Interview: Hailee Steinfeld Finally Revealed How She Gets Her Hair So Damn Shiny

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Hailee Steinfeld is working on lots of things all the time, including red carpets, photo shoots, and music videos, but lately one of her biggest tasks is a very relatable one: drinking more water. The actress and singer’s partnership with Core Hydration has her thinking about her hydration levels more than ever. “I’ve realized how much my skin-care routine has sort of evolved and become all about hydration,” the star tells Allure over a Zoom call. “You can take care of a lot from the inside out, and hydration is key.”

Steinfeld finds that keeping her skin hydrated is especially important when traveling. Like many others, the 26-year-old has skin that likes to act out when she’s on an airplane — and unlike the average person, she’s on a plane weekly sometimes. “The plane won’t even take off, and I’m already breaking out,” she says. 

While figuring out how to calm her reactive skin on the go, Steinfeld experimented with a few products before landing on Mara Beauty’s Algae Enzyme Cleansing Oil and Sea Silk Lip Balm as her go-to’s. “[The cleansing oil] is super hydrating and it gets all my makeup off, which is a dream,” she says. Both the cleanser and lip balm feature algae and moringa which cosmetic chemist Ginger King says are great for gentle cleansing and moisturizing.

Mara Chia + Moringa Algae Enzyme Cleansing Oil

Mara Algae + Moringa® Sea Silk Lip Balm

Steinfeld’s quest for hydration doesn’t stop her at her face; she’s also been keen on ensuring her hair is nourished and hydrated. A quick scroll through her Instagram and you’ll see numerous pictures featuring the actress’ long, shiny brown hair, but what many don’t know is that she’s been experiencing some breakage and dryness after bleaching her hair for the first time ever this summer. “I have been religiously using Olaplex Bond Maintenance shampoo and conditioner, and they have this oil that I use every now and then that I swear by; it’s definitely helped keep up the shine and hydration,” she says.

Olaplex Bond Maintenance No. 4 Shampoo

Olaplex No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

The decision to go lighter with her hair color was due in part to her then-upcoming music video for her song “Coast” which captures the easy, breezy California vibe. “I was about to get into a new music space and [highlights] just fit this vibe of what I had in my mind,” she says of the honey-blonde highlights she got over the summer. “I was excited about the idea of a little change, and I love it.” 

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