The star reveals the dark reason she went blonde for a few months

By Brittany Talarico
Updated June 24, 2014 02:53 PM
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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?)


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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.”

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