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Jennifer Aniston: Extensions Destroyed My Hair (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post  
First Posted: 12/27/2011 3:21 pm Updated: 12/28/2011 2:52 pm

We were startled this year when Jennifer Aniston took the choppers to her famous long mane, axing any remnants of the Rachel into a short and chic bob.

Earlier this year, Aniston's cherished hair stylist Chris McMillan told Allure that he and Jen decided to make the cut to avoid the "'Real Housewives' look":

"I'm loving bobs again. I love the girl in the YSL ads. It's a sexy look. The reason that I'm loving a bob at the moment... There are so many long, layered hairstyles and-don't get me wrong, I love that. But The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills all have that. You know what I mean? And what's the opposite direction you can go in?" McMillan said.

"It's nice to take the extensions out of the hair and do something more natural."

And in a new interview with In Style, Jen opens up about why she cut her locks.

Was she going for the anti-Angelina look? Just tired of blow drying everyday? Was new squeeze Justin Theroux a short hair fan? It turns out the problem was more logistical:

"The real reason I cut my hair? My real hair was getting thinned out again from all the extensions. It was starting to look fake."

We love your hair natural, Jen! You might even inspire us the next time we sit down for our (way less expensive) chop jobs.

Read more at InStyle, and see Jen's hair-apeutic cut (sorry, sorry) below.

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Check out Jennifer Aniston's changing locks over the last decade:
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  • 2000

    Long straight layers in 2000

  • 2001

    Short bob in 2001

  • 2002

    Mid-length waves in 2002

  • 2003

    Straight and sleek in 2003

  • 2004

    Side swept bangs in 2004

  • 2005

    A darker hue in 2005

  • 2006

    Long and blonde in 2006

  • 2007

    Fading from dark to light in 2007

  • 2008

    Bright blonde in 2008

  • 2009

    Natural waves in 2009

  • 2010

    Face framing layers in 2010

  • 2011

    Short choppy bob in 2011