Almost 15 years ago, Anne Kreamer looked at a picture of herself, didn’t like her “brown helmet”, and stopped colouring her hair. She was a 46-year-old businesswoman working in the US. Her subsequent book was the chirpily titled Going Gray: How to Embrace Your Authentic Self With Grace and Style; she says it’s been liberating in every aspect of her life. “There are so many myths about going grey that, when you get through the undeniably difficult growing-out phase, you realise are total hogwash,” she says. “About how you’ll look old. About how you’ll look as if you’ve let yourself go. About how you can never have long hair again. About how you’re invisible. About how you’ll kill your career. It’s simply not true.”
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