TikTok teens are curling their hair on radiators

Whether it was out of boredom or to ride the train of viral beauty hack TikToks, some girls in Italy have started a trend of curling their hair with radiators.

TikTok user Kekka is credited as having created the first popular video showing off the trend. Over 1 million people tuned in to watch what happened after Kekka wrapped her hair around a bar on her radiator and held it there for a couple of seconds. When she pulled back, her hair did hold a pretty good curl.

17-year-old Elisa Montorio then replied to Kekka’s video with a clip of her trying out the trick herself. Like Kekka, Montorio shows herself wrapping her hair around her radiator and holding it in place, making sure to turn her face away from the heater. She then pulls back and shows off a light curl.


#stitch con @kekka.mngcsl grazie che mi hai insegnato questo nuovo metodo HAHAHAHA #perte #viral #trend #foryou #hairstyle

♬ It’s Tricky – RUN DMC

Before you go running to the closest radiator, let’s go over what’s wrong with this beauty hack.

First of all, you do not want to be face-to-face with a radiator. Any sudden movement and you could burn your face. Plus, because most radiators are cast iron, meaning the amount of heat being conducted is more than the average curling iron and could seriously damage your hair — especially if you don’t use heat protectant spray beforehand.

Your hair also has to be completely dry because wet hair is more susceptible to damage.

It’s also important to know how much heat your hair can handle. Remember her?

Credit: Tori Locklear / Burning my hair off

It’s certainly not the most dangerous hack being shown on the app. We just recommend sticking to curling irons which, you know, were made specifically to curl your hair.

“This s*** would take 10 d*** years and a million burns,” one TikToker pointed out.

“Just use a curling iron. Y’all are doing too much,” another added.

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