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CAMEOSUN
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2/17/12 10:54 P

Be true to you.



SABLENESS
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2/17/12 3:52 P

Wear it however you like it best and whatever makes you happy with how you look.



HANDYV
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2/17/12 2:40 P

Yes. I have long dreadlocks - but only the roots are gray.



SUECHRIS50
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2/17/12 2:14 P

I think you are beautiful!Shame on those women for saying things like that!!No disrespect intended but,I would never say that to my daughter if she chose to have gray hair.You do what feels good and looks good to YOU!!



STLCARDSFANS05
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2/17/12 1:31 P

depends on your style...if you are a free spirit and have thick white or gray, then yes. if you hair is not thick or you want to look really polished no.
btw...if your hair isn't think you shouldn't wear it long no matter what color it is or if you are only 4 yrs old



DLDROST
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2/17/12 1:20 P

NO long gray hair really ages a woman....




ALICIA214
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2/17/12 11:31 A




No



KELEKONA
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2/17/12 11:15 A

Keep your hair as you like it. In the old days, women did not cut their hair, but pinned or braided it. You're never too old for cute barrettes.

If you don't like the proper dying process, they do make tinted shampoos and conditioners that can correct minor issues like looking dull or yellow. The bright unnatural colors are conditioner-based, and might have some odd effects if diluted.



CEILIE2
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2/17/12 9:02 A

it depends on the person!



NEWME70
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2/17/12 8:45 A

My aunt is one of the most beautiful women I know and she has long thick gorgeous gray hair. There is absolutely nothing 'witchy' about her. She is gorgeous and confident and an amazing role model. I hope to age naturally and gracefully myself. That being said, I don't have any gray yet and make a point to never say never! Ultimately, it's about what makes you feel good about yourself. Confidence and smiles are so much more important that hair color.



ERICREH
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2/17/12 8:27 A

Personally I don't care for the long gray look, but its your hair do whatever you like. BTW Emmylou Harris looks great with that look.



SOAPSANDROPES
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2/17/12 8:23 A

I love the way that your hair looks, I say that if you don't want to color it, don't. Times have changed.



ADVENTURE361
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2/17/12 8:01 A

if its going grey.. color it! all i can think of is moonstruck when she is walking around with her grey streaks then she comes out of the salon and looks beautiful with dark hair. I double process my hair since I have grey in the front. And I love the way my hair looks.



RITAROSE
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2/17/12 7:44 A

no



MOMSUE1
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2/17/12 5:26 A

You should do what is right for you!! It is your hair.



KRISUA
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2/17/12 4:54 A

No. I have a neighbour with a long, long grey hair. Seriously, not good looking.



ALLYALLYT
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2/16/12 7:28 P

I think it would look beautiful on you. I have waist length gray hair and I love it! I dyed it for years and sported the "skunk" look for several more waiting for it to grow out. I don't recommend that look for anybody! emoticon , I finally cut it to shoulder length when the gray grew out that far, but for several years I wore nothing but a loose bun so that it didn't show so much! I am 52 years young.

Edited by: ALLYALLYT at: 2/16/2012 (19:29)


SSYEAW
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2/16/12 6:56 P

beautiful hair is just that, no matter what color it is!



SCALE_WATCHER
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2/16/12 6:46 P

Yes, if style is becoming!



J2740LOU
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2/16/12 5:13 P

When hair is in good condition, has a good style and cut, is attractive for the person, it doesn't matter what the color or the length is. Whatever makes you feel comfortable. Whatever makes you feel good about yourself. It's what you like. That's what is important. Just be you.





SUEACCT
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2/16/12 4:44 P

Do what you feel is best. Nay sayers will be there no matter what you choose, so please yourself!



BITTERQUILL
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2/16/12 4:18 P

Well, there's the issues you can't change: the thickness and texture of your hair, and your face shape. Some women's faces/styles can pull off long hair, others can pull off very short hair, but many can't do both. The thickness and texture of your hair can affect whether it should be kept long or short, too.

If long hair fits you, though, condition matters more than color. If your hair is resilient and looks well-taken care of, it will look good long regardless of any grays. If it's stringy, full of splits or needs a lot of attention, a shorter style will probably work better. I've seen plenty of women with not a single gray on their head who would look better in a pixie-cut, and plenty of white-haired women who looked great with it worn down to their waist.



PEEDIE22
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2/16/12 4:02 P

I think you should do what feels right for you.

Personally I think you look awesome as you are, and I have seen women with long gray hair who look absolutely stunning. I've also seen women with long gray hair who just look old and who seem to me like they'd look younger with shorter or darker hair or both. I think it just depends on the person. And in any case, it isn't my job to tell people how to wear their hair. There are certainly way more important things in life.

I'll tell you a funny story about it though. I had decided to go grey (white actually at this point) and was almost there. My hairdresser thought it was time and I felt OK about it.

Well, I was working retail and one day, while it was slow, all the women over 50 who worked there kind of ganged up on me about it. They all felt it looked way better colored and went through that bit about me 'giving up on myself'. I kind of thought, no, I'm just sick of making a mess over my bathroom sink, but afterwards I thought about it and thought, oh what the heck. So I colored it again and I have to admit it does look better.

One day I'll quit though. I don't want to be 80 and dying my hair. But I'm not there yet.

It's amazing how strongly women feel about this! To me it's like, meh. It's just hair.

All the best of you whatever you decide. You look great. emoticon



CALAMITYJANE53
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2/16/12 3:38 P

I can honestly say this: once you start dying it's hard to go gray. You end up with gray roots showing and in my case (what with black hair and all) I looked like a renegade skunk! So I suggest careful thought to dye. You look nice now and are pretty so I think long and gray would work for you.



SOLSTICE901
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2/16/12 3:19 P

Great question. I'm toying with it personally. I have very long naturally red hair that is beginning to show some grey. My daughter wants me to leave it and let it go naturally grey. My son says dye it. Some of the redheads in my family dye and some are completely white now. I've yet to make a decision but I am watching feedback.



ANNIERN43
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2/16/12 2:48 P

NO!



TRUANGEL1
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2/16/12 2:47 P

yes. i love gray hair.



_KRYS_
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2/16/12 2:46 P

I vote yes. It can always be worn up too. Grey is just another color :)



TSISQUAUSDI
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2/16/12 2:41 P

Sure, why not?




CROWLEY123
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2/16/12 2:39 P

If it is healthy, and styled, why not?



REGILIEH
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2/16/12 2:11 P

no



DROP38
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2/16/12 2:05 P

Based on that pretty picture of you, I say you can keep it the way it is.



SPIRITUALIST
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2/16/12 1:54 P

no



BETHV10
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2/16/12 1:49 P

It is entirely up to you. You have to like your hairstyle. I do dye my hair and I keep it fairly short because it is easier for me and helps me look younger than my age which is my goal.





REGABA
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2/16/12 1:42 P

probably someday



FEDGIRL4
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2/16/12 1:24 P

For me personally, no. I like short hair. I have a good stylist and good hair products.

For other women, it can look quite witchy if not taken care of or if it is ridiculously long. Also it depends on the hue of her skin (not color) and what she wears.

I told my hubby I hope he does not mind when I go gray because I am not coloring it. I have a few grays now. He does not mind.



BLONDIEGRRL
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2/16/12 1:20 P

There is nothing wrong with gray hair. It's entirely up to you. Do what makes YOU happy, not what other people think you should do.



BROWNCOFIDDLER
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2/16/12 1:08 P

Yes.



CARIOCA4
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2/16/12 1:08 P

Most of the time it makes women look older, in my opinion.




DEBBIEOLMOS57
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2/16/12 1:02 P

some people look washed out with gray hair



DEBBIEOLMOS57
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2/16/12 1:02 P

I am 55 and my hair is long and gray if i do not color it but my husband is only 33 and has gray hair coming in and i love it



FITGLAMGIRL
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2/16/12 12:54 P

After looking at your pic, I think you would look stunning in a dark rich brunette or even black. You look way to young to go grey. :-) Just my opinion.



NATASHIA06
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2/16/12 12:50 P

No



FITGLAMGIRL
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2/16/12 12:50 P

I think hair decisions are real personal. I know long and grey is not for me, but that is my preference. Another could pull it off well. I also think grey hair can make you look older, so it depends on what you want to achieve or if the whole age thing doesn't bother you. I started to grey in my 20's so I would have a ton of grey now if I didn't color. I do hate the whole coloring thing too, but my other alternative is long and grey and I won't go there for now. Ha Ha



SWEETSUGAR7
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2/16/12 12:49 P

I like short grey hair.. Like a inverted bob.

You will have people drawn to you and have a complimenting hair style.



JACQUI1976
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2/16/12 12:48 P

I am 35 and have very long hair, just past my braline. For the past 5 years my mum has told me that 'women of a certain age' should not have long hair! I however love my hair long and have no plans of cutting it. I also think there is nothing wrong with letting it go grey. It is a natural colour after all. Long grey hair can look beautiful. If that is your profile picture you have really lovely hair and I think you would look great. There are always people ready to make negative comments but so long as you like it that is the most important thing.



AUDIOAMBROSIA
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2/16/12 12:47 P

Yes, the picture is of me, though the gray shows up more in real life. And, I am planning to grow my hair a good bit longer than it is.



PRINCESSMANDIE
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2/16/12 12:46 P

I believe long gray hair can be really pretty. I hope if my hair turns gray that it will be the dark gray "blue" color. It's soooo beautiful. I love the pic of your profile so you should keep it that way.



MANDIETERRIER1
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2/16/12 12:30 P

I believe that your profile picture is a picture of yourself?

If so I think your hair looks beautiful and well taken care of. When taken care of I think long gray hair is nice. I am going to have long gray hair too. I don't like short hair. I am not a fan of cutting hair short when you get to a certain age



AUDIOAMBROSIA
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2/16/12 12:26 P

My hair is getting a noticeable amount of gray in it. I'm not fond of the whole process of coloring, so I am very tempted to keep my natural color and grow it longer. However, I've heard comments -- usually from my mother and from women older than me -- about long gray hair looking "witchlike" and like you are "letting yourself go" and things of that nature. Is long, gray hair really taboo nowadays, or have times changed?



 
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