Prompted by her appearance on "The View," the former presidential candidate's daughter says in a blog post on The Daily Beast, "not all the hair attached to my head is real."
McCain even admits to going faux on the night of her father's presidential nomination. "On the night my father accepted his nomination for president, I wore a giant Madonna ponytail extension (circa her Vogue tour) -- much to the dismay of some of the campaign advisers, I might add," she writes.
The blond columnist admits in her Daily Beast post that she just doesn't feel quite the same without a little follicular enhancement, writing, "The problem now is a feeling that such illusions are necessary," she says on the site. "I have been wearing fake hair for so long that I can't help feeling my hair doesn't look nearly as good without some pieces in it."
In the article, McCain also blames "the smoke and mirrors of television" for perpetuating an image of glossy perfection. "Why do I feel the need to share all of this now and expose that I am a frequent user of hair extensions?" she writes. "Because all the young women that follow me should know that it's OK to look like your real self and it's OK to get a little extra help when sometimes Mother Nature doesn't give you everything you want. "
Who will be the next to come out of the weave closet? Barbara Walters?
Designers are getting in on the act, too -- our Backstage Beauty report from one designer's show tells you how.