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Old 11-23-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Man, life's too short to worry about what random strangers think about the color of your hair.

I'm lucky. Almost 40 and no reason to color (yet). But I don't plan to give two hoot what anyone else (besides my family) thinks about how I decide to do my dang hair.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:12 AM
 
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Do partially agree with some of the things the younger generation does and the blue,lavendar,purple red is a freak show but doesnt last long due to fadeing and hair growth. There are other things done that are permanent such as tatooing and thats another freak show. Piercings same thing. All a sign of the times. No one trying to fool anyone and mostly meant to make a statement, which they do,which isnt all good.Employers not that interested in hiring those who have gone overboard with their fun.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:35 AM
 
Location: california
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Humanity is conditioned to think about their age and looks ,every time one looks in the mirror .
I don't blame some women changing their hair color especially those that are loosing it , the darker colors help a bit .
The problem I see is that all this over working the hair, and attacking the scalp has to have an effect on future growth.
IMO ,if you want to se what your life would be like with orange hair why not just buy a wig and then you have the option of removing it and not subjecting your scalp/future to all that abuse.
I understand the taking vitamin E is suppose to make a difference in hair and scalp ,it's suppose to be good for a lot of other things as well.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I have been embracing my grey at the moment. But I find it annoying. My hair is healthier without the color right now. But the grey strands are very obvious in my black hair.

When I have more grey and stop processing my hair I'll probably just rotate fun colors to cover the grey.

I like either intentionally over the top or subtlety natural. But not too fave looking color. It is a balance.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Humanity is conditioned to think about their age and looks ,every time one looks in the mirror .
I don't blame some women changing their hair color especially those that are loosing it , the darker colors help a bit .
The problem I see is that all this over working the hair, and attacking the scalp has to have an effect on future growth.
IMO ,if you want to se what your life would be like with orange hair why not just buy a wig and then you have the option of removing it and not subjecting your scalp/future to all that abuse.
I understand the taking vitamin E is suppose to make a difference in hair and scalp ,it's suppose to be good for a lot of other things as well.
Actually, lighter colors are much better for disguising hair loss, because the white of the scalp showing though is not nearly as obvious. Highlights are good for that too.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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Raise your hand if you don't care what the OP thinks of your hair.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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^^^Hand raised^^^ My natural color is light to med brown. I have a ring of white/grey hair all around my face and the top layers of my hair are 1/3 to 2/3 white/grey. The under layers are about 90% brown. Leaving it grey would look like mousy, uneven, and like cr*p. I like my hair colored and couldn't care less what anyone else thinks.

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Old 11-23-2015, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Mt Shasta , Ca.
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As a counterpoint to a recent thread about men's comb overs....

Why do older women think it looks great to dye their gray hair such outlandish colors as...

1. Black Raven-Enough black in their hair to tar roads. Kids have been known to chomp on it mistaking it for licorice strands.

2. Fox Red-And I don't mean the good kind of fox i.e. "a foxy ladyyyy". That orange-reddish glo combo that could attract flying saucers looking for a landing pad.

3. Henna Red-A darker shade of the one above. Maybe for the woman who always wanted to look like a cherry tootsie roll pop.

4. Any shade of Blonde-Platinum, yellow lab, wheat field or really any shade that will ensure that "blonde moments" need not be homegrown.

5. Any kind of streaking or frosting-Actually, this could almost be acceptable. Age spots can be sucked into the vortex of some of those swirls.

Ladies, embrace your gray! Age is wisdom and experience! Forget those messy hair colors and expensive salon treatments. Gray is the only way!

Hand raised here ..
Just because to #1-#5
and NO to the last statement .
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Why do older women think it looks great to dye their gray hair such outlandish colors as...

1. Black Raven
2. Fox Red
3. Henna Red
4. Any shade of Blonde-Platinum
5. Any kind of streaking or frosting
So I guess Blue is OK?
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Mt Shasta , Ca.
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So I guess Blue is OK?
Yes blue is ok where I live in Seattle - on anyone
My daughter wears raven black with a royal blue sheen over the top of the black coloring and I WISH I had the skin tone to pull it off ...
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