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Re: Gray Hair Trend


@suzyQ3 wrote:

@Porcelain wrote:

@suzyQ3 wrote:

@Porcelain wrote:

@suzyQ3 wrote:

Hair color is just that -- hair color. I don't get the reason for being proud of whatever color you have.


@suzyQ3 , you said you don't want this to turn into a judgey gray hair thread. I believe you. Nothing wrong or unusual with people being proud or ashamed or neutral or giddy about their hair color. It's an individual thing. For some people it is a very defining aspect of their image. For others not at all. Rational reasons not needed. Takes all kinds to float the boat.


@Porcelain, here's the reason that I don't get the "proud" feeling. First, I've only heard it from those who let their go gray. Second, I sense that it is a subtle dig at those who continue to color their hair and a subtle boast that they themselves are going with the natural flow of things.

 

 


Oh my I've heard of plenty of proud gingers, baldies, blondies, beardies, people with waist length hair. It just makes them happy. Like freckles. Some people hate theirs, some people love theirs, some people draw fake freckles on. The rest of us live in relative ignorance of the freckled experience.

 

I'm sure if the enthusiasts could turn us all ginger, bald, and freckled etc with no consequences they would! Thank goodness none of us have magic wands.


@Porcelain, I was referring only to the weekly gray hair v. colored hair threads here.


Are you saying you're tired of reading that it is unnatural and inferior to dye your hair? If so I don't blame you. I don't know why we can't all just do our own things and celebrate what we enjoy--grey or dye--and not try to hurt the feelings of people who don't want to partake.

 

This thread was supposed to be about the young folk dyeing their locks grey.

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Re: Gray Hair Trend


@Porcelain wrote:

@suzyQ3 wrote:

@Porcelain wrote:

@suzyQ3 wrote:

@Porcelain wrote:

@suzyQ3 wrote:

Hair color is just that -- hair color. I don't get the reason for being proud of whatever color you have.


@suzyQ3 , you said you don't want this to turn into a judgey gray hair thread. I believe you. Nothing wrong or unusual with people being proud or ashamed or neutral or giddy about their hair color. It's an individual thing. For some people it is a very defining aspect of their image. For others not at all. Rational reasons not needed. Takes all kinds to float the boat.


@Porcelain, here's the reason that I don't get the "proud" feeling. First, I've only heard it from those who let their go gray. Second, I sense that it is a subtle dig at those who continue to color their hair and a subtle boast that they themselves are going with the natural flow of things.

 

 


Oh my I've heard of plenty of proud gingers, baldies, blondies, beardies, people with waist length hair. It just makes them happy. Like freckles. Some people hate theirs, some people love theirs, some people draw fake freckles on. The rest of us live in relative ignorance of the freckled experience.

 

I'm sure if the enthusiasts could turn us all ginger, bald, and freckled etc with no consequences they would! Thank goodness none of us have magic wands.


@Porcelain, I was referring only to the weekly gray hair v. colored hair threads here.


Are you saying you're tired of reading that it is unnatural and inferior to dye your hair? If so I don't blame you. I don't know why we can't all just do our own things and celebrate what we enjoy--grey or dye--and not try to hurt the feelings of people who don't want to partake.

 

This thread was supposed to be about the young folk dyeing their locks grey.


Yes, @Porcelain 

 

As to the thread itself, you and I both know that "gray hair" is like the "Slowly I turn, inch by inch, step by step" routine. Just those two words will elicit the debate.

 

In fact, I said just that in my first post here (Post #20). I would have been fine sticking to the topic but felt compelled to chime in with my two cents after the thread had quickly morphed into the old routine.

 

All's good. :-)


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Re: Gray Hair Trend


That was about as back handed a criticism of hair color as you can get, @TennisCaptain

Women sticking together? Hmmm.

You missed my point. I colored my hair for many years, and I really liked my color. I have no problem with people coloring or not coloring. I do have a problem with people being outright rude, telling you their opinion without you even asking. Sometimes people you don't even know say negative things. It is a personal choice.


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Re: Gray Hair Trend

Also, when I said I get more compliments on my gray hair than colored hair. It was NOT a statement saying "gray" is better, it was a fact about "me". My mother thought I used to color my hair too dark, maybe that was the reason people likey "gray" hair better. People are so sensitive. I truly try to support whatever a woman thinks is best for her own hair.
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Re: Gray Hair Trend

I recently started the Curly Girl method.. Since I am trying to get my hair as healthy as possible - after so many years of coloring and highlighting my hair - I really want to see what it will look like natural.  I have no idea what to expect and I leave my options open.  If I hate it so much, I will dye it again but its a mystery!

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Re: Gray Hair Trend

I find it fascinating myself.  Maybe because I just completed my transition to gray a year ago.  My hairdresser mentioned at my last trim that gray is trending big right now and she was not on board with my transition.  Now she’s eating her words just a little bit.  Whether it be natural or not, I think it’s fun and different.  I love my hair now more than I ever have and see others transitioning now all the time.  I do think that natural gray hair is full of dimension in some where the dyed gray just is not.  But to each their own.