Dolly Parton Is the Queen of Wigs — and She's Sharing Her Styles With Us

Samantha Faragalli Younghans - Author

Apr. 2 2021, Updated 12:57 p.m. ET

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Country singer Dolly Parton is known for her eclectic style and bright personality. The country singer always looks dolled up (pun intended) when we see her in public, which is why many fans are curious about what her secret to looking good all the time is. 

The blonde beauty's hair, specifically, always looks on point, which is why we're investigating why the music sensation always turns to wigs to complete her bold look. Scroll down for everything Dolly has said about wearing wigs!

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Why does Dolly Parton always wear wigs?

First off, fans should know that there's a story behind why Dolly chooses to oftentimes wear wigs. "I used to try to keep my own hair teased and as big as I liked it and having the bleach and all that, it just broke off," she previously revealed in a sit down with the Hallmark Channel, according to Taste of Country. "I thought, 'Why not just wear wigs?' That way I never have a bad hair day. I have a big hair day, but not a bad hair day." Good point, Dolly!

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Dolly further insisted that country singers just need to have big hair... apparently it's just part of the gig in her eyes! "Gospel singers and country singers just have to have that big hair, it's just a thing," she previously joked.

But even though Dolly loves to wear wigs when she's on stage and out and about, you won't always catch the platinum blonde in one. "I don’t always wear them in my daily life, but I always still pouf up my hair. I still like to have that flashy hair," she told Elle in October 2019. "Wigs are just so handy. I’m so busy, and I have so many choices. I never have a bad hair day, and that’s a good thing."

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And when she's home, wigs are hardly a part of her wardrobe. In fact, she just does the bare minimum to her strands. "When I’m around home, I wear my little scrunchies, but I always put on some makeup and fix my own hair as cute as I can fix it," she added during the interview.

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While previously speaking with Hallmark, she admitted that she's still really happy with her look beneath the wig, which is why she doesn't wear them every day. "I keep my hair the same color. I keep my roots up for my husband, [Carl Dean]. I don't want to look good for everybody else and then go home and look terrible," Dolly said. "I try to keep my own hair the same length, just a little below the shoulder." 

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But no matter what, the 73-year-old will forever be the queen of wigs, which is why she's including a line of them in her upcoming lifestyle empire. "I’m going to do it. I’m going to get there," Dolly told Elle about creating a signature wig line. "It’s one of my dreams — the makeup, hair, and wigs, clothes, all of that sort of thing." 

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