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TikTok shows how to curl your hair on a radiator

Sure, it's cold. But maybe don't get too close?

Dec 9, 2020, 1:44 pm

Internet Culture


Audra Schroeder

TikTok offers many hacks—some revelatory, some inadvisable. Curling your hair on your radiator probably falls into the latter category.

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An Italian TikToker posted a clip last week showing her prepping her hair and then wrapping a strand around her radiator. A follow-up video showing the resulting curl got more more than 1 million views.

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Another TikToker tried it out on her radiator, revealing a perfect curl.


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Now, these radiators look fairly new, so maybe they won't singe your hair and/or face. I've only ever encountered radiators you definitely don't want to put your hair anywhere near, though that overheating feature is apparently a result of infection control measures during the 1918 Spanish flu.

Many commenters asked why they don't just use a curling iron, and it's a valid question. Others cautioned against doing this, which is also valid. Elsewhere, people are using radiators as blow dryers.

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Over on radiator TikTok, things are a little different: Use it to curl your hair or worship it as a god?

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*First Published: Dec 9, 2020, 1:44 pm