Zac Efron reveals the secret to his hair: it’s literally bedhead


It turns out Zac Efron and I have a lot more in common than I thought. We’re practically twins. We both like Orson Wells. We both like surfboarding. And most importantly, we have the exact same hair care routine. (Okay I lied when I said I like to surfboard). Anyway, Zefron and I are both fans of the evening shower/going to bed with wet hair look. Now I work from home and Zac is a big movie star. So I feel I’ve got an excuse. But shouldn’t fluffy kittens come in and massage his hair over a sink every morning or something?

Zac gave an interview to Parade that classically reminds you just how dumb young he is. I meant young. He’s 22. He’s promoting his upcoming film, in which he takes a dramatic turn (read: no singing) in “Me and Orson Welles,” about a teenager who gets his big break in Orson Welles’ version of Julius Caesar. A few snippets:

There’s no escape
“We went to the Isle of Man, which is a fairly secluded place to do some filming. The idea of going to a fairly secluded place where I could kind of just leave all of the attention behind was really appealing. Richard Linklater was like, ‘You’re going to love it. There are no paparazzi.’ So we were in this old theater filming a scene and suddenly we heard clapping and cheering. It turned out there was a bunch of kids who were High School Musical fans and they had found me. So I went outside and signed some autographs. I really found their enthusiasm endearing.”

What he does for fun.
“I like very normal things, like hiking and camping. When it comes to sports I go skiing, surf boarding, snowboarding, and skateboarding. But, I guess at this point a perfect day for me is probably just relaxing and hanging out with friends. It’s not always easy to be left alone, but I try not to think about it. You can’t let fear control you.”

His silliest moment.
“I found the hand of a mannequin in homeroom class in high school. So I attached it to the sleeve of my shirt and then I had my real hand hidden inside. I would walk up to people and take my real hand out, and it looked like an alien was jumping out of my chest. They thought I had a third hand. I really scared some people.”

The secret to the Zac Efron hairstyle.
“I have to say it’s pretty low maintenance, so it’s appealing for lazy individuals like me. You don’t have to do anything really, it just goes that way. You don’t even have to put gel in it or anything. OK, there is one thing. If you wash it at night and leave it damp, just towel dry it, you wake up in the morning and you’re all set.”

[From Parade]

Ahh, those classically deep Parade interviews. Gotta love ‘em. I love how the Isle of Man is “a fairly secluded place” – twice. And being afraid of being left alone but not letting fear control him. Which was the conclusion he came to after talking about the sports he likes. And his silliest moment. I mean that’s just classic comedy folks. That’s the one you learn right after “Why’d the chicken cross the road?” but before “Yo mama” jokes. Mannequin hand.

Okay Zefron and I might not have anything in common but our hair care routine, but I can’t argue about that one. It may sound lazy, but it works. Plus, you’re not damaging your hair by blow-drying it. To be fair, yeah Zac’s pillow is probably a little mushy and damp in the morning and he may have to put a special waterproof pillowcase on it so it doesn’t grow mold. But he gets to sleep in like ten extra minutes! That’s ten extra minutes to dream about absolutely hysterical mannequin hands.

Here’s Zac making his way to an appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” in New York City last night. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. Firestarter says:

    Who is he?

    I’m kidding, I know, but still… who is he?

  2. Emily says:

    Please, he’s so lying. It should be all frizzy, or at least not so dead straight if he’s just letting it dry in bed.

  3. Baho says:

    Funny, my pillow doesn’t put blond streaks in my hair…

  4. snowball says:

    This: “I really found their enthusiasm endearing,” could put him in douche territory if that attitude shows up in another interview.

    Other than that, wow, he was really deeeep.

  5. sol says:

    I feel sorry for him, he tries to imitate Rob Pattinson`s hair and it just doesn’t look good on him. It must be hard for him after being the golden boy to have someone else getting all the love.

  6. Malorie says:

    Literally bedhead after hours hairstyling it. To look as casual as Rob Pattinson. I guess he has nightmares with Pattinson! It´s so funny to see! XDDD

  7. Kerri says:

    He looks like a girl to me and I really can’t see what is so gorgeous about him….trying hard but still….no.

    Bedhead – right…I believe you and then you added lots of gel and combed and brushed it till it didn’t move.

  8. Anj says:


    Lets ask him who is he?:)

    Oh wait! he might be one of those crappy disney actors…….*yawn*

  9. ien says:

    he seriously looks like a girl…it’s kind of rediculous.

    & agree w/ the others above, he’s def lost a lot of the limelight since rob came around…sucks for him

  10. An23tom says:

    His nickname is Lipgloss and he tries to convince us that he doesn’t spend hours in front of a mirror styling that hair? Oh please!

  11. snowball says:

    Every day this kid is in the news for something snooze-worthy, is a day that the Jonas Brothers are not in the news.

    Team Zac!

  12. Revere says:

    That hair has got plenty of product in it