Hair post for fun! NWR

posted 2 weeks ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you do with your hair

    I'm embracing my grey and do not cover

    I color over it completely

    I use highlights to camouflage

    I color it a brighter silver to cover it up

    Other

  • Post # 2
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2016

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    @sweatergal007:  I naturally have dark ash blonde hair, so I just get some face framing blonde highlights to help blend the gray in while keeping my overall color looking “darker.”  It’s also very low maintenance, which I prefer.  I get them done maybe twice a year. 

    ETA: I also prefer myself as a brunette, but I hated how noticeable the gray was when I dyed my hair dark and decided going back to my natural color was the easiest. 

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee

    I started to notice my first “unicorn hairs” a couple of years ago (I’m almost 32, apparently this is way late?), and I have to say, I love them! I’ve never colored my hair and my mom and all her friends let their gray come in naturally as well, so I’ve never thought of it as being something that needs to be covered up. I have a similar hair color to yours, I think, so it’s never going to be as dramatic as a white streak at the front of a super dark head of hair (like Anna Paquin in X-Men!) but I still like the look of naturally graying hair. I find it distinguished-looking 🙂 .

    My partner is starting to go gray as well and I think it’s incredibly sexy, actually, lol.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee

    I have dark brown/black hair and have what my stylist calls dimensional “foilayage” highlights. It’s a combination of foils and painting on the color. I get bronze low-lights and gold highlights and the grey blends in nicely. Every 4-5 months, I go in for a touch-up so it’s relatively low maintenance. But I’ve always colored my hair so it isn’t necessarily to cover up the grey…although I’d consider it a bonus LOL

    Post # 6
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    615 posts
    Busy bee

    I have medium brown hair and am starting to get some grays now that I’m mid-30s, and I’m just letting them do their thing! I just don’t mind them that much. 

    That said I’ve always liked my hair a few shades darker than it is naturally, so I’ll probably dye it at least some of the time for that reason. It’s just not specifically for gray coverage. 

    The ones that I DO mind are the wiry squigly little short ones that sproing straight up off my head. Anyone know what to do about those suckers? 

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 1996

    In my youth I had dark brown hair.  Thick and luxuriant (Ha! those were the days).  Now I’m in my late sixties, and although the grays didn’t come in for me as early as they do for many, I have plenty now, but also still a fair amount of darker hair.  My eyebrows have lost a lot of their color.  The girl who does my hair dyed my eyebrows a few years ago and did I ever look ridiculous.  They didn’t go with the rest of me.

    I have never been a person who was especially interested in messing with hair, makeup, etc.  Honestly I’m pretty lazy that way.  My girl knows me well, and she told me I should never start coloring my hair because I would hate the upkeep, and I’m sure she is right.  I would hate spending money and time on that.  Plus I want to minimize damage to my hair, which with age is thinning considerably. 

    But most of all I guess I just accept myself the way I am.  I’m an older woman and it’s just a fact.  It’s not like I was ever a raving beauty anyway, and it’s just, like, oh well…you know?

    Also, remember I mentioned losing color in my eyebrows?  Works that way all over the body too… 🙂 

     

    Post # 14
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    My mum had very dark/black hair and she “highlighted” for so long that her hair became a medium blonde. When she finally stopped, her hair came in the most gorgeous steely grey color – true salt and pepper at first and then a gorgeous grey. I never wanted to do to my hair what she did, so I haven’t colored mine.

    Additionally, my hair is a dark auburn, and I don’t like any artificial shade as much. My mum keeps not-so-subtly hinting that I should cover my greys, but once a person starts coloring, it’s hard to stop. I teach and I had a fifth grade boy tell me he could see a few grey hairs, so I needed to color it. I looked him square in the eye and said, “Why? I’m OLD. Why should I pretend I’m not?” I am sure his mum or grandmum says they need to cover their greys, so he just repeated what he thought was normal, but it was kind of funny because he didn’t know what to say. On the other hand, I had another fifth grade boy ask me how old I was, and I told him I met Abraham Lincoln once. He knew that wasn’t true, but then looked at me and announced to his friends that I couldn’t be older than 38 because I looked younger than his mom (I was older). Basically, kids have no idea about age, and they think teachers are ancient regardless of whether they’re 30 or 50, so why try to hide it?

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee

    I’m a professional and I can say that the trend is to grow out or have a color correction done to change your hair to a gray version of your own making the grow out easier in a sense. It costs is the only thing. But, beautiful when done right.

    This type of work is lengthy and expensive. But gorgeous when its finished. If that sounds like something you would like to do- its a faster way to embrace your gray without growing it out all the way.

    Because it will be color, it wont last just like box color. Some maintenance needs to be done still until your color is natural should you decide on this option.

    My mother in law is in the process of growing out her grey. I have been encouraging her for years and she finally decided to do it during 2020. I’m going to gloss it and use olaplex to help with her texture.

    The only real way to have maintainable grey without spending a lot of money is to grow your hair out. It’s always possible to do a fantastic short cut and then let it ride from there color fee.

    Whatever you decide, I hope you are happy with it. I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer here. But personally, in my professional opinion.

    GIRL LET THEM COME OUT!!!! FREE THE SILVER, GREY, WHITE… whatever color you have . You are beautiful just as you are.

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