The 20-year-old songstress made the admission this weekend, telling fans that she clips in fake ponytails as her own hair "looks absurd" when left left loose on its own.
Ariana's troubles began when she started bleaching her hair and then immediately dying it red for her role as Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon programmes Victorious and Sam & Cat.
Recently, however, fans have begun to notice that Ariana has been sporting the same half-up-half-down hairstyle almost every day, whether she is performing on stage or just hanging out with her friends.
Taking to Facebook this weekend, the US star revealed: "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 ponytail because my actual hair is so broken that it looks absolutely ratchet and absurd when I let it down."
Ariana went on to say that finding a solution to cover up her damaged hair hasn't been easy: "I tried wigs, they looked RIDICULOUS," she continued.
"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 hairstyle 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."
Ariana concluded by asking her fans to "give her a break" and added: "IT'S JUST HAIR AFTER ALL. There are way way way more important things."
After speaking out, Ariana was spotted with her mum Joan at a Chanel boutique in LA and she was all smiles as she tried on hats and checked out the make-up on offer.
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