Ariana Grande has taken the music industry by storm with her powerful voice but is also known in the beauty world for her cute, but impactful, style. Her signature ponytail seems to always be the talk of the internet. How does she get it so high? How does it stay up? Is it real? And what lies beneath her signature weave?
Well, now we have our answer. She's teased her natural hair before, but her latest Instagram story shows it off to its full effect - and let's just say, people, aren't impressed.
It seems as if Ariana Grande now owns this iconic look.
via: Getty ImagesThe popstar's signature ponytail has inspired the next generation of ponytail wearers.
Don't believe me?
via: TwitterWell, here are the receipts. Grande has been sporting this look since she was a kid and it seems like times haven't changed all that much...
Her mom even commented on the pictures confirming the fact.
via: Getty ImagesAri's mother, Joan, confirmed what we all knew anyway: "You are and always were stunning."
People just can't seem to stop talking about it!
So @ArianaGrande really invented the ponytail #QUEEN 🦄🦄🦄😍😍😍😂😂😂 https://t.co/hpR6aYRq4p— IG: luxolojijana (@IG: luxolojijana)1565889072.0
Name someone who doesn't love it?
@ArianaGrande Who would’ve guessed that this ponytail would be so iconic?! 🖤🖤 love you so much!!— *grr* 🤍 (@*grr* 🤍)1565929576.0
But the singer has revealed some pretty shocking secrets about her long locks...
via: Getty ImagesIt's not all fun and games when it comes to maintenance. And these home truths about the style will probably make you thankful that you don't have to go through what she does on a daily basis.
1. Her hair is severely damaged.
via: Getty ImagesBefore you knew Ariana Grande for the pop singer that she is, she was actually an actress. From 2010 to 2013, she played the role of Cat Valentine in Nickelodeon's hit show, Victorious.
And if you already know who "Cat" is, then you know she was known for one thing...Well, two things. Firstly, her character wasn't the sharpest tool in the box.
Secondly, she has bright red hair, so you could spot her from a mile off.But that kind of color can't be achieved immediately. It takes constant dying and that's exactly what her stylists on the show did.
They kept dying her hair red over and over again.
via: Getty ImagesIn 2014, she revealed the truth about the condition of her hair on Facebook: "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. My real hair is back to brown and I wear extensions but I wear it in a ponytail because my actual hair is so broken that it looks absolutely ratchet and absurd when I let it down."
And the whole "constantly dying her hair" thing continued all the way into her singing career.
via: Getty ImagesEven though her hair was already damaged by the red, she continued to change the color. We've seen her go from black hair to brown, to blonde, to platinum.
They're all iconic looks, don't get me wrong...
via: Getty ImagesBut I would hate to know the condition of her scalp after dealing with all the chemicals...
2. The length of her hair isn't even real.
via: Getty ImagesThis one might be painful to hear, but it's true. I guess, in some ways, we always knew that it was too good to be true.
Her luscious locks only look so perfect because she's got some good ass wigs...
via: Getty ImagesBut Ariana's not one to fool her fans into thinking that her hair is all real.
In an Instagram video, the singer tossed her wig/extensions to the floor after a show...Which put all of the speculation to rest. It might not be real, but it looks amazing, and that's all that matters.
She also revealed some other tips for keeping her hair nice and healthy.Knowing that Ari's hair has been through hell and it is still growing gives me hope about my own. And she recently revealed some tips that will make having a healthy head of hair attainable. Allure talked about how she uses coconut oil on her days off to keep the strands nourished while giving her scalp some TLC with lavender oil.
But Ariana's latest natural hair revelation?Well, let's just say things aren't looking so good for the star.
And it's safe to say, fans aren't impressed.Many took to social media to point out the sad state of Ariana's natural locks.
Some offered the star some advice.
@PopCrave @ArianaGrande She needs those ends cut and a good deep conditioner https://t.co/saCoWJHKlk— GODGA (@GODGA)1574711679.0
It seems the past damage still isn't fully mended.Hey, you can only abuse your hair so much before it starts to fight back.
Although others were shook for a different reason.
@PopCrave @ArianaGrande I didn't know her ponytail was a wig i'm shook— eye (@eye)1574709204.0
And some had a different reaction altogether...
@PopCrave @ArianaGrande I'm tired of the ponytail i want curls— de una vez apologist 🌺 (@de una vez apologist 🌺)1574715188.0
We think Ariana's natural hair is gorgeous!!
@PopCrave @ArianaGrande Next era with her natural hair pls— ➖ (@➖)1574708777.0
Here's the video that got everyone talking.
.@ArianaGrande shows off her natural hair on Instagram. https://t.co/PeVCkaiciu— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave)1574708761.0