Zoe Saldana Uses *This* Kind of Liquor to Get an All-Natural Ombré
Aside from the makeup artists and hairstylists, celebrities are not shy when it comes to DIY beauty hacks. While some yield some pretty amazing results, like Blake Lively’s tried and true mayo in the hair trick, others are a flop (see: Kat Dennings and her failed coffee dye job). Zoe Saldana may have just given us another one for the pro column, admitting to Byrdie that she uses something on her locks that we hadn’t really thought to try before: rum. Say what?!
Having grown up in the Dominican Republic, the mother of three explains that her beauty routine has always been very organic — and sometimes alcoholic. “In the islands, rum isn’t only for drinking,” she told the outlet. “You put it in your hair. If you put it on your ends, you get sort of an ombre thing. Because with the sun, the rum bleaches your hair. That was a sort of natural way of getting highlights.”
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She also uses other natural ingredients to give her hair a boost. “Cooking products are not just for cooking, you can use them for beauty, for wellness,” she says. “If you live in the islands, you get a coconut and you use every part of that coconut…You can squeeze it and make coconut milk, and that milk you put on your skin, on your hair.”
It’s not the first time we’ve heard of the benefits of coconut for moisturizing skin and replenishing hair, but using rum instead of hair bleach? Now that’s a helluva hack. If it makes our hair look anything like the Guardians of the Galaxy actress’s, we’re totally raiding our liquor cabinet!
Would you try adding rum to your hair? Tell us over @BritandCo.
(h/t Hello Giggles, photos via Anthony Harvey/Getty, Frazer Harrison/Getty)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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