The big head filter is making a comeback on TikTok for some reason

The “big head” filter is having a renaissance on TikTok. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like. 

People are embracing their big, giant heads on social media. TikTok’s “big head” filter makes your noggin look massive and your body look small in comparison. The effect first became popular in 2019 but now it’s making a comeback. The hashtag #bighead has 1.6 billion views, while #bigheadfilter has 5 million. 

Examples of the “big head” filter on TikTok


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♬ Wasabi – Little Mix

Back in 2019, @theskorys used the filter on strangers at an airport. Unassuming passersby had no idea their heads were totally blown up

In 2021, @dianarantamaki rocked her big head so that she’d look like a little boy dancing to Cardi B’s “W.A.P.”

A big-headed @gaprielle_ lip-synced to a toddler’s rambunctious rant while she rocked a onesie. 


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Some TikTokers, like @dancersona, are using a Korean song that features the lyrics “cha-cha-cha” to show off their big heads. The way it works is the TikToker begins turned away from the camera without the filter on. When the “cha-cha-cha” part comes on, they turn around to reveal their giant heads. 

The user @it.jumps upped the ante when they did the “cha-cha-cha” challenge with a group of friends. 

How to get the “big head” filter on TikTok 

1. Open the TikTok app

2. Hit the “Discover” tab

3. Type “big head” or “#bighead” into the search bar. 

4. Select one of the videos that use the filter. 

5. In the bottom left-hand corner of the video you should see the name of the filter. 

6. Tap the name of the filter. Record your video. Enjoy your very big head. 

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