WHEN WILL YOU STOP COLORING YOUR HAIR
i know when we color, it makes us feel better and younger looking,
I stopped coloring my hair this year, which I have colored since young. Since I colored it myself, I didn’t have a schedule to color, just when I felt it was time to do so. So, when I would see white, it would make me feel old, and my additude and actions are not old, and when I colored, then I felt good again. Well, now that I’ve let it go, and it has turned to a beautiful silver, I hope, in time, it will turn completly white, like my mother’s was, I think it looks great and I no longer feel old about it. I’ve been taking care of my face, neck and hands for quite a while now and even tho I have a head full of “old lady” hair, people still think I’m at least 10 years younger than I am. By the way, I don’t think all that coloring all those years has damaged my hair, I always get compliments on the look.
What do you think….when will you stop coloring?
Hi Merce3, I don’t color my hair, it is still the very dark brown it has always been. When it does begin to go gray I hope it will be half as beautiful as my Mothers’ was. She went from very dark, almost black hair to beautiful salt and pepper hair. Eventually her hair was all white and silver, beautiful, thick and shiny. My Mom never colored her hair and always got compliments on its beauty. I think going natural is always the best choice, your skin tones change also. Women are beautiful at any age, my Mom lived in to her 90’s, always went for the natural look, and it always worked.:heart:
Now that I’ve been diagnosed as “HIGH MAINTENANCE” by my peers as long as I’m walking and talking NEVER!:womanwink::womanvery-happy:
I have very dark hair so when a certain place freezes over that is when I will stop.:womanlol:
I’m in my 50’s and I have never colored my hair.
I’m a brunette with so many natural shades of
color in my hair.
The gray blends right in .
I’ve heard from many ,that lots of people are
coloring their hair like mine.
So I’m leaving it for the time being.
Along the side I do spray a little brunette evenpro.
When I was younger I was strawberry blond….miss those days!
I stopped about 9 years ago just to see..
I was lucky..my hair is a gorgeous shade of gray..Now I keep it short..
My hairdresser..said “don’t go back!”
My younger son hates it..Now I can say”see what you did to me!!”:cattongue:
Since I do my own, I plan to continue as long as I’m physically able. But at some point in the future, even if I’m able, I could change my mind and just stop. Sometimes I think about stopping just to see how I’d look. My husband said he’d rather me not stop. My sides are the first to show, and he teases me and calls me Blackie Lawless. I’m not fond of how they look either. Even if I become unable to do my own color, I could end up paying someone to do it. Guess it’s just wait and see.
I stopped coloring my hair about five years ago and so did my older sister. We’ve had grey strands in our hair since we were in our early 20’s. It got to the point we were having to touch it up every three weeks and it just got to expensive. Now it is very light grey going darker in the back. We are both naturally strawberry blondes.
I get my hair highlighted (I am naturally dark blonde). I don’t really have much gray and I’ll do it forever!
When I am all grey I fully intend to go crazy and have purple or pink hair or something.
I started going gray in my twenties due to my thyroid. When I’m an old lady I want to have some fun with the stuff. I figure I can get away with more things like that when I look old and frail. I LOVE seeing older women who have fun with style and fashion risks.
The only “color” I ever tried was back in the 60’s streaked lemon juice in my hair for the California Beach girl look!! Now I am 63 and my dark blonde hair is intertwined with silver strands. I worry more about fine and frizzy hair than the color, lol! I am a natural girl, so probably will never dye my hair! When I use up my stash of Ojon products, I want to try Tweaked!
I found my first gray hair when I was in the hospital after my 4th child. I ripped it out. I was highlighting before that but as the years have passed I now have to color and highlight. There are way too many of those grays in there for me to ever consider stopping to keep them covered. I can’t imagine me being mostly all gray which is where I am headed. There are many woman who look fabulous with their silver gray hair but I don’t think I’m one of them. Because I highlight along with color I can go quite a while between treatments. What is really weird, my mother always wanted to be gray and when she passed away she didn’t have a gray hair on her head. Still missing my mom!
I have colored my hair for so many years, it’s just part of my routine. Makes me feel good about myself for very little effort. I don’t mean to be rude, but when I see women with gray hair it makes me think they have given up the fight.
In my opinion people with really dark hair look great when their hair starts turning white, and for blonds the hair just looks highlighted if it’s shiny and helthy. But people with brown hair or red hair look mousey and pale. I have brown hair and covered the gray at first. I let some of the gray show now but alot of my elder friends still color and that’s fine. The two things I’ve noticed that make people look older is going too dark or wearing their hair too long and down when they get old. Looks like you should be an old Country and Wester singer or a Televangelist. There is a certain freedom in just trying to look the best at your age without all the enhancements, though. So go with what makes you feel good about yourself. Don’t let it be about other people.
I am 31 w dk brown hair and have several white hairs. When I was in my early 20s, I just pulled them out. As they multiplied in my late 20s, I started coloring them to match my hair.
I am at the point where I am tired of coloring it. I haven’t had it colored in 6 months! I have WHITE, not gray, strands scattered throughout and am not sure how noticable they r to others. :smileyfrustrated: Maybe I look unkept in person, but u can’t tell in photos yet.
I wish it would turn completely white, bc I like the way all white hair looks on ladies I’ve seen.
As long as my daughter will keep coloring it for me, I’ll continue. (She is SO much better at it than I am.) I first started coloring it years ago, because it was kind of a drab dishwater blonde. (A few of my friends stopped coloring theirs & they look beautiful! Just can’t picture myself with gray hair.)
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