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More older women in #Japan embracing grey hair amid changing notion of beauty

TOKYO (YOMIURI SHIMBUN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) -More women in Japan are cheerfully letting their hair go grey instead of dyeing it, discovering in the process that asserting their individuality also gives them a more positive attitude. "I'm more able to be myself since I stopped dyeing my hair," said Shizuyo Kono, 66, with a smile. She began dyeing her grey hair in her mid-30s, but her hair gradually sustained more and more damage. Fearing it would become entirely unsalvageable, she stopped dyeing it in her early 50s. Now she loves her glossy grey hair. People on the street sometimes ask her, "How can I get hair like yours?" Kono, who lives in Tokyo,was featured in Over 60 Street Snap II, a photo collection of fashionable women aged 60 and over published last year. She still keeps in touch with Ayako Miyahara, 74, also from Tokyo, and Teiko Furuya, 70, from Saitama prefecture, ...

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