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Arterton's angelic hair halo

Published 06/10/2013

Gemma Arterton
Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton wishes she had curly hair.

The British actress has enviably glossy brunette locks and has revealed how she keeps them in top condition. Gemma prefers a low-key approach to haircare and relies on a few tried and tested products.

"I never have blow-dries - I'm a wash it-the-day before kind of girl! It always looks better after a few days anyway because it has more body. I apply Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue and then a bit more once it's dry. It gives me a shiny halo and because it's lightweight, it doesn't make my hair look greasy," she told the latest UK edition of Glamour magazine.

The 27-year-old beauty usually steps out into the spotlight with straight hair. Although she turned heads with her locks, she dreams of having naturally curls.

"I wish I had curly hair; I try to curl it myself with a barrel tong but it takes ages and drops easily!" Gemma laughed.

The star also shared details of her beauty regime ahead of high-profile events. Gemma likes to relax before she graces a red carpet, and always makes sure she is perfectly moisturised.

"I don't like to wear too much foundation, so I'll have a facial three days before an event - it's all organic and afterwards my skin looks amazing," she explained. "On the day, I like to be relaxed so I take my time; have a bath, light a candle, put on some music and have some time to myself, otherwise I don't feel or look good. And then I make sure I've moisturised from head to toe with argan oil because I get really dry skin. I sometimes have a manicure and pedicure too - I like to stick to a classic red or pink polish."

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