Ariana Grande's hair has long been admired because it's so long and thick. Turns out her secret to keeping her hair so gorgeous has nothing to do with shampoo or conditioner. She wears wigs and extensions!

Even though Grande's tresses always seem to look perfectly put-together, the starlet confessed the reason she always wears her hair in the same half-up, half-down style is that she has to. It turns out Grande's actual hair was badly damaged after dying her hair constantly for her show Sam & Cat.

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande lets her hair down in this Instagram picture.

"Since people give me such a hard time about my hair I thought I’d take the time to explain the whole situation to everybody. I had to bleach my hair and dye it red every other week for the first 4 years of playing Cat… as one would assume, that completely destroyed my hair. I now wear a wig on Sam & Cat," Grande, 20, explained on Instagram. "My real hair is back to brown," she continued, "and I wear extensions but I wear it in a pony tail because my actual hair is so broken that it looks absolutely ratchet and absurd when I let it down."

Ariana Grande Critics have given Grande a hard time about rocking the same hairstyle all the time but she says there's nothing she can do about it.

"I tried wigs, they looked RIDICULOUS," she continued, but she didn't give up when that didn't work. "Tried a weave because I am working on a new project and want to try some different looks and literally wanted to rip my scalp off. So as annoying as it is for y'all to have to look at the same hairstyle all the time it's all that works for now (AND I'm comfortable for the first time in years)." The young singer also expressed how difficult it is for her to have to wait for her natural hair to grow back. Not only that, but she isn't thrilled that while she waits for healthy hair to grow back she has to "wear more fake hair than every drag queen on earth combined".

"So PLEASE," she asked her fans, "Gimme a break about the hair (or just don't look at me lol). IT'S JUST HAIR AFTERALL." Well said! Lots of women in the entertainment industry rely on wigs or extensions to give their hair some extra length and volume, but it has to be super frustrating for Grande to have such badly damaged that there's nothing she can do to fix it.

We think her signature hairstyle looks great, and she shouldn't worry about anyone who thinks otherwise. Like she said, it's just hair!

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