7 Weird Hair Hacks That Celebrities Swear By

09/04/2020

If you’ve ever wondered how celebrities like Blake Lively and Nicole Kidman keep their hair in tip-top shape, you’ve come to the right place. As it turns out, the secret to attaining celeb-worthy hair isn’t some luxurious shampoo or hair cream, but simply a DIY hack.

No joke, but when it comes to their hair routines, a lot of your favorite A-listers turn to household items and kitchen ingredients to keep their manes looking fresh. While we have to admit some of their hacks are a little strange, they are still worth giving a try.

To help you out, we scoured the Internet to round up the craziest hair advice from some of the biggest stars. Read on below and who knows, maybe you’ll add one of these tricks to your own hair routine.

Sukie Waterhouse – Coca-Cola

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When it comes to getting her textured tresses, Suki Waterhouse relies on one thing: a can of Coca-Cola. The supermodel opened up about her super-sweet hair secret during an interview with Us Weekly, sharing that a gentle soda rinse adds body and life to her hair.

“I rinse my hair with Coca-Cola sometimes,” she said. “I don’t like my hair when it’s washed – it’s fine and limp – but Coca Cola makes it tousled, like I’ve gone through the Amazon or something.”

Sienna Miller – Ketchup

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After an epic hair dye mishap involving henna that left her locks looking green, Sienna Miller turned to one of our favorite condiments to get her natural hair color back. The actress revealed to Vogue UK that she had to wash her hair with ketchup for a year.

“That was awful, actually. I used henna,  thinking I was being all organic and clever, and it was totally impenetrable – I just couldn’t get it back to normal,” Miller explained. “The only thing that made any difference was ketchup, so for about a year and a half I had to put tomato ketchup on my hair under heat until it went back to normal.”

Fergie – Olive Oil

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For silky-smooth hair, Fergie swears by olive oil. According to Byrdie, the singer uses it to not only soften her strands but to also keep her ponytail in place while she’s on-stage.

“On tour, we would have to put it up in a ponytail super fast, and snatch it up from being down in extensions [in between songs on stage], so the best thing we used was olive oil. It’s crazy,” she explained. “Because it was cheap, we would just pour it on, slick grease it back, and then stick the whole long extension and all the rubber bands in, and so a lot of times we’d get right on the tour bus, and I would just wrap it up in a bun, throw a scarf on or a shower cap when I got in my bunk, sleep in it – wash your hair the next day, and it’s like silk.”

Zendaya – Cardboard

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When you rock as many jaw-dropping hair looks as Zendaya, you want to make sure that the styles last. In an interview with E! News, Zendaya’s hairstylist, Jennifer Yepez, revealed that she uses cardboard to help the star’s red carpet hairstyles hold longer.

“Cut out cardboard and pin the hair to it so that when you go to blow the hair out, the hair stays in shape,” she shared. “It can be a triangle, rectangle, or whatever shape you want to make the hair move.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones – Beer

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Beer isn’t just a beloved alcoholic beverage. Apparently if you’re Catherine Zeta-Jones, it’s also a great DIY hair conditioner. The actress shared her surprisingly boozy hair routine with The Daily Mail, revealing that she loves to moisturize her hair with beer.

“I do condition my hair with honey and beer,” she said. “I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterward, but it’s very good for the hair.”

Nicole Kidman – Champagne & Cranberry Juice

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While we’ve come to know Nicole Kidman as a blonde, you might be surprised to know that she’s actually a redhead. When she wants to maintain her vibrant crimson color, she turns to cranberry juice to act as natural hair dye, according to Longevity. For her blonde locks, she prefers champagne.

“If you have red hair, try washing it in cranberry juice, and if you’re blonde, a champagne rinse can work wonders,” she shared.

Blake Lively – Mayonnaise

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Looking for a super affordable hair mask? Why not give mayonnaise a try! Blake Lively revealed during an interview with Byrdie that she uses the popular sandwich condiment to strengthen her hair and add shine.

“My mom taught me this really great beauty tip. She used to put oil or mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before she would shower,” she shared. “That way, when she would shampoo, the soap wouldn’t strip the bottom of the hair and dry it out, making it brittle.”

Have you tried any of these hair hacks before? Let us know in the comments!

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.

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