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Old 06-21-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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You're lucky to have hair that's a pretty color naturally.

My hair has always been a nasty, grayish brown. I've been coloring it since I was 16. My sister has hair the same color and is very proud that she's never colored it, but honestly I've enjoyed the different shades I've colored my hair and my hair is in better condition than hers, so to each their own, I guess.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:08 PM
 
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I'm about to turn 35 and have never died my hair but as soon as I get grey I am going to. I don't mind the color of my hair and actually as I have aged it has become a lighter brown where it used to be a much darker brown.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: South of Oz & North of Shangri-La
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I didn't use color till I was in my 50s. It wasn't due to greying, as I had only a few strands of silver. The reason I did was to help strengthen my hair; I have fibromyalgia and several other chronic illnesses, which result in my hair being very brittle and often unmanageable; four decades, it's been waistlength. I use a color that matches my color as closely as possible (coppery auburn). With color, less hair comes out when I brush, and there's much less breakage; also, it is much more manageable and doesn't tie itself in knots when I sleep restlessly.

I would be happy with the silver "highlights", as it looks very pretty against the auburn. But, it's nice to have hair that is closer to what it always was.

I never permed or did anything extra. Even as a teen in the Sixties, about all I did was to wrap my hair or put it on extra-large curlers to try to straighten it.
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Old 06-22-2013, 05:19 AM
 
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i color my hair . Most women who want to look youthful once they see greys do so. It also makes older hair much stronger since we get older hair gets thinner.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:41 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I think virgin hair is overrated personally, I love a good color job. And no to gray, for me anyways.

Op has pretty hair tho, so it's ok in her case.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:14 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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i color my hair . Most women who want to look youthful once they see greys do so. It also makes older hair much stronger since we get older hair gets thinner.
Not sure how much I agree with this, I don't think I look old and I have grey hairs....
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: New Albany, IN
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Yes I have "virgin" hair. And I'm proud of it! People can tell it's my hair too, and that makes it even better. I think we are all born with a certain "coloring," that the tones in our hair-skin-eyes-etc. have a particular way of coming together and it's much, much better left natural! I just added that point because I see so many women (and some men too!) dying their hair outrageous shades of black, red and blonde when they would look better if they left it alone. They are attempting to look natural...so I don't know why they don't just leave it natural. But I am clueless about that stuff. I don't see a need for covering grey hairs and whatnot. What is wrong with grey? Some ladies at work have full heads of grey hair and I want to do the same when I'm old.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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Wait ... perhaps I misread the OP.

Did she get a perm in the 80's?

I thought perms "de-virginize" a hair.

Back to lurking here now!
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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How exactly does coloring hair make it stronger? I have never heard that before.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Yes I have "virgin" hair. And I'm proud of it! People can tell it's my hair too, and that makes it even better. I think we are all born with a certain "coloring," that the tones in our hair-skin-eyes-etc. have a particular way of coming together and it's much, much better left natural! I just added that point because I see so many women (and some men too!) dying their hair outrageous shades of black, red and blonde when they would look better if they left it alone. They are attempting to look natural...so I don't know why they don't just leave it natural. But I am clueless about that stuff. I don't see a need for covering grey hairs and whatnot. What is wrong with grey? Some ladies at work have full heads of grey hair and I want to do the same when I'm old.
You don't have to be old to get grey hair. Unless you consider 20s old.
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