Keanu Reevesâ€™ rumoured girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, has revealed why she doesnâ€™t dye her naturally grey hair.
The 46-year-old artist shared a NewsWeek article on her personal Instagram account yesterday.
In the caption, Grant explains that she went prematurely grey in her early 20s and proceeded to dye her hair â€œevery color along the wayâ€ [sic] before eschewing the dye in her 30s after realising she â€œcouldn’t tolerate the toxicity of the dyesâ€.
She adds: â€œIf womxn are perishing from beauty standards… then let’s talk about those beauty standards.â€
Womxn is an alternative term for women which explicitly includes transgender women and those who identify as non-binary,Â according to the BBC.
A number of Grantâ€™s followers have praised the post.
One wrote: â€œYou have beautiful hair, Alexandra. I covered the grey roots of my dark brown hair for years, but finally stopped. Now snow white and very nice.â€
Another added: â€œEmbracing my natural, silver hair has been so empowering. I hope these terrifying statistics encourage others to consider rocking what theyâ€™ve got.
â€œPlus, you make it look so good!â€
Reeves attended the LACMA Art + Film Gala with Grant as his plus one in early November â€“ causing widespread media to report they are dating. The pair had already been photographed together around Los Angeles, US.
When reports of their rumoured romance broke, Reeves was deemed a â€œheroâ€ on social media for dating a woman who is â€œage appropriateâ€ â€“ despite the fact she is almost a decade younger.
The fact that some people are mistaking Keanu Reeves age appropriate girlfriend with Helen Mirren is wild. In hollywood, if youâ€™re not 24, you might as well be 70.
â€” Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) November 6, 2019
The comments mainly centred around Grantâ€™s undyed grey hair.
Reeves, 55, who is notoriously private about his personal life, had no publicly confirmed the romance.
Hair dye and breast cancer risk
Grant is referring to a US study, published in theÂ International Journal of Cancer, which suggestsÂ breast cancer risk could increase with more frequent use of chemical hair productsÂ â€“Â including hair dyes and hair straighteners.
To study the health risks associated with hair products, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, analysed data from 46,709 women aged between 35 and 74.