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Lupita Nyong’o Has a Very Handy Beauty Tip for You!



Lupita Nyong'o Beauty Tip - BellaNaija - July2015

If you ever forget your spray bottle at home when you’re on a trip, just do it like Lupita Nyong’o and use an iron.

The Kenyan actress and fashion It-girl posted this throwback video of herself while camping in Kenya. Apparently she had forgotten her water spray bottle at home and her afro was feeling a little dry. So like a resourceful camper she resulted to the next best thing – the handy beauty advice from her hairstylist, Vernon Francois which involves an iron.

In the video you see her stylist using an unplugged steam iron’s spray nozzle to hydrate her hair while Lupita tries to remain calm.


She hilariously captioned the video – “My #tbt is a Hair Tip from the infinetly talented @VernonFrancois: When you go #glamping and you forgot your spray bottle, and iron can come in very handy #MultiPurposeHouseHoldAppliances #Kenya #Amboseli #SafariGlam #ThisIsCalledCreativity #DontTurnItOn

What do you think? Creative no?

Photo Credit: @LupitaNyongo (Instagram)

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  1. Marlvina

    July 9, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    You could use a toy water gun.

  2. hatersgonhate

    July 9, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Make sure there is no limescale

  3. Cat O

    July 10, 2015 at 9:32 am

    i am sorry but I dnt seem to get the hype around Lupita.i admit she is gorgeous n average.sometimes her beauty routines leave me wondering what the fuss is all about.anyways … To each his own

    • B

      July 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

      “bad belle is allowed, is allowed, is allowed, is allowed, is allowed” x2

    • Fatimah

      July 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Gorgeous and average? Please make up your mind.

      I see hot and cold comments like this all the time on BN. There is nothing wrong in thinking differently, OWN your thought/opinion.

  4. toyo

    July 10, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Didn’t realise people take irons to go camping. Ahh, but then again , what do I know :/

  5. Cat O

    July 10, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Guy has nice hands

  6. Moyo

    July 10, 2015 at 10:15 am

    which type of dangerous hair tip is this, how can iron be replacement for spray. i thought the hype about Lupita is her natural look.

    • Ada_ugo

      July 10, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      I’m just afraid somebody will go an plug the iron – they won’t read the part that said the iron was UNPLUGGED.
      I’m also afraid somebody would see this as a valid alternative to using a hair straightener.
      This video really bothers me. I hope watchers would apply some common sense.

  7. Bisi

    July 10, 2015 at 10:19 am

    No thank you… An Iron over a head… who does that!!!

  8. frank teacher

    July 11, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    please, CHILDREN!!!
    dont try this at home!

  9. amy

    July 14, 2015 at 1:43 am

    What’s with the cheesy smile…and what’s all the fuss when she barely has any hair? #media hounding!

    I still love her though.

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