Drew Barrymore Reveals How She Feels About Going Gray

As it turns out, the actress is not quite ready to embrace her natural roots.
Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore.

While many famous women—from Christie Brinkley to Salma Hayek to Jennifer Aniston—embrace their gray hair, it appears that Drew Barrymore is not one of them. The actress, producer and talk show host recently opened up on the matter with People, and the 48-year-old mom of two revealed that she’s not a huge fan of her grays.

“I do love that it’s trending and looks so beautiful and is like a fashion statement,” the 50 First Dates star told the outlet of women embracing their natural roots. “But I just don’t feel ready to go down that road.”

Throughout her time in the spotlight, Barrymore has sported some pretty iconic hairstyles. From her bleach blonde tousled pixie in the 1990s to her long chestnut-colored locks of today, she’s somewhat of a hair chameleon.

She’s also been a brand ambassador for Garnier Nutrisse since early last year. In fact, Barrymore’s face appears on the box of the brand’s shade 70 hair dye, which is the dark natural blonde hue that Barrymore herself claims to use. And if the product helps The Drew Barrymore Show host to cover up her gray hairs at home, that’s a pretty good endorsement for the brand.

“I’m only 48 so it’s not completely gray, but I definitely have lot of gray hairs,” Barrymore later added in her conversation with People. “But I can also keep dyeing it. I don’t really care if I look like a Just For Men ad when I’m older.”

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