A young woman made good use of the very warm summer weather by curling her hair on a blisteringly hot metal pole that had been sitting outside in the sun.
In a movement that has catapulted her into viral fame, a Los Angeles resident, only known as Nikki, has demonstrated how sultry the weather has been in the city by wrapping a lock of hair around the metal handle of a pool ladder to see if it would really transform her & # 39; like a curling iron.
And to her surprise – and the shock of millions of people on social media – the locks of Nikki were left in a perfect curl after just a few seconds.
Hot hot heat! A Californian woman known only as Nikki became viral after curling her hair on a metal pole to prove how hot the weather has been in Los Angeles
Note: in the clip, originally placed on Nikki's TikTok account, she can approach the metal handle of a pool ladder and then shiver when she touches it
& # 39; It's so hot here in California, I'll show you this, & # 39; Nikki starts with the video, in which she films her face – and her very straight, long hair.
At this point she squats down at the metal ladder pole and touches her finger before she shivers in pain. Nikki then wraps a long piece of hair around the pole and says: & I'm going to try curling my hair … it's so hot. & # 39;
After holding her hair around the pole for just a few seconds, she released it and revealed a resilient, wavy curl where her once straight hair was, a transformation that left her open-mouthed.
& # 39; Oh my god, it curled my hair, it curled my hair! & # 39; Nikki calls into the camera, holding up curly hair as proof.
The video, which has stormed both Instagram and TikTok in the last two days, was reportedly filmed on Tuesday when the temperatures in the Los Angeles area reached heights of 92 degrees Fahrenheit.
Even hotter than the weather itself is the answer to the now viral clip, where hundreds of thousands of people take the time to comment on Nikki's efforts.
Experiment: Nikki then wraps her hair around the hot metal pole to see if it will result in a curl or not
& # 39; O my God! & # 39; Nikki was surprised with his mouth left open by the stunt
& # 39; OK, but that curl is cute, & # 39; wrote a person on Instagram, after the video was again posted by the popular meme account @boy.
& # 39; This is great, talk about HEAT, & # 39; another answered, while a person simply said: & # 39; Dang that's hot. & # 39;
However, not everyone was convinced by Nikki & # 39; s apparently spontaneous hair curling; dozens of people accused the social media star of faking the stunt, claiming that she had curled her hair before it was wrapped around the metal pole, and insisted that without a good tool she would not have such a perfect curl could have achieved.
& # 39; She certainly curled it before! & # 39; one wrote and asked the other to add: & # 39; I mean, it was already curled but okay. & # 39;
Others begged her for complaining about the weather in California, where the heat bleached compared to much warmer locations and reported everywhere from Texas and Arizona to Egypt and the Middle East.
& # 39; Your hair will come loose if you try in Southern Arizona, & # 39; one of them said, as another AZ resident said: & # 39; Phoenix, ever heard of it? & # 39;
Debate: Her video has sparked a furious debate on social media, with many people from warmer locations such as Arizona, Egypt and Australia participating in the hot weather
Oh oh: some people have accused Nikki of forging the meme, insisting that she must have curled her hair before it is wrapped around the pole
A third simply said: & # 39; Do you think California is hot? Try to live in Phoenix, Arizona for a day. It sucks. & # 39;
An Australian Instagram user added: & # 39; Australia is the worst of more than 55 degrees Celsius, which is more than 131 degrees Fahrenheit. You better stop complaining. & # 39;
& # 39; Why are people so competitive about how warm it is where they live? & # 39; another less-impressed commenter said.
& # 39; It's not an achievement, it's just how the planet works, you were born or moved to a very warm place, congratulations dude. & # 39;
Nikki has yet to respond to the overwhelming reaction to her video, but the social media user has an impressive following on the trendy video app TikTok, where she has collected more than 30,000 fans and has collected more than 1.9 million likes among the username @ no.butt.no.problem.
Meanwhile, although Nikki has not posted the video for her own account on Instagram, Nikki is inundated with comments from people joking about her viral status, with one who wrote under her most recent image: & # 39; It & # 39; s highkey hotter in Texas. & # 39;
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