Is it real or extensions?
Ariana Grande’s super-long, straight ponytail is her signature look. Her ponytail is always high on her head and goes practically down to her butt. Is it possible that it is all actually Ariana’s hair? Or, it is extensions? And seriously, if it is real, how long does it take to wash and dry? I have so many questions. Does the ponytail give her a headache? Oh, and by the way, did you see her latest photos? She cut it all off into an adorabe, flippy, collar length long bob. Is Ariana Grande’s hair real?
1. First, the new ‘do
Ariana Grande is having some life changes right now. With the death of Mac Miller and the end of her engagement to Pete Davidson, girlfriend is taking time for herself. Part of that is changing up her look as she did when she shed her signature super long perky ponytail in favor of an adorable collar bone length bob. She said that all of those years when she was dyeing her hair red for the Nickelodeon shows Victorious and Sam and Cat damaged her hair. It should be noted that it isn’t clear whether Grande chopped her locks or just took the extensions out.
2. Yes, the ponytail is extensions
Camilla Cabello wore a long, high ponytail during a recent red carpet appearance. Later, she tweeted to Grande, “I just did a high ponytail for the first time and it is literally pulling on my BRAIN ITS SO PAINFUL HOW DO YOU DO IT?” Grande replied, “Well you actually have hair so that (probably) makes it a lil more painful.” She continued, “Nah jk I’m in constant pain always and don’t care at all.”
3. How do you even care for that much hair?
Ariana’s famous ponytail is made possible with at LEAST a foot of extensions. Its a great style for not having to mess much with it — as long as its up. It is when it comes down that it has to be cared for and maintained. Ariana relies on a favorite of many celebrities when it comes to nourishing her hair: coconut oil. “Coconut oil just goes with everything,” she said. She also uses lavender essential oil to soother her scalp and potentially help her real hair grow longer.
4. She recently said she’d never get rid of the pony
Ariana Grande has been rocking that hip length ponytail since at least 2013. In May, around the same time she debuted a slightly lower, silver ponytail for the cover art for her song No Tears Left to Cry, she told The Fader, “The pony has also gone through an evolution, and I’m proud of that. Old pony? I don’t know if she’s that girl. But new pony? I like her. I mean, it’s like a Victoria’s Secret angel without angel wings. It’s still her without them, but when she’s with them it’s like, ‘Ohh, I get it, she’s an angel.’”
5. She has joked about her extensions
Ariana doesn’t try to fool people into thinking her long locks are all her. After a concert in September, Ariana took to her Instagram to post a video of her throwing a wig or extensions — as if she ripped them off her head. Check it out below.
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.