Curling Hair with a Plastic Bottle + 4 More Viral Hair and Beauty Hacks That Do Not Really Work

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Today, bloggers and magazines try to draw our attention with the help of viral tricks and hacks but, unfortunately, some of them are made just to get more views and ‘likes’.

Nexter.org informs you about the worst and hair tricks you should actually avoid as they are useless or even harmful. 

Curling hair with a plastic bottle

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The latest very new viral hack teaches you to curl your hair with the help of a plastic bottle. Honestly saying, it looks very attractive because it’s simple and you don’t need to buy any special tool or spend lots of time curling your hair with iron that is actually harmful.

But there are two biggest fails there: 1) the usage of plastic is bad for the environment and 2) that doesn’t really work, and many bloggers proved it with their tests.

Deodorant as a face primer

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Deodorants are meant to keep your armpits dry, not your face. There is a reason that there is another product in the market to be used as a primer.

Deodorants have certain chemicals like aluminium salts and strong fragrances that can cause irritation, redness, inflammation, and flaky patches on your face. Most importantly the pH balance of your face and your armpits differ entirely. Therefore, there is no point for a sane person to indulge in this.

Wasabi lip plumping

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Your lips are the most sensitive part of your body. The mucous membrane of your lips is represented by a large area in the sensory cortex, thus making it delicate. Putting wasabi on it will only make it hurt more. Sure, it may plump it, but it will also burn the layer of skin on it and may even cause irritation.

Hairspray to set makeup

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It holds your hair in place, so why not have it pull double duty as a makeup setting spray? Answer: irritation, dryness, flaking… Stick to translucent powder or a setting spray that’s actually formulated for the face.

Using onions to speed up eyebrow growth 

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Source: Instagram/ Farah Dhukai

“Onions are rich in sulfur, which may help kill bacteria and yeast on the skin, to help improve dandruff, but [this] likely does little to regrow hair,” says Dr. Zeichner. Is anyone else not that sad to keep onions away from their eyes?

Rather than risking a tear-stricken face in the hopes of bushier brows, Dr. Zeichner says to reach for topical minoxidil.


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