Dr. Jennifer Ashton has always earned the respect of her fans for telling it like it is, and on Tuesday she made a surprise revelation that had her followers inundating with her support.
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The star revealed the negative effects that being in show-business had on her, as her hair had become damaged due to the constant need to glam it up. In a new series that she was dubbing 'Hair Chronicles', the star revealed that she was now wearing a wig as she demonstrated to fans what to do "immediately" if their hair also became damaged.
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In the minute-long video, she sat with her professional make-up team and showed off a fringe that had been made of human hair, and candidly revealed that she was wearing one.
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She also explained to her followers that the hair clipped on, and could be styled in any length or color that they desired.
In her caption, she explained: "Hair chronicles chapter 2: as I take you through my hair journey, for transparency's sake, I'm going to share everything I do and learn.
"Part of the reason for my current hair condition is daily damage caused by professional hair styling for tv. SO, I am now using clip in/on hair to save my hair from that pulling, heat, products, etc."
The star explained she wore a wig
She concluded: "Restorative hair stylist (and GMA glam squad member) @msmerylin put 2 tracks in, did not touch my hair with a brush or heat, and voila!"
Her fans gave her a lot of support over the video, as one beamed: "Love the fact that you are so transparent & authentic! You truly have the vocation to help others. Thank you for what you do!"
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A second said: "Thanks for being real Dr Jen. Hair for woman is such a big thing and they need to know they can do things and still feel like a woman."
And a third posted: "Thank you for being so open about your hair issues. Due to Crohn's Disease I often deal with bouts of hair loss. The struggle is real!"
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