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Title: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Bucky on January 23, 2014, 05:19:15 PM
Okay - we all know that life is ever changing and always evolving from one phase to another in our lives.

I am a Baby Boomer of the 50's.

Time marches on.

I'm getting to the point I am tired of spending money on coloring my hair and seriously contemplating letting my hair follow Nature's path and become a Silver Fox.

A silver fox can have many different "shades" of hair - from gray, silver or white.

My hair tends to lean towards the white color.  I have more white hair on my head than my mother EVER did and she NEVER colored her hair.

My hair, I'm guessing, would look similar to photos I've seen of actress, Helen Mirren, with her white hair.  My hair is blonde'ish right now, so it wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb as my hair transitions.

Just curious how many others have taken the plunge and let their hair go au naturel?  How long did it take?  Are you happy with it?

Bucky
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: litliwlowa on January 23, 2014, 08:49:45 PM
I stopped colouring my hair around 2006 and have been growing it out for the past lemme think since 2009.

Not a silver, white or gray fox yet...my hair is mostly sort of medium auburn/brown with white streaks on the part that grows around my face - starting to get some salt & pepper showing up elsewhere, but I really expected to be more white/gray/silver at my age than I am...lol

Baby boomer myself - 1955.

I love it au naturelle - lengthwise it's now below middle of my back, keeps my neck warm in winter (a definite PLUS), baby fine enough to put it up in summer. Or braid it if I feel like something different

Wash and wear hair rocks!!

No fuss no muss, no aggravating chemicals (I have MCS) from colour, NO MORE PERMS!! (oh those were the only way I could have shorter hair and still look "professional" ugh).

I get it slightly  trimmed about twice a year. Letting it grow as long as it will grow. I miss my very long hair from back in the day. Now, if I could find REAL moccasins (for my feet not my head!) - that would be like having the ultimate chocolate treat!!

Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: cccourt1942 on January 24, 2014, 08:33:49 AM
I am 71..and my hair didn't turn gray until I was about 67 or 68.  I did have some gray hair before...but my hair looked frosted.  After turning almost completely grey in less than a year, I colored it for about a year.  It was too much trouble.  I was already old.  Why bother.  My friends are about half and half on coloring their hair.  The ones who color their hair DO look younger. 
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Velcro on January 24, 2014, 08:34:13 AM
I'm not considered an official "baby boomer", but I still have this issue.  By the time I was 30, my roots were half and half.  My Mother was completely gray by the time she was 40, but not the pretty white.  Hers was the yellow gray so she colored it until she hit her 70's and now it's a beautiful silvery white. 

My hairdresser tells me now that I am about 75% gray (I'm mid 40's).  My natural color is dark, so literally my roots start showing 3 weeks after I get color.  We have had to switch over and start putting a lot of blondish highlights in to camouflage the gray for longer.  I still go every 5-6 weeks.  For me right now, I wish I could get rid of the expense but I will admit, I'm still vain enough to not want to go gray/white yet, plus my hair is halfway down my back and I know in order to do it, I would need to get it cut really short and start over again.

I have already said, that probably in another 10 years, I'll be biting the bullet and doing it.  So that would put me around the age you guys are at now and probably completely gray by then.
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Carolina on January 24, 2014, 08:51:07 AM
Interesting topic.

I am 72 in March, early March even!

I only became a blonde at 65.  I am a blonde at heart I've found, so I only found my heart late in life.

I am like my mother in that even at 59, when she died, she had dark hair, and there WAS grey but it didn't show.

However, if all the women who color their hair stopped we would see an ocean of grey hair everywhere we go.

AND, much as I hate to say it, grey hair looks old.  You can say silver fox all you want, but grey hair looks older than not grey hair.  I've seen it both ways on lots of people and when they go back to a color after going natural, they look younger.

It is our nature to make snap judgments about what we see.  We can't help it.  And we are socialized to see grey as older.

AND, when they studied the "Survivor" episodes to determine what, if any, biases or prejudices show up on research, the found one outstanding result:

THE OLDEST MEMBERS OF THE SURVIVOR GROUPS WERE ALWAYS VOTED OFF FIRST.


Gay, straight, female, male, ethnic, everyone voted first against the oldest members.

OLD is the one group we all hope to join, and yet it is the universally 'disliked' group.

We all want to grow old, and everyone has biases against older people.  Trust me.

So, I'm still thinking of finding out what my natural color looks like.

But it isn't blonde, that's for sure.  By now my hair stylist doesn't need to 'high light and low light' my hair since the pure white and dark natural hair take the blonde differently, so she just uses one color.

That is cheaper than the texturing coloring she was doing.

I wear my hair short, so it has to be cut often to maintain the shape that makes it look like I want.

So I will see her every 5 weeks, no matter whether or not she colors my hair.

I recently stopped having acrylic nails, and have found my natural nails (which are poorly shaped and very weak) again.  And I've accepted them.

So perhaps I will accept my natural color in hair.

I rather doubt it, but I'm thinking of giving it a shot.  Perhaps starting in the summer when I wear it even shorter and it gets sun bleached.

Stay tuned!

It's all a journey, and I like changing things up, since I'm stuck with stuff I cannot change for sure.

Hugs,  Elaine
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: aussie mum on January 24, 2014, 02:51:31 PM
I'm 50 and decided to go with the flow regarding my hair colour. I have naturally curly/wavy hair and have an interesting "Cruella De Ville" patch at the front.
 
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: slccom on January 24, 2014, 04:26:26 PM
I have never and will never color my hair. If you do, and suddenly stop, you look a LOT older. So I just let my silver come on into the brown. I like it. Living long enough to get gray hair is a privilege that not everybody has.

Saved a huge pile of money, too.

Sharon
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Cassi307 on January 25, 2014, 06:01:07 AM
I am 62 and stopped coloring my hair many years ago. I have dark hair with gray around the edges. I keep it short and my stylist said it looks like highlights. In the beginning my now 16 yr old son was ashamed of my gray hair. He used to beg me to color it because people would think I was his grandmother. He has also adjusted to my natural look.

For me it's a badge of survival. I am not a kid anymore and have been through a lot. I accept who I am. I am just lucky enough to have earned my "highlights".
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Scottietottie on January 26, 2014, 09:21:57 AM
Hi  :)

I have no intention of ever coloring my hair - unless I go for pink or purple - but my hair is steadfastly refusing to go grey. It is the same dull mosy brown colour it has always been.

I'm a member of a local 'Silver Programme' - music for the mature as it were. Most of the others ARE silver foxes and I would be more than happy to join them!

Take care - Scottie  :)
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: slccom on January 26, 2014, 09:04:00 PM
I've seen some lovely greens, Scottie...

Sharon
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: susanep on January 26, 2014, 09:48:20 PM
I still color my own hair, but find I wait longer and longer to do it. Each time, I think more and more of going with my natural part gray/part dark brown hair until it is all gray or white.

My husband is younger than me so that is the only reason I haven't. lol..

susanep :)
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: jpd54 on January 27, 2014, 10:33:24 AM
 I am turning 60 in August.  I refuse to color my hair.  I have seen so many beautiful women with their gray hair.  My is coming in now but looks frosted. 

 Hang in there baby boomers!!!

                      Jennifer
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Katybarstool on January 27, 2014, 01:55:29 PM
I'm a baby boomer too - 1957, and I colour my hair. I used to benaturally a strawberry blonde/sandy colour and my hair is now coloured slightly lighter than it should be. I have considered not having highlights, but I always lose my nerve. However, I had my hair cut short recently, so it might be a better time to see what my natural colour would be.

Kathyx
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Bucky on January 27, 2014, 02:57:49 PM
Just curious for those who have let their hair follow nature's course and turn gray, silver or white - how long did it take for the whole process?  Six months, a year, or longer?

My hair in below my shoulders and I know it will take some time for the whole head to be the same color.

When I looked in the mirror yesterday, I swear the white part had grown 4 inches overnight!!   :o

Does stress in ones life make the process go faster?

Our son graduates from high school in May.  Hubby and I are about 5 - 10 yrs. older than the vast majority of senior parents and I don't want to "embarrass" our son having his white haired / multi-colored hair mom at graduation.  I don't like having my picture taken - but, on such an occasion, there WILL be pictures taken.  Sigh.

What to do, what to do?!   :-\

Bucky
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: SjoGirl on January 27, 2014, 05:00:59 PM
I'm in the same age bracket, but had my hair died to match my natural color which is now a medium brown (I was a tow head much of my life). I was thinking about getting highlights, but everyone loves it the way it is.

What's been the most interesting is that my hair is starting to get wavy if not curly as I age. It used to be straight as a board. Menopause does all sorts of interesting things to our bodies doesn't it?
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: sassygal on January 27, 2014, 06:21:30 PM
Vintage 1957. I have colored my hair a brunette color (was my natural color) for years now due to graying. At first the gray coming in made my hair look a mousey brown with no shine at all. You, know, a strand here, a strand there, and then lots more.

Now, two weeks after my color, the roots are coming in looking silver to me. My hairstylist says I am about 75- 80% gray. Sometimes I am tempted to "leave it alone" and see what it will look like. I keep it it in a longer bob, just grazing the shoulders. Long enough to keep my neck warm in winter and easy to pull back or up in summer.  Getting to the all over stage of growing it out stops me. I use a straight iron to straighten it.

After menopause my hair went from wavy to downright curly in some spots (but not others).
If I were to go al a naturale and wash and wear, I evision myself looking like Cousin It from the Adams Family!

Courage will come someday! Sure would love to spend that money on other things.
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: slccom on January 27, 2014, 10:42:16 PM
One possible transition is to have your hair dyed to match your roots.

Sharon
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Velcro on January 28, 2014, 05:30:38 AM
Can you get your hair dyed gray?
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: sassygal on January 28, 2014, 05:59:27 AM
Hmm... I never thought of dying the rest of the hair gray to match the roots! I'll ask about it the next time I go in. I'd love to know what that would entail. Years ago before the gray started winning out I had blondish highlights added in. Eventually had to stop that due to stripping the color first to apply
the lighter color was killing my hair.

Thanks for the idea!
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: harrigan on January 28, 2014, 12:59:29 PM
I have been naturally white/grey/silver/brown for 2 years now and I like it. I now use a conditioner with lilac tones - if I leave it on longer, I get beautifully conditioned, purple-rinse hair!  I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but I really like it. 

Bucky, you could try using a semi-permanent colour each time you re-touch until after the graduation.  Then you can let it fade quickly afterwards, especially if you have a shorter style.  Let us know how you get on xx Ailsa
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Bucky on January 28, 2014, 06:31:05 PM
Can you get your hair dyed gray?

Wow!   :o  Instead of sticker shock, you'd have mirror shock seeing it all happen all at once.  I don't think I'm brave enough to take that plunge, if it's even available.

Anybody willing to try it??   ;)

Bucky
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: irish on January 28, 2014, 09:36:07 PM
I have been grey for years. I had an aunt who was all white before she was 30 years old. Runs in the family. I starting getting the gray when I was early 30's and it just kept on coming. Pretty grey in 40's and on my 50th birthday my sister called and said "now it is time for you to color your hair." Guess she was waiting to say that!!!

I colored it for about 10 years, but it really dried my hair out. I had the thyroid issue and had perms frequently and then add the color and I looked like a brush fire waiting to happen. When I am rested and dressed up (do't hold your breath on this) I don't look too bad, but I am seriously thinking of coloring my hair again. The big thing stopping me is all the meds I am on and the chance of allergic reaction with my IVIG. Many people look so good with the white hair. Irish
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Velcro on January 29, 2014, 07:30:01 AM
Can you get your hair dyed gray?

Wow!   :o  Instead of sticker shock, you'd have mirror shock seeing it all happen all at once.  I don't think I'm brave enough to take that plunge, if it's even available.

Anybody willing to try it??   ;)

Bucky

Lol.  It would be a shock but I'm just thinking it would keep me from cutting all my hair off when I decide to do it!  Ha ha.  Even if it didn't match perfectly, it probably would look a little better during the growing out process?
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: sassygal on January 29, 2014, 10:28:56 AM
Velcro,

You go first and let me know how it goes. LOL!

Sassygal
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Velcro on January 29, 2014, 10:45:33 AM
Ummm.....Ummmm....
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: LucyD on January 29, 2014, 10:52:50 AM
I am a baby boomer of 1952. I started having my hair colored and highlighted about 10 years ago. It is colored a medium brown with honey highlights.
It is a short, layered cut.

If it were natural, I think it would be a mousy, drab brown-dark-gray with silver salt and pepper - not too pretty.
If it were all silver or white, I think I would let it go natural immediately.

I keep thinking about stopping the coloring. It is expensive and takes time! I don't like sitting and waiting while it is colored and I don't like the chemicals.

But, I keep thinking I want to find a job with less stress and I am concerned about the prejudice against older people, so will probably keep coloring it for a while until after I find a better job or until I just don't care.  :)
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: LucyD on January 29, 2014, 10:56:44 AM
Velcro, I just bought what I was sure was a chocolate chip cookie at lunch and when I bit into it, I realized it was a raisin cookie!!! Thought of you instantly!
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Velcro on January 29, 2014, 11:05:55 AM
Velcro, I just bought what I was sure was a chocolate chip cookie at lunch and when I bit into it, I realized it was a raisin cookie!!! Thought of you instantly!

Ha Ha!  Stoopid raisins....
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Ripvanann on February 02, 2014, 06:43:58 PM
Retired "big shot" hairstylist here. =) A couple of things:

1.) No, you can't color your hair gray. Hair that is turning white (which is what gray hair is), is actually losing all of its pigment. When you take color out (highlighting/bleaching), you can only get it to a very pale blond. This pale blond can look platinum on someone who has all platinum hair, because you'll use a violet based toner to counteract the little bit of yellow that's left. However, when that it up against brown (or even blond), it still looks yellowish. Also, it's very difficult to get color treated hair to lighten all the way to that platinum color.

2.) Your best bet is to color your hair as close to it's natural base color highlight it. As it grows out, have your stylist highlight it only on the color treated hair, leaving the roots alone. He or she should still use a toner.

3.) How long it will take to grow out, all depends on how fast your hair grows and how long it is. Hair below your shoulders that's one length, may take as long as couple of years. One length hair always takes longer than layers.

I found my first gray hair when I was 16 years old. Yes, you can get gray hair from stress (just look at all of our ppresidents when they entered office and when they left.  I had a lot of stress even back then as a teenager. However, half of my Dad's siblings had premature gray so who knows.

I couldn't color my hair as often when I got sick a few years ago. Nothing looks worse than roots! However, I liked the gray that was showing. When my hair turned to fuzz from varius illnesses, I went super short again and it's all natural now. I'm 42 years old and my hair is about 60% gray. I love it! Go for it Velcro! By the way, my husband and 5 young kids love it as well. Truly, just about everyone does, save for some of my old hairstylist friends. =)

Elaine is right, no matter what you say, age is attached to gray. However, I've yet to see a woman (or man) whom I thought looked *best* with colored hair. A nice head of silver/white or salt and pepper hair is always most flattering in my opinion. It's a trade off. I try to dress fun and funky (not trendy) and this seems to offset the idea of an old lady... My big dentures and all!

I do like to do low lights in gray hair that looks rather "dusty" or washed out. This happens because it's either right in between gray and silver, or gray and white. Doing some nice dark streaks in there, really makes the light hair "pop" as they say.

Okay, just my 2 ?. =)
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: slccom on February 02, 2014, 07:15:03 PM
Just curious for those who have let their hair follow nature's course and turn gray, silver or white - how long did it take for the whole process?  Six months, a year, or longer?

My hair in below my shoulders and I know it will take some time for the whole head to be the same color.

When I looked in the mirror yesterday, I swear the white part had grown 4 inches overnight!!   :o

Does stress in ones life make the process go faster?

Our son graduates from high school in May.  Hubby and I are about 5 - 10 yrs. older than the vast majority of senior parents and I don't want to "embarrass" our son having his white haired / multi-colored hair mom at graduation.  I don't like having my picture taken - but, on such an occasion, there WILL be pictures taken.  Sigh.

What to do, what to do?!   :-\

Bucky

Wear a hat. Or a turban. ;D

Sharon
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Velcro on February 03, 2014, 01:35:24 PM
1.) No, you can't color your hair gray. Hair that is turning white (which is what gray hair is), is actually losing all of its pigment. When you take color out (highlighting/bleaching), you can only get it to a very pale blond. This pale blond can look platinum on someone who has all platinum hair, because you'll use a violet based toner to counteract the little bit of yellow that's left. However, when that it up against brown (or even blond), it still looks yellowish. Also, it's very difficult to get color treated hair to lighten all the way to that platinum color.

Well thanks for busting my bubble!  :)
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: slccom on February 03, 2014, 05:31:12 PM
Thanks for the Hair Coloring 101 info! That makes me even gladder that I never did color mine. However, that said, I didn't need to look "youthful" for the work world!

Sharon
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Ripvanann on February 03, 2014, 06:51:52 PM
You can do it Velcro! The highlights work fairly well. My mom has very long hair with long layers. It did take almost 2 years to grow it out, but she wears it up all of the time. You can do a lot of tricks like that. Let's put it this way, in the 21 years that I was actively doing hair, I had a lot of people grow out their gray hair. Not one of them went back. Not one! The most I did was those low lights and sometimes we'd put a clear color-shine on.

There's only one company that I'm aware of today (still, after all of these years) who makes a color-shine that doesn't "lift" the natural color a bit. It's Sebastian Colorshines (apropos). I talked everyone into them, but they don't work on some people. Well, they'll work, but only for a couple of weeks and at $60 (give or take, depending on where you live) a pop... No rhyme or reason for them not working on some. It's all natural stuff and I think it may have to do with the chemical composition of some people. They never took on my hair. The people they work on though, BEAUTIFUL! They also make "clear color" to put over your natural or color treated hair, just to add depth and shine.

Anyway, do it! ;-)

Sharon, that's me too. I'm lucky to shower regularly at this point....
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Bucky on February 03, 2014, 08:33:27 PM
Thanks Andrea for your input.  I just knew there had to be somebody here in our membership who was a hair stylist.   :D

I looked at my calendar and I last had my hair colored on Nov. 11th - 12 wks. ago today.  Around my face, my hair is white probably 1/3 of the way from the roots to the ends.

This weekend my husband came over to me at the computer and looked at my hair and said, "my, my aren't we getting white" . . . and I said, "it's because of you boys!!!"

In the past, when I had my hair colored usually by the next day, it was darker than the day before.  This time, it didn't do that.  It never darkened.  I think it's getting harder and harder for my hair to hold the color.

Another reason to quit fighting Mother Nature and let it take its natural course.

So far, in my opinion, it doesn't look too bad.  If it does, nobody has said anything.   ;)

Also, lately my hair hasn't been holding a curl either - when in the past it held a curl really well.

Bucky
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Velcro on February 04, 2014, 06:57:46 AM
I will eventually.  I'm not going to lie.  Right now, I'm still to vain to do it!
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: sassygal on February 04, 2014, 11:31:36 AM
Going natural sounds enticing... no more lengthy coloring appointments, no roots showing, etc.
Have to say I am with Velcro on this one. Still just a little too vain.

Last time I was at the hair salon I was not feeling well at all and was tired of having to deal with my hair, so I told the stylist to cut off 3-4 inches.

When I came home I asked my husband what he thought of the new cut. His reply : "you know how I liked your hair best was how you had it when we got married. " (20 yrs. ago)

My reply : "You know, I liked how you had your hair the best when we got married too!"( He had a full head of thick wavy brown hair. Now, gray hair on the sides, bald on top and going down the back with a few wild sprigs interspersed in the bald spots. )

His reply: "Point taken!"

What the heck is it with men that they expect their wives to remain trim and youthful as THEY age, go gray, go bald, get the belly, etc.?
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: litliwlowa on February 04, 2014, 11:47:55 AM
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What the heck is it with men that they expect their wives to remain trim and youthful as THEY age, go gray, go bald, get the belly, etc.?

They're MEN. hahahahahaha Seriously tho, no idea what it is with men that some expect their wives to in effect NOT age. Must be a guy thing I suppose.

I won't ever colour or perm my hair again. Between MCS and every time they wash/rinse my hair in those grossly uncomfortable sinks which gets my c-spine to flaring for weeks afterward, I am better off au naturelle.

Besides, I like wash & wear hair. No fuss no muss. No curlers or curling irons - phew!! I lost some of my dexterity over the years also, so no more having to explain "NO that is NOT a hickey on my neck- my hand slipped using the curling iron and I burned myself yet again."

Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Velcro on February 04, 2014, 12:16:36 PM
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Besides, I like wash & wear hair. No fuss no muss. No curlers or curling irons - phew!! I lost some of my dexterity over the years also, so no more having to explain "NO that is NOT a hickey on my neck- my hand slipped using the curling iron and I burned myself yet again."

I've used that excuse before too!  ;)
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: slccom on February 04, 2014, 12:39:24 PM
Wonderful invention: hair dryer that is round with bristles. That is my magic tool. They are getting hard to find, so I have three now. A good one is Jirbear hot air brush. It costs about $40 at Sally Beauty Supply. Conair is available at Walmart, but isn't nearly the quality.

Sharon
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: quietdynamics on February 05, 2014, 09:07:35 AM
I have two dominate white streaks over the arches of my eyesbrows...

Right one started when my son was in later teens..so I would point and tell him "he" was the cause!

Left one started later ...daughter in later teen ..I said you are not so bad...your stripe is not as wide...LOL

When they started I "Played" with them by painting on some wash out hair color so they would look like lighter toned streaks...my hair had red highlights...my children red heads. Mine dark brown with red-highlights.

Now I do the reverse sometimes...I have the streaks natural white ...and to make them "pop" i overcolor the ones that are starting now at the top..to the rest of my hair color, ..LOL  And I use the semi-color to overcolor the stray white eyebrow hairs as well..can only pluck so many and eyebrow pencils I feather.

So depending on who you talk to you ..
I look like Cruella De Ville with two streaks
or
a Shitzu??
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Zrs8XlGGtoo/TJxcMANSEmI/AAAAAAAABCs/yVKCNJceViA/s400/shih.jpg)

But,it looks great when I do a modified messy French Twist. (warp a coated rubber band to hold hair.. because my right arm is weak... then twist and secure. ) 
I lost a lot of hair this last year...sigh. So no more french braid for now.  And find NOT using a hair blower and applying Nexxus Versastyler then going to bed with clipped up...gives volume.
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: Velcro on February 05, 2014, 09:38:44 AM
Ah!  I have those dang white eyebrows show up too!  And why are they three times as thick as my normal ones....those suckers hurt to pluck!
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: litliwlowa on February 05, 2014, 11:02:02 AM
Ah!  I have those dang white eyebrows show up too!  And why are they three times as thick as my normal ones....those suckers hurt to pluck!
when you have your hair coloured? Have the stylist dab some of that colour on your eyebrows. ;) A good stylist should be able to handle that quite well.
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: slccom on February 05, 2014, 11:29:58 AM
Or use mascara on the white hairs. You can  use an old one you were going to throw away since it isn't near your eyes.

So far I just have one white hair in my eyebrows that I can pluck. When that changes, I have mascara.

Sharon
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: susanep on February 05, 2014, 02:29:04 PM
I think I would like my hair all gray if I had it cut very short, but I don't think my husband wants me with the very short hair. Even colored in the past I have had the very short hair cut. I liked it, because it was wash and wear.

susanep :)
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: AnaGamble on February 05, 2014, 04:44:52 PM
One of the most beautiful people I know is an x-therapist of mine who has something like 80-90cm's worth of thick grey hair, she looks like a gorgeous force of nature instead of going for the "colour helmet" that she could have chosen.
Think knowing her made me feel like it is okay to have long grey/silver/white hair no matter what anyone else says or thinks. =^_^=
Title: Re: Ladies - any "Silver Foxes" among us?
Post by: LucyD on February 06, 2014, 09:28:35 AM
So fun reading everyone's post about our hair!
Andrea, thanks for all of the expert information.

You all have me wanting to do it! To just let it go natural. I am so tired of having to schedule the appointments, sit through the process, etc.

Andrea, I saw pics of you from your story being published. I thought, "What a cool lady - I love her short haircut style, and I like that it is natural. She has a lot of style!"

I wear mine pretty short, but not quite as short. Every so often I think I want to grow it out some, but it is poker straight, and after one month, I can't stand dealing with it, so it gets cut short again! :-)

Besides your looks alone, you are a very cool lady - from reading your posts and learning how you have handled all that you have been through.

In fact everyone here is pretty darned cool. I am grateful.