Actress Keira Knightly has revealed that she has been wearing wigs for years after suffering from hair loss.
Due to side affects from excess hair dying, the 31-year-old owned up to the fact that she had been hiding her hair loss by covering her hair up.
“I have dyed my hair virtually every colour imaginable, for different films” she explained. “It got so bad that my hair literally began to fall out of my head.”
She went on to say:
“So for the past five years I’ve used wigs, which is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to my hair.”
Its not uncommon for celebrities to wear wigs, though, for many it is just a fashion statement. Kylie Jenner is well known for wearing wigs, both to keep up with different trends but also to keep up the healthy condition of her hair and not have to constantly dye it.
In one of our recent interviews with owner of Weaves World in Glasgow, Ivy, she explained that using wigs and hair-pieces are protective hair care methods and not damaging like some may think. She said:
“When people come in who just want longer hair but expect the damage I aim to reeducate them on how to keep their hair strong, long and healthy.”
“People have a lot of confusing information, they think a weave is extensions and they think that they’ll damage your hair and that that’s the price you pay but I’m trying to show people that isn’t true. It’s a protective method and that’s why it came about.” – you can read the full interview here.
Thankfully for Keira being pregnant with her daughter, Edie, saved her hair. This is due to the high levels of oestrogen in your body during pregnancy. The increase in oestrogen prevents the usual hair shedding that happens every day and instead halts the process, allowing your natural hair to thicken. However this does mean women suffer hair loss after pregnancy. We previously wrote a blog on it, which you can read here.
However, although pregnancy restored Keira Knightly’s hair, hair loss in women is a more common issue than you’d think. If you are suffering from hair loss, you can head to a salon and see what advice they can give you or you could look into where to get a wig of your own to protect your hair while it gets healthy again!
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