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That cut is adorable....makes the white look youthful and trendy.  No "old lady" here!  If I could go short, this would be my choice.

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@Shanus Wow! looks great! Love the cut. enjoySmiley Happy

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@Shanus,    Beautiful snow white hair and love the cut!  Cat Very Happy

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@I am still oxox.   I did it years ago and the easiest way is having short, layered hair.  It will always go back if you like it longer.

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I love it!

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I spoke to my old stylist who is a great colorist, she is going to do some "gray highlithts, and low lights" which will blend my roots, I am also going to let my hair do its thing, I will get a deva cut and let my waves free. It would have to be way to short to just let the grey out, it is be a graceful tansition


@Katcat1 wrote:

@I am still oxox.   I did it years ago and the easiest way is having short, layered hair.  It will always go back if you like it longer.


Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive what could go right.
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Very pretty and stylish! I really like it!

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Whoa, Foxy Lady.  You look fabulous.  Your colorist did a super great job, I had my doubts, but she proved me wrong.


Enjoy all the compliments coming your way.

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Nice hair, @Shanus!

I started to notice how really good natural gray hair may look on some women.  I also got tired of maintaining gray coverage.


So I let it grow out for about three years now. Transition was not painful at all, blond highlights blended with gray till it all grew out, and with a few hair cuts.


I liked my hair better being natural much better, and it was much healthier too. But my hair is not ALL gray yet, so I was wondering, what else can I do.


I decided to put a few semi-permanent pink highlights in! Then they pulled light pink through all of the hair, and it came out just so pretty!

Something like on the image below. I love it, my hair is not really "colored" just rinsed through, it's not boring like my old not-so-perfect gray. Actually I have fun with my hair now!


These days, with an explosion of creative hair color trends, many young women do color their hair - gray! Sometimes with a few pastel color hues.


Some young girls doing amazingly creative things with their color, and few of them, I think, are tasteful enough to be "borrowed" by women of all ages.


There is a lot of product out there now, in the salons and beauty supply stores, which lets you simply wash a creative color through, or do a few streaks, right in your shower, and wash it off.

Color intensity depends on the time you keep it on, and color washes off in a few days, or weeks. So, nothing to worry, except having fun!


By-the-way, natural gray serves as perfect base for these "experiments", and absolutely does not need to be "covered" any longer.





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@tends2dogs wrote:

@Shanus  REALLY cute!  It really is white!  So cool.  Your girl did a great job.  I was doubting you were going to get really white, but she did it. Did she recommend a shampoo to keep it white?  Depending on your water at home, sometimes that can be a challenge.  Having short hair, which is a great cut BTW, will help to keep the white fresh.


You go girl!  Enjoy it!  (what does DH think?  Did he think there was a new woman in the house?)  Smiley Happy

Hubby was a shocked at first...has had a few days to think about it. Shampoo: hairdresser is color specialist/teacher for Paul Michell. Recommended PM Blonde Shampoo/Conditioner. I also purchased her weekly deep conditioner (purple!!) that goes on in shower for 5 minutes and rinses out...keeps shine in, etc. Yep. Roots are white. She matched color to the roots, so w/ any luck, the plan is just to grow it out and cut every 4 weeks as usual. Hair grows like weeds...hence touch ups every 3 or 4 wks. when hair was dark. Hubby thought new woman under covers (😜)!!