From The Straits Times    |

Nicole Scherzinger swears by coconut oilNicole Scherzinger maintains her complexion with special coconut oil from Hawaii.

The former Pussycat Doll is known for her impressive vocal talents and fresh-faced beauty.

One of her favourite tricks is a natural remedy from her home state, which she regularly receives from her aunt.

“When I’m in the UK, I pop into [British store] Boots and pick up [brand] No7 foundation, but my favourite skincare treat is raw coconut oil,” she explained to InStyle.

“My aunt extracts it from her coconut tree in Hawaii and sends it to me in jars. It’s anti-bacterial and super-hydrating. You can use it on your body and your face.”

One of the singer’s most striking features is her thick, dark mane of hair.

In order to keep her locks glossy, the 34-year-old reaches for her top tried and tested products.

“I’m constantly drying out my hair using straighteners, so I rely on Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and conditioner to rehydrate my hair,” she revealed.

“They contain Hawaiian coconut extract, but being of Hawaiian descent and a real nature girl, I fell in love with it.”

With her luscious locks, it’s no wonder Nicole is the celebrity ambassador for Herbal Essences.

The star revealed an unusual secret to keeping her hair in tip-top condition.

“It sounds horrible, but I think the secret is not washing it every single day,” she recently said.

“In my line of work, it’s always the day after that’s the best for shoots and stuff, so I wash it every few days. And when I don’t wash it so much, then I don’t have to cut it as much because I don’t have as many split ends.”