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Dascha Polanco's oil obsession

Dascha Polanco likes to keep it natural when it comes to her beauty products.

The Orange Is the New Black actress opened up about her beauty regime during a chat with Refinery 29. And she admitted some of the ingredients she uses in her beauty regime are a little unconventional.

"You know, in the Dominican Republic [where she is from], we do everything. For the hair? Any type of oil or avocado," she explained to the outlet. "Fly oil, I know it sounds weird. Essence of cinnamon is good for your scalp to stimulate the follicles, so we do that, too."

For the star, who plays Dayanara Diaz in the hit Netflix series, it's important to keep her products as pure and natural as possible. Thankfully for Dascha, who now lives in New York, she doesn't have to go far to get her hands on her beauty staples.

"You want me to keep it real? I use real shea butter. I go to Madina in Brooklyn," she added. "They have real mango butter, shea butter. So, I have pure coconut oil, mango butter, and shea butter. I use all of that — especially in the winter. Coconut oil for my hair, for makeup remover. It’s so good for you."

Another thing Dascha loves is colour. The actress recently revealed that she isn't afraid of rocking a bold print on her curvaceous figure.

"Even if I am curvaceous I take risks. I love colour," she gushed to WWD. "I always tell them why do I always get black clothes [from designers] I’m ready for the colour, the prints! Hello? I can look like a zebra on the carpet and also I’ll act like one too! I am not afraid to bring it."

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