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Women Reflect On Their Silver Hair Journey

Women Reflect On Their Silver Hair Journey


Lorraine Massey, author, “Silver Hair: A Handbook”

Michele Parente, lifestyle reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Photo credit: Roberto Ligresti

Stylist and author Lorraine Massey in an undated photo.

Silver hair is having a moment.

While going grey is one of the most visible signs of the aging process, now more than ever women are being encouraged to ditch the dye and embrace their silver locks.

But it’s not just a trend, stylist Lorraine Massey said, letting one’s true hue shine through can be empowering.

Lorraine Massey

When: Monday 6 p.m.

Where: Me My Curls and I Salon

Cost: Free and open to the public

“We have been conditioned to believe that silver strands mean that you’re old. But your hair is not the problem. And your hair is not what ages you. The first issue is mind over (gray) matter. I truly believe that old is just a word and that a great attitude is ageless,” Massey wrote in her new book, “Silver Hair: A Handbook.”

Michele Parente, a lifestyle reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune can relate. She recently wrote about how going grey made her feel younger.

Book cover to Lorraine Massey's "Silver Hair: A Handbook," in an undated photo.

Massey, an advocate for natural hair who also wrote, “Curly Girl: The Handbook,” will be in San Diego Monday to talk about her new book.

She joins Parente and KPBS’ Alison St John, who also rocks silver locks, on Midday Edition Monday to discuss their silver hair journey.

Video by Katie Schoolov

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