Under that hat could be one of two things. It’s either a scalp full of healthy hairs that are mad at Keira Knightley for inflicting years of processing damage, or an itchy wig. One thing is for sure: you won’t pull off that hat and find a patchy follicular Hellscape of tiny regrowth hairs. Because Keira Knightley stopped letting them fuck with her hair on film sets a long time ago.
Earlier this month, Keira admitted to InStyle UK that years and years of dying and bleaching her hair for movie roles caused her hair to start falling out. Some people can handle hardcore hair dyeing, but apparently Keira can’t. Hair dye was coming between her and her hair like the town homewrecker. Keira clearly didn’t think that movies were worth going bald for, so for the past five years she’s been using wigs. She calls them “the greatest thing that’s ever happened to my hair.”
Keira’s hair has clearly grown back (thank you, wigs!), but it pulled a Jack Sparrow after she pushed out a baby over a year ago. Keira tells InStyle UK that ever since she had a kid, her hair has become 10-times thicker than it was before, and now she spends her free time combing out random dreadlocks. God damn, Keira’s hair, how thirsty for attention can you be? Get an Instagram account if you’re that hard up for attention.
I live for a good wig. Hell, I live for a bad wig too (watching American Hustle is the closest I’ll ever come to heroin). So I’m pleased to hear that Keira is Team Wig. I just wish she’d take it one step further and work them into her regular hair routine. Wigs aren’t just for work, Keira. Wigs are a gorgeous all-occasion accessory. Why shuffle out of the house with a head full of boring old real hair when you could strut out of your house with a gorgeous glued-on polyester creation. “Shhh…It’s a Wig? Oh, it’s no secret – I’m definitely wearing a wig! Step aside, wig coming through!”