Why Delta's got a thing about her hair

Delta Goodrem's luscious long locks are a sight to behold, but possibly nobody enjoys them more than the Aussie songstress herself.

Like many other cancer patients, Delta, who underwent successful treatment for Hodgkins disease in 2003, found that her hair was part of the price she had to pay in the fight against the killer disease.

Always “a long hair girl” growing up, she decided to go back to long hair as soon as she had the chance. “I'm just so fortunate to have my hair back. I want to make the most of it,” she said.

So impressive is Delta's mane that she has been chosen as the face of Sunsilk.

She describes her hair as quite thick and different to that which crowned her pre-cancer.

“It did change texture quite a bit,” she said. “It came back a little bit darker and curly. It changed completely, and then I had to get back into finding the right products for my hair.”

Delta's hair care regime is not that different to most of us, although she does recommend a hair treatment once a week.

And she admits that, like everybody else, she is not immune to having bad hair days but said hair, like other parts of the body, responded to how it was treated.

“You just have to take good care of it,” she said.

Delta, 24, said she tended to keep her hair plain but still liked to try new styles.

Although she currently prefers her long hair to the feathery crop she adopted at the time of her illness, she still admires short hair styles. “I think short hair is beautiful on women,” she said.

“I think I was very young to have an abrupt change like that. I think it took me a little while to ease into it.”

Unlike many celebrities who detest talking about their image, Delta is comfortable talking about her look and style.

She recently donned an additional hat as creative director for her national Believe Again tour, for which she adopted four signature looks created in collaboration with designers Bowie, Lisa Ho, J'Aton and Manning Cartrell.

Delta describes herself as a creative person and says that creativity is not limited to music, but spills over to other aspects of her life, such as her sense of style.

“It's just part of what I do,” she said. “First and foremost I'm an artist. I write songs. Music is my heart and soul. “But when it comes to style, and being in the public eye, I try and do the best I can. I feel very comfortable with that. It's part of my life.”