Daniel Radcliffe’s Hair Extensions Are An Unwashed Sea Of Greasy Excellence

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Actor Daniel Radcliffe attends a screening of 'Kill Your Darlings' during the 57th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon West End on October 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BFI)

Photo: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BFI

This weekend, Harry Potter Daniel Radcliffe spoke at a screening for his new film Kill Your Darlings. Now, as much as I like Radcliffe, I have to say: dude’s new hair extensions are ridiculous.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 07: Daniel Radcliffe delights fans with a special appearance before the screening of 'Kill Your Darlings' at Cineworld Haymarket on December 7, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Cineworld)

Photo: John Phillips/Getty Images for Cineworld

To be fair, Radcliffe’s extensions are for his role as Igor in the upcoming film Frankenstein, but good gracious buddy. That is some hair. I’m not sure if I love it or hate it, though, because I think Radcliffe could potentially pull off the greasy, gross look well if he really tried. However, I always think of his as a fairly polished celebrity, even when it seems like he’s barely trying. So do these extensions look awesome or awful? Lemme know, because I’m conflicted. A closer look:

Daniel Radcliffe has some serious hair extensions.

Check them out in action during this interview on the Graham Norton Show:

While speaking with fellow guest Mary Barry, Radcliffe said that he’s wearing “a dead person’s hair,” which sufficiently creeped me out. When Barry responded that, no, it’s not, Radcliffe clarified, “Well, I assume the person is dead or someone who’s donated it.” That makes sense; people do generally shave off their loved ones’ hair immediately after death so celebrities can wear it around. I know that request is in my last will and testament.

Obviously, not all hair extensions are a good idea (for the epitome of this statement, see the sparkly ponytail butt plugs we wrote about a few months ago). But when they are for a role, it is often the case that the extensions are purposefully bad, so it’s not like this is a big ol’ faux pas on Radcliffe’s part, nor his stylist’s fault. Nevertheless, I can’t help being simultaneously skeeved out and intrigued by his gross, messy new hair. Like Alanna Bennett over at Bustle said: “That hair makes you look like a young Snape, your fictional father would be very upset.”

Insert terrible “yer a wizard, Harry, not Robert Pattinson in How To Be” joke here. Or just a picture of Robert Pattinson in How To Be for comparison:

Robert Pattinson How To Be

How To Be (2008)

Oh, buddy. Oh…oh, buddy.

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    • elle

      I don’t think Daniel knows how hair e tensions work also they look pretty terrible did they not have a hair stylist on set?. But im assuming they will look good in the movie (or at least fit the part)

    • Amanda

      I don’t think he tried. I think he just went omg long hair how do I deal and then just let it do it’s thing.

    • Sacher

      Ick. He looks like my ex with that shit on his head.

    • Anne Marie Hawkins

      It’s like what would happen if Lily had married Severus. (Aren’t we all glad she didn’t now.)