Love Island’s Indiyah Polack reveals hair transformation and WOW

The queen of the sleek ponytail has a new look


by Ruby Barry and Emily Vierke |

Does anybody serve a look better than Love Island's IT GIRL Indiyah Polack? It's a rhetorical question, but the answer is no.

The 2022 Islander unveiled a new hair colour and style as she attended the MOBO Awards last night (Wednesday 30 November) and everyone is even more obsessed with her than they were before.

We didn't even think that was possible.

Indiyah recently teased a new hair colour on her TikTok and her fans flooded the comments section with ideas on what they thought she could be doing to liven up her locks.

One fan commented, "She’s in her copper era finally," with another declaring "Copper era yerrr."

Most of her followers were correct as Indiyah has ditched her signature "skunk stripe" hair for a stunning shade of red and we LOVE it.

Wearing a stunning full length black gown with diamanté detailing, Indiyah's new red hair was curled and styled in a 90s up do as she walked the red carpet for the music awards bash.

indiyah polack standing outside a car in a black dress
Indiyah debuted her new hair at the MOBO Awards ©Getty

Once the hair transformation was complete Indiyah posted another TikTok of her dressed down with a greyscale filter that transitioned into the reality TV star glammed up and ready to head out.

Indiyah's followers adored the makeup look and new hair, complimenting her awards ready ensemble and declaring their general love for the ex-Islander.

One praised, "She's definitely the IT GIRL 😍😍❤️ she’s too leng man 🥰🥰😍 our queen!!"

Another added, "Yesss the hair… the dress.. the face…whole look fire 🔥 😍."

In case you couldn't tell we're all a teeny tiny bit obsessed with Indiyah. How can you not love this goddess of a woman, who graced our screens during the latest season of Love Island?

Eventually coupling up with Irish-although-we-are-still-trying-to-work-out-his-accent, Dami Hope, they rode the Damiyah train all the way to the final, coming in third place.

Not only was Indiyah an energetic, loving presence within the villa, but good golly did she serve the looks. We've already obsessed over her best outfits during the series, so now we turn our attention from clothes to beauty.

What impressed viewers at home was Indiyah's ability to lay down her edges SO smoothly, but what does she use to keep them sleek, with an all-day hold?

Indiyah revealed her secrets on how she went about laying down her edges during a recent Instagram Q&A, where she was asked "what gels do you recommend?", to which Indiyah replied with her picks, stating "[these are the] products that helped me keep my hair as laid as possible - especially in the heat."

So, what are Indiyah's six holy grail products to lay down hair, achieving her iconic slicked-back look? Drum roll, please...

Schwarzkopf got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray
Gummy Styling Wax 150 ml Ultra Hold
Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, 100ml
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Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, 100ml
John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum for Thick, Coarse Frizzy Hair Treatment 50ml
Red by Kiss 3 in 1 Edge Brush with Fine Combs
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Red by Kiss 3 in 1 Edge Brush with Fine Combs

The icon has spoken. We can't wait to see more from our fav Twinkle Twinkle player Indiyah in the future. After coming out of the villa, she has been killing it in interviews, including with ourselves on heat's Under The Duvet series. Check that out below.

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How to lay down your edges in heat and humid weather

Deputy Commercial Content Editor, Natalie Corner, has got the goss on doing her edges when the sun is out.

She says, "When I want a sleek finished look to a slicked back bun or up do, doing my edges can really make or break a look. I like to leave some of my baby hair free once I’ve figured out what hairstyle I’m doing, then using some strong hold gel, like the one from Tracee Ellis Ross’ new Pattern collection, or even something like ORS Olive Oil Edge Control.

"I pick up my edge tool (either Pattern’s tool or a spare toothbrush!) and create some little swirls around my forehead. To make sure they are set and don’t mov,e I pick up a satin wrap headband and fasten it around my head, either leave it while I apply my make-up or give it a quick blast with a hairdryer to complete the look."

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