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Maggie Gyllenhaal on Her Blonde Moment: 'I Wanted to Feel Better About Myself'

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Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s brief period as a blonde wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision. The star revealed that she dyed her pixie platinum to improve her mood and change things up after a super cold winter. (Remember that Polar Vortex?)

Maggie Gyllenhaal talks hair
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“I dyed my hair blonde because I wanted to feel better about myself,” Gyllenhaal told The Independent recently. “I do like it blonde, but it doesn’t make you happy. The truth is: it was a long hard winter and I thought, maybe this will change my life. But it never does. I should know that by now, I’m 36 years old.”

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The actress returned to her natural brunette shade earlier this month, so either her platinum period did the trick, or she’s relying on good ol’ natural Vitamin D for a pick-me-up these days. Do yo like Maggie better as a blonde or brunette? What do you think about her reason for changing up her mane game? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico