Pop princess Britney Spears hated life as a brunette - because men paid her less attention.

The sexy I'M A SLAVE 4 U singer recently went brunette before quickly switching back to her trademark blonde.

A source says, "She couldn't believe how differently she was treated when she was a brunette.

"She didn't get one come-on or remark from guys, which was great for a while, but in the end she kind of missed it.

"She's happy being blonde and having guys stare at her again. Now she's vowed to stay blonde forever, because it's true - they do have more fun."

03/07/2003 14:03