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Old 06-21-2013, 01:40 PM
 
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I've made it to almost-44 and never colored/dyed/bleached my hair. Ever. When I was younger, a few times I sprayed "Sun-In" in my hair, but I don't think that counts. But that hair grew out and got cut off years ago anyway. Just like those perms from the 80s.

There are times when I get highlight-envy when I see other people's streaky highlights, but then I remind myself that if I go in the sun more, I can get highlights. I sometimes get "strawberry-blonde envy," but I just suck it up because I don't want to start paying to have my hair colored.

My sister goes every few weeks for highlights and low-lights, pays all this money, and when we stand next to each other, our hair pretty much looks the same. And I paid nothing and spent zero time sitting in a salon. To be honest, I'm confident her hair would look almost exactly the same even if she didn't do all that stuff to it. But she's one of these "have to go to the salon" people.

At a certain point, maybe around ago 30, I just decided I'm never going to color my hair, not just because of the money, but because of the point: If I haven't colored it in the first 30 years of life, why should I do it now? Plus, I was now invested in "virgin hair" and may as well make it my "thing." Kind of like people who say they've never eaten XYZ, and now it's their "thing"--the guy who never ate a Twinkie for example.

I get my hair cut a few times a year, and take a weird little bit of pride in telling the person I've never colored it when they ask. I know, that probably sounds smug/arrogant (sorry), but it's not like I have much that's remarkable in the looks department to feel smug or arrogant about, so why not virgin hair?

Anyone else have virgin hair? Do you plan to keep its virginity? Did you keep virgin hair for a long time and then "lose your virginity" later in life?

What about when you get older? Will you use color then? I've been getting grey and white hairs for years now, but they just kind of blend in. I guess if my whole head went grey, I might color my hair. but hopefully it'll go pure white like my Dad's and I'll just keep it that way.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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I've made it to almost-44 and never colored/dyed/bleached my hair. Ever. When I was younger, a few times I sprayed "Sun-In" in my hair, but I don't think that counts. But that hair grew out and got cut off years ago anyway. Just like those perms from the 80s.

There are times when I get highlight-envy when I see other people's streaky highlights, but then I remind myself that if I go in the sun more, I can get highlights. I sometimes get "strawberry-blonde envy," but I just suck it up because I don't want to start paying to have my hair colored.

My sister goes every few weeks for highlights and low-lights, pays all this money, and when we stand next to each other, our hair pretty much looks the same. And I paid nothing and spent zero time sitting in a salon. To be honest, I'm confident her hair would look almost exactly the same even if she didn't do all that stuff to it. But she's one of these "have to go to the salon" people.

At a certain point, maybe around ago 30, I just decided I'm never going to color my hair, not just because of the money, but because of the point: If I haven't colored it in the first 30 years of life, why should I do it now? Plus, I was now invested in "virgin hair" and may as well make it my "thing." Kind of like people who say they've never eaten XYZ, and now it's their "thing"--the guy who never ate a Twinkie for example.

I get my hair cut a few times a year, and take a weird little bit of pride in telling the person I've never colored it when they ask. I know, that probably sounds smug/arrogant (sorry), but it's not like I have much that's remarkable in the looks department to feel smug or arrogant about, so why not virgin hair?

Anyone else have virgin hair? Do you plan to keep its virginity? Did you keep virgin hair for a long time and then "lose your virginity" later in life?

What about when you get older? Will you use color then? I've been getting grey and white hairs for years now, but they just kind of blend in. I guess if my whole head went grey, I might color my hair. but hopefully it'll go pure white like my Dad's and I'll just keep it that way.
I've had mine colored a few times but don't really like to. It is growing out right now, and when I do get it colored, I get it colored as close as I can to my own color. People think I'm weird.

I used to get it hilighted and all of that when I was younger. I have a thread about keeping my hair grey in the hair forum...
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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My hair is, eh, lets say re-virginized. I highlighted my hair really frequently in my early-mid 20s. I have not had any dye of any kind in my hair now for the past 10 years. I love the color of my natural hair.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:31 PM
 
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Yay! Virgin hair people unite!
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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Is that really you on the picture?
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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Me? Yes, but it was like 4 years ago, either my 40th birthday or my mom's birthday that year, which is right near mine. My hair is shoulder-length now, and I'm sure I have more wrinkles!
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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Well, then you have beautiful hair. No need to mess with it too much.

Lots of people have in-between-hair. Not really blonde, not really brown, washed out looking blonde. Or they just look plain boring with their hair color because it blends in with the facial color. Or they get grey early on. For these people, coloring is a "must".
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Haven't dyed it since the 80's and it's short so it's my natural color..a honey blond with natural grey coming
in at the temples. I'll probably dye it later if I don't like the total grey look.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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How about shaving you head and letting it grow back. I've done that a few times. Now that is some virgin hair.

Interesting threads today.

I vow never to use just for men when I start going really grey. Right now just a dark salt n peppa.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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TS, if my hair were as pretty as yours I wouldn't color it either. Actually, I didn't start coloring my hair til my forties when the gray and the brown mixed to a nice "mouse" color. I haven't checked lately, but when I'm all gray I'll probably stop coloring it.
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