This Woman Uses a Kitchen Strainer to Curl Her Hair & You Should Too

kitchen strainer to curl hair
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By now, you're familiar with the idea that there are some items laying around your home waiting to be given new life and used in your beauty routine. Well, curly-haired ladies, this pro tip is for you -- and you will probably never think about making spaghetti the same way ever again.

  • The secret is using a common kitchen strainer, according to Gilan Sharafani.

    Sharafani, aka @gilmakeup, recently shared a video of herself blow-drying her hair while using a strainer to turn her curly hair into smooth, bouncy ringlets full of life. 

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    "You guys, I saw a video on Instagram the other day where a girl dried her hair with a fine strainer!" she writes in the caption. "So I had to try it out ... And I loved the result!"

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  • Sharafani gathers her towel-dried hair into the strainer ...

    ... section-by-section, and blow-dries it close to her scalp, but through the mesh. It works similarly to a diffuser.

  • Without using her fingers or towel to scrunch it, she gets her hair to come out in perfect curls.

  • Others definitely think so.

    "Oh wow ... need to raid the kitchen!" an Instagram user writes.

    "That's a pretty crazy technique," another says. 

    With Sharafani's resulting curls, it might be worth a trip to your kitchen.

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