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Going Gray

Why This 50-Something Woman Made The Decision Not To Go Gray

Erica Jagger | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

Last weekend I went on a date with someone new. As I was getting ready, I stared in the bathroom mirror while brushing my teeth, and sighed when I noticed my roots: a quarter-inch of silvery-gray seemed to have sprung up overnight and now bordered my dark brown tresses.

Going Gray: Why I Finally Stopped Coloring My Hair

Jennifer McGaha | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer McGaha

'I could never let my hair go gray,' a friend said to me. 'I mean, yours looks OK, but my mother would just die if I let my hair go like that.'

10 Gorgeous Celebs Who Are Graying Gracefully

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Believe it or not, Mother Nature knows exactly what she's doing. So if you've struggled with DIY hair dye and ended up with brassy locks or if you can...

How to Go Gray Naturally And Enjoy A Color-Free Future

Next Avenue | Mary Bemis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Mary Bemis My friends tell me I should consider myself blessed, because at nearly 52 years of age, I’m just beginnin...

Aging Gracefully? Not On My Watch!

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

I recently had a birthday. No, it wasn't the big one. But, I'm getting so close I can almost feel its hot breath whispering in my ear. I am holding onto my 40s by a thread.

Letting My Hair Go Gray: To Dye or Not to Dye

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ruth Neubauer

My haircut is OK, but tonight, I tied it back with some hair clips and saw the layers of brown and gray and lighter brown and highlights and once again, wondered how I will look when I fully inhabit my natural self and let my hair go gray.

Now This Is What Gray Hair Is Supposed To Look Like

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.23.2013 | Fifty

Many people fight tooth and nail against any signs of aging -- and the arrival of gray hair is no exception. Some people go so far as to burn thei...

To Dye Or Not To Dye, That Is The Question

Naomi Rand | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

Apparently my gray hair is the tipping point. In truth, I think it's because going gray is synonymous with looking old, and our culture prizes and promotes us doing exactly the opposite.

Why I Believe Women Are Defined By Their Hair

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I believe Hair Matters. A lot. No matter what our ethnicity, who we are, what we do, it defines us.

25 Women Who Rock Gray Hair (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.07.2012 | Fifty

You might say it's the time of year for silver belles. Vogue's Vicki Woods, a journalist who has written cover stories for the fashion mag on Meryl St...

The One Trait I Wish I Hadn't Inherited From My Dad

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.25.2013 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

When I think of Fifty Shades of Grey, I'm not thinking of the mouth wateringly naughty best seller; the one I just couldn't put down. I'm referring to the ever burgeoning growth of silver on the top of my head.

Going Natural: A Former Flower Child Reclaims Her Roots

Karen Dionne | Posted 11.25.2012 | Fifty
Karen Dionne

Sure it's fun when I'm mistaken for being 15 years younger, as happened last summer at a thriller writers conference I attended, but how important is that, really? Isn't what kind of person I am and what I've accomplished what matters most?

"To Gray or Not To Gray" That is The Question.

Janet Zeitoun | Posted 11.10.2012 | Black Voices
Janet Zeitoun

At the end of the day, whether you choose to wear gray hair or not, is a personal choice. It shouldn't be judged or categorized. My words won't change the stigmas that society sometimes projects on personal choice. So embrace who you are.

What To Do When You Start Going Gray

Debbie Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Debbie Leon

Once you get to be a certain age, the question becomes not "To be or not to be," but rather "To dye or not to dye."

Anthonia Akitunde

PHOTOS: Why Silver Is The New Black

HuffingtonPost.com | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

One of the telltale signs of aging is a graying mane. While the idea of gray roots is enough to send some women straight to the bottle (of L’Oreal, ...

Another Scarlet Letter: Age

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 06.27.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

It occurs to me: maybe one of the reasons certain milestone birthdays are so scary for younger women is the assumptions they make about the women who have already reached them.

The Rise Of The 'Gray Panther'

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 06.02.2012 | Fifty

NEW YORK -- Jeanne Thompson began going gray at 23. She colored her hair for years as she worked her way into management at a large Boston-area financ...

I Know You're Older, But You Look Young!

Carine Fabius | Posted 01.02.2012 | Fifty
Carine Fabius

It doesn't matter what anyone else sees when they look at you, it's what you see and how you feel about it that counts.

A Gray Area? Rethinking Hair Norms

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Eager for authenticity, more women are celebrating their silver locks rather than hiding them, while more image-conscious men are choosing to color theirs.

Are More Women Really Going Gray Before Age 30?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

This just in, in follicle news: the Daily Mail reports that 32 percent of British women under the age of 30 have started to go gray -- up 14 percent f...

On The Virtues Of Going Gray: A Q & A With Author Anne Kreamer

The Huffington Post | Cynthia Kling | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

My mother does it, my friends all do it, so I hardly gave a thought to that annoying hour, once a month, when I'd sit in the salon getting my dye job....