Ariana Grande fears all her hair will fall out while she’s performing onstage one day.
Since launching her music career in 2011, the No Tears Left to Cry singer has rarely been seen without her signature high ponytail.
However, during a teaser clip for the upcoming third episode of her new Dangerous Woman Diaries docuseries on YouTube, Ariana shared that her hairstyle can actually be quite painful – and she worries that every single strand will eventually give up.
“My nerves in my scalp are just like, ‘Whatever.’ They’ve just given up at this point. I used to get headaches, now my scalp’s just like, ‘Good luck today,'” she said. “I have this vision of me being on stage and one day just me being like, ‘I’m gonna be all right.’ Then I turn and from the root, all of it just gives up. From the root, all of it, all of it. Not like, ‘Oh, her extension fell out.’ I have this vision of each root being like, ‘Weee!'”
Last month (Nov18), Ariana took to Instagram to show off a shoulder-length bob haircut, having chopped off much of her very long ponytail. And over the years, the brunette beauty has been honest about her use of hair extensions to create her full ponytail, previously explaining that four years of dying her hair red to play Cat on television shows Victorious and Sam & Cat left her tresses “completely destroyed”.
“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,” the 25-year-old wrote on her Instagram page back in 2015.
In the first episode of Ariana’s docuseries, which was released last Thursday, she took fans behind the scenes of her life, and showed her working on her album Sweetener with Pharrell, how she invited a fan from Paris to listen to the record before anyone else, and how filming the video for song The Light Is Coming with director Dave Meyers was much more difficult than she had anticipated.
“I’m trotting around on some really, really thick, invisible, slippery roots,” she sighed of the late-night forest shoot. “I thought I saw the treatment and read it and came up with it… But then I got here and realised that’s not what we’re doing.”