Alessandra Ambrosio Favors That Hair Burning Trick

by May Sofi

With so many bizarre celebrity beauty habits out there, such as oil pulling to whiten teeth (favored by Gwyneth Paltrow( or washing hair with Coca Cola (à la Suki Waterhouse), I thought I'd seen it all. Apparently, I was wrong. Alessandra Ambrosio is a fan of the Brazilian hair burning technique that supposedly gets rid of split ends, according to Instagram. I guess we have the (strange) secret behind that gorgeous shiny mane of hers!

If you're not familiar with the unorthodox treatment, here is how it works: small sections of hair are manually twisted to expose little flyaway split strands. An open candle flame is then run up and down the entire section of hair, immediately nixing those annoying split ends. Sounds kind of dangerous, doesn't it? I'm not sure who pioneered this procedure, but it's pretty out there.

The 34 year-old supermodel seems to dig it though, so there must be something to it. Ambrosio posted a photo of herself while getting the treatment, and I have got to admit, her hair looks pretty damn good. I can't help but be intrigued, and if this is what it takes to get supermodel hair, then this is what I shall I do. My philosophy? I'll try anything once.

Here is how the technique looks.

Pretty cool, huh?

Judging by the undeniable shine and smoothness of Ambrosio's locks, this trick obviously works. Here are 5 times where the model's hair looked gorgeous, proving hair burning is not so crazy after all.

1. In This #BTS Selfie

I've never seen smoother hair than this.

2. In Her Bauble Bar Campaign

I know this is probably retouched and edited, but you can't Photoshop hair this pretty.

3. On Vacation

Even while au natural, her hair looks amazing.

4. At The Oscars

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Major #hairgoals.

5. At The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show After Party

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Shiny, sleek, and stunning.

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