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Old 06-21-2013, 01:22 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Hello cders. I have posted about the changes in my hair as far as the texture and color, etc. I used to have a thin streak of silver I guess you would call it, and it wasn't so bad. I would color it then let it grow out, then color it once it made me start feeling 'old'.....

My SO doesn't mind it at all... he tells me it just makes me who I am... ( )

It seems to be getting more grey and I actually think those are the new growth hairs coming in. My hair falls out quite a bit from a chemo I have to take weekly but the good thing is that it does come back. I have many lengths of "new growth." It seems to come back in cycles.

When it does.....for the most part, it comes back silver.

I am adding my picture so you can tell me if it is terrible or not. I really don't care if it does not lend a youthful appearance, etc, I don't think I look terribly old, and I am almost 40, so its no big deal. I just want to know if it presents badly or not.

Thanks!


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Old 06-21-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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Pikan,
It looks beautiful! Wear those very few little silver hairs proudly.
When you get older, and you feel like you want to color it again,
go right ahead.
Do what you want with your hair, what makes you happy.
Personally, I think it looks beautiful.
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:25 PM
 
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I don't think it's worth worrying about (says a woman who has been hitting the bottle for the past 25+ years). You've got a very young face for 40, so leave it be for awhile. If it starts bugging you later, color it when that time comes.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:08 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Thank you ladies.

It just make me wonder if people see it and think, OMG! She is letting herself go! When I actually choose to leave it that way.....
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:19 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I think you look fabulous.
Last year at age 54, I finally quit the bottle. I am almost fully gray and silver now.
I am not lying when I say I get more compliments on my hair now than I ever did before. And it is a beautiful thing not worrying about whether my roots are showing!
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I think you look fabulous.
Last year at age 54, I finally quit the bottle. I am almost fully gray and silver now.
I am not lying when I say I get more compliments on my hair now than I ever did before. And it is a beautiful thing not worrying about whether my roots are showing!
Thank you. You know it's strange. All my lady friends all have their hair colored and wouldn't leave the house without make-up and I am just quite the opposite.

I just wash my hair in the evening and run a wide-toothed comb through it and brush it again in the am. I don't style it..but for putting it up,lol. I am not about to start wearing make-up......

I know what you mean, sometimes when I see a person with grey hair, particularly the white or silver, I think it is really beautiful.....
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:35 PM
 
Location: USA
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You look great. Had you said you were 30, you could easily be. Have you ever tried pulling your hair back into a knotted bun? It is long enough to be able to do that. I play bridge with 2 ladies who wear theirs as I describe and they look elegant. They are 5 or 6 years older than you, though.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:39 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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You look great. Had you said you were 30, you could easily be. Have you ever tried pulling your hair back into a knotted bun? It is long enough to be able to do that. I play bridge with 2 ladies who wear theirs as I describe and they look elegant. They are 5 or 6 years older than you, though.
Thank you. No, I don't know how to do that. I do put it up in some sort of a twist in the back in a large clip. That's about the closest I get to that, I suppose.

I have to laugh when I say this, but I don't think I can pull off elegant. I am just too goofy.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:17 AM
 
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I think you look great!

Your hair is so pretty and thick with no frizz. I see some reddish highlights, but no brass.

If I had your amount of grey- which I see as really none, I would not color.

Maybe if you really wanted to you could fool around with color enhancing shampoo or those kits that put in streaks or... I can't remember the name now, but the effect of dark to light ends. You might even want to invest next to nothing in one of those root touch up kits- I like Revlon's. Play up red or dark or gold or whatever you want to try...

But that would be just for fun- you really look wonderful just as you are.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Pik, told ya!

Seriously, you look great. If I had the little amount of gray you have, I wouldn't color at all, I'd just leave it ... it's really pretty!
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