12+ Women Who Have Beautifully Embraced Their Gray Hair

Gray hair will eventually happen to everyone as they age. That’s because your hair follicles have pigment cells that make melanin, meaning the chemical that gives color to your hair. With age, these cells start to die, and therefore without the pigment, new hair strands will take shades of gray, silver, or white. So, once a follicle stops making melanin, it won’t make colored strands again. One of the prominent factors that dictate how early or when you will get gray hair, is genetics.

Having gray hair is not a bad thing. Even getting gray hair at an early age is still okay. For people who want their hair colored, there’s always hair dye. However, there are women who have chosen to embrace their gray strands in all their glory. Martha Truslow Smith, 26, has decided to open an Instagram account named ‘Grombre’, where she features the people who are embracing gray hair, unfiltered.

She spoke to Bored Panda about the account and her initiative, saying:

The underlying reason I started Grombre was to start a different dialogue around gray hair on women and find the answer to some earnest questions of my own: “Is it true that my gray hair is ugly, makes me look old, and means I’m no longer good enough?

She further proceeded to elaborate on how she wants to change what people consider ‘beautiful’, saying:

I’m only in my twenties. If that is true, how will I feel and what will I believe about myself when I’m in my 40s, 50s, 60s?” I want to challenge the way we think about what we consider “beautiful,” and why, and propose that we have more important things to spend our precious time, energy and resources on if we find our hearts aren’t aligning with the things we find to be someone else’s biases.

See below for some of the pictures that are shared in Grombre.

 

1. Gray hair looks simply stunning!

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2. Beautiful hair!

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3. Truly unique.

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4. Perfectly matches that red lipstick.

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5. A braid to complement it all.

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6. Strands of beauty.

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7. Art.

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8. Lovely.

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9. Embrace your beauty and know your worth!

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10. A masterpiece.

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11. All styled and pretty.

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12. This selfie brightened my day.

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13. Waves.

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14. Shades of colors, shades of gray.

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15. Beautiful curls.

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16. Prettier than dye.

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17. Stunning.

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Any thoughts or additions to the list? Let us know in the comments’ section below.

 

You might also be interested in: From Ethnicity To Vitamin Deficiencies, These Are 8 Causes Of Gray Hair.

 

 

From: Boredpanda