Salma Hayek shared a beautiful picture of herself with white hair peeking through
Have you ever noticed that when male celebrities go gray they’re called silver foxes and people swoon? But women in Hollywood can’t really go gray because that’s definitely not the public feedback they’re going to get? Well, Salma Hayek is here to fabulously buck that trend. The actress posted a picture of herself completely rocking grey streaks in her hair and we’re applauding very, very hard right now.
Hayek took to Instagram to share a beautiful snapshot of herself with white strands in her hair. “#Proud of my white hair,” she wrote. And damnit she should be (bonus points — she’s clearly glowing and visiting somewhere tropical and living her best life). The picture pulled in more than 400,000 likes and people chimed in to affirm that she was, in fact, looking damn good.
“Gorgeous lady,” Jessica Simpson wrote. “You are stunning,” Lenny Kravitz commented. They’re both absolutely right. Look at this woman.
Hayek opened up about her decision not to color her hair as it turns grey in a 2017 interview with The New York Times and had a simple, thoughtful explanation.
“It’s my natural color, and it’s my natural white hairs,” she said. “One of the reasons I don’t dye my hair is because I don’t have the patience to sit through it. I don’t want to spend what’s left of my youth pretending I’m younger and then not enjoying life.”
Yes, yes, yesssss. More refreshing outlooks like this, please.
The actress has been candid about some of the challenges that come along with aging – and they’re not all to do with looks.
“The worst part of the aging process has been my eyes,” she told Net-A-Porter. “Not the wrinkles — the eyes themselves. I’m such a visual person and (now) I cannot read without depending on glasses … It has been really, really sad. The eyes, for me, that’s worse than the menopause.”
Hayek did note that she has some insecurities about the physical changes that come along with getting older, though she tries to fight against those thoughts. “I will sometimes say, ‘I am 50 years old! Why do I have to look good? I already got my guy!,’” she said. “But then, I don’t want to lose the guy, either.”
Most importantly, with age she’s learned about “being present and being inspired, especially by simple things,” which is a whole lot more valuable than a head of non-greying hair. So basically, we should all try to live our best, aging lives and embrace those white and grey strands we’ve rightfully earned. Salma would be proud.