Keanu Reeves' girlfriend Alexandra Grant explains why she doesn't dye her grey hair
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Keanu Reeves’s artist girlfriend Alexandra Grant has explained why she doesn’t dye her distinctive grey hair - and she's far from the only celeb speaking out about it.
The 49-year-old went red carpet official with the Hollywood actor back in 2019, and were reportedly close friends for a decade before things turned romantic.
Alexandra sports a full head of grey hair, which she absolutely rocks, and has said she has no intentions of dyeing it anytime soon.
The artist has previously revealed that she started to go grey in her early 20s and, although she initially coloured it, she decided to embrace her natural colour in her 30s.
In a post on her Instagram back in 2019, Alexandra shared a screenshot of a news article about a study that potentially linked breast cancer with permanent hair colourants and chemical straightening treatments. You can see a link to the study here.
Sharing the screenshot, Alexandra wrote: "Today's news... The numbers are staggering, especially for womxn of colour.
"I went grey prematurely in my early 20's... and dyed my hair every colour along the way until I couldn't tolerate the toxicity of the dyes any more. In my 30's I let my hair turn 'blonde.'
"I love and support that every womxn can choose how she wants to look at every age," she continued. "But/and, if womxn are perishing from beauty standards... then let's talk about those beauty standards. Love to all womxn.”
Alexandra is one of a number of celebrities who are happy to ditch the hair dye in favour of keeping their locks natural and not worrying about the addition of some grey hairs.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Dame Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton and Andie MacDowell have all opted to embrace their grey hair, with MacDowell telling Glamour magazine in 2022: “At the very beginning of quarantine, my hair started growing, and every time my kids would see me, they kept telling me I looked bada** with my grey hair.
“When I pulled it up in a bun, all you could see was the salt-and-pepper, which is what I am, you know, dark and silver.
“I like to compare myself to George Clooney because, why not? I’ve been saying for a while now it was time for me, personally, to make that transition because I felt like it was appropriate for my personality and just who I am.”
The actor has previously said she feels 'more powerful if I embrace where I am right now'.