What makes you colour your hair?

@dpk262006 (56473)
Delhi, India
September 20, 2012 11:42pm CST
Hi all! As we grow older our hair tend to turn grey and this bothers many of us. Everyone wants to look younger and that makes us colour our grey hair so as to give them a look of natural black or brown. Needless to mention here that hair colour manufacturing companies are taking the full advantage of this human tendency to look younger and sell their products at high prices and keep advertising the products on media. Constant bombardment of such advertisement affects our minds. My question to you is - Do you also feel scared to see the streak of grey hair on your head? Are you the one who colour your hair regularly (and have courage to admit the same on the platform). What makes you colour your hair from grey to black/brown. How many times do you go for it in a month? Thanks in advance for your responses.
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@riyauro (6428)
• India
21 Sep 12
I just thought of this yesterday because one girl came from Portugal in my neighborhood yesterday and she was tall and thin like a model. with her face you can't male out that she is on her 40s at all. she had nicely cut short hair. it was cut short like a boy but girly style. So her hair was a mixture of gray and black. It was evenly distributed so I thought she had dyed her hair that way because she looked very young. Later I came to know that she had her like that only. It was natural. the neighbor girls asked why she does not dye her hair, she said her husband likes it that way. so yeah some people like their hair gray. I myself in my late 20s and have no gray hair. I don't know if am going to dye when time comes. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Sep 12
Hi Riya! It is interesting to hear that someone in your neighborhood had a salt and pepper like hair and they were natural. I think she and her hubby would be very broad minded as they don't mind to hid their reality. We would wish that your hair do not turn grey for many years so that you may not require to colour them black/brown. All the best. Thanks for sharing and joining. dpk PS - did you check my previous post?
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@riyauro (6428)
• India
21 Sep 12
well yeah it was looking very fashionable, I tell you. I have seen some people do that as fashion though they don't have gray hair, they dye it gray. it really suits some people and so was it suiting this girl. Yeh I just wish I don't get my hair grey at all..lol I will check on your previous post. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Sep 12
You are right that sometimes unusual fashion trends attract us. I've also seen some girl applying brown colour streaks on their natural black hair. Don't worry your hair colour will not turn grey so soon.
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• United States
21 Sep 12
I don't have to worry about that right now. I found one gray hair the other day and it is not colored like the rest of my hair. so,I honestly think that my color does not color the gray hair. I like gray hair as well. so,I would nevr color it for that reason. but,the true reason I have colored my hair over the past few years is because my skin color is perfect with honey blond hair. my daughter has blond hair and it is very nice.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Sep 12
Hi GG! It is nice to hear that you do not have grey hair and you like to be natural and you are not going to colour your hair in the near future. However, the second part of your response i.e. - "I have colored my hair over the past few years is because my skin color is perfect with honey blond hair." appears to me contradictory to the first part of your response. [b] Many thanks[/b] for kick starting the post.
@jaiho2009 (39013)
• Philippines
21 Sep 12
Uhmn.. let me check my hair okay, no white or gray hair...so I don't need to color or I don't need any hair color right now
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Sep 12
Hi Jai! Wow! You are so lucky that you do not have any grey hair. What special do you take (consume) to keep them in their natural colour. Thanks for sharing.
@jaiho2009 (39013)
• Philippines
21 Sep 12
I'm just 41 and I don't find it amazing. I mean...does 41 should have gray hair already?
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
21 Sep 12
Hi jai, Not necessary that at 41 you should hav grey hair. I know of an aunty (she's a Malayali) in 70s who's hair is natural black and she says inclusion of sea food (fish) in her food keep it that way.... Now, may i know the secret of your black hair dear friend??? @dpk - Early grey could be hereditary as well...
@berting600 (3458)
• Philippines
21 Sep 12
That is not a very big problem to make your hair black again,forever.Here is what you have to do.Fry a handful of freshly sliced garlic in your pan with just a small amount of cooking oil.When the garlic are golden brown put off the stove and let it cooled off.Pick out from the pan the garlic pieces and try to ground it with stone mortar and shovel.Please do not not remove the sap extracted of pounding the garlic, instead use the oil from the pan to help collect the sap from the stone mortar.Put the mixture in a clean bottle--use this oil extract into your scalp every night when you are going to bed.It could help restore the blackness of your hair or whatever was the original color of your hair was before it got gray. You have to be patient enough to get what you like with your hair because it is not a hair dye ,yet it could really do magic to restore back your hair color,yet you have to wait for some time to make it happen. Even if it is realized for a longer time,at least you do not need to dye your hair again and again because the effect is really natural.I wish you could attain what you have been asking for.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Sep 12
Hi beting! I appreciate your efforts to write a detailed response to let us all know how to make our colour back or how to bring them to their original colour. It appears to me a bit tedious method, but it is said - no pain no gain, so it could be tried. Have you used this method for yourself? Thanks for sharing.
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• Philippines
21 Sep 12
Yes,that is why I told you an original method not ever known to many yet very effective and I am quite sure you would be satisfied as long as you have the strong well to do it everyday without stopping until you have achieve your wish.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Sep 12
We are really thankful to you for sharing a kind of secret method with us. I will try it. Thanks again.
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@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
24 Sep 12
Hi Deepak, Long time ago, there was a certain age in which our hair would start turning grey and that was marked as beginning of aging and it did not make people sad because it happened at right age and people did not feel embarrassed to go around with what they had on their heads. But now the things have changed. Today we are not eating the healthy food that our ancestors ate. Also we don't like to get sticky massages by putting lot of oil in the hair like they did. On the contrary we like to use soaps and shampoos that are full of harmful chemicals to wash our hair. To add to that, we new generation people have so much stress and tension that our hair have started to turn grey at very young age. I have seen people having grey hair in the age of 25. And once you stared dyeing your hair then there is no end to it because every next time you find some more grey hair added up....what I mean to say is that greying of hair now is not matter of age, but matter of stress and environmental effects. Our jet age is very clever. If they have problems, they also have solutions. and the result you can see the flourishing industries that manufacture products to make us look young again. Coloring hair today is common need of society and I think almost everyone is doing this as soon as they find first few grey hair popping out...:)) Me and my hubby we both color our hair once in a month. We usually use light brown color because since ours is black Indian hair, light brown comes out light black which looks natural. If we will use black color, then it comes out extra dark and does not look natural. So now tell me what color you are using
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
26 Sep 12
Hi aps! Nice to see you here. You have very rightly pointed out that lack of nutrious and healthy food have affected the natural colour of our hair. Now a days natural hair start turning grey even at young age and to conceal this oddity, many young guys/girls colour their hair to maintain their youth. However, as you have said that colouring one's hair is a vicious circle and once you are caught into it, you can not come out of it. It is interesting to hear that to maintain your youthfulness you also colour your hair. {One of my colleagues used to colour her hair and I did not know it for many years, I thought that she had natural black hair but once she revealed this fact to me I was shocked and she told that she had entangled herself in the vicious circle and after every 15 days she is required to colour her hair) (kitna kharcha hota hai ........lol!)}. Thanks for sharing and descriptive response. One of the best responses so far.
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@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
27 Sep 12
You are really making me laugh and I am sure you know what is making me laugh.....
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
27 Sep 12
My intention is always to make you laugh and laugh and laugh ........
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
21 Sep 12
I started colouring my hair in my late 20's, not because there grey hair showing, but just wanna be in fashion. My grey hair appeared just about over 3 years ago. The first I saw it, I realized that I was really getting old. It kinda bothers me seeing it even if they are not that plenty, but still I color my hair with either chestnut brown color or mahogany or red brown color.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep 12
It means you wanted to look beautiful and fashionable therefore, you started colouring your hair in your late 20s. Do you feel the colouring your hair makes you look younger outwardly at least?
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
23 Sep 12
I am not sure. i just feel good about a different hair colour. i think it looks giod on me that is why i have been doing it.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
23 Sep 12
Please make sure that it feels good and you look beautiful. You could check and ask from your near and dear ones.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
21 Sep 12
Hi, I only thought of looking different and didn’t think of getting old as my first grey appeared when I’s just 15. But never bothered to color my hair till my second child was born. By that time I needed good conditioning and henna was then treated as a good coloring/ conditioning supplement. I can’t use the black color as I get itching on my head so I go for brown and I like the color of it too. I am not scared of either the grey as these days I don’t color frequently (its once in 20-22 days) and let the grey be there for a while because I am proud to be in the 40s. Now why I color – is because it gives me a feel good thing for me to sit with about 40 colleagues in one floor. On a lighter side, if I didn’t color my hair, my mgnt may say- you look too old to work – thank u.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Sep 12
Hi viju! Yes, I can very well understand the compulsion of looking younger in the office, lest someone (read management people) passes the comment - you are too old to work and say thank you.. Hope your colleagues appreciate your looks. Thanks for joining.
@viju0410 (2286)
• India
21 Sep 12
Hi dpk, My friendzzz - they say i look like a college girl...
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Sep 12
Nice to meet you the college girl ............
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
21 Sep 12
One of my cousin in his teen now have premature graying and when my mother bought him a black hair dye he said he like his hair that way , his nickname is "patch a gray" haha. He is the one in our family that have premature graying but only the same hair gray they come out of the scalp gray in that spot the rest is always black . My mother has no gray hair yet my grand mother and grand father would both dye their hair lol but not so regularly maybe twice a year .
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep 12
We thought you would share about yourself and your opinion on colouring hair, instead of talking about other family members.
• United States
22 Sep 12
My hair is black
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
9 Oct 12
Yes, I color my hair, 3x in 10 years, from black into red/ burgundy color. I guess when I got grey hair I would also like to dye it with deep brown color... not to look younger, but to stay the same look... Can you really look younger by dyeing your hairs?
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
12 Oct 12
Hi jen! Yes, people feel they look younger (outwardly) by dying their hair.
@youless (93036)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Sep 12
I don't like dying my hair because I don't like chemical stuff. However, as time goes by, I have more white hair than before. I start to think about dying my hair but I haven't made a decision yet. Once you dye your hair, perhaps you have to keep on it. Otherwise the growing white hair will seem to be much more obvious. This is the only one reason for me to dye my hair.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
24 Sep 12
Hi youless It is good that you avoid chemical stuff. Yes, you are right once you start colouring you hair, you will have to continue it indefinitely. It is a vicious circle, so you need to be careful and take a decision after much deliberations. Thanks for sharing.
• Bangladesh
22 Sep 12
We dont want our grey hair to be exposed in public lest they should think we have gotten older though we are stil young. Some people color hair to boost up their fashions or youthness.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
24 Sep 12
Hi! Those who get grey hair at an early age, your views holds true for them but for what about those who are in their late 40s or 50s?
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
22 Sep 12
I am gonna scream If I see another brown hair in my head .. I have one or two brown hair since I was young. It appears usually when I get stress or depress facing the problems in life But now since I 'realized' that I am not that old to have those grey hairs ( still feels like 17 even I am 30+ now..) I am gonna take vegetables and vitamins to avoid it appears again. Never think to color it cause I know that it only makes my hair damage
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep 12
Hi ifa! It is good that you look 17 and grey hair have not surfaced on your head so far. Yes, you are right that nutritious diet will keep you safe and your colour may not turn grey soon. All the best.
• Philippines
21 Sep 12
Oh~ I still don't have grey hairs but i color my hair because it looks good and i don't like black hair. i have a super dark brown hair that looks like black :)
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
24 Sep 12
Hope you would continue to look good always.
• Greece
21 Sep 12
I don't colour my hair at all, although I live in a country where a grey head is hardly ever seen. What is seen though is a lot of women going bald. This is due to colouring with dark colours because of the chemicals they contain. the safest method is bleach, I've been told, but I don't even do that. I think those of us who go grey are making a statement about our lives. We are not ashamed of growing older. Generally speaking men do not colour their hair, unless they are celebrities. Why do you think this is the case? Are women more vain, or are men just not interested in ladies after a certain age so we try to look younger to please them?
• United States
22 Sep 12
I like everything you said and woman are more vain , but my grandfather dye is hair also. I think more men or doing it these days because some woman also looking younger men .
@nupur123 (392)
• Hyderabad, India
21 Sep 12
My GREY hairs.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Sep 12
Is it the questions or a response?
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Sep 12
I've actually never been one of the people that has constantly been dying my hair in the past. However, I did color my hair a month ago because my husband and I had been in a fight and I came out of that wanting some kind of a change in myself. The easiest thing to change about yourself is your hair so I got my hacked off and then I went to the grocery store and chose a new color for myself. That was something that I did four weeks ago now. I really like the color so I plan to keep it and I'll be touching up my color again in two weeks.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep 12
Hi dor! It is interesting to know that an altercation with your husband gave you an idea to change your appearance and you thought it better to colour your hair so as to give a different look. Hope your experiment would have succeeded and now you are planning to repeat it. All the best.
@prashu228 (25614)
• India
21 Sep 12
yes, many feel shy to show their grey hair, but not all ,i should agree that. My grand parents are 80 plus they still have black hair,but my parents and their siblings already have few grey hairs, this is due to lack of proper nutrition and also pollution. The people who color their hair, do so,because ,they want to look young, and some feel grey hair doesn't suit them ,so they color their hair.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep 12
Hi Prashu! Nice to hear that your garend parents have black hair but your parents have some grey hair. Yes, it seems right that people want to look young and smarter that is why they colour their hair. Hope you do not have to worry about grey hair as of now ..... Lol! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
@much2say (40034)
• United States
21 Sep 12
Hi dpk! Gray hair seems to run early on my dad's side . . . but not so early on my mom's side. My sister and I got both genes - we had some grays early on, but we're both not full headed gray yet like some of our cousins. We both have this strange small patch of gray that runs from the top of our head, so we literally have the markings of a skunk - ha ha! I will say initially I used to pull out the grays when they first started appearing in my 20's (and that's a no-no, they say, right?). But after a while, I didn't really care. I think long ago I read about the chemicals used in hair dye, so that was a big turn off for me - so I never bothered to die my hair regularly (though on a rare occasion, I'd do something fun like making it a hint of red or burgundy - but not specifically to cover any grays). These days I just leave it alone entirely . . . I'm not afraid to see grays because that's what it is - it's natural at least. How about you, dpk?
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep 12
Hi much 2 say! It is nice to hear that you are not afraid of gray hair and you just colour them occasionally and that too for fun only. It is commendable on your part that you are not afraid of others. It is also true that chemical in colour could be dangerous for our hair and health and our natural hair also turn grey if we use chemcial. I also have some grey hair. I use hena occasionally to colour those streaks of grey hair or I live it as it is. I believe that others should accept me as I look. It is their choice to accept me leave me. Thanks for sharing.
@SIMPLYD (81357)
• Philippines
21 Sep 12
I color my hair so as not to look too old amongst my office mates, who are way younger than me. It gives me confidence that i do look younger than my age , because i still was able to maintain my a bit trimmed body, so it has to be that my grey hair should be colored too. I usually color my hair, with the help of a maid, when it comes to the back. That way, i don't spend so much in hair coloring.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep 12
Hi simplyd! It is interesting to note that you want to look younger in office among your office mates who are comparatively younger than you in age. If it gives you more confidence then it is an added advantage. Oh I see - you ask your maid to colour your hair and do not waste time on the job. Thanks for sharing.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 12
Hi dpk My crowning glory is still in its original color but that does not mean that I don't have gray hair. Yes I do have them but they seem to be hiding under the top layers of black hair. They say that coloring the hair black will encourage the growth of gray hair. I've dyed my hair other colors but not black. I like to highlight my hair in light brown color just to be in vogue but may need to dye it more often if the gray hairs start conquering my head.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
21 Sep 12
Hi Zandi! Nice to see you here. It is good that your original colour shadows your gray hair and you do not need to dye them frequently. It does not matter if you like to colour them brown. Hope you look younger when you colour your hair. I have also heard the same thing that coloring the hair black will encourage the growth of gray hair. Thanks for enriching the post and for joining us.