The actress reveals why she prefers fake hair over her own gorgeous mane

By jencress
Updated February 14, 2013 03:30 PM

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If we had Jennifer Aniston‘s world-famous hair, you couldn’t pay us to cover it up. But the actress doesn’t mind hiding that gorgeous mane. In fact, she actually likes to do just that when she’s shooting a movie.

“I have to say it’s so nice to wear a wig, it’s like putting a hat on,” Aniston tells PEOPLE. “Your hair time in the morning is so easy.”

The actress dons a short blonde hairpiece in her upcoming film Meet the Millers, but it’s not the first time she’s changed her mane for a role. “I got a kind of bug for [wearing wigs] when I did Horrible Bosses, because it was like 10 minutes in the hair chair.”

Slashing her styling time isn’t the only benefit of faking it. “You really save your hair if you’re not putting all that heat on it and brushing it to death,” the Living Proof spokeswoman explains. “It’s nice to watch your hair grow for two months.”

For more with Aniston, pick up the newest issue of PEOPLE, and check out the exclusive behind the scenes shot of the star’s Living Proof ad, above.

–Jennifer Cress, reporting by Julie Jordan