Debra Messing’s beauty philosophy is one that many of us can relate to.
Her hair is all the proof you need to forgo a shower if you’re weary and need an excuse. The Will & Grace actress, whose flaming red curls make her instantly identifiable, revealed a beauty tip she credits for her long, lush locks.
Fitting in is frequently a top goal while we’re young, which means we don’t always appreciate the aspects of ourselves that set us apart. Debra Messing knows what it’s like since she used to despise her curly, red hair – yep, the feature of her look for which she is best known.
“When I was young I hated my hair. I grew up in the rural suburbs and most everybody — in terms of the girls — had straight, shiny blonde hair, and yeah, I have the crazy, kinky, curly hair.”
She told HollywoodLife.com, “I just have to say I hated it when I was young. It really made me stand out and as a teenager, that’s the last thing you want — to stand out. So, it’s been a journey for me to now be in a place where I absolutely love my hair. It gets worked on a lot with irons and heat, so when I’m not working, I generally let it air dry and I just put it in a bun on the top of my head with an elastic band. And then, when it dries, I take it down and I get sort of cool waves.”
“I’m a single mom and I work full-time and I can’t waste my time on things that don’t work,” she said.
“I get my hair colored every six to eight weeks. In between, I try to do Colorance — it’s moisturizing and it deposits color,” she said.
She’s marketing Colgate Optic White toothpaste, which she swears by, and she’s also starring in the blockbuster remake of “Will & Grace.” “My choppers are white. I work on it. I drink tea. Red wine. You don’t realize how quickly it dulls it,” she said.
Her magnificent red hair, on the other hand, never gets old. To keep her color, she uses two products.
“I don’t wash my hair every day,” she told Yahoo Lifestyle. “I probably wash it every third day!” The subject of how often you should wash your hair is complicated, and the answer is contingent on a number of factors. How often you need to shampoo and condition depends on your hair color, length, and texture (as well as your lifestyle choices). However, you shouldn’t wash your hair every day in most circumstances, since this might dehydrate your strands and cause brittle ends.
She stated that she had no idea what products to use on her hair and that “when I would try to straighten it that was a nightmare, because it would just grow and I would look like Ronald McDonald.”
“Other times, if I’m going out, I can straighten my hair. I can do it myself, but I don’t do it too often,” Debra said. “I’m vigilant about keeping it in good health, so I use an ampoule every time I wash my hair. I use an ampoule that is a deep, deep, deep conditioner. And then, I use another leave-in conditioner, and then I use another spray leave-in conditioner. So, I’m constantly feeding it because it gets eaten up so much.”
“Goldwell has these color mousses … if I need it to be more vibrant, I use the mousse and wash it out in the shower and that gets me through,” said Messing.
Speaking of dead ends, another beauty advice Messing offers is to use hot styling products sparingly. In a separate interview with Hollywood Life, Messing said, “I’m vigilant about keeping it in good health, so I use an ampoule every time I wash my hair. I use an ampoule that is a deep, deep, deep conditioner. And then, I use another leave-in conditioner, and then I use another spray leave-in conditioner.” The IMONPRO Professional Losing Control Hair Ampoule ($18.81, Amazon) preserves and strengthens your hair while also combating hair loss.
When Messing saw an advertisement portraying a lady with curly hair, things began to change for her.
Because, y’all, representation is important. “I saw a…Breck commercial in [a] magazine and [the model] had flowing, shiny but great curls and I was like, ‘That’s what I want.’”
Messing’s story didn’t end there, though, since she continued to have a few hair disasters along the road – we’ve all had those, right? “For some reason, I thought I could achieve that with a perm. And you can only imagine how that turned out, so I definitely struggled with it,” Messing said.