3 Before-and-Afters of Women Who Transitioned to Gray Hair
The hardest part of going full silver? Growing it out. Here, three stunning women from Silver Hair: A Handbook
share their journey to gray from roots to ends—and how you can make the transition, too.
Photo: Jeremy Saladyga
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"I was thirteen when I saw my first silver hair. It was so embarrassing, but my mom wouldn’t let me dye it. She said it wasn’t good for my hair. Instead, I would pluck the silver strands out with a tweezer. That was until my aunt told me that for every hair you pluck, you get eight more in its place, something I’ve since learned is a myth. By the time I was eighteen, my silver was much more noticeable. Once I was old enough, I began dyeing my hair. Nine years later, I spoke to my colorist about growing out the dye. She suggested continuing to color everything except a strip of silver around my face, so I could get used to it. I really liked the way it looked, so when I went back to my colorist seven months later, she dyed even less of it and left most of the silver. Then I decided not to dye at all." —Katelyn Triola, 28