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    Default Re: Speaking of Gray Hair . . . A question . . .

    Today I turned 69! I let my hair go grey at 60. My son in-law suggested I'd look better with color! So at 64 I got light blond coloring for my dark brown and very grey hair. It looks like highlight because it really only colors the grey and lightened a little of the brown. I feel better. I only have to do it maybe 4 times a year. Of course mostly I wear a chef hat. Lol. I use a light foundation and blush to ease the tired look of age. If I don't, my pale skin gets comments like how tired I look or am I okay!

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    I am 63 and stopped highlighting my medium brown hair about two years ago. It's now pretty much salt and pepper. I loved the highlights but did two colors, and where I live that translates into $75 for each color + $25 for cut + $20 tip, so about $200! I decided that was just too expensive. I don't mind the grey so much as the change in texture with the gray. No matter what I try my hair always seems dry, frizzy and kind of wiry. It is chin length and thick.

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    Default Re: Speaking of Gray Hair . . . A question . . .

    I am naturally a very light blonde. I do have gray hair, but it just doesn't show very much. I have recently started getting some high lights and low lights put in....as it grows out it isn't very not noticeable. Just brightens it up a bit.
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    Default Re: Speaking of Gray Hair . . . A question . . .

    I am 68 and stopped coloring my hair when I retired. It is silver white and I love it, I don't wear make up except on very rare occasions (maybe a wedding) and I love that too. I cleanse, moisturize, sunscreen and I am good to go.

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    Default Re: Speaking of Gray Hair . . . A question . . .

    My natural color is red. For the most part redheads don't gray well....we get a dingy yellowish gray that all the purple shampoo in the world won't brighten. The past few years I've been coloring my hair my base color (ginger red) and have a few highlights put in a couple times a year. I wish I could go with my natural color.

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    Default Re: Speaking of Gray Hair . . . A question . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by grammaterry View Post
    Today I turned 69! I let my hair go grey at 60. My son in-law suggested I'd look better with color! So at 64 I got light blond coloring for my dark brown and very grey hair. It looks like highlight because it really only colors the grey and lightened a little of the brown. I feel better. I only have to do it maybe 4 times a year. Of course mostly I wear a chef hat. Lol. I use a light foundation and blush to ease the tired look of age. If I don't, my pale skin gets comments like how tired I look or am I okay!
    Well Happy Birthday! So sorry this is late, but I just saw it. Hope is was great!

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    Default Re: Speaking of Gray Hair . . . A question . . .

    Me too with the no make-up! It's great to have the freedom to NOT wear make-up and not color our hair if that's what we choose.

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    Default Re: Speaking of Gray Hair . . . A question . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopehannah View Post
    Me too with the no make-up! It's great to have the freedom to NOT wear make-up and not color our hair if that's what we choose.
    I agree and i frees so much time for sewing by NOT having to put on a face and color hair. LOL Never been a smoker or a drinker or a sun worshipper so the wrinkles are barely there for me. gravity that's a different story
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    Default Re: Speaking of Gray Hair . . . A question . . .

    I've got 'side greys' now. Started probably about 5 years ago and gradually increasing (I'm soon to be 52). I've watched some friends color theirs and try to maintain.... nope, not for me!
    I used to get a boxed dye once in a while just for a slight change in color. My hair is long, so it would cost a fortune to have it done professionally.
    So, I am EMBRACING THE GREY... my husband loves me either way - he says 'if you want to color it, go ahead, but I like it the way it is, it's up to you'... I'd rather spend my money elsewhere - like sewing stuff
    Make-up? I do throw a little eyeliner and lipstick on for church or a special outing. That's about it... going to the park or grocery shopping??? No way! LOL

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    Default Re: Speaking of Gray Hair . . . A question . . .

    This reminded me of two women on TV shows. Carla Hall on the Chew is letting her hair go grey. Alicia Keys stopped wearing makeup. Both women look great!



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