The Reason Reese Witherspoon Loves Her Gray Hair Is So Inspiring
The star dishes on embracing her age — and reveals a few beauty secrets.
She may be Legally Blonde, but gray hair is something she doesn't fear. One Big Little Lie is that this star doesn't want to age. A Wrinkle In Time? This actress is all for the inevitable face lines. In case you couldn't guess who we're talking about, Reese Witherspoon (aka America's sweetheart), recently revealed to Allure she's completely OK with the idea of aging — in fact, she's proud of her changing hair color and is embracing it rather than trying to fight it.
"I have a point of view because I've been on this planet for 43 years, and I didn't feel that same way when I was 25. I didn't have the same things to say. I'm 43 and I've had a whole bunch of experiences, and I can speak with a thoughtfulness about the changes I'd like to see in the world, and... I just feel like I earned that gray hair and my fine lines. I like 'em. I so prefer 43 to 25," she told Allure.
While the Oscar-winner is all about her new hue, that doesn't mean she's ditching her signature blonde locks: "Lorri Goddard's been my colorist for 15 years and has taken me from blonde to red to brown, back to blonde. She's meticulous about the balayage process and puts oil on the roots and tips so they don't break. But it takes three hours to have my highlights done, no joke. I go every seven or eight weeks. I'm starting to get gray around the edges of my hairline. Lorri doesn't like to call them grays, though. She says they're 'hyper-blondes," she said.
The actress, who founded Pacific Standard Productions and Hello Sunshine, also dished on the one skincare step she would never skip. "I'm very regimented about washing my face at night. I wear a lot of makeup for work, so I have a tendency to break out around my chin and nose if I don't get it all off. I use the Elizabeth Arden retinol capsules at night. I look more awake in the morning. They also even out the redness in my skin so I don't have to wear as much foundation," the star revealed.
As for her biggest beauty regrets? "In the '90s, we plucked our brows really thin. I said 'we' — at least I did. And it just looked awful. Thank God, they grew back, but, I mean, who knows what they might look like now if I hadn’t plucked them into oblivion!" Reese shared.
We totally feel your eyebrow woes, Reese. While we may never have Cara Delevingne-level brows, we can definitely get behind Reese's inspirational views on aging. And isn't loving your "imperfections" what beauty is all about?