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Thread: have any of you decided to just go gray?

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    Senior Member Hosta's Avatar
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    I went gray this year after coloring for the last 15 years I just got tired of doing it and the husband doesn't like the new me of course his is white now but that makes no difference. Have any of you given up coloring and do you like the gray and the freedom of not coloring every couple months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    I went gray this year after coloring for the last 15 years I just got tired of doing it and the husband doesn't like the new me of course his is white now but that makes no difference. Have any of you given up coloring and do you like the gray and the freedom of not coloring every couple months
    Being a hairdress, I hate the grey in my hair, but I'm spending way to much money trying to get things to make quilts and havent gotten my hair done in a while and I just hate it salt and pepper look...But with summer coming and being outside more I'm going to highlite it again soon! LOL did I mention I hate my gray? LOL

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    yes and loving it

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    I didn't color much, but I did quit coloring at all. My DIL was a hairdresser and she said people will kill to get the color of my hair as it looks streaked and not just an all over gray. It is a lot cheaper and less trouble!

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    My mom went gray and it works for her she looks beautiful!!

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    I'm too young to let the grey show. I'm fighting it.

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    I have never colored my hair. Immediately after my last child was born I got a grey streak right up front on my cow-lick. I have gotten more grey over the years (yes each hair has a name for the person who turned it). My kids want me to color my hair but it doesn't bother me....

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    I'm getting grater but don't want to color! Will see how it goes!!

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    Never coloured my hair and never will. I like it just the way it is.

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    I color mine as soon as the white starts showing. If it was pretty like my late DH I would leave it. He had beautiful silver hair, but mine turns white and it is not pretty!!!

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    I'm way too young to go grey but I dont wanna go thru the hassle of coloring every six weeks so I'm livin with it.. :| ONly a few strands here and there but eventually its all gonna be grey - I just know it!! lol..

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    I love the gray in my hair. I figure I earned every single one of them!!

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    Nope

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    Yes, and I love the freedom it gives me. If you wear the right earrings, you can look stunning.

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    I started to go completely grey at 18 and I'm now 57, almost 58. I've been coloring for a long time and have always said I will not leave this earth with grey hair. I made my husband promise to make sure I don't have a grey track in my casket. But I can't say I haven't at least thought about it. The problem is I've always had a young face and I think I'd have to cut my hair really short. I guess I'm just too vain. My mother always colored her hair as she had premature grey. We didn't live nearby and I remember when she went grey finally. My husband commented that he thought my mother had aged 25 years with the change. So I'm not ready now. Maybe never at this rate. I do admire others who have decided to let their hair go natural.

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    Yes. I've been coloring my hair since I was 14 yrs old. The hair color doesn't want to cover my gray any more & I am seriously considering letting it go gray & see how it looks.

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    No, I just can't do it. I'll go to my grave with a bottle of hair color in one hand. Whoops, no grave. I'm being cremated.

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    I didn't make that decision but my hair has a mind of its own. I figure that whatever is gray has been earned by life's trials. Haven't felt the need to color it yet but it's not that bad. I think you have to go with what you decide you want. If the gray doesn't bother you, leave it natural. If it does, color it.

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    When my hair grew back after chemo it came in salt and pepper. My husband (and friends) loves it this way so I am keeping it.
    The gray is blending evenly and since it is I won't color it.
    Sure is alot less work/expense!

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    I gave up coloring my hair about 4 years ago and love the freedom of not having to do my hair every 6 weeks or so.

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    I'm 52 & have been colouring my hair for the last 10 or 12 years - I have/had mid-brown hair & usually coloured this with permanent darker or auburn tones. anyway, over the past year or so have noticed that the regrowth was much more noticeable within a week or two of the colour so have changed the colour tones to blonded highlights & it looks much better. The grey hairs are masked, my 'new' hair colour suits my older skin tones & I dont have to think about regrowth. Plus I have reduced the frequency of my hair colours to maybe every 3 - 5 months instead of every 6 weeks to 2 mths.

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    I was very lucky, as I was a natural strawberry blond, and my hair did not go grey, it just got lighter and lighter. I have never coloured my hair at all

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    I also love the grey in my hair. I went through a very stressful and very very busy few years when my hair was first noticeably turning grey and I just couldn't find the time to maintain colouring on a regular basis. Then I realised that I was not the slave to hair appointments like my friends and work colleagues. Yeah....freedom....
    Biggest compliment---started a new job and two older colleagues were surprised that I wasn't bothered about grey ----within 9 months neither were they! They donated the money that they saved for the next six months to a local charity. Don't know what they do with the extra free time but we are still cheerfully growing grey disgracefully.

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    I have decided to try going gray but don't know if I can hang in there. It's beginning to look like I have a bowl turned upside down on my head. LOL

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    I was letting mine go. I hated the look of the grey, but I don't care much for using the chemicals on my hair. Hubby hated the grey. I've since lost a lot of weight and decided to color it again. Now everyone says I look so much younger. I don't think I can stop coloring now! LOL

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