When it comes to hair care and beauty tips, celebrities aren’t shy about endorsing their so-called ‘favourite’ products. In the late 90s, Jennifer Aniston capitalised on the fame of her ‘Rachel’ hairdo by starring in a string of L’Oreal advertisements, while the likes of Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini have taken to the small screen to wax lyrical about the miraculous effects of various shampoos and conditioners.
But in reality, celebrity hair is a lot more high maintenance than ‘lather, rinse, repeat’. It may surprise you to learn that some of your favourite hair icons (including Jennifer, Nicole and Cheryl) rely on hair extensions to keep their locks looking thick and shiny.
So which other stars don’t want you to know about their secret hair extensions habit? Read on to find out. And if you want to mimic any of these stars’ looks, check out www.vixenandblush.com for professional advice on hair extensions.
The Gossip Girl star is famous for her boho chic red carpet hair styles. She was an early adopter of the messy side-plait look which has since been spotted on everyone from Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to Selena Gomez.
But Blake’s blond locks are not 100% natural. The star, who recently launched her own lifestyle brand, ‘Preserve’, has never admitted to using hair extensions, but archive photos prove that her natural hair is a lot thinner and shorter than her famously tumbling tresses.
Kim Kardashian is certainly not shy about showing off her assets, so naturally there has been a lot of speculation about what is real and what is fake. She once filmed herself getting an x-ray, just to prove that she didn’t have butt implants, and she claims to avoid Botox due to an allergy. But what about her hair?
Back when she was best mates with Paris Hilton, she sported the kind of synthetic hair which can be spotted a mile away. But now, she favours a more natural look. However, that doesn’t mean that her days of using extensions are behind her. Now, she favours natural human hair extensions and primarily uses them to add volume, not length.
American Sweetheart Reese Witherspoon shot to fame playing the bubbly legal student Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. In real life, she is a dedicated mom of three and hard-working actress, who seems a world away from the preening, hairpiece-wearing Elle. But eagle-eyed photographers have spotted a few tell-tale signs that even the ultimate girl next door needs a little help with her hair now and again.
At this year’s Oscars, Reese used natural-coloured hair extensions to give her classic hair style a boost at the crown, while she has also been spotted wearing a fake ponytail in the past.
Sarah Jessica Parker
As Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker was all curly hair and high heels. Every time she changed her hairstyle, it made fashion news. These days she favours a loose wave with blonde streaks, but her mane has a habit of looking noticeably fuller when she hits the red carpet, compared with her pulled back, off duty look.
While SJP has openly admitted to using high quality hair extensions while filming Sex and the City, it seems that a designer wardrobe is not the only thing she took away from her time on the HBO show.
“I’m bangs and eyes – it’s who I am,” Zooey Deschanel has said. The New Girl actress’ bright blue eyes and thick dark hair are pretty hard to miss. But on the set of her sitcom, her hair practically takes on a life of its own. Natural hair extensions are used to add masses of volume to her New Girl look, emphasising her ‘bangs and eyes’ trademark even more.
When she is out of character, Zooey like to keep her hair natural and wavy, but to replicate the super-thick tresses she sports on the small screen, only extensions will do.
Frequently cited as one of the world’s most beautiful women, Angelina’s look has changed a lot over the years. From sultry Oscar-winner in 2000, to action movie star in 2001’s Tomb Raider, to globe-trotting earth mother, and now sophisticated humanitarian.
While she has largely stayed true to her trademark brunette locks, she has incorporated extensions into her look on more than one occasion.As Lara Croft, she had a natural weave added to give her a ponytail worthy of a fantasy action star. And more recently, she has turned to hairpieces and extensions to add a bit of oomph to her public appearances.
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