To paraphrase Nora Ephron: There’s a reason today why older women often do not look their age, and it has nothing to do with diet or beauty secrets: it’s that women (and, now, often men) dye their hair. Allowing your gray (or silver or white) natural hair color to see the light of day is often a very individual and conflicted choice. Many women believe that their natural gray may lead to ageism in the workplace or other aspects of their lives, and some advisors even encourage women to consider dyeing their hair for that purpose. But for anyone who has committed to hair coloring, you know it’s an expensive and time consuming process. Recently, The Fine Line interviewed several older women who made the decision to let the gray shine through. Read about their decisions, and lack of regrets, Here. And if you’re looking for a guide on how to go through this process yourself, try picking up Going Gray Beauty Guide: 50 Gray8 Going Gray Stories. Finally, for those of you who think worrying about gray hair is just a matter of vanity, consider this: there is now research that correlates the amount of gray hair in men with increased risk of heart disease. Take a look at the research results Here.