it, I really notice how the hair lays on the head and becomes smoother. In fact, it even seems to me that the aluminum foil has the effect of a hair straightener. Of course not quite as extreme, but if you look at my hair in a before and after comparison, you can clearly see that it is smoother than at the beginning.
I think the trick is great for everyday use, especially because it is so wonderfully fast. When I wake up in the morning with a lion's mane because I went to bed with damp hair and don't have time to blow-dry my hair back into shape, I immediately grab aluminum foil. However, I doubt that the trick will work for extremely frizzy hair structures, but I'm happy to be proven wrong and turn the aluminum foil trick on all my friends to try it on different heads. Incidentally, the piece of aluminum foil can be reused as often as you like.