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Old 04-02-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Subconscious Syncope, USA (Northeastern US)
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. At 54, my hair has reached Emmylou's silver-white color. It started graying (from almost black/brown) in my teens. And I have colored mine every color in (and outside) the book! I wear it short, and love it.

I also don't give a **** whether anyone else likes it or not. Another perk that comes with maturity.

ConeyGirl52--I do like the Matrix shampoo for grey hair. It's one of those "purple" ones.
I used to use one (purple) myself, cant remember the brand name. I was standing in the bathroom at work, under a flourescent light, and was shocked at how unnaturally purple my scalp was glowing (literally) in the mirror. It wasnt for me, but if you love it, more power to you!

I feel the same way as you do about sporting my gray. As long as I feel confident and at my best wearing it, and my husband likes it - what's it to anyone else whether I do or not?? Its my hair, not theres!

I just cut mine again last week for the Summer, but I might not cut it again. I really do want it to look like Emmylou's though. I think she's beautiful, and that silver-salt & pepper only enhances that beauty.

We can be older, and beautiful too - naturally.

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Old 04-02-2015, 05:57 PM
 
Location: The point of no return, er, NorCal
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Mine is died grey/silver, and it looks awesome.
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Old 04-02-2015, 07:23 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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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.
Nah, nothing "wrong" at all just air bubbles in the medulla. Cosmetology 101
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:00 PM
 
Location: New Yawk
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I love gray; it's distinguished and sophisticated.

This just reminded me of an older man I knew; he had to be about 80 years old, but still insisted on dying his hair a Grecian black, and coiffed to perfection.
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I am an old lady. My hair is grey. It's a gift I gave to myself when I retired from work because I used to color it and decided I didn't want to keep it up.

I keep my hair chin length and neat. It's curly so a good cut is all I need to keep it looking nice. I just wash it and go. I figure at my age, I have to be selective regarding the things on which I choose to spend my time. Messing with my hair is not one of them.

If someone is going to be so shallow as to judge me by my hair color, that's someone I don't want to know.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:25 AM
 
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On men...it's great...on women, it's aging. Sexist? Yeah, but that's the way it is!
There are some women that can pull it off great.
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Old 04-03-2015, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Well, personally I am not trying to pull off anything. I am grey and grey is me. I look younger and probably better with my hair colored but as I age I find my looks are less and less important as long as I don't scare anybody.
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Old 04-04-2015, 03:59 PM
 
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I am an old lady. My hair is grey. It's a gift I gave to myself when I retired from work because I used to color it and decided I didn't want to keep it up.

I keep my hair chin length and neat. It's curly so a good cut is all I need to keep it looking nice. I just wash it and go. I figure at my age, I have to be selective regarding the things on which I choose to spend my time. Messing with my hair is not one of them.

If someone is going to be so shallow as to judge me by my hair color, that's someone I don't want to know.
I cannot wait to give up the coloring. When I retire...that sounds perfect!
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Depends on your age. A person in their 50's would look fine with grey, but someone with grey hair in their early 20's (like me) looks older then expected. That's no good .
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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A man should never dye his hair, any more than he should wear makeup. When an older man dies his hair, it's just plain obvious and creepy looking. Some men actually look better when they start graying, I think.

On women, I think that's a different story. I'm in my 50's and have the graying around the temples thing going on. I've been coloring my hair for years even before the grays started to show up because my natural hair is a bland brown and a hint of auburn gold brightens up my face a lot and is flattering. I have never seen a women with gray hair that would not look fresher and younger without it. I work with a woman who was wearing her hair natural - what everyone considered a "pretty" salt and pepper, but she recently decided to color it to a pretty light brown, and it instantly took 10 year off of her looks. However, George Clooney's gray is handsome and dignified. Just the way it is.

As someone said here, it's all in what you want to put time into, and how much your looks matter to you at that particular time in your life. I am still out in the working world. When I retire, who knows, I just may become one of those "hippie" mother earth types with a gray pony tail down my back.
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