Black, gray and proud: Women of color embrace their silver hair

This article was interesting to me because I have a couple of hair clients who have recently decided to let their salt & pepper hair shine and stop the coloring to cover it up.  What do you all think about letting  your gray hair shine no matter what age it comes in ?

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for

Darlene Evans vividly remembers the day she noticed her first gray hair. She was in her 20s, juggling life as a single mom while trying to hold down a job, when she looked in the mirror and there it was: a shiny white hair.

Initially she decided to mask this new coming of age with regular visits to the salon. Then one day, six years ago, she ditched the dye and embraced her authentic salt-and-pepper locks.

“Women have been misled to believe that to be youthful looking they need to have a solid hair color, which doesn’t include gray,” says the 58-year-old, who lives in Houston. “Since I’ve gone gray I get many compliments from guys who love my hair.”

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