My hair is the worst when it comes to holding a curl, but, I have found a solution, thanks to my mom. She found the idea on Pinterest, and it's a fantastic cure to perpetually straight hair. You can make tight, spiral curls from root to tip or loose beach waves, which I'll be showing you!
What you'll need:
1) Cut the tin foil into square pieces. Your hair thickness, length, and size of curl you desire will dictate how large the pieces should be.
Since I'm doing large curls, I cut larger pieces of tin foil, about 5x6 inches. For smaller curls you can probably use 3x4 inch pieces. This is something you'll have to probably test to make sure the foil piece is large enough to wrap around your hair.
2) Then you'll take a piece of hair, again, since I'm doing larger curls, I wrapped my hair around 3 fingers, for tight curls, wrap a much smaller piece of hair around one finger. Then, in keeping your hair coiled, slide it off your finger by holding the ends so they don't slip out.
3) Wrap the tin foil around the hair, and then fold the bottom of the foil up to hold. Do this until you've wrapped all of your hair, mine took 11 pieces of foil, other times when doing tight curls, it's been up to 30 wrapped pieces.
4) Then use your straightener to heat the foil, for large curls, about 45 seconds, small, 20-25 seconds. Do this until you've heated all of the pieces of hair.
5) Wait for the foil to cool and then you can begin pulling the foil out, but don't pull it out until it's cool. The foil slides right off and there's your curls! You can use hairspray if you like, but mine will even hold all day.
My hair is really long and straight, went to sleep with it wet and this is what I wake up with.
Wrapping the piece of hair around my fingers.
This is what it should look like when after you slide it off your fingers.
Fold the foil around the coil.
Fold the bottom of the foil up next.
Once it's all up.
Don't worry if it hangs, you don't want all of your hair to be curled. With big loose waves anyway.
Heat with the straightener.
Once all the pieces are cool, the foil slides right off and...
This is what your curls will look like!
For the big curls, I usually have a curling iron ready, just in case some of the hair gets "bent" just to smooth it out.