Bob & LBF in the Morning

Bob & LBF in the Morning

Bob & LBF in the Morning

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 11: Andie MacDowell attends as Hallmark Channel celebrates the upcoming premiere of its all-new original series "The Way Home" (premiering January 15 at 9/8c on Hallmark Channel) with stars Andie MacDowell, Chyler Leigh, Evan Williams and Sadie Laflamme-Snow, at the Whitby Hotel on January 11, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Hallmark Media)

A Gray Hair Cure? Here Are 14 Reasons Why Going Gray Is A Good Idea!

Going Gray? Scientists Breakthrough Study Keeps Your Hair Looking Young

But is that a good thing?

Researchers at NYU have figured out why human hair loses its natural color over time.

And even better? They might have unlocked the cure to graying locks.

Or is it better?

The new study, conducted using mice and published in Nature, examined the melanocyte stem cells known to control hair color.

I’m already lost.

But according to the New York Post:

“Earlier in life, these cells can be remarkably dynamic, but with age, as hair is lost and regrown, the McSCs tend to slow down, getting trapped in what’s known as the hair follicle bulge, meaning they don’t get a chance to finish the job they were created to do.

“Finding a way to get them moving again, which appears to be entirely possible, could mean the end of gray hair — not just in mice, but in people too, according to the team at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine.”

OK, so hold up.

I get it. It’s a big fear among people of “a certain age.”

The appearance of gray hair.

So what if this cure is actually true?

I object! Curing gray hair is a bad idea, and not just because it would put hairdressers  out of business.

Gray hair is a badge of honor!

It shows that you’ve lived a long, full life and have the experience to prove it. People will look at you and say, “Wow, they must know a thing or two.” Why would you want to give that up?

Plus, you won’t be able to make jokes about being old and wise, or being a silver fox. What’s the point of getting older if you can’t make fun of yourself?

Curing gray hair would be like trying to stop the tide from coming in. It’s a natural part of aging, and trying to fight it is just a losing battle.

Plus, think of all the money you’ll save on highlights and base color!

Embrace your silver locks and enjoy the perks that come with them.

And if anyone asks why you’re not trying to cure your gray hair, just tell them you’re too busy being fabulous to worry about it.

  • 1. Andie McDowell

    “At the very beginning of quarantine, my hair started growing, and every time my kids would see me, they kept telling me I looked badass with my gray hair,” MacDowell revealed to Glamour.

    Andie MacDowell

  • 2. Anderson Cooper

    Who would Anderson Cooper be if he weren’t gray? Just some other newscaster. He rocks it.

    Anderson Cooper

  • 3. Andy Cohen

    The Bravo host doesn’t color his hair. “I promise you I’m not dyeing my hair,” he said on his show “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” in 2013. “I’ve never [dyed my hair].”

    Andy Cohen

  • 4. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin went gray by the time he was in his 30s, according to a Rolling Stone profile from 1977.

    43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Steve Martin - Backstage And Audience

  • 5. Melissa Gilbert

    After marrying her husband actor Timothy Busfield in 2013, the couple moved to Howell, Michigan, where Gilbert embraced a more natural lifestyle.

    After years of chasing youth, the “Little House on the Prairie” star finally had enough. “I cut off all my hair and quit doing Botox and all that stuff,” she told People.

    BAM's Opening Night Party For "Medea"

  • 6. Sarah Jessica Parker

    SJP gets really annoyed at the Gray Debate.

    “It became months and months of conversation about how brave I am for having gray hair,” Parker told Allure magazine. “I was like, please please applaud someone else’s courage on something!”

    HBO Max's "And Just Like That" New York Premiere

  • 7. Jamie Lee Curtis

    Jamie Lee Curtis has been a longtime advocate of aging gracefully. She nails it every time.

    Jamie Lee Curtis

    Jamie Lee Curtis attends Universal Pictures World Premiere of “Halloween Ends” on October 11, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

  • 8. Robert Plant

    I mean, this is cool, right? Those gray tresses are all rock and roll.

    Robert Plant: Photos from his Legendary Career

    MANCHESTER, TN – JUNE 14: Musician Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters perform onstage at Which Stage during Day 4 of the 2015 Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival on June 14, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 9. Stacy London

    The “What Not To Wear” host’s gray streak is her signature and she told Cup of Joe she embraces it.

    “I’ve never felt uncomfortable about it. I think it puts me in the same category as Cruella de Vil or Rogue from X-Men. That’s pretty iconic!”


    Refinery29's Every Beautiful Body Symposium

    NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 26: Author Stacy London attends Refinery29’s Every Beautiful Body Symposium at Brookfield Place on October 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Refinery29)

  • 10. George Clooney

    Clooney went gray and never looked back. And he’s never looked better.

    George Clooney

  • 11. Keanu Reeves & Alexandra Grant

    Alexandra went gray early. And she tried dying it. But it didn’t work out:

    “I went gray prematurely in my early 20s… and dyed my hair every color along the way until I couldn’t tolerate the toxicity of the dyes any more,” she wrote on Instagram about the potential health risks of hair dye.”

    MOCA Gala 2023 - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 15: Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves attends the MOCA Gala 2023 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on April 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

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