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Toj

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#21
Nov 12, 2012
 
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>I've never dyed my hair, aside from spray on colour for Halloween, it's always been whatever colour nature gave it.
I've been going grey for years, never bothered me, and people STILL guess my age much lower than it is.
There are MANY women in my circle of friends/acquaintances who rock the grey just fine. Maybe it's because they just don't GAF what others think about it.
I know I don't.
However, I DO plan on dying it when it has gone all white. Rainbow. Or shades of blue and green. I plan on having fun with it, and I still won't GAF what other people think about it.
It's the growing out to go gray, not the people who never colored their hair. It's a big change. Going blonde to brown would elicit comments and be shocking to the person. Going gray -- from let's say redhead -- you'd have many months where your roots are coming in. There's no real gray coverage that I know of where you could do it gracefully.

It would be a big change for someone who colors their hair.

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#22
Nov 12, 2012
 
Toj wrote:
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It's the growing out to go gray, not the people who never colored their hair. It's a big change. Going blonde to brown would elicit comments and be shocking to the person. Going gray -- from let's say redhead -- you'd have many months where your roots are coming in. There's no real gray coverage that I know of where you could do it gracefully.
It would be a big change for someone who colors their hair.
Yeah, I know. Saw it happening when I was a little kid and decided by the time I was ten to NEVER EVER dye my hair. Just to avoid that crap, plus it's just too much trouble, time and money, afaic, for too little gain.
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#23
Nov 12, 2012
 
LW1: What Matilda said. Maybe your daughter has other friends on the team.

LW2: Maybe a wig would help her to get past the growing out stage. If she is not ready to rock the gray, henna products would give her the color without the allergic reaction. Whenever I am having a bad hair day, I think of my friend and co-worker who is bald due to chemotherapy. Perspective...

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#24
Nov 12, 2012
 
Kuuipo wrote:
Whenever I am having a bad hair day, I think of my friend and co-worker who is bald due to chemotherapy. Perspective...
F that. If I'm pissed off about something, I don't care who has it worse. Someone always has it worse. If I am justified in being pissed off, I don't want the thought of worse of people detracting from my rage.

If my roof springs a leak, thinking about how I have it better than people who lost their homes to Sandy is not gonna make me feel better.
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#25
Nov 12, 2012
 
NWmoon wrote:
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However, I DO plan on dying it when it has gone all white. Rainbow. Or shades of blue and green. I plan on having fun with it, and I still won't GAF what other people think about it.
Isn't it harder to dye if it's gone pure white?(the hair has a harder time holding the dye or something) A former coworker was in her 30s, and had gone all snow-white for unknown reasons in her teens. She told me that she had tried dying it every couple years and always had the same difficulty she's heard is common among the elderly who want to dye it. That once it's pure white, it is really hard to get it to hold color, or the color turns out in unexpected ways.

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#26
Nov 12, 2012
 
That makes sense, because most of those white-haired old ladies would rather have colored hair, I bet.
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Nov 12, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
That makes sense, because most of those white-haired old ladies would rather have colored hair, I bet.
The origin of teh blue haired old ladies was that the only thing they could get to tint their hair was either Tintex ( a fabric dye) or bluing ( a fabric rinse) used as a hair rinse.
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#28
Nov 12, 2012
 
People will make comments about anything anymore!
We simply must grow thicker skin and stop caring.
Oh--and have a nice snarky pat response to repeat every.single.time that will eventually put the mooks in their place.

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#29
Nov 12, 2012
 
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>It's the growing out to go gray, not the people who never colored their hair. It's a big change. Going blonde to brown would elicit comments and be shocking to the person. Going gray -- from let's say redhead -- you'd have many months where your roots are coming in. There's no real gray coverage that I know of where you could do it gracefully.

It would be a big change for someone who colors their hair.
I was glad that when I decided to stop coloring my hair the "ombre" hair effect was just coming into style. It looked like I was coloring my hair like that in purpose ;)

I am starting to get more grays now, but I still refuse to color them (it has been 4 years).

For the LW- if you have a good haircut and dress appropriately for your work environment (including wearing flattering make up), people won't make so many comments about the gray. Sounds like she is just letting her looks go or not changing her make up with the change of her natural hair color.

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#30
Nov 12, 2012
 
pde wrote:
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Isn't it harder to dye if it's gone pure white?(the hair has a harder time holding the dye or something) A former coworker was in her 30s, and had gone all snow-white for unknown reasons in her teens. She told me that she had tried dying it every couple years and always had the same difficulty she's heard is common among the elderly who want to dye it. That once it's pure white, it is really hard to get it to hold color, or the color turns out in unexpected ways.
(shrug)Then I won't. I can still spray it with colours if I want.
It's not a subject I know much about, because it's never interested me.
pde

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#31
Nov 12, 2012
 
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>(shrug)Then I won't. I can still spray it with colours if I want.
It's not a subject I know much about, because it's never interested me.
Yeah, all the women in my family go pure white (redheads/strawberry blonds) and I've never noticed that any of them have really ever attempted to color their hair. I've played once or twice, but my red undertone itself is also hard to dye over, so my home attempts really haven't been successful at doing anything but looking weird.

My MIL and SIL color their hair, and I'd expect that my MIL is probably gray at this point. But I don't even know what their natural color is (my husband tells me they both have dark brown hair naturally but they both color to platinum blond and I've never seen them even with roots). They both have it done professionally though, and I expect a professional can dye just about anything.

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#32
Nov 13, 2012
 
pde wrote:
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Yeah, all the women in my family go pure white (redheads/strawberry blonds) and I've never noticed that any of them have really ever attempted to color their hair. I've played once or twice, but my red undertone itself is also hard to dye over, so my home attempts really haven't been successful at doing anything but looking weird.
My MIL and SIL color their hair, and I'd expect that my MIL is probably gray at this point. But I don't even know what their natural color is (my husband tells me they both have dark brown hair naturally but they both color to platinum blond and I've never seen them even with roots). They both have it done professionally though, and I expect a professional can dye just about anything.
That's a lot of time and moneyh involved in that upkeep.

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#33
Nov 13, 2012
 
NWmoon wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, I know. Saw it happening when I was a little kid and decided by the time I was ten to NEVER EVER dye my hair. Just to avoid that crap, plus it's just too much trouble, time and money, afaic, for too little gain.
i tried a temp color once, but it went too orange. gaven't tried anything since. i too think its too fussy to keep up with.
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Nov 13, 2012
 
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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i tried a temp color once, but it went too orange. gaven't tried anything since. i too think its too fussy to keep up with.
You've seen my color. That is a Clairol 26 wash temp. It is fine except that it doe't cover the gray very well any more

Toj

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#35
Nov 13, 2012
 
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>You've seen my color. That is a Clairol 26 wash temp. It is fine except that it doe't cover the gray very well any more
I find that Loreal Preference covers gray the best. I also leave it on for at least 45 minutes.

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#36
Nov 13, 2012
 
Toj wrote:
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I find that Loreal Preference covers gray the best. I also leave it on for at least 45 minutes.
45 minutes? really? I have trouble getting the grey covered but I follow the instructions exactly. I definitely will be willing to leave it on longer now!

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Nov 13, 2012
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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45 minutes? really? I have trouble getting the grey covered but I follow the instructions exactly. I definitely will be willing to leave it on longer now!
I was afraid at first b/c I have fine hair -- but it didn't frizz out any more or less to leave it on longer. If I don't leave it on at least that long, it doesn't seem to seep into the hair follicle, or whatever that stuff does, as much. That's the only way I can get it to cover all my gray.

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#38
Nov 13, 2012
 
Girl stuff, don't care.

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#39
Nov 13, 2012
 
Aren't the boys happy they stopped by today?:-D

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#40
Nov 13, 2012
 
And then, I found a NEW tampon brand to try!

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