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Zosia Mamet: ‘My dyed hair required intense rehab’

Zosia Mamet looks to actresses Diane Keaton and Jane Birkin when seeking beauty inspiration.

Zosia Mamet sought the help of hair “magicians” to sort her stressed locks out.

The American actress rose to fame as Shoshanna Shapiro on the HBO series Girls, where she became as well known for her rapid-fire delivery and over-the-top hairstyles.

Zosia’s also been experimenting with her hair colour recently, dyeing her trademark chestnut locks a strawberry blonde for a role in play Really Really and pink for Girls.

But after such intense colouring the star’s hair unfortunately began to fall out, meaning she had to take drastic action.

“It was the work of many magicians,” she told “I spent a year putting it through very intense rehab. A hair person on (2016 movie) Weiner-Dog recommended Davines to me, and it totally changed my hair. Now when I work out, I just rinse and condition it.”

While Zosia enjoys experimenting with her hair hue, she claims not to wear any make-up when she’s not working. The 28-year-old finds beauty talk to be the “equivalent of medical jargon”, though she has developed a daily skincare regime with her dermatologist to keep her complexion clear.

“Because I don’t wear make-up in my life, (my skin) gets kind of cranky during periods of work. I use Cetaphil as my face wash, and at night I use Acanya, which is just another gentle acne preventative, and always OSEA moisturiser,” she shared.

Zosia, the daughter of playwright David Mamet, also relies on her longtime beauty collaborator Joshua Ristaino to help her out for red carpet appearances. And there are two stars she always looks to when seeking inspiration - Diane Keaton or Jane Birkin.

“They’re normally people who don’t wear make-up. But there’s something about an effortlessness or je ne sais quoi that to me is the sexiest thing (you) could put on,” smiled Zosia.

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