Doja Cat decided to cool off during this heatwave by ditching all of her hair.
The pop star decided to impulsively shave off both her hair and eyebrows while on Instagram Live on Thursday, surprising fans with her sudden decision to give herself such an extreme makeover. But it was clear that Doja had been thinking about making this change for a minute as she explained to the over 20,000 people watching that she’s “never liked” having hair. Taking some shaving cream and a razor, the singer carefully gave herself a buzzcut and then proceeded to remove her eyebrows on the stream. “I just can’t believe that it took me this long to be like, ‘Shave your fucking head,’” she said.
And while the decision may have been made in the spur of the moment, it was immediately clear Doja didn’t regret the change for a second, exclaiming that she was “obsessed” with the final results. “I feel like I was never supposed to have hair anyway,” she added. “I, like, don’t like having hair. I never liked having hair. I cannot tell you one time, since the beginning of my life, that I’ve ever been like, ‘This is cool.’ I just do not like to have hair.”
She went on to explain that having to deal with wigs while at the gym has also made her turn against the idea of having luscious locks altogether. The “Woman” singer revealed that she feels “so fucking exhausted when working out” while wearing hairpieces and that they would start “sliding and peeling off” her head while she was exercising. “I would be working out, but I couldn’t focus because I was more concerned about how I looked. Or how my hair was doing, and how to keep it adhered to my scalp,” she noted.
Doja is just one of a handful of stars who have recently embraced baldness. Maisie Williams also debuted a freshly-shorn look this week, and in December 2021 Demi Lovato got buzzed while model Iris Law, the daughter of Jude Law and Sadie Frost, has made the shaved style her signature look.
Perhaps the pop star was also just looking to make a fresh start after recently engaging in a little public back-and-forth with Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp. Doja called the 17-year-old actor “socially unaware and wack” last month after he shared some of their private messages between them in a since-deleted TikTok. The screenshots of their exchange showed the singer asking about the relationship status of Schnapp’s co-star Joseph Quinn, who plays Eddie Munson on the new season of the show. But while Doja didn’t take too kindly to her personal business being put on blast, after the fallout, Schnapp assured fans that things between them were totally copacetic. The actor posted a TikTok of himself set to her song “Kiss Me More,” commenting, “Guys everything is all good I apologized and I still follow her and love her music no hard feelings,” and adding two red heart emojis.