Do you have white hair? Do you color your hair to hide it?

@dons626 (404)
Philippines
June 8, 2007 8:43am CST
I have white hair. I guess i inherited it with my both parents. As early as my teenage years, white hair starts to show. I would color my hair once in a while, Im afraid that the coloring might damage my hair. Maybe 10 years from now my entire hair will soon be white. How can we avoid it? Do you have white hair problems too? Did the hair color damaged your hair?
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@sunshine4 (8706)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I would have a headful of gray hair if I didn't color it and I am only 43! I refuse to go gray this early in life. I color my hair every 4-6 weeks. It hasn't done any damage to my hair.
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@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
Good for you. What brand of hair color do you use? I havent colored my hair for the last six months. The hair color that i used had washed off a bit. The tips of my hair is dry now. Im not sure if thats the side effect of the coloring.
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@sunshine4 (8706)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I use many different brands. I think this is why my hair doesn't dry out because I keep switching. I don't use the ones that are really cheap because they tend to wash out very quickly. I like Loreal, Garnier and brands like that.
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@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
yeah i also tried l'Oreal. Very good quality. It makes my hair shiny for a couple of weeks. But i tried using local brands here. Maybe those made my hair dry.
@sammantha (278)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I was doing my hair this morning and I found that I had a few grays.My mom told me it shows wisdom.I will not color it.
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@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
You want it the natural way, without the chemicals :) thanks for the response.
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• United States
8 Jun 07
Yes I get that from my mom.She said why hide it.I told her that I was still young thats when she told me about it being wisdom.I just shows that I am wiser than I was in my teens.
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@magikrose (5432)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I dont have any white or gray hairs yet but I do color my hair when I get tired of it and my hair is still as strong and vibrant as if I never touched it at all. I am currently letting the black grow out of my hair. Luckily my hair is dark brown so it dosnt show that much. When my hair starts going gray or white I am hoping it is going to be that nice silver gray, or else I am going to color it. LOL I am joking I dont know what I am going to do when my hair starts to turn white/gray I guess we will just have to wait and see.
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@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
Wow i envy healthy shiny hair. Wish I have hair like yours :)
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• India
8 Jun 07
The whole personality of the person depends on the hair that- is what i believe.I don't know whether it is white or gray hair.I just have very few strands of gray hair. I don't colour them. I have seen my mother using colour & she has spoiled her hair. Long hair are difficult to manage than short hair.I have small hair as compared to my mother. It is the individual chioce that matters, one of my aunt has whole gray hair, she does'nt put any dy e & still she looks very elegant
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@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
Really? elegant having gray hair. Maybe her haircut is nice that it compliments her gray hair :) I have long wavy hair. To hide my "silver strands" I would always tie my hair up. Im planning to get a haircut soon but as for the coloring Im still thinking about it :)
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• United States
8 Jun 07
I've started to get a few strands of silver (I call them silver because it sounds nice :) ) hair that I have noticed. I am much more inclined to just pluck them out rather than trying to dye all of my hair. I had dyed hair for quite a while, and got tired of re-dyeing it or waiting for the color to grow out.
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@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
LOL silver strands... yeah sounds nice :) I tried plucking but Im afraid I might get bald... is it true that when you pluck a piece, those "silver strads" would grow double?
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@ctrymuziklvr (11057)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I don't know if it's gray or white but I have it. At my age it was inevitable. I've been dyeing my hair for years but it's so long now and takes like 3 bottles to do it that I'm thinking of letting it go natural now. The only problem with that is that I'm not completely white so I'll have to see how it's going to look. Yes, coloring your hair does damage it and you should try to take good care of it while your doing it.
@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
Does someone do the coloring for you? Long hair is harder to color. Yeah you're right, it does damage the hair so we better use conditioners and hair treatments to avoid the damage.
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
No, I do not have white hair myself, and I don't usually color my hair either. From what I understand early graying hair is genetic. WHen I first met my husband, he was still in his teens, he already had some white hair. He is just over 40 now and all his hair is gray. He's fine with it, and so am I. I actually think it looks great on him:) I don't think I would be able to convince him to color his hair for anything in the world LOL But then again I never tried either :)
@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
you're very lucky for not having white hair :) thanks for the response
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@arkaf61 (10881)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
My mom didn't have grey hair until she was almost on her sixties. My dad is over seventy and still has some dark hair. SO I am guessing it will take a bit until I have gray hair too :) Now on my husband's family everyone has gray hair and really early too so I wasn't surprised when I started getting gray so early.
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• Philippines
9 Jun 07
yeah of i have also white hairs,the solution that i have made is that i shave my hair every week,so there's no white or black hair available just a sexy skin headed man....
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@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
Wish i was a man, i can do that LOL :) thats one good way of hiding white hair. It also saves shampoo consumption :) thanks for posting
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
yeah....no problem...
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@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
8 Jun 07
i don't have white hairs so far at the age of 28. or maybe, i was just lucky not to. anyway, it's not in our blood to have white hairs in an early age. my mother and father have white hairs already due to age. but they don't color it. they say, it's not necessary and it's itchy. so, if i have time, i pull them off and they love it. in fact, they always fall asleep whenever i do it for them. i guess hair color for you won't damage your hair if you don't do it much often. i have friends having the same problem as you. but most of them don't color them even if it makes them look older. they just don't like the idea of coloring hair at all... anne
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@dons626 (404)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
I envy you :) Im only 30 and I have lots of white hair. I used to pluck my uncles white hairs too, he gives me a few cents for each strand that i pulled hehehe :)
@maryannemax (12168)
• Sweden
10 Jun 07
oh yes... the certain amount in exchange of every white hair pulled. that's funny but true. my dad pays me before to do that for him, too. and i work hard in looking for white hairs so, i can get more cents out of it. - anne
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@heartsick (832)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
yes i do.. since gradeschool.. before, i dont like it and i always remove them.. but now i get used to it.. its in our genes.. even the young one's has it already..
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@jhartana (1085)
• Australia
9 Jun 07
I have lots of gray hairs. I'm only 30 and if this continues then 75% of my hair will be gray before I turn 50. Well I guess it's natural and I don't want to dye my hair...I just want to keep the way it looks. Natural looks the best for me for now.
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• Philippines
9 Jun 07
fortunately,, I got none! wee!! Hehe!!
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@Amit1975 (204)
• India
9 Jun 07
Most of the human beings have black hair. I am not so old. So, I have no white hair. My hair colour is black. Some of my beard's hair is white.
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@lillake (1633)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Luckily my hair has not started turning white or grey yet. Though I do dye it for fun. My boyfriend, however, has silver hairs sticking out everywhere. He doesn't dye his air, though he has thought about it.
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@syndhujaa (252)
• India
9 Jun 07
NO..!! I dont have any grey or white hairs..am too young..so i dont have grey hairs but if i had one or two white hairs..i will not color it.. if i have many then i might color it.. and if I get very older and get white hairs..then i might not color it..coz its the age when you get white hairs..then why to hide it..! only if i get grey hairs in my early age..i will give thought 2 color my hairs..otherwise NO..!
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@kteja_86 (293)
• India
9 Jun 07
yeah pal,even ive got white hair when i was stil a kid.But ive learnt to live with it,coz its jus a fact of life.I dont color my hair,but use some kiinda herbal products to cover it,and ive done well i should say....try once
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
8 Jun 07
So far I have found one white/grey hair in my head. I do hope that I am like my dad, who is in his late forties and has very few grey hairs.
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@PunkyMcPunk (1477)
• Canada
8 Jun 07
I don't have white hair yet, I think. I say I think because I have dyed my hair all the time since I was about 13 years old. I love dying my hair and change it to suit my mood at the time. I've been every colour you can imagine and even done streaks and different colour combinations. I love changing my hair. I have even gone white once when I was 17 years old, people thought it was cool because it was bright shocking white. As I get older, I think that I will accept the white hair and let it go naturally... But who knows maybe I will change my mind and keep dying it and expressing my personality that way. I don't think that getting white hair as you get old is a bad thing. Or getting white hair when you are young is not bad either.
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• India
8 Jun 07
Yes i have. but i dont hide them coz it help me to look sincere
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@jogie_bien (1103)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
i dont have white hair, and i am happy with the color of my hair black.i dont want to color my hair.
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