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

06/24/2014 at 10:53 AM ET

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 hairTony Barson/FilmMagic

“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

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Celebs , Hair , Hair Changes

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mariac on

i think it made her look much older than she is! like mid 50s. she looks much prettier with her natural hair colour.

Tina on

I think the blonde perks her up quite a bit.

Amaryllis on

She needs a stylist, badly.

Chihuahua MOM on

I like the blonde. She looks kinda frumpy with the brown hair.

Rocknroll on

I like her hair blonde!

katezmusing on

I like her better as a blonde…

Tara on

Maggie is adorable either way! But I do like the blonde look.

Laurie on

I love her as a blonde!

yahoo on

Yeah I think it makes her look more bright and youthful. Change is always good!

ace11 on

that is one strange looking broad

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