Growing up in the Caribbean could teach you a thing or two about nature. Just ask actress Zoe Saldana, who spent her childhood traveling between the Dominican Republic and New York City. She recently opened up to Byrdie about how certain ingredients weren’t just for drinking and eating, but for beauty needs as well—and this includes liquor.
Zoe explains that women on the island often used rum to lighten their hair. The alcohol literally has the ability to bleach the hair and provides an ombré in mere minutes. Dipping your strands in rum causes them to lighten in the sunlight, therefore giving off the effect of highlights. We’re not sure if we’re bold enough to try this out for ourselves, but we have to appreciate her eye for a good hack!