Why I embraced grey hair at 38 and have never been happier

Why I embraced grey hair at 38 and have never been happier

Salma Hayek, 52, took to Instagram this week to pronounce she’s  proud of her white hair. While the picture Hayek posted revealed only a few peekaboo silver hairs,  I started going grey in my mid-twenties. It was my godmother who first pointed out the stray strands of silver, a few months after my mother had died from cancer.  

I wasn’t shocked, it had been a stressful time, but going prematurely grey was also a family ‘thing.’  My dad had a halo of white hair accessorised with a bushy grey beard, as soon as he hit 30.

But I wasn’t ready to embrace the fact that my long chestnut waves were about to turn silver – I was only 25, and had just started my career in beauty journalism at Vogue UK.  I…

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