You might need to sit down for this: Ariana Grande has finally decided to open up about why she wears her hair in a ponytail and it's basically because her actual hair is a bit "ratchet".
Having posted, and then subsequently deleted, a picture of her hair down with the caption "New Album, New Look", before going back to the old look, Grande was then criticised by some charming online commentators for being a pop puppet etc.
So she's written a fairly amusing Facebook post about it all, which includes the phrase "IT'S JUST HAIR AFTER ALL".
Here it is in all its glory:
Since people give me such a hard time about my hair I thought I'd take the time to explain the whole situation to everybody. I had to bleach my hair and dye it red every other week for the first 4 years of playing Cat… as one would assume, that completely destroyed my hair. I now wear a wig on Sam & Cat. My real hair is back to brown and I wear extensions but I wear it in a pony tail because my actual hair is so broken that it looks absolutely ratchet and absurd when I let it down. I tried wigs, they looked RIDICULOUS. Tried a weave because I am working on a new project and want to try some different looks and literally wanted to rip my scalp off. So as annoying as it is for y'all to have to look at the same hair style all the time, it's all that works for now (AND I'm comfortable for the first time in years).… And trust me, it's even more difficult for me to have to wait forever for my natural hair to grow back and to have to wear more fake hair than every drag queen on earth combined. So PLEASE gimme a break about the hair (or just don't look at me lol). IT'S JUST HAIR AFTER ALL. There are way way way more important things. Love y'all very much.
In summary: she is not her hair.