She remains the poster girl for the grey hair movement.
Andie MacDowell has done a lot for grey hair’s popularity ratings. Voluminous brunette curls were her hallmark in the era of Four Weddings and a Funeral and beyond, but she decided over lockdown that enough (hair dye) was enough, and began to let her natural silver hairs grow through. “I think the age on my face, to me, in my personal opinion, no longer matched [my hair color],” she told Vogue at the time. “I somehow feel like I look younger because it looks more natural. It’s not like I’m trying to hide something. I think that it’s a power move…”
She has worn her silver strands with visible joy ever since, and she looks better than ever. She has influenced many other women to segue into their natural color with confidence, which has catapulted grey—a shade that was once avoided like the plague – to the status of a hair color that is wholly desirable. At an event to celebrate her new TV series, The Way Home, this week, MacDowell’s silver curls were out in full force again—and we were taking notes.
With its salt-and-pepper shades, which enrich Andie’s complexion, MacDowell’s curls were noticeably shiny. Well-hydrated and with little frizz, healthy hair like this requires regular haircuts and a carefully considered hair care routine. Purple shampoo and conditioner formulas can help to reduce the appearance of the dulling yellow tones and brassiness that often accompany lighter hair colors. Plus, they also help to impart a lustrous shine like MacDowell’s. L’Oréal Professionnel’s Serie Expert Silver line is excellent and affordable.
A twice-weekly hair mask can also help make curls pop and keep hair nourished and hydrated, important regardless of hair color—particularly if you have curls.
This article was originally published on British Vogue.