As far as I can tell, actress and comedian Kathy Griffin wears wigs all the time now for hosting gigs, public appearances, TV show guest appearances, and during her stand up shows. Does Kathy Griffin have hair loss? Otherwise, why wear a wig?
A few weeks ago I caught Kathy Griffin as a guest star on the TV sitcom Whitney, and I thought, “that’s got to be a wig.” Her hair was so big, and so perfect on the show. Sure some people have hair like that, but hers was sooo big and sooo perfect that it made me curious. I did some research, and it turns out it’s no secret that Kathy Griffin wears a wig! She admits to it - at least according to what I’ve read on the internet. I have never heard Kathy actually say she wears a wig, but other people claim they have – I guess that’s what Judge Judy would call hearsay. It turns out she has a best-selling book: A Memoir According To Kathy Griffin, so I wonder if she mentions it there?
As annoying and fame-whorish as she can sometimes be (sorry Kathy), I love that Kathy is open and honest about her struggles with accepting her appearance. And I appreciate that she, along with Joan Rivers (who makes my favorite hair concealing product), talks openly about her experiences with plastic surgery. I know it’s nobody’s business what you’ve done, but I am bad at keeping secrets about myself, and if I was a celebrity I would probably go on and on about what I’ve had done (including hair stuff). Since Kathy Griffin admits to having liposuction, a nose job, brow lift, face lift, eye lift, teeth veneers, Botox, and more, I believe that she probably has admitted that she wears a wig too.
• So why does Kathy Griffin wear a wig?
I have a few theories. Since Kathy’s had so much work done on her face, there’s a good chance she has scars from plastic surgery near her hairline, or her hair could have receded in the front from the face lift. It’s actually common for women to experience hair loss at the site of face lift incisions, and a receding hairline is another common side effect from the surgery.
Also, Kathy Griffin is now 51, so she could have some age-related hair thinning. She may have normal, average looking hair, but obviously she cares greatly about her appearance, so why settle for average hair, when you can have Hollywood hair instead? I am reminded of fellow redhead Christina Hendricks, who also has average hair, but Christina achieves Hollywood hair by wearing hair pieces and wigs. In Hollywood, it’s go big or go home. It seems like a lot of female celebrities will do whatever they can to achieve perfection – Kathy Griffin says getting lipo almost killed her, yet she later went back for more! So wearing a little fake hair is obviously no big deal when you think about it.
Finally, even when I had normal hair, I hated styling it all the time, and it never looked that good, so it’s probably easier to pop on an expensive wig and be out the door. Although, I have a feeling even a wig needs to be professionally styled for an hour to look perfect, so I don’t know how much time it would really save. Judging from older photos, it’s obvious Kathy Griffin has worn hair extensions in the past to add length and volume, but maybe she’s discovered that causes traction alopecia, plus permanent hair loss, where the pieces are attached. So wearing a wig could be less damaging to her real hair.
• Pictures of Kathy Griffin’s real hair:
I assume this is Kathy’s real hair (but I guess it could be a wig). It looks nice here.
I also assume this is her real hair. Again it looks nice – and it looks very average/normal.
Here you can see Kathy’s real hairline, and she looks like either she has a naturally high hairline, or it could be a bit receded from the face lift. But overall she doesn’t appear to actually have hair loss (except maybe in the front).
Here’s another picture of Kathy Griffin’s real hair. Except for the high hairline, her hair still looks pretty thick.
• Pictures of Kathy Griffin wearing wigs:
Here’s a cute photo of Kathy Griffin dressed up as pinup Betty Page.
This looks like a wig, although it could be Kathy’s real hair, plus hair extensions.
This looks like a wig, although again it could also be her real hair, plus extensions.
I love this over-the-top hairstyle. It looks like a wig because there’s no hair part.
This has got to be a wig!
I like this lighter red hair color on her.
I like the highlights here, and her hair is so shiny!
This is a cute picture. Unless she has really thick hair on top, that’s a wig.
Kathy Griffin – if you’re doing Google Alerts on yourself and you find this blog post, please fill me in on your hair secrets! Whether Kathy is sporting her real hair, hair extensions, or a wig, I normally like what she does with her hair. The only difference between her and other female celebrities is that she divulges her beautifying secrets. So now you know – whether or not she “needs” to, Kathy Griffin wears a wig to achieve perfect Hollywood hair.