How-To Tuesday: Soda Can Curlers
April 20, 2010 3:00 PM
For another Lady Gaga inspired How-To Tuesday, find out how to use soda cans as hair curlers for voluminous, wavy hair perfect for a day out to the beach! Follow these step by step instructions to get Lady Gaga’s look from “Telephone!”
The ladies over at Bellasugar test drive using soda cans as hair curlers via Lady Gaga in “Telephone.” Here are their step by steps on how to get the look and create a wavy beach-kissed hairstyle!
What You’ll Need
- Hair dryer
- Bobby pins
- Empty cans
- Hair spray
Start on dry, straightened hair to get soft waves. If you want big curls instead, begin on wet hair and work in a quarter-sized amount of gel or mousse.
Start on the bottom layer of your hair, tying the rest up with a rubber band or clip. As you can see, neatness isn’t the most important thing here. You’re going for nice curl, not perfectly straight lines.
The Can Trick
If you have soft or fine hair, wrap a band around the can. Then secure your bobby pins to your hair and the band for extra staying power.
Spritz hair spray down the length of the strand, roll it on the can as you would on a regular curler, and then secure by sliding two bobby pins in to the top and bottom of the curl. Use the can trick if you’re worried about getting enough hold.
Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
Once you’ve got your whole head canned up, give it another mist of hair spray, and check for any loose pieces. (We had to fix the can you can see at the nape of my neck, for example.)
The Finished Can Look
Looks pretty legit, right?! Do you think it looks as good as Lady Gaga in the video?
All Dried Up
Blow-dry hair until the cans are hot and your hair is completely dry. If you’re worried about the cans coming loose, use a diffuser attachment. Slowly unroll the cans and finger-comb your hair out.
The result is pretty, voluminous waves that look casual and perfect for a weekend lunch date or day at the beach.