Christina Hendricks Loves Hair Pieces!

Christina Hendricks Loves Hair Pieces!
July 13th, 2011

Christina Hendricks' real hair

Christina Hendricks' real hair

Christina Hendricks has been wearing hair pieces and wigs on a regular basis for some time now, but have you even noticed? I don’t watch the show “Mad Men” and I admit that when I have seen her on TV, my eyes have gone straight to her breasts because the media has made such a huge deal about her voluptuous figure. So when a few people mentioned to me that she wears hair pieces and toppers, I did some investigating and it’s totally, completely obvious that she wears hair pieces almost all the time! On the cover of most magazines she appears to be sporting full wigs!

Whereas Tori Amos rocks fiery red wigs, Christina Hendricks makes hair pieces her choice for achieving Hollywood hair. What’s crazy to me is that while Christina is well known for her red hair, hardly anyone on hairstyle blogs, or on the internet in general, mentions that her hair is actually fake! While a lot of female celebrities wear hair pieces on top of their head, it’s usually extremely difficult to tell, which leaves regular people like me feeling like celebrities get all the breaks. So I’m ecstatic that Christina Hendricks has no fear facing Hollywood with supplemental hair. Celebrities really are just like us!

In this first photo you can see Christina Hendricks with her real hair – her hair appears to be thinning slightly. She is 36 now, and I found photos of her in early acting roles from about ten years ago, and she had thin hair then too, so even though she’s known for her big hair, it doesn’t appear that she’s ever actually had big hair (nor is she a natural red head). Below I will show several photos of her with various hair pieces, extensions, and wigs. Although she looks great in all of these pictures, it slightly scares me how blatantly obvious her hair pieces are. You would think a celebrity hair piece maker would know how to give Christina hair that looks totally real – with real parts, and pieces that blend seamlessly with her real hair. Since she sometimes wears her hair naturally without supplemental hair, obviously the hair pieces she wears clip on the top of her head, which is exactly what I soon plan on getting.

In my hair replacement article, one of the challenges mentioned was that it can be hard to wear clip on pieces that look natural – that don’t look like they are just sitting on the top of your head. I want to get a piece that has a realistic looking part (which is lacking in all of the hair pieces Christina is wearing). I also plan on getting a hair piece with bangs because the other tell-tale sign Christina Hendricks is wearing hair pieces is that in some of her photos you can see where her real hair starts in the front, and where the supplemental hair begins an inch or so back from her hairline. So why do you think her hair pieces aren’t that real – does she have a bad hairstylist, or is it that difficult to get a totally realistic hair piece?

Christina Hendricks hair extensions
In this photo Christina is showing her real hair, but with hair extensions that give her hair length on the bottom. The hair extensions are obvious because her real hair is short, and the extensions are not an exact match for her hair color.

Christina Hendricks hair piece
Christina is wearing a hair piece attached to the top of her head. You can slightly see where her real hair peaks through at her hairline, and then a piece without a visible part gives her fullness on the top.

Christina Hendricks hair extensions
In this photo it appears that Christina’s real hair is brushed up and then a hair piece sits behind her hairline to add volume and length to her hair.

Christina Hendricks hair extensions
Wow look at those awesome boobs! This is why it took me this long to realize Christina Hendricks was wearing hair, because even though her hair is fire engine red, it’s not the first thing that grabs my attention!

Christina Hendricks topper
She’s wearing a really obvious topper or wig  in this photo. Her hair has no part at all!

Christina Hendricks big hair
Due to the length of Christina’s hair here, it’s probably a wig, or she could be wearing a topper plus super long hair extensions. This is her on the cover of New York Magazine.

Christina Hendricks wig
This has got to be a full-on wig.

Christina Hendricks hair
Christina Hendricks out and about on the street, which means she probably wears hair pieces most of the time in her real life – not just when she’s on the red carpet. You can slightly see where the hair piece just sits on the top of her head.

Christina Hendricks hair extensions
This photo sort of freaks me out because her hair looks bad and really fake. It looks like her brown roots grew out, and the hair piece doesn’t match them. This makes me nervous because if a famous celebrity can’t get realistic looking hair, what about me?

So what do you make of Christina Hendricks wearing hair pieces and wigs in her regular life, and on the red carpet? Since a lot of the hair pieces are so obvious, do you think she cares if the whole world knows her hair is fake? Or do you think she doesn’t realize how obvious her supplemental hair looks? Or maybe since half of Hollywood wears extensions, she feels like hair toppers are no different. I’m sure most people have no clue she wears hair, though, and just thinks she’s another lucky celebrity blessed with perfect hair. Either way I’m excited that a popular celeb is showing the world she’s not afraid to wear hair pieces. And the fact that she has thinning hair has not hurt her career or popularity.

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  • Tara
    July 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Wow I never knew this about her! I agree that people are always talking about her curves, but they also talk a lot about her red hair. I just saw her on the cover of Lucky magazine (I think it was Lucky) today and you’re right it really does look like she’s wearing a wig. I would have just thought it was her real hair Photoshopped to make it look thicker if I didn’t know better.

    • Jeni - Hair Loss Hell
      July 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm

      I just got that Lucky magazine too with her on the cover.

  • Elisa
    July 18, 2011 at 7:42 am

    As someone with thin hair and obsessed with “Mad Man” I have to say: Wow! I didn’t notice this at all! It must have been the boobs!

    I always thought she had nice hair, even if a little limp but now I see…

  • Tamra75
    August 13, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I just saw this Lifetime movie called Hunger Point with Christina Hendricks. It’s from 2003 and there’s a scene where the show the top of her head, and her hair looks just like that first picture here. I’m not sure if she has CTE or AGA. Her hair hasn’t changed at all and I think that’s a recent picture you have posted.

  • Nicole
    August 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    One of the big issues for her is that reds are IMPOSSIBLE to match with hair pieces. I use a lot of false hair on myself and always find it difficult to match. Natural red hair has a million tones, and dyed red hair tends to have a different sheen every time you get it done. Human hair can be dyed, but I’m on the 4th process for a human hair piece that was a close match when I purchased it already, and I’m not quite there yet. It gets closer each time I dye my hair and the bang, but the difference is still obvious to me.

    Synthetic hair is a whole other story. I’ve managed to reproduce my exact hair texture (wild and multi sized curls) in pin straight extensions, but am still working on the color. 6-8 more layers of sharpie should do it….

    If you have black or blonde hair, go for it. It won’t be nearly as obvious as it is on ginger hair.

    • Jeni - Hair Loss Hell
      August 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      And I know red hair dye fades really fast, so hair ends up looking different only a week after dyeing it. I used to dye my hair red when I was in my 20s. Most of Christina’s hair pieces cover her entire head, so that solves the mismatch problem for her – only in the one picture where she’s wearing extensions can you see the difference in color. Nicole, where do you get your hair pieces from?

  • Ectomorph
    October 4, 2011 at 7:51 am

    First of all, both Christina Hendricks and Fergie are sexy as hell. So who gives a shit about fine or thick hair.

    – Christina looks way better with her own hair. That piece of crap on top of her head makes her look like a drag queen.

    – Fergie doesn’t even have thin hair, just a slightly wide parting, and even if she did… she’s still one of the sexiest women alive.

    What a waste of time. Go have fun, live life and flirt. F*&$ hair.

    • Jeni - Hair Loss Hell
      October 6, 2011 at 12:22 am

      I wish I didn’t care about hair, but unfortunately I do, and most women do too when they start losing it. I try every day to not care, but it’s nearly impossible.

      • Rosie
        November 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm

        Jeni, I know how you feel :( I worry about my hair constantly. I think Christina’s hair looks lovely natural. She has such a beautiful face, it doesn’t matter that she doesn’t have the thickest hair in the world.

  • susanne
    January 13, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Do you know where to find these pieces? I am hunting for a light weight topper that looks real which is hard for blondes. I may be interested in human hair top pieces too. I have smaller head so the regular pieces are much too big. Any advice??

  • Lorraine
    January 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I’m so glad I found this! Finally a celeb with hair “similar” to mine! I say “similar” because my hair is naturally brown and I have never ever colored it (nor do I intend on doing it) and also the wave pattern seems different… but her part in the first picture is a lot like mine, and the volume (or lack thereof) of her real hair is just like mine! I’ve always had thin hair, I was born like that, but lately (early 20s) I’ve noticed my hair is a bit thinner than when I was younger. Still, Christina is now my role model, since she’s so pretty even though she has really thin hair! I’m not as beautiful as her, and my breasts are definitely small compared to hers (I’m sure if I had such big breasts, hair would be the least of my concerns, lol), but just knowing that a mainstream, beautiful celeb has hair similar to mine really helps my self confidence a bit… again, so glad I found this! And yeah, hair loss IS like hell!

  • sarina
    March 10, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Hiya, i have VERYY fine hair too and im constantly worried about my hair, my hair is more fine at the top of the head and usually any hair products wigs/ 3/4 hair pieces etc there all to give volume at the back of the head or the bottom locks, on the third picture down where it says ‘Christina is wearing a hair piece attached to the top of her head’ what kind of hair piece would this be? do you have any idea? and also very graetful for this page :) x

    • Sophia
      September 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm

      A “topper” just sits on the top of your head and is secured in place by clips. it is very secure and doesn’t move around at all. I wear one and wouldn’t ever consider being without it. they are rather expensive and there are some nuisances in the whole ordering process, but so worth it. See my post date 9/24/12.

  • Susan
    May 7, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Christina has often said she started dying her hair at the age of twelve with drugstore “rinses” (with her mother’s permission). I wonder if all of that hair dying, starting at such a young age, has contributed to the thin hair she has now.

  • Kip
    July 20, 2012 at 9:58 am

    It looks like Christina needs to consult with Kristen Stewart’s stylist because her hair is sheer perfection in the Twilight movies and I had no clue she had a problem until I started seeing photo ops and appearances where her hair was really showing her scalp. You can really see it on the cover of one of the OK magazine but I am glad that she allows people to see it. Only the ladies who suffer from hair loss would see it. Because in the twilight movies her hair is absolutely luscious!

    • Sarah
      September 22, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Kristen Stewart’s hair isn’t thinning. Aside from going through a lot of emotional and mental stress, she has an extremely nervous temperament, and after her break-up with Robert Pattinson, she started pulling her hair out (a nervous “tic” called Trichotillomania). Once people started noticing, it got in the papers, TV, etc. :/

  • Sophia
    September 24, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Unfortunately her hair piece is not done well at all. I wear a topper and no one can tell. It’s 100% real hair from Indian, and I purchase mine from Hair Club. The biggest negative on buying these pieces is you really don’t get a 100% custom piece. I’ve been having trouble getting my pieces to match my natural hair curl. It’s a complicated process that “supposedly” takes place in China. I think a lot of my requests get lost in translation. All the pieces need to to colored and permed to your specks, but again something always seems to go wrong. Fortunately, Hair Club will honor their work and will fix anything you don’t like, but I’m sure there is a limit as to what they will fix and how many times they will accept your rejections. You really are at their mercy. the pieces are also rather expensive, $2,000, and they only last for about 12 months. so it is a continual expense. Another issue is, they take about three months to produce, so there is a lengthy waiting period. I love my hair piece and wouldn’t be caught dead without it, but the whole process is stressing and humiliating.

  • Lilly
    September 25, 2012 at 11:06 am

    check out this site – AMAZING!!! I love their pieces!!! LAst about a year or longer but I am kinda tough on mine due to sports and AZ weather. LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

  • m
    June 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    I been wanting to post something on ur site for awhile now. I am suffering from telogen effluvium I list 90% of my hair in 9 months. I have came across ur website many times during the resurch I have been doing. I am using half wigs and hair pieces like seen here. I just wanted to say I have read a lot on ur site and a lot of what u write makes me sad. I feel like u are so stuck in the sadness of ur hairloss. Hairloss sucks I completely understand. But there are options some of them are not going to be perfect but are natural hair was never completly perfect ether. I really hope u find a half wig or a solution to help u stop obsessing about it. Believe me I was completely obsessed. When I was losing my hair but I found solution and it has made it easier. Nothing is ever perfect. But I hope u find something that. Will help u relax and let u forget about your hairloss. I have only been suffering hairloss for 9 months but I already have had enough of it taking my happiness away. It seems like u been suffering for much too long. Im sorry I dont want u to take this wrong. I just want u to start wearing something and move on and be happy. Wigs will never be perfect but they are perfect enough.

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