Inspired by Tyra Banks’ appearance on her talk show sans weave, Meghan McCain comes clean on the Daily Beast: “Yes, I have been wearing different variations of permanent and semi-permanent hair extensions since high school,” she writes. If this revelation doesn’t sound earth-shattering to you, perhaps you have “virgin hair.” McCain explains, “for women like Tyra (and myself) to go without a weave on television is almost unthinkable.”
“My friends and women following me on Twitter seemed to appreciate the fact that I was being real and revealing the extra help I get,” McCain writes of her admission’s aftermath. “Why do I feel the need to share all of this now? Because all the young women that follow me should know that it’s OK to look like your real self and it’s OK to get a little extra help when sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t give you everything you want."