Those with curly hair are all too aware of the struggles involved with styling their tresses, with many forgoing brushing altogether because doing so leaves their ‘do looking decidedly boofy rather than beautifully bouncy.
However, keeping your curls tight and frizz-free might be more achievable if a genius blow-drying hack we stumbled upon is to be believed.
The hack was brought to our attention when beauty blogger Huda Kattan shared a video of another blogger, Gilan Sharfani (who goes by gilmakeup on her Instagram and Youtube channels) blow-drying her hair with the help of a sieve (yes, the very tool you would use to sift flour when baking). Apparently it mimics the benefits of a extra large diffuser. Genius!
In the video, naturally curly-haired Gilan starts with damp hair and drops large sections of hair into the kitchen tool before blasting them with air from below. Essentially, the sieve works like a classic diffuser by allowing hair to circulate more effectively around the curls, creating an air-dried effect that maintains the integrity of the curl.
If you’re still a little unsure as to how it works, watch the video below:
While we haven’t tried this trick out for ourselves, Gilan’s results are seriously impressive. So, if you have curly hair and are looking for a quick hair hack you haven’t tried before, this one is perfect for you.
However, if you're not convinced about Gilan's sieve blow-drying hack and would rather use a regular dryer with a diffuser attachment, we recommend trying Remington Salon Professional Hair Dryer, Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer, or Philips DryCare Advanced Dryer.
If your curly hair is getting the better of you, then read our three simple tips and tricks for looking after curly hair.
What do you think of this hair hack? Will you be giving it a go for yourself? Let us know in the comments below.
Image credit: Getty
Video credit: @gilmakeup
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.