Real or Faux? The Truth About Bachelor Contestant Heather Martin’s Rapunzel-Like Hair

One of the most talked about topics on this season of The Bachelor  (aside from Colton Underwood’s virginity): contestant Heather Martin’s hair. Is it real? Is it extensions? PEOPLE got to the bottom of it in a recent interview with the star.

Martin’s waist-length Rapunzel-like hair is in fact all her own — and she’s revealing how she grew it so long.

“It’s so long! I was telling all the girls I literally don’t know how to do my hair,” Martin, 22, tells PEOPLE.

She’s not a hoarder when it comes to hair products and admits she was able to grow her ends so long by doing a few simple steps.

“I shower and blow dry my hair and I don’t use any products,” Martin says. “I only use shampoo and conditioner.”

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Although some women find longer hair more of a challenge to maintain the San Diego-based Bachelor contestant says she’s kept her length for the majority of her life because she doesn’t know how to style it any other way!


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Looking back and wondering if there is any way out…. nope…. ok, here goes nothing 🌹 Bachelor premiere tonight on @abcnetwork. Let the punchlines begin ✨

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“It’s always been long my whole life. I can’t curl it, I can’t do anything. This is it!” Martin says.

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Martin has also made headlines at the start of Colton Underwood‘s season of The Bachelor for revealing she’s never been kissed in her contestant bio.

Much of the lead-up to this season of the hit ABC reality show centered around Underwood openly admitting he’s still a virgin himself. “I had no plans to share that I was a virgin,” the former NFL player said of when he first told Becca Kufrin on The Bachelorette. “It was something in the moment with Becca. It was important for her to know. I didn’t think it was going to be a big deal but obviously, a lot of people latched onto that.”

And though he’s “grateful” for the support and fan reactions he received after he opened up, Underwood pointed out that being a virgin is only a “small part of who I am.”

He told PEOPLE: “It’s a decision I consciously made, but it’s just something that makes me into who I am. There is a stigma around athletes and I think the more that us as humans can do to break those, the better.”

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