Rihanna spends 15,000 pounds on hair rescue mission

London: Singer Rihanna ended up blowing 15,000 pounds to rescue her tangled hair post a sauna session.

The pop star flew her stylist first class from Los Angeles to London because she didn`t want to experiment with a local hairdresser.

Rihanna, 24, had gone for a swim at her hotel and used its steam room and sauna, which led to the situation.

"When she got out, her hair were tangled and matted. She slapped a load of conditioner on but it didn`t get through the mass," thesun.co.uk quoted a source as saying.

Rihanna was due to shoot a chat show the next day so she called her stylist Ursula Stephen.

"She didn`t want to take the chance on an unknown. Because they were on such a tight schedule, they had to get her on the first flight. Rihanna didn`t care about paying a fortune," the source added.

She hid her hair with a cap as she left London`s Corinthia hotel Wednesday, and kept the cap on during rehearsals for the chat show.

"Rihanna shoved a hat on to go to the studios. She was fine when she knew Ursula was on her way," said the source.