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Saturday 20 September 2014

Alba: Being blonde is hard

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba gets more attention when she has blonde hair.

The 33-year-old actress has been dark and light in her life, and she is currently rocking ombre locks. Although she enjoys mixing things up with her look, sometimes it can be a lot of effort.

"Having blonde hair is great and you get a lot more attention, but the maintenance is second to none and you really have to wear make-up when you're blonde," she told British magazine Hello! "With darker hair I can get away with sunglasses and my hair pulled back. I like changing my colour, it brings out a different side of me."

In the past Jessica has been sceptical about plastic surgery, telling GQ magazine in 2010 that she believed in growing older as nature intended and never wanted to freeze her face.

It seems the star's thoughts have mellowed a little over the years, in part perhaps following the births of her daughters Honor, six, and three-year-old Haven.

"No, but that's not because I am against it," she replied, when asked if she'd ever consider surgery. "Some women get stretch marks and saggy after having babies and sometimes you can't repair it with anything but a tummy tuck. It's just genetics. I want to be able to wear a bikini when I'm 40 and still be sexy for my man, so who knows?"

Jessica is known for her svelte physique, but insists exercise sessions have become less important to her over the years. She used to spend a lot of time in the gym, but now thinks there is more to life than lifting weights.

"It's not a priority. I worked out a lot after I had my daughters. I feel like I worked out so much before then in my life that I've stopped enjoying it," she explained. "I'd rather just return e-mails, talk to my girlfriends, watch bad TV or have a glass of wine. Hitting the treadmill just doesn't seem that much fun anymore. And in the mornings, I want to wake up and be with my kids and spend time. Nothing else."

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