Billie Eilish Says She's Been Hiding Her Blonde Hair for Months: 'It Took Six Weeks to Accomplish'

Although Billie Eilish debuted her new light blonde hair earlier this month, she said she began the process of lightening her locks months earlier

Billie Eilish/Instagram
Billie Eilish. Photo: Billie Eilish/Instagram

Billie Eilish has been going blonde for months.

Weeks after debuting her new lightened locks, the 19-year-old singer shared that she had been keeping her hair transformation under wraps since mid-January.

During an informal Instagram Q&A session on Saturday, Eilish answered a number of fan questions about her new hairstyle — including why she had been keeping it a secret for so long.

"'Cause it took six weeks to accomplish," the star wrote alongside a photo taken on January 16, after the "first round" of the hair dying process. The image showed Eilish rocking a two-toned look: a platinum blonde on top that faded into a more red-leaning hue.

Billie Eilish hair
Billie Eilish. Billie Eilish/Instagram

Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday.

Billie Eilish hair
Billie Eilish. Billie Eilish/Instagram

Eilish also said that even after all of the work that went into getting her light blonde color, her hair is "so healthy."

"I wasn't expecting that at all," she explained, adding, "It's actually healthier than it's been in a longgggggg time."

Eilish's hairstylist previously shed some light on the hair transformation, writing in a since-deleted post that she had been gradually lightening the singer's jet black locks — leading fans to believe Eilish was wearing a wig when she performed at the Grammys just days before the big reveal.

Billie Eilish hair
Billie Eilish. Billie Eilish/Instagram
Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish. Francis Specker/CBS via Getty

"The process is real when you're doing it right. 6 weeks to get all the black of of her ends without damaging it, along with her following my strict haircare regime. We actually loved all the stages of lifting the color too but the end result is [fire emoji]," Lissa Renn wrote last month alongside a few photos of Eilish throughout the hair transformation process.

At the time, Eilish seemingly confirmed the fan theories on TikTok, posting a video that appeared to show her lifting up a black and green wig.

In recent months, the seven-time Grammy winner has been switching between all-over ink black and her signature black with neon green roots. She previously rocked a light teal color at the beginning of 2019, as well as an indigo blue before that.

Eilish made the big reveal shortly after asking fans to guess what color she would pick next. "did you guess correctly?" she captioned the clip.

Related Articles