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I have very dark hair that grows amazingly fast. I started going seriously gray in my late 30's. I've been coloring it ever since, I think I'm probably 50% gray under the dye. But I won't even consider letting it go gray now (I'm 55) because I still work and probably will for at least the next 12 years. I love my job and I want to remain involved and relevant. My immediate boss is 37 and her boss is in his mid 40's. I don't want to risk becoming the "older lady in the corner". Like it or not, when a woman goes gray, co-workers who are in their 30's and 40's see and old woman and all the old stereotypes (some of which we do to ourselves) kick in. I work at looking ageless and coloring my hair is a big part of that.

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On 3/31/2015 Chrystaltree said:

I have very dark hair that grows amazingly fast. I started going seriously gray in my late 30's. I've been coloring it ever since, I think I'm probably 50% gray under the dye. But I won't even consider letting it go gray now (I'm 55) because I still work and probably will for at least the next 12 years. I love my job and I want to remain involved and relevant. My immediate boss is 37 and her boss is in his mid 40's. I don't want to risk becoming the "older lady in the corner". Like it or not, when a woman goes gray, co-workers who are in their 30's and 40's see and old woman and all the old stereotypes (some of which we do to ourselves) kick in. I work at looking ageless and coloring my hair is a big part of that.

I worked in an environment like that for many years...and let me tell you, I am GLAD to be out of it! I manage my husband's office now, and as long as I am "put together" nicely, it doesn't matter how old I am, or what color my hair is. I'm 60 now, and loving being free from the judgement of co-workers!

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Going grey is not for everyone, but there are some very stunning women out there with grey or silver hair. IMO, some look far better in their natural color; others do not. Do what feels right to you. If you don't like it, you can always change it again.

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I colored my hair years before I ever got a single gray because I always wanted to be a redhead. Now that I'm getting some grays, it is harder to get the color to hold and stay true in those places and I don't know what my plan will be. I suppose that once I'm all gray, I'll stop coloring, but I'm going to hang on to being a redhead for as long as I can. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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No way I don't want to see how old I really am. LOL I'll keep Clairol in business till I'm planted

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On 3/31/2015 Sharke said:

No way I don't want to see how old I really am. LOL I'll keep Clairol in business till I'm planted

Love it!! Me too!!!!!

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I won't go grey because my hair is turning white. I still color my hair and feel I look better with color. An all white look may appeal to me someday but that would be in the future.

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That look just is not for me. Everyone has their own personal preference. I have seen many women who look beautiful and I have seen many that doesn't flatter their looks. If it works and that is what you want, then do it. I do like my blonde highlighted hair. BTW my 93 year old Mom still gets her hair colored a strawberry blonde and no one believes that she is 93.

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On 3/31/2015 Sharke said:

No way I don't want to see how old I really am. LOL I'll keep Clairol in business till I'm planted

{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

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If gray was a good color for me I would go for it... :-(