Does Gray Hair Bother You?

@salonga (27998)
Philippines
January 20, 2016 3:26am CST
Do you worry about your graying hair or have you learned to live with it and accepted it as inevitable part of aging? I believe it does not really have to bother anyone unless it is premature. But if you are old enough to have gray hair, you should feel blessed because you were able to advance into another stage of life.Gray hair to me is a crown of wisdom gained through long years of various trials and experiences in life. Now if you are very concerned about how gray hair makes you looks older, then it is your choice if you want to dye. But before you do so, you have to think first of the harmful effects of ingredients found in almost all synthetic dyes such as ammonia, peroxide, PPDs (para-phenylenediamines ) which has been said to cause cancer. And one more word of warning: Even hair dyes that claim to be natural do contain this harmful ingredient. In fact even black Hennas has this. If you want to dye, I suggest you look for a certified pure Henna or any purely plant based dyes only. or else just go natural, I mean naturally gray because natural l is always the best. How about you?
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@jaboUK (53412)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
I'm nearly white now and quite like it. I couldn't be bothered to dye it.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
Good that you don't bother to dye it. It is better than to be exposed to dangerous chemicals found in hair dye.
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• Canada
26 Jan 16
Those chemicals are toxic. We get so many chemicals in our environment these days. We don't need to add more.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
26 Jan 16
@Sheilamarie78 Right! So we have to be careful.
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@AnneEJ (5026)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
20 Jan 16
I don't mind my hair going gray and I do not colour it. I believe as we age, our hair and our skin match. Older people with their hair dyed, look artificial.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
I agree! I would rather look natural than artificial.
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
21 Jan 16
So very true
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@pauliek (288)
• Udon Thani, Thailand
21 Jan 16
Yes, gray hair on older people do make them look artificial. That is why my mother often wore a wig.
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@LadyDuck (146741)
• Switzerland
20 Jan 16
My hair is mixed grey and blonde now but they look nice, I do not dye them.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
Gray and blonde mixture looks lovely.
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@LadyDuck (146741)
• Switzerland
20 Jan 16
@salonga Yes they look great, people ask me which color I use.
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@whiteream (3541)
• United States
21 Jan 16
I bet it looks very pretty. I love the look of gray
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
Yes, i am bothered because most of my officemates are younger so i have to at least be young looking . So , i dye those grays sprouting on my head . And i do it myself . Though , i only dye those gray ones .
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
You are older than them and I think more beautiful than them.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
@salonga Oh that is a very nice compliment , my dear . Thank you .
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@pauliek (288)
• Udon Thani, Thailand
21 Jan 16
I felt about the same way when I was teaching with mostly younger people.
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@amnabas (9966)
• Karachi, Pakistan
20 Jan 16
Yes definitely me and my husband have quite a few but we tease each other that we are now old. Lol...
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
So you both have gray hairs already so I think this makes you take it more lightly.
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@antonbunot (9509)
• Calgary, Alberta
20 Jan 16
No, not at all . . What I am really bothered of these days is my hairline that is fast receding!
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
I noticed many men today are heading for baldness. I hope you can solve that receding hairline soon before nothing is left.
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• Calgary, Alberta
20 Jan 16
@salonga I hope to come home soon after 25 years to see my old quack doctor. I hope he is still quacking . . I mean alive. He may have found the magic leaves, roots, and barks of trees to regrow hairs.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
@antonbunot But what if he already followed the "tremor boy"?
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• Midland, Michigan
21 Jan 16
I began to turn gray when I was twenty-six. I didn't begin coloring my hair until i was in my thirties and probably colored it until I was in my mid-fifties or nearly that. Now I wear it natural. It's not all gray, or not all the same color of gray is probably more accurate. My oldest daughter, now twenty-seven just found her first gray hair. It's a long one over her temple area. I don't know what she plans to do about it as she isn't the one that tends to color her hair. I don't actually remember finding my first gray hair. Most women that let their hair stay in the gray state look fabulous and many look younger than they did when coloring their hair.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
You got grays at early age! Good you are not coloring your hair anymore. Naturally gray is fabulous if women knows how to carry it with confidence. In fact, it makes her standout from the rest.
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@whiteream (3541)
• United States
21 Jan 16
it looks very nice. Did you know some men prefer gray hair on women?
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
22 Jan 16
@whiteream Yes, just as some women find gray haired man more appealing.
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@sishy7 (27667)
• Australia
20 Jan 16
I don't dye my hair, but if I do, I will use Henna... Right now I have even received compliments about my hair color with its natural grey hair. A young girl even told me that she's been trying to dye her hair with grey color but had not been successful to get it exactly as she wanted to - when she saw my hair, she said that's the color she's after!
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
Grey hair actually makes one look worthy of respect so better keep it natural.
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@pauliek (288)
• Udon Thani, Thailand
21 Jan 16
Your hair must look great! Do you have a picture of it?
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@sishy7 (27667)
• Australia
21 Jan 16
Did you mean mine @pauliek ? I think my hair is just normal looking - that's why I was so surprised when someone noticed and liked it... How have you been? Happy new year! It's good to see you again!
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@nanette64 (17080)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Jan 16
I use to dye my hair @salonga but realized considering the life I have had, "I have earned every stinking gray hair."
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
That is so wise of you.
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@moondebi (1223)
• Bangalore, India
20 Jan 16
I have one or two strands, so have not reached to that point. Once the process sets in, I will use plant based henna.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
One or two strand only so I presume it will take more years before you dye.
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jan 16
My hair is mostly grey now but I am happy for it to be its natural colour.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
I think I am also going to be as happy when my hair is already all grey.
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• United States
20 Jan 16
I have gray hair strands here and there. It does bother me that the gray hairs never fall out but my black hair does! But, I won't be dying it anytime soon. Plus, the new trend is dying your hair gray (lol) though I would never dye my hair gray personally.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
I had falling hair problem when I gave birth but it was easily resolved by aloe vera gel. This plant is very effective in treating falling hair.
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@pauliek (288)
• Udon Thani, Thailand
21 Jan 16
Have you ever tried pulling out any of your gray hairs. I have seen people do this in Thailand.
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• United States
21 Jan 16
@pauliek I have fine hair, not much so I try to keep all I could. And I heard if you pull out gray hairs you'll get more but I'm not sure if that is a myth or not.
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@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
20 Jan 16
My hair started to go gray at 30. Around 45 I tried a wash out dye a couple of times. No, not really happy with it. If you don't like my hair colour, don't look.p
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
My friend's son started to get gray hair at the age of 22 and now at age 29 almost all his hair are gray but he does not dye because of the bad side effects.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 16
I think I started to have some gray hair when I was at my late 20s, that was because I was too stress at work. After I have changed the job, my gray hair was lesser. I think my gray hair really started to grow in these few years, and it's like a small bunch at my forehead, so it's quite obvious. They didn't bother me at all, as you said, I think it's a sign of wisdom. Moreover, I think they look quite nice. My dad started a bunch of gray hair at his forehead too, and I always think they looked nice when I was young. He never bother to dye his hair, and I don't think I'll dye mine either. My mom has been dyeing her hair always, and I found it very troublesome to do so. I am a lazy person who just don't bother all those hassles.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
My Dad and Mom never dyed their hair either. It is messy and risky to dye hair. So good that you are wise enough to go natural. I also will go natural up to the time my hair turned all gray or silver whichever.
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@whiteream (3541)
• United States
21 Jan 16
@salonga I thought my mother looked beautiful when she went gray. There is just something about that black and gray mix that I find very lovely.
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@kaka135 (13992)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 16
@salonga @whiteream Yes, I do think gray hair looks great! I just think it's me, when I am at this age, I just accept who I am.
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@scheng1 (24813)
• Singapore
21 Jan 16
I do not mind gray hair, though I do not like to have hair falling off. Many people suffer from this problem of falling hair. It is scary because there is nothing much you can do about it. If you want to go for treatment, that will cause a lot of money.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
Gray hair is far much better than going bald.
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@whiteream (3541)
• United States
21 Jan 16
@salonga I know some women who dye their hair way too often because they don't like it gray. It's a good thing there are better dyes on the market today that don't have so many chemicals in them.
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• Philippines
21 Jan 16
Were all going to get old and die some day. though my mom likes to color her hair, i like to be reminded that Im no longer a young person and will eventually suffer complications as i grow old. so, i won't let it bother thus remind me to be more mature than I already am.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
Yes it is better not to be bothered.
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• Philippines
21 Jan 16
@salonga I've encountered some white hairs in my body specially in the nose but i use to think of it as good luck, which i kept removing
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
21 Jan 16
I have been gray for about 5 years, currently my hair is still salt and pepper. However, salt is definitely gaining. I got tired of using a rinse every 3-4 weeks, so I just quit. It does make me look older and the hair itself is so coarse, but what are you going do?
@paigea (21756)
• Canada
21 Jan 16
I love that salt and pepper look.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
Soon it will all be gray for sure and you alone can decide if you will dye or go natural.
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@paigea (21756)
• Canada
21 Jan 16
I had the odd gray hair in high school. I had salt and pepper hair by my early 30s and was completely gray/white by 45. I have never dyed it. I went gray young so I don't see it as a sign of age
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
Certainly not. Maybe it runs in your genes.
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@paigea (21756)
• Canada
21 Jan 16
@salonga Yes, all my relatives on my Dad's side went grey very young. Strangely so did my mom so she liked to say it was catching!
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@BelleStarr (36940)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Jan 16
I have stopped dyeing and come to terms with my grey hair.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
The best thing you ever did my dear.
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@whiteream (3541)
• United States
21 Jan 16
Good for you Belle.
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• United States
20 Jan 16
I don't get a lot of gray, but I dye it, when I feel it needs some color, just because I continue to get older, doesn't mean I have to look it. When the time comes for me to stop putting dye then I will.
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@salonga (27998)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
I hope you are using a safe dye to avoid exposure to dangerous ingredients.
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• United States
21 Jan 16
@salonga nothing is totally safe
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