I’m A Celeb’s Jessica Plummer looks unrecognisable in throwback snap with bright red weave that ‘destroyed’ her hair


I’M A Celebrity star Jessica Plummer has opened up about the bright red “devil” weave that “destroyed” her hair.

The ex-EastEnders actor, 28, looked totally unrecognisable in a throwback snap which saw her usual brown, curly locks replaced with the long, red weave.

I’m A Celeb star and singer/actor Jessica Plummer opened up about the long, red “devil” weave that “f’d me”

“Thisssssss was the devil weave that f’d me,” she wrote alongside the pic.

Jessica then went on to explain how the weave caused a small bald patch, discussing the topic in several lengthy social media posts.

She told her 334,000 Instagram fans – alongside a crying face emoji: “I used to wear a weave with full front that ripped the front section of my hair out leaving me with a bald patch (about the size of a 5p coin, but at the time obviously felt huge).”

After realising the damage it had done, Jessica managed to rescue her locks in less than a month.

Jessica had the weave when she was in the girl group Neon Jungle, who enjoyed chart success in 2014

But she’s since revealed that it left her with a bald patch – the size of a 5p piece

Though it only took a month for Jessica to regrow the lost hair, thanks to a miracle product

Jessica was also pictured rocking long, blonde hair when in Neon Jungle

She shared: “I went to my local black hair shop and bought Jamaican black castor oil. It took roughly two weeks for the hair to grow back, and was completely unnoticeable after a month. 

“However what I will say, is this helped hair that been lost due to damage, not hormone/age/disorder related. I’m not sure if it will work on hair loss caused by these things.”

Fans were keen to know the exact miracle product she used – which she quickly revealed in another Insta vid.

The brand, Sunny Isle, produces Jamaican black castor oil in a sizeable bottle for just £3.49.

Today, Jessica embraces her natural curls – and has shared top tips with fans keen to soak up her expertise
The 28-year-old mum-of-one revealed she uses a Tangle Teezer comb to keep her curls looking incredible

She also documented other products she uses to keep her curls looking red carpet-ready

Quickly, the former Neon Jungle singer was inundated with queries from fans about how she manages her hair today.

Plus fans were also keen to know how she takes care of her four-year-old daughter Noa’s hair, which is similarly curly.

She shared: “Figuring out what your curls need is a chore and a journey, but once you get the right formula 😍😍😍

“Like mine, I only ever shampoo Noa’s scalp, never her actual hair strands.”

Jessica also revealed how she cares for four-year-old daughter Noa’s hair

Jessica spent much of the evening posting fans’ comments to her Instagram Story and sharing what works for her

No doubt her fan base has grown since appearing on I’m A Celebrity 2020, with opera singer Russell Watson

As for brushes, those with curly hair may well already know the challenges of a conventional comb – though Jessica was quick to cite her solution.

“Whoever invented the Tangle Teezer is a genius LOL. I started using them on myself maybe five years ago now.

“Iv never been able to detangle my hair with a comb and find my hair is pulled out so much more with conventional brushes.”

Finally, she revealed her ultimate secret weapon: avocado oil, to be applied to curly hair when wet.

Many fans will of course remember Jessica from EastEnders, whose character Chantelle was killed off

Jessica posing in (and with) the legendary Queen Vic

“A lot of you asking which avocado oil I use,” she continued in her impromptu Instagram tutorial.

“I’m not opposed to any as long as avocado oil is the only ingredient. Don’t be fooled if you see it advertised as specifically ‘for hair’ at double the price… avocado oil is avocado oil LOL.”

Jess then shared a pic of the product she uses – Olivado Extra Virgin Avocado Oil, usually costing between £5 and £6.49 – which is advertised by retailers as a food product.

She quickly added: “Also word of warning: with avocado oil, a little goes a long way! 

Advice for fans with curly hair kept rolling in, including to only use avocado oil when your hair is wet

Advice also included using a hair wrap at night after using avocado oil

“And if using before bed, wrap your hair (we should be doing this anyway) – cos if your hand is heavy and it didn’t have time to sink in, your pillow will be green in the morning.

“I only ever put oil in my hair when it’s wet, neverrrr when it’s dry (or Noa’s).”

Jessica also recommend a lighter oil – like almond oil – for hair that’s prone to greasiness.