Wait, Olivia Wilde Once Had Green Hair?!
The actress admits to a coloring mishap
When she was a teen, the actress had a major mishap. “At one point I went from blonde to brown, and that gave me green,” Wilde tells PEOPLE. That wasn’t the worst of it, though. She goes on to admit, “Then I just went black. And when I tried to go blonde again, I was left with a black stripe around the middle of my head. It was really unattractive.”
Wilde, a Revlon global brand ambassador, has come a long way since those days of green hair. And she’s learned the trick to trying new hues: patience. “I change my hair color so often for work that I get to experience all shades and all styles. I’m a big fan of experimentation, but with that it’s all about doing it slowly.” And the actress adds, “Luckily, my hair hasn’t fallen out, which is really amazing considering how much I dye it.”
She also keeps her mane in tip-top condition by not washing it every day, watching what she eats and using ammonia-free products — like Revlon’s new Luxurious ColorSilk Buttercream hair color, which features mango, shea and coconut butters. “We are exposed to so many different chemicals every day, so with beauty I’m a fan of having products that don’t have ammonia,” Wilde says. The other thing she loves about the Buttercream collection? The results. “[It gives hair] such a healthy silky look, it doesn’t leave any residue and it’s really hydrating.”
Revlon Luxurious ColorSilk Buttercream will be available at drugstores and mass-market retailers nationwide for $5.99 starting in January. And while you’re contemplating what new shade to try in 2013, check out exclusive behind-the-scenes photos (above and below) from Wilde’s Revlon Buttercream commercial shoot. Tell us: Have you ever had a hair color mishap like Wilde? (One editor admits she once tried to add auburn streaks to blond hair and ended up with pink strands.)