I washed my hair and face with vodka for a week

My hair had never felt so silky

What’s the point in heading out to buy expensive face washes or toners if you still have some vodka hanging around? Vodka apparently has been said to have many benefits other than helping you get drunk really fast. So I decided to put them all to the test.

My skin and hair are probably in the worst condition they have been in a while. I’ve been overdosing on makeup to hide the imperfections while dutch braiding my hair everyday. My dry hair looks twenty times worse in this summer humidity and I’ve always had acne and oily skin.  So I spent a few days using vodka as a part of my regular skin and hair regimen.

Vodka Astringent

Mix equal parts vodka and water and apply to your face with a cotton ball.

Day 1: the grossest my skin will hopefully look

The moment the solution touched my face, I felt my skin tightening and a cooling sensation as I wiped excess dirt off my face. It feels like you’re applying witch hazel except witch hazel has a stronger scent.

After a week’s worth of doing this, my skin got REALLY dry. Mind you, I have very oily skin. Even after using the astringent, I still managed to break out, so it didn’t do much at all. It felt nice to apply at the moment but now I’m using more moisturizer. I do not recommend this to anyone with dry skin!

Vodka to get frizz-free hair

You mix a shot in your favorite deep-conditioner. It’s supposed to remove product buildup and make hair shiny.

I was freaking out whether this would dry my scalp just as it did my face but I was completely wrong. Not only did my hair look shinier, but to others, it looked SILKY. My hair has always been on the dry side especially after bleaching parts of it multiple times. The fact that people thought it looked silky amazed me. My hair felt fabulous too. Even during the humid, muggy days, my hair was great.

Vodka to diminish dandruff

In a cup of vodka, add three teaspoons of dried rosemary and leave it overnight. Strain the solution the next day and massage it into the scalp. Leave it in for half and hour then wash off with cold water.

Yes, I deal with the flakes, especially during this summer heat. Nothing is worse than going for a hair flip and looking like you dusted the walls. After doing this just once, my flakes went from looking like it dusted the shelves to nearly nothing at all.

Vodka for bad breath

You swish around half a shot just as you would with mouthwash.

If you’ve ever had good hispanic food, you’ll learn to love the beans, and despise the breath you’ll have right after.

To test this, I decided to eat some refried beans on burnt toast and some vegetable rice cooked with a hint of onion/veggie flavors. I ate this meal without any drink. To add more chaos, I patted my tongue with some onion powder.

After feeling extremely full, I immediately went for that half shot. I instantly felt regret as soon as the vodka had touched my tongue. I could only survive seconds before spitting it out. Not only do I hate the taste of vodka, but it had no effect on my horrendous breath.

I spent the next ten minutes vigorously washing away the vodka infused onion breath.

All in all, I had very different results for each. As with any beauty product, some things may work fantastic and others will fall short. If you have vodka lying around, use it on your hair.