The One Tree Hill alum decided to let her natural gray hair grow out during the early days of the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns despite being only 37-years-old at the time. Hilarie loved the look and has kept rocking her hair gray ever since.
“The ‘silver lining’ is literally growing out of my skull. For all of our frontline and essential workers who are too busy to fuss with things like hair color, I grow mine out in solidarity with you,” she captioned an Instagram photo of herself with her gray roots in April 2020.
“I let my skin wrinkle and am not afraid to let my hair go gray. I see these as accumulations of life experiences, and they’re treasures,” Hilarie told Harper’s Bazaar in June 2022, adding, “As we age, it’s important we celebrate it — it’s a gift.”