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A woman asked me today :  "Are you colouring your hair a different colour now"?

I laughed so hard….  

Oh, if only we could market grey as a desirable hair colour!!

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  1. and silver and white, too……!!My hair started turned silver at the temples when I was in my mid-20's…..*sigh*Guess what! I made your cartoon, finally — I'll post it tomorrow for you — then just let me know if it's OK or it you want it changed!!

  2. Oooooooh! you are an angel – thank you so much! I have a streak of white hair which is quite nice (even if I do say so myself), but then I have grey, brown, mouse and blonde….. πŸ™‚

  3. I've been thinking about letting mine return to its natural state. I just colored it Sunday and I have one more box of color sitting in the cabinet and I may just wait until after my birthday (January) to give it up completely. That growing out phase is always so awkward. My gray hair has never bothered me in the least, but I'm going to hate giving up the red to go back to mouse.

  4. I am also thinking of giving up the color. When I had my hair cut last week, my hairdresser says it is almost all grey roots now so I will be thinking about it for ht next three weeks.Then I will have to make my decision. I Know the front is pure white. Ah, the decisions of a senior!

  5. Actually some people do market grey hair. Kodak has been making money off grey for quite some time. Strange thing is…I think it was a woman researcher who perfected the formula for Kodachrome.(not sure of that fact, something I read long time ago…back when I had hair…:-)

  6. I've been growing out my grey for a year. Once you let the color grow out, it doesn't look as grey as it does when your roots start to show. I've had grey hair since my teens, and right now I'm working on the white streaks at my temples and forehead. I kind of like it. And I don't have to worry about roots anymore. It takes some serious commitment and soul-searching though. It's not just about the hair, if ya know what I mean. πŸ™‚

  7. I tried au natural when my hair grew back in after chemo. The back was an ok color, but the whole top of my head is gray. I didn't like it. I'm keeping the bottle. Emmy, your hair must be getting long! :))

  8. I started going grey when I hit puberty. It's an inherited thing on my dad's side. I don't actually mind my grey hair, but it drives my dad nuts. When I'm in the States, he pays for me to have my hair professionally done, but when I'm here, I just do it out of the box. It doesn't matter enough to me, but it makes my dad happy to see my hair not grey, soI maintain a light brown.

  9. It takes some serious commitment and soul-searching though. It's not just about the hair, if ya know what I mean. πŸ™‚ I know what you mean. I've only been doing mine for about 4 years and it was in response to a friend of mine urging me to do it after she saw an old picture of me with red hair (I did color it red when I was in grad school). I wasn't bothered my gray hair at the time, just the dull mousy color which looks even duller and mousier next to the gray. The only reason I've kept it up this long is that people keep telling me that I look about 10 years younger with all the mousiness gone. You can actually still see all of my gray hair if you look for it. There's really nothing to lose in growing it out. If I don't like it I can always cover it up again! 8:-)

  10. "There's really nothing to lose in growing it out. If I don't like it I can always cover it up again! 8:-)" That was sort of the approach I took, and am still taking. "The only reason I've kept it up this long is that people keep telling me that I look about 10 years younger" That's one thing I notice: I don't get carded anymore with my gray. I used to all the time. But also I've noticed that there's a point when a woman's face doesn't match her hair. I'm worried that I'll get to that point and end up looking weird if I color, and not have a clue.

  11. I'm worried that I'll get to that point and end up looking weird if I color, and not have a clue. The key here is to remember that as you age you need to lighten up your hair color. Skin and hair color both naturally fade (even if you don't go gray) as you age. My bottled hair color is definitely lighter and brighter than my natural color.

  12. LOL – "mouse" is such a nothing sort of colour isn't it. I think there is nothing worse than a "lined" woman with too bright or too blonde hair! I think that actually ages them more.

  13. LOL! I haven't really decided on my own to give up the colour – I just gave up the hairdresser when I went into a cast – it fell into the too hard category. I don't think I am quite ready to go "mouse" yet … if only it was that lovely old lady white some women have!

  14. Actually that is probably true – it looked really obvious and "messy" the first month of the cast but now it has nearly 3 month's growth and doesn't seem so obvious. I had been having it streaked in foils though so there are a lot of different colours and shades in it now.

  15. Yes it has grown a lot. I never did find anyone who would come to my place and cut it. My hair is really dark around my ears – it almost looks black!! This is strange as I was always blonde or mousey!

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