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Friday, May 1, 2015

Shades of Grey and Not the Book!

So this morning on The Today Show they did a segment on how grey hair is the hot new trend! Embrace your grandma's hair! I've been grey for years already, resisting all pleas from family and friends to color my hair. Who knew I was a trend setter!

Started out a redhead! 3rd or 4th grade I think


No grey yet, 1992


Me about 2006 getting pretty grey!




As white as my old mom! This was taken in 2011

A couple of weeks ago

But look at all the red still there when its wet!
My honey told me once years and years ago, 'Just be you!'. Sound advice ladies!

Peggy Ann

21 comments:

  1. I love the photos and your long hair!

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  2. Great pictures! I got my first gray hair at 26.

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    1. Thanks, Nan. I must have been around 40ish.

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  3. Amazing how much red is still there!

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    1. It amazes me, Margaret how much it shows when wet and then so white when it dries! There is a small section in the very back that still looks red when dry.

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  4. Hear, hear. My family don't go grey very early so I'm mousey brown with a fair bit of grey now. I have no intention of dying it when it's more grey than brown. My mother-in-law had the most lovely white hair and I want that too, though judging by my parents it will stay grey - salt and pepper I think you call it. And have you noticed how hair that's been dyed for years gets very sparse and you can see the scalp underneath?

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    1. I know Cath, I can't imagine putting your hair through that is good for it! There were 3 girls in my mom's family and all three girls had totally different color grey!

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  5. What a change from wet to dry hair, Peggy!
    I'm going to be 40 tomorrow (eeek!) and already have a fair bit of grey at the sides and several pure white hairs radomly scattered. I have no plans to dye as, basically, it's a faff keeping up and I'd rather spend the money on books. Plus I'd rather keep my hair strong by not repeatedly colouring it. I have an American friend who is Chilean by birth. She's in her 50s now, doesn't dye, and has long hair that's about evenly grey and still black. It is very striking and looks amazing!
    Stand proud us natural women!!

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    1. Stephanie, my hair starting greying at the sides first too. I don't mind the color but the texture of the hair changes too and it's more difficult to 'do anything' with it! All the natural wave and curl is gone now. But I'm still standing proud!

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  6. My hair starting going grey / white in my thirties (about 30 years ago). I dyed it for a while and that was fun for a while. Then I got lazy and I started reading about all the chemicals in hair dye. So, I've been white for years, too. I find it interesting how many compliments I get from strangers, especially young women. Your hair's really gotten long! But now that so many white / grey haired women are going natural, it's harder for my husband to spot me in a crowd!

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    1. My sister in law has red hair too really dark red and she has a couple of grey hairs. I really mean a couple and she is coloring hers already! She's the one always trying to get me to do it! While I still had some color in it people thought I highlighted it and I got lots of compliments too. Now I get a lot of people saying I'm blonde!

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  7. My hair turned grey when I was fairly young. My mother had white hair by the time she was 40. It runs in the family. For about the last 10-15 years my hair has remained streaked with grey but hasn't gone white. I would not dye it anyway but it looks good, so no problems.

    The progression of your hair color shown in the pictures is very interesting.

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    1. I think all the gals in my family were grey by early forties too, Tracy. My dad's mom though had hardly a grey hair in her head when she passed away in her 60's! Beautiful dark red. I was hoping I'd take after her, oh well...

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  8. I love my gray hair. My is all different shades and I think it is much more interesting than if I colored it! and much less expensive.

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  9. My hair is still red although I think the bits which were blonde are now silver, but whatever, I would never have considered colouring it, it's bad enough having to wash it!

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    1. My hair was the same way as it started greying. Looked like I highlighted it with silver. Although one co-worker told me once he thought it looked like shredded wheat!

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  10. I had light brown hair and it's been graying for a long time. I don't mind it. I'd like to use a dye from a health food store which isn't so toxic, but I'm not so sure about that. I am worried about chemicals on my head.

    Your white hair looks great, but I don't understand how it's so red when wet. This is a phenomenon!

    Four friends' hair turned all-white years ago and they all look great. I'm envious of their lovely hair.

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    1. Kathy, my daughter in law colors her hair red and uses a natural coloring agent, henna. My mom bleached her hair for years because my dad told her once she 'looked like hell'! No way Hose! I'd have told him if he doesn't like it go get another wife!

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  11. What an awful thing to say about one's spouse's graying hair.

    A friend whose hair turned white when she was in her 40s wore a button that said, "I earned
    every one of these gray hairs!" I think that's the answer.

    I used (or tried to use) henna years ago, the powdered form, and I discovered that it
    set off breathing problems. I haven't gone near it since.

    I'm very chemically sensitive, so I am not sure about any of the dyes, even natural ones!

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