Aging gracefully for women traditionally meant looking younger than your years without resorting to excessive aesthetic procedures like face-lifts and tummy tucks (though many still indulge). More recently, however, it has come to mean accepting gray hair – and not only among female celebrities like Helen Mirren and Diane Lane; Andie MacDowell caused quite an uproar at Cannes Film Festival 2023 by arriving wearing an elegant silver dress!
Women may find the transition back to natural hair color an intimidating one. Some may begin slowly tapering off appointments or adding subtle highlights with their natural gray, while others are ready to take the leap and reclaim their beauty by going grey altogether. Finding a style that makes you feel beautiful should always be the goal!
As gray hair becomes more visible, its soft shimmer becomes even more apparent and often has more texture than younger locks. To maintain healthy and moisturized locks, celebrity hairstylist George Papanikolas of Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian West fame suggests using a weekly hydration mask such as Biolage Hydra Source for maximum benefit.
Adopting grey is a tremendous leap toward self-love and acceptance; something to be proud of! However, anyone experiencing difficulty during this transition should know there are resources available – it may help talking with trusted friends or professional advice may provide relief.