Dolly Parton Reveals What’s Really Under Her Wig

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For almost all of her decades-long career, Dolly Parton has adorned her head in a massive collection of blonde wigs. While she’s always been up-front about her love of a good wig…Dolly has rarely spoken about what she has going on underneath it!

“I’ve always been intrigued with makeup and perfume, all the stuff that makes girls girly,” she told The Wall Street Journal in May 2021.

At 75, Dolly Parton is known as one of the most prolific businesswomen in music and continues to charter new ventures. In the spring of 2021, she announced a massive expansion of her Dollywood theme park and a new fragrance called Dolly – Scent From Above. This will be followed by more beauty products like makeup and wigs.

Speaking of wigs…

“I do all my beauty work and cleaning my face in the morning because I usually try to keep my makeup on at night,” she continued telling WSJ. “Because I never know if there’s going to be an earthquake or a tornado or a storm and I’m going to have to go out in the middle of the night! I don’t like to go home and just tear down completely, because my poor husband has to look at me.”

Dolly’s beauty routine consists of makeup and wigs which she has learned to do lightning-quick after so many years in showbusiness!

But, although she likes to keep her makeup on almost all the time, she does let her hair down when she gets home – her real hair!

So, how does Dolly keep her hair under her wig? According to her interview – it’s not much different than the wig collection she uses daily.

“I keep my own hair the same color and a little longer than shoulder length, just to the top of my boob….” she said. “That way I can just pull it up with a little scrunchie. I was born blond and couldn’t wait to get it blonder. I started buying peroxide as soon as I could afford it! I just am a blonde. That’s just my nature. It’s me.”

Back in 2020, Dolly admitted in her memoir, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, the origin of her obsession with wigs and big hair.

“I always wore my hair all teased up…Whenever that style started, I was the first to get my hair all poofy. Then as soon as I could buy those hairpieces and wigs, I wanted them. For one thing, they were so handy. Plus, my hair would never do exactly what I wanted it to do. So the wigs became kind of my trademark.”

Check out Dolly Parton talking about the evolution of her appearance below!