Actress Keira Knightley has been wearing wigs for the past five years after suffering hair loss due to chronic hair dying.
Surprisingly, Keira said wearing wigs has been “the greatest thing ever” because it makes getting ready for red carpet events so easy.
“I have dyed my hair virtually every color imaginable for different films,” Knightley told Instyle UK. “It got so bad that my hair literally began to fall out of my head!
“So for the past five years I’ve used wigs, which is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to my hair.”
Keira insists she’s not bald, saying her hair grew back a lot thicker after she gave birth to daughter Edie (with musician husband James Righton) in June 2015.
“I have naturally crazy, curly hair, and since I’ve had the baby it’s become 10 times thicker,” said Knightley.
“So now I’ve been finding quite a lot of dreadlocks. Tangle Teezer is the only thing that works for detangling my dreadlocks. It gets rid of the kinks without snagging my hair out.”
To keep her hair healthy and strong, Keira conditions it every two or three days.
“Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco loosens my curls and makes my hair smell like coconut,” said Knightley.
Keira Knightley’s other beauty secrets include moisturizer, lip balm, and drinking lots of water.
“My skin has also become significantly drier with age, so I moisturize and I try to drink as much water as possible,” said Knightley.
“Aside from that, my teeth are always brushed, and I use lip balm. I love Eve Lom Kiss Mix for night. It’s quite thick, so my lips don’t dry out while I’m sleeping.”
Keira said American women are much more high-maintenance about their beauty regimens than British gals.
“I think we Brits are very low-maintenance,” said Knightley. “For good or bad, you rarely walk around New York or L.A. and see women as grungy as you do in London. In the U.S. they always have their hair and nails done. I am not a sleek person in any way. When I look sleek, I feel like I’m pretending.”