‘The Pioneer Woman’: Ree Drummond Admits She Dyes Her Bright Red Hair

The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond has created an incredible name for herself through the years. Her fun, sweet personality has helped her become one of Food Network’s biggest celebrity chefs, while her close family connection helps her relate to her viewers. But the most notable thing about Drummond is her bright red hair, which she’s rocked since long before she became a television star.

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Drummond has become one of the most well-known Food Network stars of our time

Drummond’s fame didn’t come purposely. The television chef was actually planning to go to law school when she met her now-husband, Ladd Drummond, in a bar in Oklahoma. When he called her and they went on a date, her life was turned upside down. Drummond decided to stay in Oklahoma with her new man — she gave up her dream of going to law school.

When the two were married and started a family, Drummond became the bones of the house — she helped take care of the kids, helped out on the ranch, and made sure everyone one was fed, of course — all while still adjusting to the idea of being a stay-at-home mom. She started a blog in 2006 called “The Pioneer Woman” to document her life, and it quickly gained traction. With each passing post, Drummond earned a few more fans. Food Network eventually caught wind of her blog, and she started her cooking show back in 2011.

She loves incorporating her family into her shows

Drummond has always been big into family; cooking for her husband and kids is the foundation of her show. She loves bringing her children in to help her cook, and they seem to have adjusted well to the spotlight. Though all of her kids were homeschooled, she hilariously once said that it hasn’t kept them from developing strong social skills — possibly because, for homeschooled kids, they spend plenty of time among the public. Drummond is sure to show the kids off on social media, too, which is how she recently revealed that her red hair isn’t natural — anymore.

Drummond just reminded us that she’s only human — and she dyes her hair

As we all know, age eventually catches up to us. For years, Drummond had bright red locks, and they’ve been part of her signature look since the world first learned who she was back in 2006. However, Drummond recently acknowledged that nowadays, that red hair isn’t natural. She celebrated her 50th birthday back in January, and for many middle-aged women, grey hair is a reality.

Drummond posted a video to Instagram in November, which gave fans a sneak peek at her Thanksgiving episode. “Where did u get that beautiful red hair?” someone wrote in the comments. “From birth, my great-grandfather! But these days, from a bottle,” Drummond said with the laughing emoji. She always keeps it real with her followers and always has the wittiest responses to fans. Hey, we don’t blame her for dying her hair — everyone does. And we totally appreciate her charming honesty.