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Camila Cabello on Dyeing Her Hair Platinum Blonde: 'I Felt Like I Needed a Big Physical Change'

"The world is so different that for so many reasons I was like 'I feel like physical change needs to accompany that,'" the singer said on podcast Call Her Daddy

<p>(FILMDIGITLS)/SplashNews</p> Camila Cabello heads to an L.A studio showing off her blonde locks in February 2024

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Camila Cabello heads to an L.A studio showing off her blonde locks in February 2024

Camila Cabello is revealing the inspiration behind her new platinum do.

"You know, I felt like I needed a big, physical change," the "Señorita" singer shared on a recent episode of Alex Cooper's Call Her Daddy podcast. "I feel, I don't know, my dark hair has been with me for all of my life, like it was just a significant part of how the public saw me, how the world saw me, and how I saw myself."

"I feel like it's just been a year of, like, the theme has very much been 'play' and 'transformation' and changing and being brave," Cabello, who celebrated her 27th birthday on March 3, continued. "But I feel like also the music is so different, the world is so different that for so many reasons I was like 'I feel like physical change needs to accompany that.'"

While deciding whether or not to go through with the switch, Cabello explained that she tried on a couple of wigs to test out how she would feel. "I definitely think you need to try wigs because it's such a big change," she advised. "But I do feel like everyone should do it... it brings out a different part of your personality. It's kind of like a YOLO."

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<p>Megan Briggs/Getty</p> Camila Cabello and Alix Earle attend a game between the Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat at Kaseya Center on March 05, 2024 in Miami, Florida.

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Camila Cabello and Alix Earle attend a game between the Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat at Kaseya Center on March 05, 2024 in Miami, Florida.

“Camila wanted a big moment for 2024, and what bigger moment than her going platinum blonde! A color she has never been before," colorist Nikki Lee said in a statement. "Our promise to each other was we could do it, but only if we kept her hair as healthy as possible. We got her to this color with three appointments."

Lee emphasized the importance of patience when transitioning from "almost black hair to platinum blonde hair" and stressed the need to understand that it's a gradual process.

"We used L’Oréal Paris Féria Toner in Icy Blonde as an easy way for her to eliminate any brassiness and keep her hair shiny until she can get back into the salon to see me," Lee shared. "We’re loving everything about this change on her; she’s glowing, and it’s definitely channeling 2024 vibes!”

Related: Camila Cabello Reveals Why She Won't Get Back Together with Shawn Mendes Again

<p>Camila Cabello/Instagram</p> Camila Cabello posts picture on Instagram with her blond hair.

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Camila Cabello posts picture on Instagram with her blond hair.

Besides talking about her hair, Cabello also opened up on the podcast about her past relationship with Shawn Mendes. During the episode she touched upon how the pair reunited in spring 2023, two years after they called off their romance in 2021.

“I, personally, I think it’s known, I’m a fan,” the “Havana” singer said on the podcast of reconciling with former flames, explaining that she finds it “helpful.”

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“I’m kind of impulsive in that way, I would say,” Cabello shared. “If I feel it, I say it and I’m not really good at not doing that. Because the worst place for it to live is my mind, and then I’m like Ryan Gosling in The Notebook building a house for this person. I would rather say it and see what happens.”

She concluded, “I opted for that route. ... It is what it is. It was a great route, it was a fun time. It was a fun moment.”

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