In addition to potentially hurting yourself, hairstylist Sophie Rose explained that strainers can also damage your hair.
“Most are using metal strainers that are designed to take on heat from boiling hot water but not heat from a blow dryer,” she said. “If your hair is fine and fragile, it’s almost worse than using a flat iron because the type of metal isn’t designed to be used on hair.”
The All About Curls ambassador emphasized that some fads aren’t worth the hype.
“Just because someone creates a TikTok doesn’t mean it’s healthy or good for your hair,” she said. “A lot of people do things with the intention of trending or going viral, and neither of those things equal amazing hair.”
As she put it, “Think for yourself and do your research.”