It’s no secret that we’re fascinated by celebrities and their beauty routines. With their perennially glossy locks, glowing skin, and goddess-like bods, we would love to be a fly on the wall and observe all of their mysterious age-/gravity-/bad hair–defying ways. And while a few of their tips and tricks, like drinking tons of water, staying active, and eating healthy, are fairly predictable, some of their rituals are downright weird.
So, in the name of all things beautiful and bizarre, we researched some of the slightly odd habits of our favourite red carpet beauties. From cringeworthy to crazy, keep scrolling to be downright amazed (and possibly a little grossed out).
So what’s the model’s secret to that gorgeous head of hair? Soda—Coca-Cola to be exact. Yep, we were confused too, but according to Us Weekly, the London-born beauty rinses with the iconic drink to give her fine, limp hair added oomph. The result (or so she claims)? The perfectly tousled, not-too-perfect tresses we’ve always longed for. Hmm…
By now we know that coconut oil makes an amazingly moisture-rich hair mask, but according to the singer, olive oil has the same (if not superior) hydrating and shine-inducing effects. For best results, let the oil saturate your strands overnight—just make sure to wear something around your head as a barrier from your pillowcase.
Click here to find out Fergie’s entire beauty routine (and her secret eyebrow grooming tip)!
ICYMI—you should be eating your placenta. Just kidding… kind of. According to the Mad Men actress, consuming her placenta (which had been put into capsules, natch) after giving birth in 2011 helped expedite her return to acting and fight her postpartum depression. You can read more about it here.
Over the years, the actress has served up some serious hair inspiration. However, experimenting with almost every color, cut, and style imaginable is bound to have its ups and downs. So, when the star once tried to use henna to dye her hair, the result was some seriously funky color. The cure? Slathering her hair in ketchup, under heat, for a full year, according to Vogue UK. We’re slightly surprised, but also not, considering this was a trick we learned from our sisters down under.
Recently, the actress has garnered a lot of attention for her diet—her consumption of clay in particular. According to the young star, she eats a teaspoon of the stuff per day to help eliminate harmful heavy metals from her body. Head on over to Into the Gloss for the full story.
Looking for a drugstore pick that supposedly combats wrinkles, tightens skin, and de-puffs eyes? Set aside your favorite eye cream and reach for a tube of Preparation H ($9). Yes, that Preparation H. Hey, if it’s good enough for Sandra, it’s good enough for us.
Few things in life excite us more than submerging our face in ice-cold water first thing in the morning (sarcasm, in case you couldn’t tell). However, the poreless Gabrielle Union swears by the powers of ice-cold water to tighten her pores and de-puff her eyes. She told us all of her beauty secrets here!
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