The hunky Briton had extensions added to his mane to make him look more like a sea-faring Renaissance man but he decided at the last minute that he hated the look, contactmusic.com reported.
Owen explained: "The night before we were starting the shoot, I kept thinking, `It's not right, it's not right'. I had full-on extensions through the whole hair.
"I told Shekhar, `I want to take more out. It feels like an actor in a period-film thing'. So I spent the night before that first day taking it all out."