May 24, 2020
Kelly Ripa inadvertently forgot to take her hair clips out before the recent at-home episode of the hit chat show "Live with Kelly and Ryan." The incident started another discussion about her grown-in roots.
The famous talk show hostess, 49, jested, "I'm just a girl trying to put on a TV show through the computer!" Ripa then revealed to her co-host, Ryan Seacrest, that the texture of her hair has likewise changed while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Gray hair has a different texture," she said. "Anyone with gray hair can tell you, it's very wired. It tends to stand up."
DOCUMENTING ROOT JOURNEY
As of late, the acclaimed television personality has been using clips to help tame the rough gray strands, as reported by PEOPLE.
For the past few months, she has documented her root journey as social distancing restrictions have kept her from getting her hair touched-up.
Ripa even gave her legion of followers an update on her recognizably grown-in gray roots on her Instagram Story.
Meanwhile, alongside her husband Mark Consuelos, Ripa is proceeding to support New York City through the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, PEOPLE reported.
The couple has recently donated $500,000 to help destitute youngsters and families. The donation was made to the organization called WIN.
Ripa offered to trim her oldest son Michael's hair as an example of the segment about how to cut men's hair at home.
HELPING HOMELESS KIDS
The funds will help guarantee that homeless children have the technology they need to excel by means of virtual learning. The donation will permit WIN to buy laptops, iPads, and headphones for many young students.
The organization will also be able to support students with Hot Spot service and Jetpacks so that they can be online.
Ripa and Consuelos have additionally allocated funds for a WIN Scholarship Fund to help students in need go to college. The donation will cover books, tuition, and transportation.
An insider told PEOPLE in March that the pair, who eloped to Las Vegas in May 1996, previously donated $1 million to aid in relief efforts amid the pandemic.
Quite recently, Ripa offered to trim her oldest son Michael's hair as an example of the segment about how to cut men's hair at home.
Ripa can be seen giving Michael, who studies film at New York University, a trim using her kitchen scissors. She has also shared a portion of her at-home beauty secrets while taping the show remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Besides Micheal, Ripa and her husband Consuelos also share daughter Lola, who is also a student at NYU, and son Joaquin, who is a high school student.