Lupita Nyong'o Has One Genius Beauty Hack

Picture this: You arrive at your vacation spot, and then you realize you forgot to pack an essential part of your beauty routine. Panic quickly ensues. We've all been there — Lupita Nyong'o included. Except, she's got a major hack up her sleeve, and she just shared it with the world on Instagram.

Her video shows how she coped when she forgot her trusty spray bottle on a recent "glamping "trip. Good thing she didn't forget her hairstylist Vernon François, who whipped out an actual iron and blasted her hair with the steam setting. Women with natural hair like Nyong'o typically spray or steam their hair with steam caps regularly to help it retain moisture. They also use steam after applying hydrating deep conditioning treatments, like a hair masks, to help them absorb better. So this is actually a pretty clever hack.

This isn't the first time we've seen an iron used as a hair tool: Women in the '70s would iron their hair to achieve that long, silky, Marcia Brady straightness (while Nyong'o's trick helps enhance her natural, curly texture). A word of caution: Unless you have a glam squad who know what they're doing, it's not a good idea to try at home.

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