Keira Knightley Wears Wigs to Protect Damaged Hair

Remember yesterday? When you thought Keira Knightley’s hair was simply Keira Knightley’s hair? Well life as you know it has ceased to exist, because apparently the actress has been tricking all of us. Turns out her hair (at least when it comes to her film roles) is most definitely a wig, and has been for the past five years.

“I have dyed my hair virtually every color imaginable for different films. It got so bad that my hair literally began to fall out of my head,” Knightley said during a recent interview. “So for the past five years I’ve used wigs, which is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to my hair.”


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Wait, so her hair in Anna Karenina was entirely wigs? Mind = blown.

However, much like Britney Spears, Knightley’s natural hair is currently stronger than yesterday thanks to the effects of motherhood. “I have naturally crazy, curly hair, and since I’ve had the baby it’s become 10 times thicker,” she said.

To do list: find out where Keira Knightley gets her wigs made, because these things look legit.


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