Lupita Nyong’o on How She Styles Her Hair & Her Current Perfume


12 Years a Slave Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o has quickly ascended to style icon status after she constantly impressed on the red carpet during awards season, and not only is she always flawlessly dressed, but her hair and makeup always stands out too. The current face of Lancome, Lupita is becoming one to watch when it comes to beauty too, and she’s shared some of her secrets including how she usually approaches styling her hair. Lupita explained her routine:

“I think African hair is like clay. You can mould it into whatever you want, but it’s also very easy for it to change shape during the day, so having an Afro pick on me at all times is paramount. I also use Miss Jessie’s Baby ButterCreme, which loosens up my hair so I can pick it with the Afro comb. It’s best to use it when my hair is wet because the water softens my curl, so I use it after I shower and also before bed, which is a good time because at night your body is regenerating.”

The actress also loves different fragrances and has revealed that during the awards season she selected just one to wear each time. Now, she is currently wearing a beautiful floral perfume oil that she can’t get enough of:

“My sense of smell is very key to the different chapters in my life. For example, I wore the same scent throughout awards season, and then I stopped as soon as it was over. I can’t tell you what it was – it’s a secret. At the moment I’m wearing Jouer Perfume Oil. It’s a gardenia scent, not too overpowering. I don’t usually like florals, but this one is fresh and pleasant.”