December 09, 2014 02:00 PM

It’s not very often that Katie Holmes lets her guard down. But the Alterna ambassador just gave a very candid, very endearing interview while promoting the haircare line. And we learned quite a few things about her. Here, our seven favorite new facts about Ms. Holmes.

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• She’s a dessert person
Like the type of dessert person who eats a dark chocolate bar for dinner. (We can totally get behind that.)

• Her hair routine is very “simple”
Holmes’s go-to style? The pony. (“It’s easy and looks good!”) And she uses Alterna products to combat flyaways and get a smooth texture. (She’s not a fan of the blow dryer.)

• If she had the guts to make a major hair color change, she’d go red
“I want to know what it feels like,” Holmes shares. “Don’t worry, I’m not going to do it anytime soon.”

• She really loves the length of her hair
And she first notices how someone’s hair smells. (Remember that next time you’re shampoo shopping!)

• Her ideal vacation is somewhere warm and tropical
“Sand between the toes and itchy legs from salt water, that’s paradise.”

• Playing a Dr. Seuss character is on her bucket list
So is making a movie with an all-female cast starring Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig and Cherry Jones.

• She’s a karaoke pro
Plus, dabbles in piano playing.

Watch the full clip below. Are you surprised about any of Holmes’s revelations? What’s your hair routine like? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico

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