Beauty Products You Already Have in Your Kitchen

If you caught even a glimpse of the nine-minute video of Lady Gaga and Beyonce's "Telephone," you saw some pretty weird stuff. But what we noticed in the world of beauty were the soda cans Gaga wears in her hair during the course of the video. She told E! News the video is about, "the idea that America is full of young people that are inundated with information and technology." But what about the soda cans? Turns out it's a DIY beauty trick! Gaga said her mom used to put soda cans in her hair as a kid to hold her curls longer, and Gaga still does this today! She was spotted at a Sydney airport sporting the same look this week. In honor of Gaga and her beauty prowess, here are other ways your everyday household items can double up in your beauty routine.

Soda Cans

Mama Gaga knew what she was talking about. Big in the 60s, this is a great way to set hair for those large, barrel curls. Ladies then used to sleep in them all night (ouch!), but for a quicker, less painful approach, dry and roll hair with a soda can, and use a duckbill clip to hold. The longer the cans stay in, the better your curls will hold. Mist with a long lasting hairspray as a finishing touch.

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Coffee Grinds

Your favorite morning perk can also help ward off cellulite. Rub grounds on your thighs, or wherever those pesky marks show up and wrap with plastic wrap for 30 minutes. The grinds will reduce cellulite marks within a few days.

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This yummy fruit is great for a face mask, but also for repairing damaged and fried hair. For a DIY deep conditioning treatment, cut it up into small pieces and mash together with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Wash your hair as you normally would and apply the avocado mask in your hair, working it through with a comb. Let sit for ten minutes and rinse.

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Tomato Juice

We've all seen the Brady Bunch episode where tomato juice saves the day when one of the Brady boys are attacked by a skunk, but did you know it also gets rid of that weird, greenish hue your hair gets from too much pool time in the summer? Especially for lighter hair colors, chlorine can wreck havoc on your hue when exposed to the elements too often. To keep your strands shiny, apply the juice straight from the can and work through with a comb. Let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing out.

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