Why does hair use aluminum foil?

The use of aluminum foil for hair is often done during hair coloring, especially when a specific pattern or effect is desired. Aluminum foil can help isolate and hold the hair dye in place, ensuring it only goes where it’s needed, creating a more precise and detailed finish.

When coloring hair, hairdressers usually divide the hair to be colored into sections and wrap each section in aluminum foil. This prevents the dye from spilling and contaminating the surrounding hair, while also allowing you to control the duration and intensity of the dye to achieve the desired effect.

In short, the application of aluminum foil in hair dyeing is to better control the position and intensity of the hair dye, so as to achieve a more precise and detailed hair dyeing effect.

aluminium foil for hair colour

aluminium foil for hair colour

Sizes of Aluminum Foil for Hair Coloring

Some common aluminum foil sizes and uses:

  • 3″ x 12″: This size foil is typically used for smaller areas of hair that need to be separated and protected during coloring, such as ends, bangs, or hair ties. They can be cut into different shapes to suit specific hair coloring needs.
  • 4″ x 12″: This size foil is often used in full-head hair coloring sessions, and each dyed area can be wrapped in foil to ensure the dye won’t spill or seep into the surrounding hair.
  • 5″ x 16″: This size foil is typically used when coloring your hair where you need to create more intricate hair color effects, such as ombrés, sequins, or stripes. They can be used to wrap hair in different positions and angles to create more detailed and detailed hair color effects.

What are the benefits of using aluminum foil for straight hair?

1. Style: If you want to style straight hair or create curls, aluminum foil can help you style it. Wrap straight hair in aluminum foil and heat it with a heater or curling iron to create beautiful curls.

2. Protect hair: Aluminum foil paper can be used in the process of hair dyeing or bleaching to isolate dyes or bleaching agents and prevent them from contacting the scalp or other parts. This reduces damage to the hair and scalp while also ensuring a more even color or bleach finish.

3. Improve the hair dyeing effect: Aluminum foil can increase the hair dyeing effect because it can isolate the dye and prevent the dye from contacting the surrounding hair so that the hair dyeing effect is more uniform and lasting.

4. Save time: Using aluminum foil can reduce the time it takes to color or style your hair. For dyed hair, aluminum foil can help speed up the oxidation process of the dye, resulting in a shorter dyeing time. For styling, aluminum foil saves time by warming the hair to style it faster.

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Aluminum foil production line


  • Package: Wooden case
  • Standard Wooden case specification: Length*Width*Hight=1.4m*1.3m*0.8m
  • Once needed,wooden case dimension could be redesigned as required.
  • Per wooden case Gross Weight scale: 500-700KG Net Weight: 450-650KG
  • Remark: For special packaging requirements, corresponding shall be added accordingly.