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Catherine Deneuve talks about her blonde ambition

Catherine Deneuve talks about her blonde ambition

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“Sometimes when I choose a darker shade, nobody notices. People always picture me as a blonde.”

Having previously worked exclusively for L'Oréal Paris, French stylist Christophe Robin has been working on Catherine Deneuve's hair for almost two decades.

In an interview on the colour specialist's website that has been put on YouTube, the actress reveals that her natural hair colour is actually light brown, but that she changed it to blonde when she was about 18-years-old.

Deneuve said she's tried anything and everything in terms of colour, from very light blonde as seen in her movie Le Sauvage to darker shades – until of course she met Robin, and he proposed shades that were "as powerful as" her natural tone.

She also divulged that she changes the intensity of her dyed blonde hair according to seasons, or the movies she stars in. Maintenance was covered too, "I spend a lot of time outside or on the set, so I always protect it with lavender oil and wash it with a lemon cleansing mask," she says. However by now, the public is so used to Deneuve being a blonde, the actress explains in conclusion, “Sometimes when I choose a darker shade, nobody notices. People always picture me as a blonde.”

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