The debate seems to stretch on forever regarding what looks sexy enough to turn heads, but few questions seem to polarize people’s opinions in regards to hair as whether gray hair should be covered or embraced. Celebrities like George Cloony and Harrison Ford or supermodels like Kristen McManamy and Kate Moss have embraced the look and manage to pull it off quite well, but what about the rest of us?
If you don’t already know, as we age the amount of melanin (pigment) in our hair dies and new hair that grows has no pigment, giving it a gray or white color. No one seems to know why it happens, but stress and diet have long been suspected helpers. In short, once the process starts, there are really only two choices of what to do: color the hair or let it slowly go completely gray. Physically, there is no difference in the person, but does it affect the person’s self-esteem? It shouldn’t. These days, when it has become so commonplace to create many illusions in our looks, going gray should be a source of pride instead of shame. You can even submit your picture to the TODAY show as part of their Gray and Proud campaign. While growing old may be inevitable, showing of that distinguished silver mane may show the world you’re not afraid of it.