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    This Instagrammer’s Hair Started Going Gray In Her Teens — Here’s Why She’s Finally Embracing It

    “[My hairdresser] told me that she wouldn’t let me go gray because I was too young and I needed to wait until I was at least 40.”

    On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed why so many women are embracing their gray hair. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!

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    So let's dive right into it! Recently we talked to Kristen, aka sweet.simple.something, about why she decided to go gray despite the stigma surrounding women showing their age. Here's some of what we learned:

    BuzzFeed Daily: So first off, do you remember when you noticed your first gray hair?

    BuzzFeed News: So you stopped dyeing your hair in early 2020. What made you decide to start letting your grays grow out? Was there a big "Aha!" moment, or was it just a lot of little things?

    BuzzFeed Daily: I feel like the timing couldn't have been better because then it was the pandemic and the shutdown just a few months later. Would you say that changing your hair at this time helped you stick to your decision?

    BuzzFeed Daily: Now, you're definitely not the first person in history who has tried to hide their gray hairs. In fact, the Egyptians dyed their hair using henna as far back as 1500 BC. So why do you think humans have been waging a war against gray hair for basically three millennia?

    BuzzFeed Daily: You'd hope that the stigma around women showing their age is waning. And to a degree it is. You see younger people out there with few or no grays dyeing their hair gray on purpose. Have there been other ways that you've seen things changing out there?

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    Kristen: You're starting to see more companies and brands embracing silver-haired women and in TV shows where a woman with silver hair isn't necessarily just the grandma, but another person in normal clothes playing a normal role appropriate for their age with silver hair. 

    BuzzFeed Daily: What do you think has been the most unexpected thing you've learned throughout this whole process?

    K-pop group BTS are taking their roles as South Korean diplomats seriously.

    V and Suga of BTS at the United Nations General Assembly
    John Angelillo / POOL/AFP via Getty Images

    Just two months after being assigned roles as South Korea's presidential envoys for public diplomacy, the band gave a speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

    They used the opportunity to urge people to get the COVID-19 vaccine — which all seven members have received — and get involved with addressing climate change.

    Band member V said: “I hope we don’t just consider the future as grim darkness. We have people who are concerned for the world and searching for the answers. There are still many pages left in the story about us and we shouldn’t talk like the ending is already written.”

    In other news, Daniel Craig recently shared why he doesn’t think James Bond should be played by a woman.

    Daniel Craig looking at the camera
    Andrew Kelly / Reuters

    Daniel, who’s been playing 007 for the past 15 years, said: "There should simply be better parts for women and actors of color. Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?”

    As always, thanks for listening! And if you ever want to suggest stories or just want to say hi, you can reach us at daily@buzzfeed.com.

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