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Watch Lupita Nyong’o Do Her Hair With An Iron



Lupita Nyong’o will go great lengths to make sure she stays looking fierce. Even if that means doing her hair with an iron.

We can’t make this up, folks. The 12 Years a Slave star shared a throw back video on Instgram of herself getting camera ready with the lack of her usual hair tools.

According the Kenyan beauty, she was on a glamping trip (glamorous camping) but forgot the spray bottle for her hair. So her hair stylist, Vernon Francois, came up with the brilliant idea to use the water from an iron.

“My #tbt is a Hair tip from the infinitely talented @vernonfrancois: when you go #glamping and you forgot your spray bottle, an iron can come in very handy,” she captioned the clip. “#multipurposehouseholdappliances #Kenya #Amboseli #Safariglam #thisiscalledcreativity #dontturniton.”

Thanks for the tip, Nyong’o.

Lupita has always had fun, fresh hair cuts. From flat tops, to just simply curly, we can’t get enough of her evolving style. And although the actress has a crew of people helping with her changing looks, the 32-year-old also has some skill herself. Turns out, she is quite the braider. 

In June 2014, the Vogue cover model took cameras inside a New York salon to show off her braiding skills. “Your hair is your frame—it’s so important,” she said. Adding, “braiding tells a story.” 

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