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Offline ademas

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grey hairs question
« on: October 02, 2006, 03:15:03 PM »
I got grey hairs.  Lots of 'em.  I didn't notice too much until I got my hair cut last week, and the lady used a black cape to drape over me.  I was a bit shocked at how much grey there was, to be honest.

My hair is kind of a dark blonde, and it lightens quite a bit in the summer, so the little bit of grey I've had for the past 5 years or so hasn't been noticeable.  That's not the case anymore. 

It's starting to get very noticeable, and it's not a cool Anderson Cooper grey, either.

I've never colored my hair, except for a couple of radical things I did in my late-20's...but I'm seriously considering it now. 

Do you color your hair?  Do you have it done somewhere, or do you do it yourself?  Do you try to match the natural color of your hair, or do you do something more radical?

Just curious...




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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2006, 03:37:14 PM »
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« Last Edit: November 03, 2006, 09:21:02 PM by cowandalehouse »

Offline MSPspud

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2006, 03:39:38 PM »
I have the same sort of hair you do.  For the most part it's greying at the temples, which leaves me with the option to cut it with a 2 guard and then a 1.5 guard around the edges.  The shorter it is, the more the greys are hidden.  It's not until week 3, that it becomes noticeable again.  I say WTF is wrong with grey though ???  :)

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006, 03:44:00 PM »
I say WTF is wrong with grey though ???  :)

nothing at all babe! woof!  :D

Offline CaptCarl

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 04:29:48 PM »
Ademas,
   Like you I have medium blonde hair, and I found the first greys a few years back, It was at then end of a very long and bad day.Finding them made me laugh, and still does 'cuz I never thought that I'd live long enought to see them. IF I were to color my hair, I would make in the most un-natural shade of whatever color I chose, just so there would be none of that "Is it natural? Or Miss Clairol?" bullshit. If I pay good money to have it colored, you bet your ass that I want it known. I keep think something in a shade of Crack Whore Red would be nice...
The only thing I can do straight is shoot..

Offline MSPspud

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006, 04:38:29 PM »
Yes, Carl is right.  It's almost impossible to duplicate a dirty blonde w/o it being green or god knows what. 

I'd either highlight it or grey it enough to be Anderson Cooper like. 

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2006, 08:43:19 PM »
I started to go grey when I was about 23. Fortunately I'm ginger haired and it's not terribly noticeable. Pity my brother however, who with black hair started the whole salt and pepper thing when he was 19.

Sucks to be him. ;)

MtD

Offline swede_dish

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2006, 08:54:46 PM »
I found a grey hair last week....my great gramma went white by age 30....this scares the poop out of me..

Why do I have a feeling I'm going to end up like older lady on Judging Amy!
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2006, 09:02:40 PM »
Hey Jenn, I think you'd look dashing with a blue rinse. ;)

I found a grey pube the other week. Admittedly it was in a sandwich, but there it was nonetheless.

MtD

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2006, 09:11:56 PM »
Matty,
   Why on Earth are you carrying your lunch around in your shorts?
The only thing I can do straight is shoot..

Offline Teresa

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2006, 09:17:13 PM »
There is nothing wrong with grey hair! :)

 I am 48 and I have alot of grey. I have earned every one of them. Raising 2 kids, getting my brother thru his cancer, and now dealing with hubbys HIV. I have dyed my hair a few times thru the years and my hair grows so fast it was a never ending job of keeping the roots touched up. Nothing looks worse than having grey roots! So i let my grey sparkle and shine. My 2 sisters who are older have a little more grey than I do and they don't dye their hair either. We all started getting grey in our mid 20s.

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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2006, 09:20:31 PM »
Matty,
   Why on Earth are you carrying your lunch around in your shorts?


Matty has his reasons. ;)

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2006, 12:47:22 AM »
Hey Jenn, I think you'd look dashing with a blue rinse. ;)

It will go nicely with my stir-up leggins, orthapedic clogs and my "Kittens : An American Tradition" T-shirt.

Oh and my visor. I'm a swede. I can't handle the sun.
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Offline Christine

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2006, 10:04:08 AM »
I have grey hair...lots of it. I started to color it went I first noticed the greys, I did it myself, but I always had roots, and the color was never right. It just got to be an a pain in the a** to keep up with it, so I let it grow out.

I like it, and think it looks pretty good. One thing I really dislike is to see older men who have really bad dye jobs....ooooww. Now, an older man with a great hair cut, and striking grey hair, that looks fabulous!

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Offline AlanBama

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2006, 10:35:16 AM »
LOL @ Jenn, thinking she's going to end up looking like Tyne Daley....

honey, I don't think there's much chance of that.....at least for about 45 more years.....then, who cares??? :-*
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Offline CaptCarl

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2006, 12:07:09 PM »
Jenn,
  If you're worried about looking like Tyne Daly, just don't gain the extra three hundred pounds and you'll have nothing to worry about
The only thing I can do straight is shoot..

Offline David84

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2006, 02:32:20 PM »
My honey and I own a salon... you'd be surprised at the number of male colours we do!! Personally, I'm letting mine go.. Its our merit awards!! IF you decide to join the ranks go for the highlights and/or Redken Shades EQ.  It blends and washes out slowly so do don't get defined roots.

Who would have thought after leaving healthcare I would be doing this?!?

Hugs

Offline DanielMark

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2006, 03:18:04 PM »
I'll never colour my greying hair. Never never never.

I'm glad I've lived long enough to grow any at all (and I've earned every one of them).

Daniel
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Offline swede_dish

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2006, 03:55:50 PM »
I aspire to look like tyne daily....minus the extra 300 lbs...which somehow I doubt that I could gain even if i wanted to.
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Offline et in arcadia ego

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2006, 04:00:05 PM »
Yup, I color my hair. White. As you can see.


mike
(who, in reality, went gray in his late 30s and never considered hair - or beard - dye).

Offline Terry

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2006, 09:23:11 PM »
Matty,
   Why on Earth are you carrying your lunch around in your shorts?

Gives a new meaning to the phrase “Let’s do lunch.”  ::)



Offline aztecan

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2006, 11:11:13 PM »
As you can see, I haven't a grey hair on my head!

I do have one or two in the beard,  ::)

Oh, and the pubes, they, too are going grey, but only in a few spots.   :o

Does anyone know how hard it is to dye pubic hair? EEP!

HUGS,

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Offline IzPoz

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2006, 12:12:46 AM »
My grandmother was grey at a young age, my father too... At 13, I started to notice a patch of white in my head... at the top.  By 14, my friends called me Pepe Le Peu (lovingly!)... Now, at 38, I'm what they call "salt and pepper".  I have dark brown hair with grey highlights.  I've tried coloring it a couple of times, but said screw it after the first month or two and realized how much work it really is to try and maintain a color balance.  Then the way the chemicals made my hair feel like straw...

Grey is the way to go!!
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Offline Nadine

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2006, 07:01:40 AM »
I have grey hairs and I've earned every one of them!

But yes, I do dye it, myself...to my natural blonde color.

Oh and Mark...leave the pubes alone!  :D

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2006, 07:15:02 AM »
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Offline Poz Brit

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2006, 11:54:45 AM »
I started going grey at 16, by the time 30 hit, I was white, but strangely other bodily hair has not changed. I am 56 now and gratefully still have hair.

John(UK)

Offline Dray

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2006, 11:49:25 PM »
Gray hair is great...but if you don't like it high lights are the way to go.

Offline JohnOso

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2006, 02:52:11 AM »
I'm getting grey around the edges, but in that hot "daddy" manner... ;)

Had to shave off the full beard as it made me look quite old, but the goatee suits me just fine.

I don't see grey pubes, but lotsa grey chest hair right in the middle (still dark on the belly though).

Speaking of dyeing pubic hairs....i had an old battleaxe nurse friend MANY years ago who used to read those trashy "True Hollywood" and "True Detective" magazines at work (you don't see those mags anymore).  She solemnly informed me that she found out that Mariilyn Monroe would hire a personal assistant just to dye each individual public hair with peroxide to get that "platinum blonde bombshell" look.  And that the pain was excruciating.

You'd have thought she was schooling me in the Catechism by the look on her face.

John

Offline Queen Tokelove

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2006, 02:56:39 AM »

I found a grey pube the other week. Admittedly it was in a sandwich, but there it was nonetheless.

MtD

Funny you should mention that Matty because that is where I started going gray first as well. I made light of the situation by saying if someone put their mouth down there, they might hear an echo... :D   Since I braid my own hair, I have noticed a few gray strands but I wear them with pride. Am looking forward to my hair going gray, then I can one of them gray rinses....Gonna be gray and still be sexy..the new generation of spinsters.... ;D :D ;D :D ;D
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Offline Oh501sguy

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2006, 06:06:57 AM »
I just started getting a few grey hairs this year.  I've been thinking about coloring, but I have a really nice medium brown.  Ill hate to lose it, but like many of you...I have earned them.

What really ticks me off is the grey in my gotee.  I have colored that, used a eye brow pencil... eventually Ill just let it go.  What scares the hell out of me is when I get grey in my chest and pubes!

Really... carrying your lunch in your shorts?  Hmmm!   

Offline aztecan

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2006, 10:35:49 AM »
There is a great way to keep the grey out of the pubes - it is called a razor!  :o

I know people who shave religiously. It really is a fad these days. I have, in the past, indulged in this practice and may again when the whim strikes.

Even better is to do this with a good, or at least trusted, friend.  8)

HUGS,

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2006, 11:01:32 AM »
the mop up top is still holding steady, but i do have more salt than pepper on my face if it grows out.

not to mention the grey- no, snow white rogue chest hairs that emerge from time to time.

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Offline Oh501sguy

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2006, 06:36:27 PM »
Just one question:  Has anyone really looked at the price of razor blades these days?  Man those things got pricey!

Offline RapidRod

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2006, 07:02:02 PM »
Oh, I use every blade till it starts to pull. I would use a straight razor but I would cough and cut my throat. Then I would have to clean up the blood. It wouldn't be pretty.

GRAY? Is there any other color?

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2006, 07:06:06 PM »
Hey emapeal here -- there are products -just for men --that make products taht only color the grey --otherwise it is a very messy project- but the products that target only the grey are fairly neat and easy to use.
 :o

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2006, 07:18:27 PM »
 :),

I always notice the gray hair, especiallly  when I get a hair cut. I am also dark blond, Clairol , makes natural instincts for men. ("dark Blond "( M-5)) is written on the box. Been using it for about five years and works very well. 15 minutes application time, on dry hair, little longer time for more gray. Works very well for me, and it looks natural. You can get it at almost any pharmacy...


Ray


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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2006, 07:20:37 PM »



What was that commercial from years ago..." only your hairdresser knows for sure"... ;D
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 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 8/2514,  t-cells are at 402, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 11%

  
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Re: grey hairs question
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2006, 09:17:08 PM »
I have started to get them.

And yea l colour my hair.

 


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