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I My Hair Is Starting to Go Gray

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    A Race Against Time

    Yes, i'm getting a few gray hairs. But it looks like my hair is in a race against itself. Will it turn all gray first, or will it all fall out first. It is starting to get thin up on top. Lucky me.
    Goodguy09 Goodguy09 61-65, M Mar 17, 2009

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    Ms. Clairol Ain't Touching This Head!

    At first it really bothered me, but when I began to see family pictures of my elder relations, I realized that the women on my mother's side all went prematurely gray. It doesn't bug me anymore...Native ladies tend to gray nicely from what I have seen.
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 2 Responses May 11, 2009

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    Should I Or Should'nt I.

    Yes,my hair is difinitely going gray,I want to start coloring it but then I don't.I don't have the money to go to a professional,if I were to start doing it at home I want a color that is just like mine,minus the gray.I have 3 older sisters,2 color and the oldest does'nt,her gray...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 7 Responses Sep 17, 2008

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    My Gray Hairs

    i have a streak of them behind my ear and quite a few on top now so i dye my hair cause i must be vain i usually dye it red i love natural red hair mine is dark brown with red tints naturally and ive got green eyes so red hair goes with them. my mum went gray in her forties so im...
    claracluck claracluck 41-45, F 1 Response May 26, 2008

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    Streak

    When   I  was   young   I   had   a  blond   streak   in  my   hair.   During   the  winter   it   is  gray   weird  huh...
    rockybear397 rockybear397 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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    It Doesn't Matter

    I used to look like this Now I look more like this.  
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 4 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Gave Up, Went Back to Coloring Again...

    So there I sat...with a list of things I don't like about my looks, and only so much self-love to go around.... ....I decided that the easiest/quickest thing to do would be to color the gray and thus get it off my radar for now....I'm sure my big butt and chubby tummy will...
    MaMegabyte MaMegabyte 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    I Can'T Be The Only One...

    Does anyone else stand in the mirror and inspect their head for grays??. I color my hair a darker shade, so the regrowth really shows the gray and white hairs. I'm constantly inspecting my head and making sure they're only visible to me!!
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2013

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    Going Gray

    Well all of my chest hair is gray, along with most of my facial hair. I had to shave my mustache because it made me look so old. Now the Gray is taking over up top also. I’m just thankful it is turning Gray and not loose. So bring on the Gray.
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy 41-45, M 18 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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    My Graying Is Well Underway.

    I have friends who color their hair and it looks very attractive and they look years younger. I admire them. I just do not wish to color my own. I dislike the idea of the chemical composition in most coloring agents but mostly, I like the way my gray looks. My husband is also...
    justjessy justjessy 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    Gray Again, and Again, and Again....

    I started going gray at age 19....it was one hair, on the right side, on a Saturday afternoon, and my sister noticed it....it was just after 1:30, and I still remember where I was.....over the years that gray hair grew into a white streak in my hair....YES, like a skunk, only off...
    MaMegabyte MaMegabyte 51-55, F May 26, 2008

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    Phony Pony

    My hair is starting to go gray.  Actually it started turning a couple of years ago and it's silver.  I wear a phony pony from time to time, so I sometimes color my hair to match the pony.  Is that backwards?  :P 
    Insomniac Insomniac 51-55, F 2 Responses May 12, 2008

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    I Like My Gray

    I noticed the grays coming in little by little a few years ago. First there was one, then another and another.I don't mind the grays. People already say I look too young for my age. Maybe this will make me look a little more mature.
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2008

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    Gray Hair

    I am old enough to have gray hair, having said that, I will not wear my hair gray. I have tried to allow it to grow out and be proud of my age, but Noooo after looking at myself,for awhile, I have to color the gray.:) I look better without gray hair Bluebird
    Bluebird777 Bluebird777 66-70, F 3 Responses Feb 19, 2009

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    I'm Saddened

    I'm saddened,My hair,Goin' gray,Don't wanna grow old,Ain't lived yet,It's too soon,It has to stop,If I have my way,It sure will.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 30, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Dyeing my hair is so much fun and I don't even know why. Crazy colors are especially fun and recently I went for this really pretty purple color. Before that I had red hair. Before...
    QuietlyLurking16 QuietlyLurking16 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    It's just a really cute thing for people to do and having your hair braided by somebody else or even just messed with is fun because it's like they're pampering you and yes, I am...
    QuietlyLurking16 QuietlyLurking16 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    The scenery around Pittsburgh is starting to look much better. I've noticed more and more girls and women with short hair lately and a lot of them are clipper cuts. I saw three...
    hairitgoes hairitgoes 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    Curly blonde hair and bright blue eyes is my dream guy >.<
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    The scenery around Pittsburgh is getting a lot nicer as I see more and more girls with short hair, many of them with clipper cuts. That, of course, includes the dozen or so girls...
    hairitgoes hairitgoes 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been perm free for a year & a half & I just got the last of my perm out when I got my ends trimmed over the weekend. I'm finally starting to love my hair the only concern I...
    HopelessWander HopelessWander 18-21, F May 20

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    Ive had it done on my face to reduce hair, I no longer shave as often, possibly once per week now. Im starting Genital area later this week so that all the hair follicles will be...
    SeptGurl2015 SeptGurl2015 46-50, T May 3

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    my hair's black with blue tips atm. it's been this way for a few months now and the color is starting to fade.. with my new haircut, I'm thinking about doing vivid red tips instead...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F Apr 30

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    went into town dressed and looked as close to a girl as i could , make up n everything. . went to my local starbucks and of corse they recognised me but still made my mocha juet...
    jodyjames2397 jodyjames2397 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    the shop is old-fashioned,wooden floor,a bench seat for a waiting area & one red ,padded,leather reclining barbers chair in front of a huge mirror.on the counter in front lies a...
    helios737 helios737 26-30, M 2 Responses May 2

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    I really love my natural ashy brown hair!On my hair journey...I had short hair for most of my childhood after deciding to get my very long ponytail cut off at about age 5. I...
    moonmink moonmink 22-25, F May 14

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    I seriously do. Like, I HATED it in the beginning.. when it began growing in its natural texture, I hated it because my edges were just a mess. It's very difficult slicking those...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F May 2

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    Ever been "insulted" for having a style different to the in thing? One that threatens the poor minds of lowerschoolers and closed minded people alike? Lol, well I currently do. My...
    moonscapemonoxide moonscapemonoxide 18-21, F May 14

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    I Envy Women with Long Hair. When I see a woman with really long hair to waist level, I wish I could have long flowing hair like her. I am a straight male, but I just love...
    leatherman2 leatherman2 51-55, M May 18

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    As a child I used to HATE my hair, only because of how my peers made fun of it. They would call me things like "cotton ball head" & "flurry hair" and really stupid names like that...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have wanted long hair as long as I can remember. When I was in school we had to keep our hair short, but I somehow was able to grow it to a length around the collar - though...
    Nilooshi Nilooshi 26-30 May 6

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    i am starting tge mtf transition and would like some information on how to grow my breasts naturally and how to feminise my body as well, how should i approach my doctor about...
    cloudchaser79 cloudchaser79 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    This a punishment haircut story! Last Month I was at the office of my accountant , when we finished my business he asked me if I had any idea what the business named Heritage...
    MissPenny MissPenny 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    I remember that as a child when longer hair was fashion I hated to go to the hairdresser and have my hair cut short. But today I am really looking forward. I love it when he cuts...
    Michi62 Michi62 46-50, M 1 Response May 2

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    Well....it has come to it. My hair, is shoulder length. It needs a trim....however-my hair-is in poor condition. Ready-to get it all chopped off-in a nice, drastic short hairstyle...
    sunshineverybright sunshineverybright 31-35, F 26 Responses May 3

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    I am starting over again in my personal relationships, and I look forward to starting them with new, positive experiences. I will take my time, and I will be choosy with whom I...
    Danielle1011 Danielle1011 51-55, F 5 Responses May 10

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    ...and I hate it.. My mom has 'mixed girl hair' so she never had to worry about her hair. She didn't know how to handle mine so I got relaxers until I was 15 or 16. I cut my hair...
    insecured insecured 18-21, F May 10

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    I got my hair cut yesterday(Just above shoulder length) and my hair style is actually growing on me. Like honestly it's so easier just waking up and just giving my hair a quick...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    I used to have long hair. I have ton of pictures of myself. When I gotten to middle school. I wanted to try a bob hairstyle. I done that. Ever since that day I don't have long hair...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response May 14

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    I dyed my hair with red Kool Aid. I put three packets into two cups of water in a pot and boiled it. Then, I poured that in a bowl and dipped my hair in it for 7 minutes. After...
    bandgeekavery bandgeekavery 13-15, T 1 Response May 14

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    I dye my hair every 2 or 3 months, I have naturally darker brown hair, but it goes anywhere from purple to a light brown/ash blonde color. I've tried not to dye it alot lately bc I...
    jaylynnef jaylynnef 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18

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    I am starting my life over for the third time, thousands of miles away. First time was when I came to US with a little money and my degree in Architecture. I traveled for a while...
    Xuzhou Xuzhou 56-60, F 1 Response May 20

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    It was a friend of mine she call me and asked if I could trim her hair and I said of course come on over She showed up and her hair was mid back length and blonde and thick She sat...
    haircutman44 haircutman44 41-45, M 7 Responses May 20