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Old 24-12-2012, 01:12   #76
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.....I've been in LA for the last week due to the passing of mom.....
Robyn, I am so very sorry to read this . Deepest sympathy.
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Old 25-12-2012, 19:24   #77
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To answer the question from a totally pragmatic observation…..
When the eyebrows go grey.. time to stop coloring your hair
You are right on with that one!
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Thanks everyone for your thoughts regarding my mom. The truth is, it was a relief. She was six years into Altzheimer"s (the last stage). My dad had kept her at home and was caring for her. I had the opportunity to say goodbye in August before we left, thinking I would be in some far away port when the time came. As always, I can see a bright side -- now my dad can come sailing with us!

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Old 26-12-2012, 00:10   #79
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.......As always, I can see a bright side -- now my dad can come sailing with us!
Thank you everyone,
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I bet he would absolutely love that Robyn! And it would probably give him so much pleasure seeing his daughter living out her dream . Get him on board as soon as you can.
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Re: When To Go Gray ...

After raising 9 children, my mother used to say that was how she kept count of the problems she had solved. 1 grey hair = 1 problem solved.
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Re: When To Go Gray ...

I'm in this same spot, Been coloring my hair for years since I was 30 and really wan to stop the color and save some money. My hair is short and layered and it will turn really gray. I'm 55...and I love to swim and boat and the color fades so much in the summer and hate going all the time for color and I tried doing the color myself. What a mess...
I'm afraid I will look older and unattractive...
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I'm afraid I will look older and unattractive...
To who, very shallow people?
Why should you care what very shallow people think?
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To who, very shallow people?
Why should you care what very shallow people think?
+1 on this. I have found that most (not all, but definitely most) women that color their hair to be a bit vain. While most women that keep it natural (whatever that may be) tend to be more down to earth. So.....because of this I have noticed I find grey hair on women quite sexy!
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Re: When To Go Gray ...

Well, since this has started up again, I'll put in my two cents worth. Incidentally, I never wanted to color my hair, to me, that represented a form of dishonesty; I wasn't sure to whom I would have been lying, myself or others, so I just didn't do it.

But, here in Australia, I went to see a doctor whom I hadn't seen for about 10 yrs., and she had let her hair go gray. It looked GREAT on her! She'd had "hair the color of wild honey" when I knew her before. She was pleased when I complimented her, and then related that some others of her patients didn't like it at all, the men complaining it made her look "old." Nonsense! She's barely 50, and could pass for "prematurely grey" of 45, anyway. 'Twas brainwashed blokes.

I hope you all who want to let your hair be its natural color, go on and do it. Especially living on a sailboat, it really is more practical, unless you can't stand the idea of being grey.

The whole business about hair coloring is that folks make money off of it. Declaring dyed hair to be fashionable fills someone's rice bowl. Of course there will be "colorful propaganda", but you don't have to believe in it.

In my book, the person whose hair it is gets to choose.

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Well, I suppose I'm weird, but I am attracted to real women, and this means I don't like fake hair, makeup too much, fake breasts ( unless cancer made it necessary) and I happen to like things like varicose veins, stretch marks and crows feet. Gray/ white hair all good. I'm 51 but have felt this way as long back as I can remember. Its natural beauty that counts, and a woman who is not afraid to be herself is an art form. It's about a smile, an attitude...an adventure - not fear or fake.
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Re: When To Go Gray ...

"I'm afraid I will look older and unattractive..."

What others think of you is their reality, not yours!
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I gotta respond. I took the plunge and let my hair go grey after coloring it for ten years. It took me over a year to grow it out because I wanted to keep my hair long. It took about three months of fortitude to get through the stage where people mistook my going grey for inattention to personal hygiene.

Why did I choose to do this now? It was never a good fit for my personality to be heading to the salon every month. But more importantly, as I looked at pictures of grey haired women, I found that those with young faces were actually attractive. I wanted to make the transition before I looked and felt old. Have never regretted my choice. I can't tell you how many times someone strikes up a conversation or hits on me now that I'm grey. :-)

I do look older, no doubt. But a youthful spirit and sense of adventure shines through no matter the color if your mane!
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"I do look older, no doubt. But a youthful spirit and sense of adventure shines through no matter the color if your mane!"

With an attitude like that I'd hit on you too
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Oh...and did I mention? It helps to sort out the men from the boys...the folks worth spending your time on. I guess we know you are on the right side of that, Strait Shooter! :-)
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Well thank you Kache, if I may be so familiar.
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