Shay Mitchell may currently have the most enviable and healthy hair in the entire universe, but the Pretty Little Liars actress has now admitted that she actually wasn't always so great at protecting her locks. When she was younger, she even suffered a major beauty disaster that has changed the way she styles her hair!
"When I was about 12 years old, my best friend and I tried to straighten my hair with a clothing iron," Shay confessed in a new interview. "I was like, ‘Wow, let’s really get it straight,’ but I didn’t have all the fancy straightening irons that I have now, so I went and used a good ol’ clothing iron. I told her to press harder because she wasn’t getting it straight enough. Suddenly there was this horrible smell. It was my burnt hair that was half on the iron in a knot! I was traumatized. After that, I’m crazy about what I do to my hair."
After a frightening experience like that, it's not surprising that Shay now tries to avoid all kinds of heat styling as much as possible! She likes to keeps her waves healthy and flowy by using natural products.
"I like to use a lot of coconut oil, and let it just sit overnight," she shared. "When I come out of the shower, I put my hair in a braid sometimes and I just let it air dry." That's a great tip!
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