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Old 05-21-2019, 10:20 PM
 
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Wow. That's gutsy.

We Made Gray Hair Even Prettier With Pastels
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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I like it. I don't have that much gray but I've been thinking of doing some colorful streaks. My kids and grands will freak, lol.
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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That seems super fun. I am just starting to get tinsel white strands up around my part at 42, but I could definitely see doing this when the white gets more pervasive, just for fun.

My husband's aunt, who is in her 70s and has a white pageboy, put in a lavender streak, and it looks great.
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:45 AM
 
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Those pictures are real pretty, but bottom line is very few older women with gray hair will have the type of hair that can withstand the stripping and coloring to achieve that look. My hair has become thin and fine like spider web now that it has turned silver (I am nearly 70) It is still brown underneath. Hair gets very fragile and dry as we age. The most I would ever do anymore is a temporary spray in type color.
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Old 05-22-2019, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Those pictures are real pretty, but bottom line is very few older women with gray hair will have the type of hair that can withstand the stripping and coloring to achieve that look. My hair has become thin and fine like spider web now that it has turned silver (I am nearly 70) It is still brown underneath. Hair gets very fragile and dry as we age. The most I would ever do anymore is a temporary spray in type color.
If you use something like Ion it colors only the gray, no bleaching and stripping needed. It's subtle, not as shocking as the pics in the article but still pretty. I have tried several of the colors and it's fun.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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Those pictures looked clownish and the colors, not flattering at all.

BTW, I happen to like the cotton candy-colored hair, and I've said so before, here. But hers didn't look soft, and the shade wasn't appealing--to me.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:12 PM
 
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sort of like a guy's comb-over.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I've seen an increasing number of older women with white hair adding streaks of pastel colors to their hair. I like it.
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Dessert
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I'm older, but my hair is still mostly brown. I've been using Punky Colors for a couple of years.

They show up strong on the gray hair, and softer on the brown. They're temporary, fading with every shower. I usually go pretty bright so it shows up on the brown hair, then enjoy the softening color as it fades.

Easy to apply paste, doesn't seem to stain fabric. It may discolor plastic/acrylic like sinks and counters, but comes off easily by soaking with soap.

I loved tinting my hair wild colors back in the '80s, but the dyes were expensive and difficult to use. I wish these were available then!
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:57 PM
 
Location: The Ozone Layer, apparently...
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Yeah...no.

It's pretty with nice blending of colors; but its also pretty impractical, both in maintenance and in price.

Also, I don't wear makeup often, and it seems an older woman with that hair would have to, for continuity if nothing else.
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