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: Lorraine Massey
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"One day it hit me that trying to fight my silver hair was a losing battle. The color wasn’t adhering the way it used to, and I was tired of it. My mom and aunts color their hair every week. My mother will go to her grave with a bottle of hair dye in one hand and a bottle of relaxer in the other. I don’t want to be that person. To make the grow out more subtle, I dyed my hair blonde and stopped coloring it from there. Around the same time, I cut my shoulder-length hair really short, so it was a much easier and faster transition to silver." —Melissa Malebranche, 44