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Old 03-19-2015, 11:15 AM
 
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Do you like gray hair on others? Do you think it makes them look, as we often hear, more distinguished, wiser, more intelligent? Would you even go as far as to say that gray makes them (as some in the media like to say) hotter/sexier?

Or does it have the opposite effect on you and just remind you that they are someone that has now passed the peak of their physical prime and are on a different course in life?

p.s. this is not about hair care; it's about perception in this day and age.
Depends on the person. Some look absolutely wonderful; others just look old. (I'm 61, btw, and less than 10% silver.)
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Still have very dark brown hair at 68, but hair colour doesnt bother me one bit, whether man or woman.. its not important
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Old 03-19-2015, 12:17 PM
 
Location: South-Western USA , desert
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Default Not so fast . . .

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Seriously?
You do realize most people get gray hair if they live long enough right? . . .

I personally think all of the standards, requirements and silly questions show that someone has already passed their "peak" in a good quality real life simply because they waste so much time and effort dwelling on something that cannot be changed without fake color being added.
I know more than one person whose grey hair started growing in with natural color again after regularly taking a certain food/supplement.

I'm not saying which, because I want some to still be on the shelves when I go back to purchase some for my health.

I don't care nearly as much about my hair color, as I do about my health.

Natural hair color makes one look healthier.

Grey &/or white hair indicates there's something wrong . . . something they are lacking, &/or some imbalance of some kind. Re-balance or add what is missing and the body begins 'generating color', again.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:30 PM
 
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No, grey hair is a sign of old age and disease. Not attractive at all.
So tell me, what's your secret for eternal youth? It must be awfully nice to be forever young.

I don't like grey hair on myself but I don't find it disgusting on anyone else. I think grey hair looks good on some people.
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:54 PM
 
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I know more than one person whose grey hair started growing in with natural color again after regularly taking a certain food/supplement.
Natural hair color makes one look healthier.

Grey &/or white hair indicates there's something wrong . . . something they are lacking, &/or some imbalance of some kind. Re-balance or add what is missing and the body begins 'generating color', again.

It doesn't change "existing grey" and it's an enzyme catalase that supposedly breaks down the
hydrogen peroxide in hair cells.
Having grey hair is a natural process of aging and doesn't mean a person is not healthy. In addition
it's genetic too - like balding. So are all bald men unhealthy?


Do supplements that promise to prevent gray hair really work? - tribunedigital-chicagotribune
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Not.here
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This is what came to mind when I saw 2Q's post....

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Old 03-20-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I don't mind it on anyone else but, at 68, I'm starting to get grey at the temples
and it's spreading....I might dye it back to my natural honey blond color.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...gray hair...Do you think it makes them look...distinguished...
It makes them look "extinguished." However, "better gray than gone."
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Subconscious Syncope, USA (Northeastern US)
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I found my first gray when I was in 6th grade. I used to pluck them as I found them intermittently until I was about 20. Thats when I started dying my hair all sorts of different color changes and highlights to the point Im around 48 and cant keep up with the roots, and having hair that didnt feel or look like real hair to me anymore.

I went gray and havent looked back. My hair looks and feels awesome. I personally love the silvery streaks that blend with my natural brunette. They look very close to highlights. It has changed the perception of people toward me. To me, if I continued to color my hair I would look like a 50ish lady with colored brittle hair. My skin has not aged great (some big spots), nor my teeth, so the hair suits me fine. Its beautiful and comfortable in my opinion. I'd guess Im close to half gray. I love the image it projects in a corporate setting. Im not there to be sexy.

Overall, men get more distinguished, and women just get old. Its an old tongue-in-cheek saying, but as for sex appeal, especially where money is concerned, there's a lot of truth to it. Overall, men and women do not treat each other equally when it comes to age. That is not necessarily a bad thing, and could be just reflective of the instinctual desires of the species.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:20 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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It completely depends on the person. Grey looks great on some people. Not so much on others. With some, when it first starts coming in, it can look elegant or distinguished, depending on the pattern. This is too individual a thing to answer categorically.
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