10/01/2011 13:34 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Damage Control: Movie Roles Take A Toll On Carey Mulligan's Hair

Carey Mulligan's dyed 'do. Press Association

Don't say Carey Mulligan doesn't suffer for her craft.

The actress has enlisted some damage control in the form of a Kerastase hair-loss supplement to restore her shiny tresses after they've been chopped off, bleached and styled to death for film roles, reports the Daily Mail. The supplements cost £25 a month and are available in salons.

Apparently, the most damage was caused after the actress dyed her locks platinum blonde for a role opposite Johnny Depp in the 2009 film Public Enemies. "Carey is not overly concerned with aesthetics but is incredibly professional, so she was stoic about having to sacrifice her looks for her art. She was eager to please, so she obliged," a source tells the Mail. "But when she finished filming she burst into tears because of the damage the peroxide had done."

After that film, Carey chopped off her hair for another role in Wall Street 2. "She would do anything to have long, natural hair again, but she can't grow it," a friend told the paper. Carey is apparently eager to return to the long, brunette style she sported during her breakout role in An Education.

"She's been recommended to take the pills for six months. While her hair is slowly but surely growing back, it's taking a long time and she doesn't feel she will have her confidence back until she's happy with it."

Well, Carey, if it makes you feel any better, we can't tell that there's anything wrong with your tresses (in fact, she was one of the top contenders for our Style Award 2010 for Best New Hair!)

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