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Old 04-06-2009, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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My hair has always been on the oily side, flat, straight and it just laid there. NO matter what kind of shampoo I used thats ALL it did. I endured perm after damaging perm to have anything from just a little body to full on curl. I finally about 15 years ago (I am 42 now) decided to accept the reality that my hair is BONE straight.

Well in my late 20s I started going grey although until recently there wasn't alot of it. About that time I decided I couldn't handle having grey hair and started coloring my hair. About 14 years ago I started dying my hair red, it seemed to fit my personality better then the blonde I had always been before.

WELL now my hair under the hair color is more grey then my natural dishwater color AND what they say is true. The grey hair has a different texture, its more wirey, I actually have more body in my hair then I have ever had in my life. Of course you can't see the grey for the Feria hair color I use.

So I guess going grey isn't so bad after all, its given me something all those perms can't.

Have any of you noticed this about your grey hair??
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:25 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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I have a handful of grey hair, and I have definitely noticed that it is springier. My dishwater blond hair is already very wavy, thick (and somewhat coarse) but still the greys (actually they seem white) stand out with even wirier texture.

On a somewhat different note: my stylist found a lighter blond patch on the underside of my hair, starting at the nape of my neck and going all the way up the back of my head. I said no, that's got to be grey hair, and he got a mirror so I could see it. Yup, blond. Weird.

I have not had my hair highlighted since last fall, and with the grey/white coming in, and my strange blond patch, I wonder if I should just go au naturel.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:28 AM
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Location: Munich + FL, 32082
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The upside to having grey hair .... is having hair at all. I think some men envy us.
Yes, I've noticed the same going on with my hair. I welcome it as my hair is very fine and rather straight.
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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On a somewhat different note: my stylist found a lighter blond patch on the underside of my hair, starting at the nape of my neck and going all the way up the back of my head. I said no, that's got to be grey hair, and he got a mirror so I could see it. Yup, blond. Weird.
My husband has a patch of blonde like that too, high on the crown towards the back of his head. Otherwise his hair is very dark.

My hair is starting to go grey, but there isn't enough of it to notice a difference in texture. I recently grew out my color thinking I would go natural, but the greys contrast with my natural hair color too much so I went ahead and colored it again but I'm not really happy with it right now. It looks nice but I wasn't in the mood for red. I think I'll grow it out again and try using a deposit only to blend the greys in and see if I am happy with that.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I look in the mirror sometimes and wonder whose hair I have all of a sudden.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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I have a lot of hair but it is fine and limp sometimes - since I am getting a lot of grey it has more body - the grey is wirey
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I haven't bothered with a curling iron in a LONG time, I am wondering if the wirey hair will hold curl better then my limp fine hair used to.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:30 PM
 
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My natural hair is jet black, so going gray is too startling for me. I keep coloring roots. When will I stop being chicken and go natural, I don't know. I think I look 15 years older with gray hair.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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My natural hair is jet black, so going gray is too startling for me. I keep coloring roots. When will I stop being chicken and go natural, I don't know. I think I look 15 years older with gray hair.
Thats how I feel, my grey is covered by hair color but you can still tell the change on texture.

I think one of these days I am going to put a cream colored streak in my hair and gradually as I get older, increase it. Thats how my Grandmother who was a natural red head went naturally. As she was in her 80s, she looked like she had peach hair becase there were a streak here and there of red hair still and then most of her hair was cream, not grey.

Grey doesn't go with my complextion at all and I feel it makes me look alot older.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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My deal is the opposite. My dark hair was soft and wavy. I could wash, apply product and air dry to shiny waves. My white hair ( about 50%???) is wiry and now my hair must be blown dry or otherwise styled or its witchy- kind of straight frizz. I have colored it since I was 30 or so. Overall, adding color to my hair has made it more manageable, than my young, uncolored hair.

Good for you L McFarren that there is a perk.
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