Attention, Friends fanatics: Prepare to have your hair dreams crushed. In a recent interview with Glamour, Jennifer Aniston revealed she wasn’t actually a fan of her signature The Rachel haircut. Say what? If you’re a true Friends fan, this may come as a shock to you, seeing as how the full-bodied, layered cut was adored (and copied) by endless women in the ’90s.
Jennifer Aniston went as far as to say that it was “kind of cringe-y for me. Looking back, honestly, even during that time, I couldn’t do it on my own. I needed [my hairstylist] Chris [McMillan] attached to my hip. Left to my own devices, I am not skilled with a hairbrush and blow-dryer.” So there you have it, folks. Ross may have been the only one who really loved Rachel’s shaggy hair. That being said, we all know that Jennifer is somewhat of a hair goddess, so we thought we’d investigate some of her hair tips and tricks.
Product line of choice: Living Proof — she is the co-owner and the face of the brand.
Her low-maintenance hair trick: She told Glo, “When I’m in a hurry, my hair easily goes up into a ponytail. Then I’ll throw a hat on, get my sunglasses on and head out. If I’m going somewhere fancy, then I’ll make more time.”
She uses hair and face masks religiously: In the same interview with Glo, she said, “I learned long ago to regularly use masks on your hair and on your face.” Her latest obsession is Living Proof’s Nightcap ($28), a leave-in treatment you apply before bed.
Her throwback hair products: “Aqua Net. It reminds me of the palladium. Bad, bad hair — teased! Oh, and Aussie Scrunchfrom in my 20s. The smell was so yum, but you couldn’t brush it for a week,” Aniston told Allure.
Her hair icons: She also told Allure, “I always love Kate Moss’s hair. And Gisele’s. Who doesn’t?”
On washing her hair: In her Glo interview she disclosed, “The beauty of Living Proof is that you don’t need to wash your hair every day, because it doesn’t have build-up from silicones or heavy oils, which is fantastic. I’d say I go every two to three days easily without washing my hair.”
On post-gym hair washing: “No, I don’t. A little sweat in the hair is nice. It’s like a little product,” as Aniston said to Fashionista.
On blow drying: Bustle found out: “When I’m not working, I let my hair air-dry, then finger dry around my hair line, and let it go. It helps your hair stay healthier.”
Hair up vs. down: She told Fashionista, “I don’t like [to wear] my hair up very much. I’m not an up-do kind of gal.”
What do you think? Was The Rachel a hit or a miss? Tell us in the comments!
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