After years of rocking looooooong extensions — which are usually tied up in a high ponytail — fans just want to know what Ariana Grande‘s real hair looks like! The “Side to Side” singer is rarely seen with her tresses down, but she just gave fans a peek at her newly-colored hair on Instagram. She captioned the pic, “btw i (it’s grey).”
Even with her extensions in, the Grammy nominee’s followers were shook to see her hair completely down in a post on the social media platform. “OMG you are slaying,” one fan wrote, while another added, “Your hair color is amazing!” And this isn’t the first time the singer has switched up her hair from her infamous ponytail. “Love the straight hair look,” one fan wrote earlier this year of her updated ‘do, while another added, “For the first time in forever, no ponytail.”
After her signature ‘do started making headlines, Ariana revealed that her hair had been damaged from dying it red for her on the Nickelodeon series Sam & Cat. “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,” she wrote on Facebook in 2014. “I now wear a wig on Sam & Cat. 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.”
She went on to explain that she tried wigs and a weave, but the ponytail worked best for her. “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,” she added. “And trust me, it’s even more difficult for me to have to wait forever for my natural hair to grow back and to have to wear more fake hair than every drag queen on earth combined.”
We have a feeling Arianators will love her no matter what she looks like. For a look at her complete transformation, scroll through the gallery below!