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Older Women With Long Hair (Read 26318 times)
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Reply #15 - Feb 12th, 2003 at 8:17pm
 
At the ripe old age of 39 I have a few white hairs (or as my husband calls them my racing stripes) comng in at my temples...

When I was little I remember seeing all of these little old ladies with blue and purple hair and I thought they were so cool...I think that I will stay with what ever grows in and  if it turns all white so be it....I'll just blame it all on my husband (I didn't have white hairs until I got married)

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Reply #16 - Feb 13th, 2003 at 8:00am
 
Ooh I saw this English woman yesterday, and her hair was short and permed but PURPLE!! I was so amazed, and my mother said it's quite popular these days!  Undecided!
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Reply #17 - Jan 20th, 2004 at 2:41am
 
Hello all. Haven't been here in a while but checked in today because something was bothering me. Lo and behold, this topic.... exactly what was bothering me.

I am 45, have long hair that is curly, when I treat it right, and coloured with a low peroxide product. The length has gotten to about 3" from my waist. I have it coloured because I don't want the grey. At this point growing it out would look too weird, and the grey makes me look really old. Because of my yoyo dieting my hair started falling out, however because it's always been thick it still doesn't look thin. Only I can tell that it is.

Last time I was in having it coloured (Dec.) the hairstylists were shocked when I said I didn't want to get it cut. They said it would make my hair look better and would be more flattering.

I know my face is full because of the weight issue, and I know I need to fix that, but I don't intend to cut my hair just to please society. The only problem I have is that it seems thinner on top and looks flat, with the thickness at the ends which means I wear it pulled back a lot.

Any ideas what I could do to add some height to the top. Any sites that show hairstyles I might get some ideas from?

I'm so glad this site is still here. Smiley
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Re: Older Women With Long Hair
Reply #18 - Jan 20th, 2004 at 3:38am
 
Hey, we're not going anywhere, the LHB has been around since 2000!

Before convincing yourself that it's your diet that is making your lose your hair, I suggest you have your thyroid checked.  Hair loss is a common problem with thyroid issues.

Once you have determined there is no medical cause for your thinning hair, you might want to try using some mousse at the roots or maybe even some uncolored henna only at the roots (assuming your hair isn't dry) for added lift.  If your hair can tolerate occasional blow drying, try bending over at the waist and lifting your hair at the roots as you dry.  And of course, you might want to try Rogaine for Women (or a more reasonably priced alternative).  I know guys who swear by Rogaine for Men!
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Reply #19 - Jan 26th, 2004 at 7:43pm
 
Two of my great-grandmothers had their long hair until they died, and both were long-lived.  My mother's paternal grand-mother was very put out when Mom asked her how she washed all that hair. She sniffed, "I don't wash my HAIR, I wash my SCALP." This lady's hair was chestnut all her life, little or no gray.  She combed glycerin and rosewater through her hair every morning before she put it up.

I knew my mother's maternal grandmother.  She lived into her 90s, and her long silver and white hair was worn in a graceful upsweep.  She grew up riding to hounds and doing other sorts of hunting, she was considered very outdoorsy for her time.  We had very similar natures, and when I was a girl I took a lot of criticism for being a "Tomboy."  She told me to do whatever I wanted, but to be sure and always wear long sleeves, gloves and a large-brimmed hat no matter what the weather.  Good advice which I have followed.

Up until last year, I had been getting honey highlights to cover the few gray strands at my temple and crown. (My hair is chestnut, like great-grandmother's). Finally, the gray was coming in too fast for highlights to keep up.  I decided I didn't want to go for complete hair color, so for the last year I have let the gray grow in.  I have a prominent skunk-tail now which sweeps back from my crown, and another at my right temple.  I love them tho' I can't really explain why.  I am only 40, but having gone through some real trials in the last ten years, I  honestly feel that  I EARNED EVERY SILVER STRAND.

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Reply #20 - Feb 28th, 2004 at 6:33pm
 
Just from the number of views to this subject--almost 600--I would say there are a lot of women who want to keep their hair long when they get older.  It may seem like society feels women of a certain age should keep their hair short, but I think that opinion is of women who have bought into the short hair thing and misery loves company.   I've never had my hair real short, but I I wish I hadn't cut it at all.  Another reason--women when they get older have temperature issues--heat--sweats, etc.  It drives them crazy and they cut their hair hoping that will make them feel better.  Longer hair is easier to care for and offers many more options for styling than short hair--from no styling to whatever you want.  Short haired women don't have those options.  There are always professional updos if you have the need to look professional, and if you want to look romantic--there's nothing more romantic than long hair--everybody envies long hair--some may tell you how beautiful it is, the jealous rest will tell you your hair is too long for your age.  What's important is that your hair is healthy and looks cared for.  On the graying note--if you decide you don't want the gray, just do your roots every so often with something gentle to your hair--the roots can handle the treatment better than the rest of your hair.  Women who already have very long hair and don't want the gray can benefit from this the most because the hair you already have is untreated.  I'm almost 49 and I hope that this encourages the women nearing that point in their age that they are tempted to cut their hair (but don't really want to) to forget getting into that cycle.  You will never regret it.  I'm in the very early process of--let it grow, let grow, let it grow.  If I get to the point that it is hard to care for because of arthrisit or something else, I have two long haired daughters close by that I will call on.  My grandmother died in her late 80's--her hair was a beautiful white silk down to her waist--I only knew this when we started caring for her and had to undo her tiny bun to wash her hair.
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Reply #21 - Feb 28th, 2004 at 8:28pm
 
Welcome, Deborah.
If more of us "over 40" women keep growing our hair, people will no longer consider it unusual.  I totally agree that you can do so much more with long hair than short. 

Thanks for your input!
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Reply #22 - Jul 17th, 2004 at 2:42pm
 
I was sitting in a Burger King the other day and I
saw two older ladies about seventy or so ( I can't tell
age) sitting in another booth.  Both were nicely dressed.
The first one had the typical older lady hair style, at
least for this part of the country (upper Midwest USA) short,permed
hair.  The other woman had what looked like must have
been at least waist length hair put in a braided bun.
I figure it must have been pretty long by the size of the
bun.  Both were completly grey.  I thought the lady with
the bun looked so elegant.    I hope I can wear my hair
long when I get older and go gray, if it doesn't get too
thin.   (My Grandma got very thin and had to wear
wigs and hairpieces.)
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Reply #23 - Jul 17th, 2004 at 5:33pm
 
im going to be one of those old ladies with loooong grey hair, long swishy clothes and LOTS of jewellery. one of the crazy old ladies  Smiley right now im a crazy young lady...so its only a natural progression  Grin lol
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Reply #24 - Jul 18th, 2004 at 2:08am
 
I turn 40 this year and have no intentions of cutting my hair.
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Reply #25 - Jul 19th, 2004 at 1:52am
 
Older women with braided buns, look sooooo sophisticated.  I hope to be one of those ladies when I get old.   Wink  (Now, tell me....... when are you old?)
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Reply #26 - Jul 19th, 2004 at 2:35pm
 
Never, I hope! Age is just a state of mind.  I'm 48
but still feel like I'm about  30!
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Reply #27 - Jul 19th, 2004 at 2:36pm
 
Except sometimes when my body rebels, and I know it's
not 30!
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Reply #28 - Aug 3rd, 2004 at 7:52am
 
I definatly want a long grey ponytail. In my family we grey early but the color is so beautiful its a light grey unique color its cool. My great granmother has long beautiful hair. She used to have the short permed look but she decided to grow it  If you ask me it looks a lot better. Wink
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Reply #29 - Aug 12th, 2004 at 12:33am
 
Well, I am old (53) and still have very long hair.  I frequently get comments at work - expecially from the older ladies that volunteer at the hospital where I work. One lady walked up to me last week, lifted up my braid, and said "Aren't you EVER going to cut your hair?"  I just sighed and said "probably not".  Once an older lady came up behind me and took my braid and said "I bet you would be mad if I took a pair of scissors and cut this off Huh?"  I don't think either of them meant to be unkind, but it sure does get old and I HATE when strangers come up and touch my hair.  Can you imagine someone walking up to a woman with short hair and running their fingers through their hair?  Shocked

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